frugalhedonism Photos & Videos

1 week ago

This may well be one of my favourite finds. It’s a stick that’s been wound around with saved pieces of string. We found it in Mosman Park verge collection and I feel so moved by it. Whoever owned this grew up in a time and a household where everything that could be of use was preserved and valued. How much has changed just in one lifetime. Do you have any cherished thrifty practices that you remember from your childhood or perhaps that you’ve seen your grandparents doing that aren’t so common today? 💚🗑♻️ . . . . . . . #cherish #thrifty #grandparents #string #littlethings #trash #nothingisordinary #simplethings #waronwaste #makesmehappy #green #mytinyatlas #gogreen #zerowaste #bethechange #waronwasteau #awareness #appreciation #earth #thrift #treasure #wastenotwantnot #usewhatyougot #fremantle #sustainable #lostandfound #value #frugalhedonism #simplicity #lessismore

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1 week ago

Mountain scene above mid century wardrobe. Both vergeside finds. The wardrobe is an absolute stunner. @simnwilsn stripped it back and oiled the wood with rubiomonocoat. The front panels were stained almost black which didn’t really work for us, hence the white paint which is pretty darned lovely if you ask me. I was highly skeptical about how this one would turn out, but it’s up there with my favourite furniture. What’s your favourite furniture reno project? 💚🗑♻️ . . . . . . . #upcycle #furniture #midcentury #sustainable #frugalhedonism #trash #waronwaste #wastenotwantnot #usewhatyougot #handmedowns #green #fremantle #bethechange #waronwasteau #lostandfound #secondhandfirst #consciousconsumer #waste #rubbish #forgotten #abandoned #lastseason #opportunity #fastfurniture #thrift #treasure #secondhand #circulareconomy #zerowaste #value

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1 week ago

Nacho with poppies and rocket (gone to seed). The rocket and poopies (typo alert!!!) both grew from barter seeds in exchange for roadside treasure. Spring is just the best time of year in the garden. We have basil babies waiting for me to plant them up. Pesto on the horizon. Anyone else spring planting this week? 💚🗑♻️ . . . . . . . #growyourownveggies #urbangardening #growsomethinggreen #fromthegarden #gardengrown #growyourownfood #eatlocal #frommygarden #urbangardenersrepublic #gardengathered #grownnotflown #homegardening #simplicity #happyplace #theartofslowliving #freolife #makesmehappy #simplethings #fromwhereistand #slowliving #lessismore #backtominimal #littlethings #inmygarden #abundance #frugalhedonism #gardenlife #flashesofdelight #nothingisordinary #sustainable

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1 week ago

Dru, our new, beautiful, very quiet trans rooster, takes his job very seriously. Because Aztec is much more vulnerable due to her pendulous crop and the need to constantly wear a bra, he has taken the role of her protector and companion and is frequently found sitting quietly by her side while she preens, dust bathes, or has a nap. #protector #rooster #chickensofinstagram #transvisibility #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 week ago

Meh. Not so bad for having drawn it with my left hand. This is the next #tattoo I want...when I start bringing in more money. Everyone wants to talk about their personal demons. My biggest and most dangerous one is the little voice in my head that says, "Do it. Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it", consequences be damned. And you know what? I'm okay with that. I love that little demon because my life wouldn't be what it is if not for him. Yes, I've been called reckless. Yes, I've been called impulsive. But that recklessness gave me a daughter who is an amazing human being, who is going to rock this world to its core one day. My impulsiveness has given me life lessons that people twice my age are just starting to learn. "Oh my god Rox, that could have ended really badly. You really need to learn more self-control." Yeah, I grant you that in any alternate timeline, half my decisions probably end with me getting hurt or getting dead and by continuing down this path of fast and loose, I'm playing odds that can change at any moment. Eh. What are ya gonna do? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #livingmybestlife #disenchantment #luci #lucitattoo #tattooideas #tattoosofinstagram #demons #demonsareagirlsbestfriend #reckless #recklesslove #recklessgirls #impulsive #impulsivedecisions #moneymakestheworldgoround #moneymoneymoney #hedonistsknowhowtohavefun #hedonism #frugalhedonism #littlehedonist

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1 week ago

Beautiful baby plant emerging from coils of nearly dead plant💀🌱 We found it abandoned on a verge in Fremantle, potted it up in a pot from @stackwood_ and put it in the nursery at the studio. Lovely little thing is doing well. Not sure what it is. Any insight much appreciated @claire_greenhill_ 🙏 We find a lot of neglected indoor plants in the rubbish and by and large they’re remarkably resilient and look great without much attention at all. 🌱💚🗑♻️ . . . . . . . #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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I read Eowyn Ivey’s “The Snow Child” last year and was absolutely enchanted. A down to earth fairytale full of contradictions that’s equal parts hope and heartbreak. We found this one in vergeside pickup and it’s in pretty good condition. I’ve got it pegged for a friend’s birthday present. 📚💚🗑♻️ . . . . . . . #fairytale #heartbreak #hope #snowchild #eowynivey #spellbinding #bewitching #magical #longing #secondhand #freebooks #consciousconsumer #frugalhedonism #thrift #wastenotwantnot #handmedowns #fremantle #sustainable #welivetoexplore #lostandfound #secondhandfirst #trashortreasure #circulareconomy #waronwaste #trash #explore #mytinyatlas #nothingisordinary #greenliving #usewhatyougot

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2 weeks ago

There is rising concern about how ineffectual conscious consumerism and the zero waste movement are as models for significant change. Small decisions made by individuals to eschew a straw, purchase organic, or rifle through rubbish to salvage treasure aren't going to shift things quickly enough. That is clear. Alden Wicker ( @ecocult ) wrote about this beautifully in her piece "Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world". For the most part I agree with her. But from a personal perspective, in our home and with our friends and family, I feel it is important to work towards a personal culture of awareness of and appreciation for these wondrous and often strange gifts that have been wrought from the earth for our use and diversion. They're all of them, each and every one, an embodiment of so much thought, creativity and hardwork. Of blood, sweat and tears. If we've made them then the least we can do is examine, honour, value and learn from them. 💚🗑♻️ . . . . . . . #consciousconsumer #zerowaste #change #bethechange #personal #awareness #appreciation #earth #noplanetb #bloodsweatandtears #honor #value #learning #learn #climatechange #climateaction #eco #ecofriendly #green #gogreen #reuse #culture #savetheworld #waste #treasure #frugalhedonism #secondhand #rubbish #creativity #consumerism

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2 weeks ago

Day 38: I had a deliciously lazy day! I did some writing, lots of reading and had a nice phone call with a friend back home. - I really dislike E-Books (they're just not BOOKS! xD), but I heard about one today that resonated with me right away. I knew I had to read it, so I bought it as an E-Book. It's called "The Art of Frugal Hedonism" and it fits exactly into what I've been thinking about a lot lately: In what direction I'd like to guide my future. A small part of it talks about the importance of having a "third place" (with home and work/school being the other two). Characteristics of a third place are: -cheap or free -easy to get to for many -welcoming and comfortable -occupants have little or no obligation to be there -no emphasis on anyone’s social or economic status -both new and familiar faces should be found there -a playful mood, where conversation is the main activity -feels like a home away from home I realized that the parks have become my "third place" in Seoul! They perfectly fit every one of these points :). #frugalhedonism #thirdplaces #whoneedssocializingwhentherearebooks ?

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3 weeks ago

Here's a look at the draft-to-final process that took place during the making of the @milkwood_permaculture seaweed zine. This zine helps kids and their grown ups learn about seaweed harvesting: what to harvest, how to do it, and what to use your seaweed for once you have it. I'm looking forward to taking my nephew out for a forage when I'm back at the beach in a couple of weeks 🌊💚 If you're keen to learn more, check out www.milkwood.net to see if they're running a kids' seaweed workshop near you, or check out their book and blog for more seaweed-related info and recipes.

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3 weeks ago

R e l i s h Lately, I have been re-reading 'the art of frugal hedonism' and I am really getting into the principal of relishing the things we often take for granted. I'm taking a ridiculously long time to drink my morning coffee to savour every sip, nibbling more edible goodies in the garden than usual, watching the working gal bees collect pollen, giving my undivided attention when I watch films... It's amazing how many subtle pleasures we miss when we are simply not trying our best to be aware of them. Tonight I'm cooking a barbeque (someone call the gender police, this is sacred mans business) and indulging in some bomb diggity salads that I made from almost entirely home grown produce, plus I have had a craving for potato salad which has reached the force of 1000 suns so I am really REALLY looking forward to getting those goods in my belly soon. Take the time to take the time.

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1 month ago

I'm all about pies at the moment. I reckon pies provide an easy source of deliciousness during this Springtime Hungry Gap. They also provide comfort during these days of never ending bushfire and big dry. They may just be the most perfect frugal hedonist food as they allow you to incorporate little bits of lots of things. Pie will accomodate your limitations with joy and excitement. This one was inspired by an Italian torte - lots of green leaves, leek, homemade ricotta, lemon, olives, potato and little bit of jersey feta encased in spelt olive oil pastry. I was worried it might be tough and weird because its baking was interrupted by approaching bushfire. But no, it forgave the interruption and was actually just pure yum.

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1 month ago

He’s been at it again this morning 💚, this time it’s old, stained tshirts turned into a puppy chew toy 🐶🐾

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1 month ago

Sprouted wheat for our chickens 🌱 ✨ 🌱 I’m hoping to get a sprouting system in place that will stretch our animal food budget a bit and make their grain, and our eggs, even more nutritious. Send me all your tips if you have them! This has been on my list for like years and I’m just getting around to it 😆 . . . #sproutedgrains #foddersystem #chickens #sustainableliving #frugalhedonism

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1 month ago

Lots and lots of digging to remove the grass (mostly weeds tbh) to prepare our memorial/ornamental/cut flower garden. Next step, removing a bazillion rocks and stones, then rejuvenating the hard dead soil by adding truck loads of manure and organic material. #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

When you don’t have a laundry so you take your piggy bank to the laundromat and get distracted counting change, making towers and flipping coins. 🐷 What’s that saying? . ‘The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.’ . The simple pleasures go a long way, when there’s time to enjoy them. Plus this is a super cool trick that I mastered age 10 and don’t get to show off enough. 😎 . #frugalhedonism #thecommons #sharedspaces #simplepleasures #simpleliving

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1 month ago

Cocktails are expensive, so we channeled our inner Frugal Hedonist and made our own! Don’t you just love it when your hotel room provides a blender😁 We called this concoction the “Woohoo, No Kids!” Cue the theme song from that really old Bryan Brown & Tom Cruise movie - which will get well and truest stuck in your head for the rest of the day🍹🍹. . . #cocktail #makeyourown #frugalhedonism #mixologist #woohoo

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