frugalhedonism Photos & Videos

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🌼🌾🎨This is our menu board. It's made of a piece of wood we bought for 25 cents, some wood stain from Emily's garage, and a chalkboard pen we got for about 3 dollars. Emily and I are both pretty scrappy individuals. Most of our clothes are from free boxes or Goodwill. I am addicted to the public library system. We grow a lot of our own food and for the most part trade for the rest. We both live in shared housing with roommates and we ride bicycles for transportation and recreation. We rarely eat at restaurants, and would rather sit on the porch with some home-brewed kombucha and a good book than go out to a bar. At this point it's a fun game to see how little we can live on and still feel pretty comfortable. That is how this business has been built- by two scrappy dreamers using resourcefulness, creativity, and a community of talented friends to make something out of nothing. Thanks for sharing in this crazy adventure with us. We love you all 😙😙 • • • • #community #diy #diyculture #talentedfriends #somethingoutofnothing #portland #youcaninportland #dreamersanddoers #makersandshakers #frugal #frugalhedonism #scrappy #pdx #homebrew #bikes #bicycles #pdxbikes

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Breakfast: Eggs from our own chooks, broccoli and garlic from our garden, beetroot kimchi from the garden, onion jam swapped with neighbors, sea salt and kelp flakes foraged at the beach, and a handful of seeds from our garden and the bulk food shop. Total cost = I dunno, about 2c? People keep telling us we must be rich to be living this way, and I’d agree with them. But it’s a different kind of rich to the one they usually mean. It’s actually so much cheaper and easier than we expected. Even when you take the cost of bulk shopping and organic milk into account, because it all balances out when you look for ways to reduce, grow or make your own, and look for alternatives. You find enjoyment and pleasure in putting simple and delicious food in your bowl, and watching that change through the seasons. 🌿🌏💚 . . . #zerowaste #zerowastefamily #zerowasteonabudget #zerowastetasmania #wastefree #nowaste #zerowastefamilies #urbanpermaculture #homegrown #gardentoplate #permaculture #gardeningaustralia #closedloop #growyourown #swap #kimchi #forage #foodisfree #sustainableliving #zerowasteliving #frugalliving #frugalhedonism

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Here’s a sample of the things I use for produce bags (Clockwise from top left): 1. A canvas bag, came into my life as a goodie bag from a zero waste event featuring @rocket_science and @fayedelanty 2. A random bag I found in the car park at the markets. I have no idea what it’s original purpose was 🤷🏻‍♀️. 3. A laundry bag for small items, and 4. A bag made from an old curtain (I used elastic instead of a drawstring, as that’s what I had). • All of this was pretty much free. I’ve been using the laundry bags for a good year now, they do a good job 😊. There are some great products out there and I totally understand the want to have pretty, matchy matchy stuff. But I just wanted to show what could be done with little or no outlay 💚💚💚💚💚💚

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🇬🇧Happiness is... Winning a book giveaway and relaxing after work with your furry little guest. Do you know Jenny from @jenny_thesimplicitydiaries ? If not, you should. She has great content on Instagram and YouTube regarding minimalism and frugal living. Even though I am pretty far from being a minimalist, I found so much inspiration on her channel and so much thoughtful and valuable content. I was so curious to read this book, it looks like a great little manual about living a happier life spending less. I feel like I am already on the right path when it comes to spending but I am willing to learn more and more. Thanks again for the opportunity Jenny! 🇮🇹 Felicità è... Vincere un libro ad un giveaway e rilassarsi dopo il lavoro in compagnia di un ospite peloso. Conosci Jenny di @jenny_thesimplicitydiaries ? Se la risposta è no, ti consiglio di farlo al più presto! Ha dei contenuti molto interessanti su Instagram e YouTube riguardo al minimalismo e come vivere una vita più frugale ma anche più piena delle cose che davvero contano. Anche se personalmente sono ancora molto lontana dal minimalismo, ho trovato moltissima ispirazione sul suo canale e moltissimi contenuti ben fatti e di grande valore da applicare nella vita di tutti i giorni. Ero davvero molto interessata a leggere questo libro, sembra un piccolo manuale pieno di ispirazione per vivere una vita più felice spendendo meno. Devo dire che sono già abbastanza brava quando si tratta di spendere, però sono sicura di avere ancora molto da imparare (e soprattutto sono sicura che ci sono cose a cui non avevo mai pensato!). Grazie mille per l'opportunità, Jenny! #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookworm #bookaddict #instalibri #booksandpaws #booksandcats #booksbooksbooks #alwaysreading #theartoffrugalhedonism #frugalhedonism

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Immerse yaself into your local neighbourhood, whether it’s a little village, an apartment block, a caravan park or deepest darkest suburbia. We make our own communities. Buy the honey from your neighbour, ask your other neighbour if they need a lift to the shops, see if you can pick the cumquats from their tree, give them jam in return. Volunteer at your kids’ school, do meal swaps with your mates, buy your coffee in the new place down the road, they need your support. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 #brisburbia #loveyourhood #livelocal

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Tonight’s zero waste effort looks like this: cooking food for tomorrow’s lunches even though I REALLY wanted to flop on the couch and knit. Often I find the best zero waste option doesn’t require any fancy product or green alternative, but just means opting not to take the easy way out. . My extra effort tonight means: 1) I avoid any packaging or waste from buying food tomorrow 2) I get healthy, delicious, local food for my next few meals (thanks @bawbawfoodhub !), and 3) I can frugally save my hard earned 💵 for truly hedonistic things. Although this kind of food is definitely my everyday hedonism. . And now...to flopping! . #zerowaste #inconvenienttruth #frugalliving #frugalhedonism #eatlocal

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Grow your own greens! 🌱 Greens are expensive to buy, they often come in packaging and they don’t last long! Save yourself the money and packaging and grow your own instead 💚 Our garden has finally recovered after the cyclone and its better than ever! We mixed in our compost with the soil and left it for a few weeks before planting and have definitely seems results. We grow chard/silverbeet, rocket, kale, tomatoes (with no tomatoes) and a whole lot of herbs! Mustard and beer greens are other favourites we didn’t plant this season. I use most of my greens in smoothies and have found it is a huge cost saver having them in the garden! What greens do you grow? 🍃 • • • • • #organicgardening #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #growyourown #urbangarden #growsomethinggreen #homegrown #greenthumb #urbangardening #zerowaste #urbanorganicgardener #kitchengarden #organicgarden #sustainable #urbangardenersrepublic #gardener #backyardgarden #knowyourfarmer #zerodechet #knowyourfood #zerowastehome #farmtotable #eatlocal #permaculture #plasticfree #frugalhedonism #broomelife #sustainablesimply #broome

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Had a gorgeous day at the snow on a budget and with our tiny carbon footprint. We are mildly obsessed with protecting the environment, nourishing ourselves and getting the most bang for our buck, all while simultaneously adventuring and enjoying life. Got the outdoor picnic thing down pat 🍽🌿❄️👣♻️ . . . #freereinfamily #freerein #wanderlust #travel #budgettravel #cheaptravel #cheapeats #plantbased #vegan #chai #picnic #adventure #edventure #worldschooling #zerowaste #travelingkids #winter #snow #visitvictoria #victoria #australia #lakemountain #homeschool #unschooling #worldschooling #organic #screenfree #frugalhedonism #lifeonabudget #lifeonashoestring

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🐒Elena’s first trip to India when she was 15 months🐒 It was the height of summer and the electricity kept cutting out so we were without a fan, which wasn’t much relief anyway. Whenever we’d been in heatwaves in the past there was always relief: air conditioned cars and homes, ICE, etc. Some argue that constantly switching the temperature in your surroundings so that you are experiencing a totally different climate to that which is outside, damages your inner constitution. Also something in this about embracing seasons and change, rather than fighting it... . During this trip, Elena was drenched in sweat. We took things slowly, cracked a bunch of coconuts and frequented a nearby hotel to use their pool. Here she is in the back of Raju’s rickshaw, on the way to our place after a morning of swimming. Travel tip: sometimes cheaper to rent an apartment (cooking facilities!) and buy a pool pass at a hotel than stay in a hotel just so you can use the pool 💸 All of this so Mummy and Daddy could deepen their Ashtanga yoga practice at KPJAYI ⭐️ #frugalhedonism #familytravel #freerein #freereinfamily #wanderlust #travel #traveling #travelling #india #incredibleindia #mysore #mysuru #rickshaw ashtanga #ashtangayoga #yoga #yogakids #budgettravel #worldschooling #homeschooling #unschooling #edventure #freedom #traveltips #kpj #kpjayi #followyourdreams

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We’ve created this account to connect, share, inspire and be inspired by others. In the last few years, we’ve reorganised our lives to ensure greater freedom, or “free rein” over how we live. My husband switched from a six figure job to an apprenticeship, following his passion for sourdough bread making. After giving birth I returned to work, but decided to teach part time delivering yoga and mindfulness programs in primary schools, rather than earn double to return to secondary teaching. We sold our investment properties to settle into our cozy, one bedroom apartment in Melbourne. We offloaded heaps of our crap. Our life is fuller, richer, vastly more exciting and rewarding. While we love to explore different countries, we are equally passionate about camping! We love free camping which allows us more quiet than a campground, as well as the non-negotiable for us - the fire pit! Here’s a favourite spot on the banks of the mighty Murray River, Christie’s Beach, Echuca . . . #freereinfamily #freerein #freedom #wanderlust #travel #traveling #travelling #australia #victoria #visitvictoria #tourismvictoria #echuca #murrayriver #christiesbeach #camping #screenfree #screenfreekids #budgettravel #frugalhedonism #minimalism #minimalist #yoga #mindfulness

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@free_rein_family Part III: Emily a.k.a. Mum or Sukkar. Secondary Economics/History/Drama teacher that now specialises in teaching yoga and mindfulness programs in Primary schools. Big fan of travel, frugal hedonism, Melbourne, living a plant-based lifestyle, Ashtanga yoga, books and people. Seen here with Dad, a.k.a. The Egyptian Magician and Gedo, waiting for a sugar cane juice on the streets of Cairo . . #freereinfamily #wanderlust #travel #traveling #travelling #egypt #cairo #sugarcane #ashtanga #ashtangayoga #yoga #mindfulness #budgettravel #budget #frugalhedonism #minimalism #organiceverything #freedom

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2 weeks ago

For those that watched my story yesterday, here’s what I’ve done so far with the foraged kumquats 🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊. They’re fiddly little buggers, so I thought the best way to process them all would be to slice a cheek off on each side and throw in the food processor for fine chopping. The middles I’ll steep in vinegar to make an all-purpose spray. Cooking has to wait, I’ve promised The Small One she can help after school. #kumquats #urbanforaging #urbanscavenger #idontevenlikemarmalade #thingswedoforkids

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Reading @rocket_science Anita Vandyke’s fabulous book this last weekend was timely for me. It coincided with a new month and the thing that resonated most for me was her Day 5 entry: Put yourself on a spending ban. Although I buy most things 2nd hand, I’m still buying “things”. So this month I’m challenging myself to stop spending on non-essential items. This includes clothes, lunches out and takeaway coffees. Wish me luck!! #azerowastelifeinthirtydays #stopbuyingshityoudontneed #spendingban

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It’s kerbside pickup time in my neighbourhood, or as we like to call it “bring out yer dead” time 😂. So far we’ve scavenged a few plant pots, a foldable trestle table and this basket that had a broken handle. I’ve taken the handle off and am thinking of adding a bunch of potted plants to it. I’ve been really impressed at the amount of waste that’s already been picked up for reuse by the public - go brisbane, use it up!! #kerbsidecollection #brisbanecitycouncil #bringoutyourdead

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Book Review!! Available now on our blog (link in profile). . . Our homesteaders' book group just finished reading this book and most of us loved it! If you've ever wondered if there are some creative things you could do to live more frugally and LOVE it, this book might be a good choice. . . Thanks to @chelseagreenbooks for your partnership on the book group! . . #homesteadlife #frugal #frugalhedonism #frugalliving #livingfrugally #happyhivevt #bookreview #bookclub #homesteadersbookclub

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There’s nothing I could buy that could give me even half the joy that propagating these succulents (that I pinched from my SIL) has given me. I feel like God 😂 #bestthingsinlifearefree #frugalhedonism

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💐🌸 I always reserve a few flower pots for later in the summer when the flowers are on sale. Today, a local farm market was giving away all of their annuals to make room for the next round of produce! They're a little worse for the wear but when you put 'em all together they're still beautiful. . . Just in time for the family party tomorrow night 😄 . . #frugalhedonism #homesteadlife #flowergardening #planters #happyhivevt

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3 weeks ago

• O P S H O P F I N D S • when people hold on to your packaging to reuse, or even buy it secondhand in opshops - you know you’re doing it right. I have a few of these Fossil tins now, I love them! Also, I really didn’t need this knife, but I couldn’t leave it 😫 #opshopfinds #opshopper

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3 weeks ago

Fin's a total wizard when it comes to growing plants and we've just started caretaking a beautiful permaculture property in Tassie's south - we'll be here for a couple of seasons at least. Our own tiny cabin is only 10 minutes away and forever a work in progress, so it will be nice to have a little more space (and a fireplace!) while we continue to develop our house and land. There are two lovely ponies, one bossy and one timid, who follow me around like shadows. It's so good to be part of this alternative economy where resources are shared and skills are exchanged 💪

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When you can’t afford a new roof for the carport so you just wait 2 years for nature to make one 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 #orangetrumpetvine #brisbanewinter #makedo #letnaturedoitsthing

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When your chicken and vege soup has so much gelatin it can be turned upside down 😆 This was made on a base of bone broth and used chicken pieces on the bone with the skin on. Also loaded with veg, including homegrown silverbeet and beans from the freezer which were preserved during the summer glut. That’s work lunches sorted for the first week back at school, at around 40 cents a serve #gelatin #collagen #bonebroth #broth #soup #vegetables #slowcooking #slow #packedlunch #frugalhedonism #frugalliving #frugal #homemade #homegrown #homecook #homecooking #nourishing #nourishingfood #nourishingtraditions

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3 weeks ago

Since I am on a no spending extremely frugal way of living this summer. I am thankful that this beautiful Swedish summer sun gave me, a free tan, free freckles and free natural highlights to my hair. 🙏🏼🌅🧞‍♂️

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4 weeks ago

We were seriously spoiled by a trip to a friend's camp on a remote lake in the Adirondacks this week. No power, no Wi-Fi, no schedule. A reminder of the simple pleasures of natural beauty and easy friendships (plus good food). . . This is our kind of place, and the fact that we have friends who are willing to share it with us makes us pretty lucky. . . I'm bringing some of that simplicity back with me to the homestead, inspired to keep life less complicated this summer and maybe even turn off the lights a bit more to stare at the stars. . . . #simplicity #lakeliving #naturalbeauty #frugalliving #frugalhedonism #adirondacks #adk #travelwithfriends #homesteadlife #happyhivevt #Brandreth

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4 weeks ago

calendula, bachelor buttons, chive blossoms, chives, nasturtiums, basil, pineapple sage, the last of the sugar snap peas, @umiorganic noodles & sesame miso sauce. everything grown by me or traded for at the farmers market. no money was involved in the making of this meal. JUST OVER HERE LIVING MY BEST LIFE. #frugalhedonism

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4 weeks ago

💚 U S E I T U P T I P 💚 This is probably one of the Mum-est things I do 😂. These little buggers turn up everywhere, thwarting my waste-free pursuit! Underneath coffee cups, wrapped around forks. If they stay unused, I have a dedicated pocket in my handbag especially for them. They’re handy for runny noses, sudden spills etc. #mumminghard #dontthrowthatnapkinthebinyet

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Well #thepennydropped yesterday, as to why we have bread bins 😂. 🍞 🥖 In the Great KonMari-ing of 2017, I sent my bread bin to charity, wondering why why we ever needed a bread bin in the first place. Now I know why. The plastic (and the preservatives) had been keeping my supermarket-bought bread soft. But now I buy fresh, plastic free bread, I do in fact now require a bread bin 🙄 Instead of buying one, I’ve decided to use a rarely used stock pot. I love having multiple uses for one item. 👍💚

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1 month ago

Relishing in the cooler weather this morning and baking bread. Isn't it amazing how good 65 degrees can feel after a stretch of 90 degree heat? . . Our homestead book group has been talking about relishing the simple things as part of what it means to live and LOVE a frugal life. Today feels perfect for that! . . And yes, the maple oat bread recipe is on our blog if you want to bake some too, though today I'm using our honey. (Link in profile) . . #relish #mindful #frugalhedonism #homesteadersbookclub #homesteadlife #breadmaking #breadin5 #happyhivevt #honey

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So I splashed out to celebrate my first holidays without Masters study and almost a week of child free time to book myself three nights at the beach. It will still be chilly but the change of scenery and routine, and some sea air and water will be sooooo good. To help prevent a complete blowout of the funds, I packed lunch and coffee for the road. Homemade seeded buns with cream cheese, stinging nettle and basil pesto with smoked salmon on the side of the road. Kind of doesn’t feel like a compromise 😋 #homemade #homegrown #frugal #frugalhedonism #frugalliving #packedlunch #foraged #stingingnettle #grainfree #grainfreebread #goodfats #healthyfats #brainfood

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I call this “clearing out the pantry” 😂😂 I used up a heap of stuff that I had on the shelves and in the fridge and then stuffed it into some giant mushrooms and baked it. nutty, stocky, seedy, spicy, herby 😋😋😋

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The herbs in our patch were due for their winter prune, which works out perfectly for the stock we’re making from saved roast chook bones today! *ahhhhh* There’s such a wonderful glowy sort of feeling you get when zero-waste actions really mesh and WORK ☺️♥️ #zerowastehome #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastecooking #permaculture #frugalhedonism #frugalcooking #homesteading #traditionalrecipe #nannaskills #mrsbeetonwouldbeproud #urbannanna #theurbannanna #traditionalmethodsmademodern

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Zero-waste and Traditional more often than not go hand in hand. Today we’re making stock with the bones from our last 3 chicken roasts, which have been in containers in the freezer, and we’re going to follow the inimitable Mrs Isabella Beeton’s recipe. . The stock pot will simmer away all day, which also means we’ll probably be able to go without turning the heater on even though it’s Brass Monkeys today!. . Once finished, we’ll freeze the stock in 250ml cubes and then store them in a large container in the freezer. Elegant simplicity! #frugalhedonism #frugallife #frugalcooking #traditionalcooking #traditionalskills #nannaskills #traditionalrecipe #zerowaste #zerowastecooking #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #zerowastelifestyle #homesteading #urbannanna #theurbannanna #traditionalmethodsmademodern

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#currentlyreading too many books at once. 😛 -The Rosemary Tree: Elizabeth Goudge is just the best. 💕💕 -The Art of Frugal Hedonism: living life to the fullest without breaking the bank. 💕 -The Orphan Band of Springdale: juvenile historical fiction—readable but not hugely absorbing. -Maxims: I really enjoyed La Rochefoucauld in college, and he’s as good as I remember. 💕 -The Charterhouse of Parma: gah. Plowing through this for my #backtotheclassics challenge. -The Cost of Discipleship: the first half was amazing, the second half is a bit of a slog. I’m disagreeing with him a lot more than I expected. -Knights in Training: raising boys to be honorable, courageous, and compassionate. I don’t love the writing style, but the content is fantastic. 💕 -Chalice: my favorite of Robin McKinley’s novels. 💕💕💕 -The Bluebird Effect: essays by a songbird rehabilatator—fascinating and heartwarming. 💕 #bookstack #bookroundup #readingaddict #eclecticreader #elizabethgoudge #frugalhedonism #larochefoucauld #stendhal #dietrichbonhoeffer #knightsintraining #robinmckinley

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I didn’t manage to capture this morning’s sunrise, which was absolutely magical. This is yesterday’s, about 2 minutes before the last image I posted. If you want to restore your belief in the existence of magic in this world, get up at 7am and just look up at the sky. Take a photo if you want, or just look, the changes that happen from second to second are truly magical. #sunrise #magic #gardening #homegrown #homemade #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #backyardfarm #sustainable #sustainableliving #greenthumb #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #foodlover #realfood #slowfood #foodforest #growyourown #frugal #frugalhedonism #permaculture #preserving #fermentation #zerowaste #plasticfree #reducereuserecycle #ediblegarden #growwhatyoueat

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1 month ago

Guilty af 😐 but I’m getting better. . . #sparkjoy

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Look what I made! I’m not an accomplished sewer, so I’m always looking for a hack solution when it comes to making stuff. So here’s my cutlery and napkin holder for my bag - an #upcycledtie 😃 I’d love some bamboo cutlery to put in it, but I’m a cheapskate and don’t like buying new. I’ll keep my eye out in op shops for a lighter alternative, but for now I will #makedo with steel cutlery. This little bag is adjustable to fit chopsticks in it too.

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My mantra right now. I can’t change a lifetime of habits overnight. But I will change them. #myjourneymyway

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Listening to The Little Book of Hygge while I do some mindless chores. If you haven't heard of Hygee...it's a Danish art form of feeling cosy, comfy, Happy and satisfied...its hard to explain, but a great way to relax and look after yourself 😊...it also includes using a lot of candles, lighting the fire, drinking coffee and eating chocolate 🍫 it's giving me loads of ideas for a #hyggeweekend Earth Friendly Fun 🌍 Plus it's free on the overdrive which you can access with your public library card. Hope your all having a fabulous Friday 😆 #frugalhedonism #librariesrock #fridayfeels #simpleliving #zerowaste #noneedtobuyathing #hygge #hyggelife

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Back in January I listened to an extraordinary podcast from @slowhomepod. Co-host @brookemcalary interviewed Annie Raser-Rowland on the 'Art of Frugal Hedonism' and how to be present in our everyday lives. There was one particular example she gave that has stuck with me. Annie spoke about eating a piece of fruit, an apple I think, outside in the sunshine. That day she ate her apple slowly, mindfully...a very simple act, somehow made sacred by giving it her full attention. // It's mandarin (clementine/satsuma) season here in New Zealand. Yesterday my two-year-old, Petal, woke from her afternoon nap. We sat on the sofa in the sunshine, snuggling until she fully woke up. I peeled a mandarin, dropping the skin into the folds of my late Nana's apron. Petal stole all my pieces, so I peeled another one. We sat together eating our mandarins, silent except for Petal's occasional outburst: "yummmmmmyyyyy". Today we ate our fruit outside with a view of the sea... #mandarins #mindfulness #seekthesimplicity #frugalhedonism

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2 months ago

The secret to getting slow manual jobs done is to put your guests to work. People seem to tolerate - and actually appreciate - simple tasks to accompany kitchen table banter. And it also helps if there's a reward.. ain't nobody gettin their pancake breakfast til the olives are graded! Thanks @brenna_quinlan @permacultureprinciples @yakobedilamarre ☺️ . . #frugalhedonism #integrateratherthansegregate #permacultureprinciples #olives #homesteading #urbanpermaculture #preserving #retrosuburbia

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