Hello everyone! Yes, I am really back! Over the past few weeks I have been contemplating what my first post for 2013 should be. Although I have a few themed posts to share, I think the best way to start off 2013, is to share what I have been up to since September 2012.
Studies are going well for me and I have managed to gain high results thus far, boosting my confidence and confirming my passion for the content. I know that I have chosen the right path to take and I am really looking forward to my first placements mid way through the year. At the moment I am studying with Curtin University, but switch to UTAS next month. I have accepted a job offer to work in a local kindergarten as the 3yo assistant and I am working back at Candleberry Country, where I used to work for dear friend Natalie, many years ago. Little Eco continues and I am eager to continue building the range and sharing my passion for natural and eco friendly products for families in 2013.
In the lead up to Christmas there was much baking, decorating and creating. I made what I thought was my Pop's tomato sauce (but it turns out it is my uncles late Aunties recipe) for gift giving and made an eco-friendly wreath, inspired by Eco Empire. We shared the day with family and our gifts were plastic free and simple.
With my passion for blogging returning, so too has my passion for crafting. I am working on several projects at the moment and one project that has me very inspired, is the Scrappy Trip Along quilt! Mine is made from two jelly rolls that I have had in my stash for several years. I never had a project in mind for them so it feels great to be using up what I already have on hand. I will share more about this quilt in a future post or you can track my progress on my Live Life Simply facebook page.
In our garden there hasn't been a great deal of food growing, but we do have some fruit on the way; nectarines, apples, our first passionfruit and the last of the strawberries. There are plans for more vegetable beds going in over Autumn and I have a kumquat and persimmon tree to plant in the cooler months. Our meals have recently included homegrown silverbeet, lettuce and raspberries.
I don't have any New year resolutions to share with you as I didn't make any. I just have that fire in my belly again and it feels good! I hope that my readers had a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to sharing here again!
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