frugalhedonism Photos & Videos

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Lilly pilly berries are sweet and tangy and so perfectly refreshing. They kind of fizz in your mouth. There are endless ways to make magic with these native little rubies. Gin, jams, chutneys, bakes, salads. They make a great hedging plant, a proper landscapers wet dream so you’ll find them everywhere nowadays, all through suburbia and beyond. I turned them into cordial yesterday for my friends little ones. So delish! ————————— 1. Foraged about four cups of berries. 2. Crushed and squeezed them through muslin cloth with a four cherries I found rolling around the bottom of the fridge for extra colour. 3. Mixed the concentrate with a little honey and the juice of half an orange. 4. Poured ice cold water on top and stirred. . . . . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #slowlivin #slowlane #homecooking #campcooking #tinyhome #homeonwheels #offthegrid #farmtofork #paddocktoplate #forkyeah #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #foodandwine #frugalhedonism #farm #instagramfoodies #growyourown #vintage #bus #lillipilli #foragedfood

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Happy Make-it-at-home Monday! 🍞 We're making a batch of honey oat sandwich bread (a variation on the maple oat bread recipe linked in our bio). 🐝 We're using freshly ground oat and soft wheat flours thanks to our @mockmill grain mill attachment for the @kitchenaidusa . 🐝 Monday is my one non-work day of the week so, in between activities with my four year old, I try to get us well set up for the week. 🐝 Are you making anything at your house today? What do you make at home instead of buying at the store? 🐝 #makeitathome #DIY #homemadebread #frugal #savingmoney #frugalhedonism #homesteadlife #honey #happyhivevt

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3 days ago

After I milked cows for a living I missed the connection I had to what the days were doing for a long while. See the thing is I’d have to check the sky at night to know if I needed a rain jacket to get the cows in in the morning. I stopped missing that kind of thing when I moved here. Living like this you are not seperate to it, you are at its mercy and it’s kinda nice. ☁️🌛✨ . . . . . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #slowlivin #slowlane #homecooking #campcooking #tinyhome #homeonwheels #offthegrid #farmtofork #paddocktoplate #forkyeah #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #foodandwine #frugalhedonism #farm #instagramfoodies #growyourown #vintage #bus

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3 days ago

My dad really likes building above ground planters out of reclaimed materials. I think he enjoys all the perfect corners. And he's run out of space at his home, so we're up to three of them here. This one has been living on my veranda for a while, and while I had planned to do something with it, it's sort of become a bit of a hospital zone/nursery for baby plants. (It makes sense - it's in permaculture zone 0-1, it's relatively protected from the elements, and it's safe from my bratty dog). So today I messily lined it with some plastic to protect it from the hot wind, and neatened up what was living in there, and planted some stuff out. I'm pretty happy with it! #urbanpermaculture #frugalhedonism #backyardfarm

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4 days ago

This has been a good week for bartering. Last weekend we listed a bunch of stuff that we’d found in other people’s hardwaste rubbish piles on our local FB barter group together with a few books that we don’t need anymore. We turned these abandoned things into home made muffins, lasagne for 4, a salad, elderflower cordial and 2 x jars of preserved lemons, homegrown basil, parsley and mint, a pot of home raised dill seedlings, shop bought bottle of local wine, Nutty Bruce almond and coconut milk, paleo bread and 4 x organic butter. I feel like an #alchemist . Dross into gold! The weekend is here again. Time to post more “trash” and see what treasure we can morph it into this week. 💚🗑♻️ . . . . . . . #barter #thrift #secondhand #explore #trash #waronwaste #nothingisordinary #wastenotwantnot #usewhatyougot #handmedowns #fremantle #greenliving #sustainable #lostandfound #secondhandfirst #trashortreasure #consciousconsumer #frugalhedonism #treasure #green #gogreen #bethechange #earth #waste #opportunity #chooselovely #flashesofdelight #environment #waronwasteau

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4 days ago

Good morning Fremantle. Another perfect summer day has arrived. This beautiful frangipani was a freebie from our neighbours when they moved Down South. It’s the first tree that we’ve planted at the studio.🌳 💕Love the process of building a garden from found, bartered and donated plants and seeds. It’s more “Huh, you’ve come into our lives, where will you be happy?” and less trying to impose perfection on the garden. We do buy new plants and seeds too, but more and more things are coming in by serendipity. 🌱💚🗑♻️ . . . . . . . #thrift #secondhand #explore #trash #waronwaste #nothingisordinary #wastenotwantnot #usewhatyougot #handmedowns #fremantle #greenliving #sustainable #lostandfound #secondhandfirst #trashortreasure #consciousconsumer #frugalhedonism #treasure #green #gogreen #bethechange #appreciation #earth #waste #opportunity #chooselovely #flashesofdelight #gardenlife #environment #waronwasteau

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5 days ago

Papa West came for a sleepover last night. He’s the one to blame for much of my taste. My childhood was a heap of tearing up over the chilli he’d put in everything, and tearing up over the Cars and Cure records he’d play. Last night we did much the same thing as we’ve always done, I introduced him to Bill Callahan albums while we set our mouths on fire with the devils of the fruit world. | Mackerel with thyme and habanero cooked in paperbark on coals in the old 44 gallon drum. 〰️ . . . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #homecooking #campcooking #tinyhome #homeonwheels #offthegrid #farmtofork #paddocktoplate #forkyeah #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #foodandwine #frugalhedonism #farm #instagramfoodies #growyourown #mackerel #habanero #thyme #campcooking #fire

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6 days ago

An orange scheme slowly takes over the loungeroom to match Matty’s long board ‘Chloe’ out the window which he made while he was courting me. It was the first time in my life it was me who couldn’t get a word in. 🧡 ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #homecooking #campcooking #tinyhome #homeonwheels #offthegrid #farmtofork #paddocktoplate #forkyeah #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #foodandwine #frugalhedonism #farm #instagramfoodies #growyourown #flowerstagram #calendula

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6 days ago

I harvested all my mustard greens yesterday, they’d bolted, the bottom leaves were perfect though. I cooked them up for brekky this morning with lemon thyme + garlic, sprinkled parmesan on top, a fat chicken sauso and brocollini spears cooked in its fat. Gave it a decent rogering with my green @crackfoxhotsauce (yes Angus you won). It was a big mound of yum, yay. . . . . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #homecooking #campcooking #tinyhome #homeonwheels #offthegrid #farmtofork #paddocktoplate #forkyeah #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #foodandwine #frugalhedonism #farm #instagramfoodies #growyourown #breakfast #greens #hotsauce

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1 week ago

Homemade ‘Dock-a-tot’ was a success! There are a few things I will tweak if ever make a second, but overall I am really happy with how it turned out (especially considering I used all materials that I already had at home)! *Note: I definitely don’t consider myself a seamstress - if I could do this, ANYONE can. Also, special shoutout to @trenton_mcc for being my sewing machine mentor - I love you

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Market shop and watering done, so time for a mid morning coffee and snack. I made lemon butter as Christmas gifts for certain family who LOVE it and had to save one jar for myself. For the first time I used duck eggs which turned out well. It's a huge compliment when your Mum says it's the best #lemonbutter she's ever tasted and she used to make it! 🍋💛🍋 On fresh bread from #southgeelongfarmersmarket #frugalhedonism #urbanpermie Now for a read of the latest @sanctuarymag

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1 week ago

Hey there, and happy 2019! I recently took a long break from using Instagram while I reassessed pretty much every aspect of my life. Standard stuff really. I'm going to keep posting outdoorsy things and old travel photos on here, but I'll also include occasional lifestyle posts. I've changed a lot about my lifestyle recently: adopting a slower pace of life, being more frugal and getting on board the zero waste movement, and I want to share some of my journey with those things! Also, in 2019 I've committed to not taking any flights, so it will be a different year regarding travel, where I'll spend more time exploring my own country. So I'm excited to see what other big changes might happen this year. ⛅

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A quick check in on a friend’s chooks during the heat today. They’re all fine and enjoyed a big treat of a whole bunch of frozen fruit and veg that was meant for our girls this summer. Glad that these fluffers are surviving the heat and that the chicken icy poles didn’t go to waste!!! #chickens #icypole #treats #gardening #homegrown #homemade #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #backyardfarm #sustainable #sustainableliving #greenthumb #selfsufficient #foodforest #growyourown #frugal #frugalhedonism #permaculture #preserving #fermentation #zerowaste #plasticfree #reducereuserecycle #suburbanwitch #greenwitch #gardenwitch #ediblegarden #growwhatyoueat #bethechangeyouwanttosee

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Picked up brave boy from the vet yesterday arvo and although v stoned, 3 teeth! down and even more aggressive than usual 🦖, he’s doing so good. The nasty bacteria on bad teeth in older doggies can spread to lungs, kidneys and heart creating chronic illness if not treated. Always good to spend the cost of a used car to get them seen to when they start smelling like they’ve eaten a dead possum. The things we do for ❤️ eh. Bean sends his regards to all the well wishers. X . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #homecooking #tinyhome #offthegrid #solarpowered #farmtofork #forkyeah #vegan #veganeats #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #foodphotography #foodandwine #vegetarian #frugalhedonism #chihuahua #chihuahuasofinstagram #dogsofinstagram

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Sewing teeny tiny elasticised pouches from offcuts! I got this glorious linen blend from @togethernessdesign and finally got around to doing something with it. It's not perfect (you can see some blue elastic at the top because a) I'm terrible at French seams and b) I got a huge roll of it for 50c at the op shop, so it's blue elastic for everything for the foreseeable future) but I love it. . . . . . #wastenot #producebags #frugalhedonism #textiledesign #australiandesigner #radicalhomemaking #sewing

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Little angel baby Bean is on the operating table today. He’s got a bad tooth and it needs to come out, it’s the size of a sesame seed. Last time he went under general anaesthetic he got his little marblinas removed and a metal plate taken out of his leg in the one sitting. Understandably, he was very shaken when we went to the vet today. I got all teary and hovered like clingatron5000 🚁 . Frida Kahlo is watching over you in there baby boy. I’ll be seeing you real soon for sedated snugglez 🇲🇽🇲🇽. . . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #homecooking #tinyhome #offthegrid #solarpowered #farmtofork #forkyeah #vegan #veganeats #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #foodphotography #foodandwine #vegetarian #frugalhedonism #chihuahua #chihuahuasofinstagram #dogsofinstagram

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2 weeks ago

It’s another before and after! We finished the arbor, minus paint on this day in 2017. It’s incredible how much changes in just two years. Sometimes it does take reflection on what was, to see how much growth has happened! I like keeping a record of how much our hard work has paid off. #beforeandafter #growth #reflection #hardwork #gardening #homegrown #homemade #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #backyardfarm #sustainable #sustainableliving #greenthumb #selfsufficient #foodforest #growyourown #frugal #frugalhedonism #permaculture #zerowaste #plasticfree #reducereuserecycle #suburbanwitch #greenwitch #gardenwitch #ediblegarden #growwhatyoueat #bethechangeyouwanttosee

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2 weeks ago

Oh kombucha. You look like old ears pickled in a jar, but you are a bit magical. Look at that fizz. My SCOBY came from a neighbor, and has been shared with probably a dozen people since then. I saw a SCOBY and starter tea kit for $29 the other day, but I think it's better to ask around. This sort of knowledge is best shared organically. - - - - #frugalhedonism #radicalhomemaking #bendigopermaculture #bendigozerowaste #interconnected

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2 weeks ago

Good morning 🙌🏼 Happy New Year! I’ve been overtaken with a fierce desire to kick start some new goals in 2019 and enjoyed this video (YouTube) by @mattdavella with some fresh perspectives on goal attainment. I particularly like the section on breaking done a goal to something you can achieve eg don’t shoot for doing XYZ 3 times/week if this is not likely to happen, commit to 1x per week instead as this is better than 0x per week. Hope you had an enjoyable NY - we stayed in, ate pasta and watched movies 🎥 and it was glorious! 🥂 I’d recommend watching this video, I enjoy Matt’s content on minimalism very much too. . . #frugalhedonism #newyeargoals #newyearresolution #mattdavella #newyearinspo #smartgoals #happynewyear2019 #minimalism #minimalist #frugality #savemoney #budgeting #fire #financialfreedom

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2 weeks ago

One of my new year's resolutions for 2019 is less screens, more nature. (Yes, I recognize the irony of that in an instagram description). It was an excellent day for a swim. #frugalhedonism #castlemaine #Victoria

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2 weeks ago

When the going gets good the frugal get preserving 🍑 there's an absolute glut of blushing stone fruit around at the moment, I suggest wandering your back lanes or local fruit shop for a bounty. These plums, peaches and apricots I preserved using the 'hot jar, hot lid, hot liquid' method from the @grownandgathered book. I'm sure I'll forget about the slightly burned fingers when I'm enjoying these on cold winter days 😌 . . . . . #frugalhedonism #preserving #preservingfood #permaculture #urbanpermaculture #foodinjars #summer

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2 weeks ago

Popping these on the hot coals tonight. For those interested in my ferocious worm, it’s called a Crocodile Longtom, Needlefish, Houndfish or Tylosurus crocodilus. It’s bones are green and stay green when they are cooked. It’s in the same family as garfish and those chompers are probably why it looks straight out of the Jurassic period and has seemingly escaped evolution toning its facial features or scientific name down. On a side note, when I went to gut the fish I found a worm in the bucket of water which Matty had given them “incase they got hungry on the drive home.” Fewer men are as English or as beautiful as my man. ❤️ . . . . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #homecooking #campcooking #tinyhome #offthegrid #solarpowered #farmtofork #forkyeah #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #foodandwine #christmas #seafood #frugalhedonism #instagramfoodies #merrychristmas #longtom #bream #linecaught

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2 weeks ago

This is Britney 🛶 . We did well with her didn’t we. She looks like she needs a metal mulisha sticker on her hull. She is the biggest baddest bogan vessel on the water. Black and red like the Bombers, chipped and scratched and stained. Scored her off a family in Goonellaba, their front yard was full of toys weathered worse than a fisherman’s feet. There was a guniea pig in a mouse cage and kids shouting at us through the fly screen. We’d fed my boss’ cat on the way out there, Zephyr still had her fur all over his shirt making Matty sneeze. When we put the canoe on the roof of the car I told Zephyr it was good luck to give a boat a girls name. He said Britney, the name of the cat. Sir Britney. There’s this creek at the bottom of the property the bus is on. If you follow it for a while you make it to the beach. Its not a quick journey, especially with a five year old and three dogs, but that’s not the point. Part of it looks like something out of Indo, part of it something beyond the Kimberlies. I don’t know about anyone else on board but the sheer inconvenience of taking the dogs for a walk on the beach these days makes me v happy to be alive. . . . . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #homecooking #campcooking #tinyhome #offthegrid #solarpowered #farmtofork #forkyeah #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #foodandwine #frugalhedonism #instagramfoodies #bush #creek #canoe #dogsofinstagram

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2 weeks ago

4kg lobster, bigger than our chihuahua. Caught by our brother in law Jase’s dads hands, gifted to us. Eaten in our very humble abode on the old desk which is our dining room table for now with bread and habanero butter I made from the fruit off the chilli seedling my dad got from his partner’s Fijian Indian family and I raised on cow shit and rain water. Every part of this meal was beautiful, every bite appreciated. 🦞 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #byronbay #northernrivers #australia #soulfood #fromscratch #homecooking #campcooking #tinyhome #offthegrid #solarpowered #farmtofork #forkyeah #growyourown #organic #slowliving #summer #foodporn #food #seafood #foodandwine #christmas #lobster #frugalhedonism #instagramfoodies #merrychristmas

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