Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Slow Living Diary (Mar 2012)

 This is the third installment of my Slow Living Diary for 2012. I'm a little late with this one, but we got there in the end! The original concept came from Christine at Slow Living Essentials and she has invited everyone to join in!

NOURISH: Pizza Bases, mini apple pies, mountains of banana muffins (in every variation possible), and omelet experiments have been on the menu this month.

PREPARE:Lots of healthy snack foods for the kids went into the freezer this month. We also made a batch of apple sauce as a sugar replacer in our baked goods.

REDUCE: The kids reused all our cardboard packets for craft, as well as milk and juice bottle lids.

GREEN: Resisting the urge to put the clothes in the dryer on rainy days!

GROW: Still being rewarded with beautiful basil, parsley, rosemary and spinach. We would have been enjoying some lovely mini capsicums, but the smallest child can't help but pick them and runaway with them before they are ripe! We have also expanded our flower gardens! It's looking lovely and colourful in the yard!

CREATE: New range for PattiCake Lane is being designed and prototypes are being sewn up!  

DISCOVER: I've been reading lots on Minimalism lately. This blog in particular has been quite interesting. I was also lucky enough to stumble upon a copy of "How to talk so kids will listen, and listen so kids will talk" by Adele Faber in our local second hand book store.

ENHANCE: Craft dates with Boo's little friend and a lovely Homebirth park meet. We also had a visit for one of my best childhood friends, which was of course absolutely wonderful and just the kind of connection I needed!

ENJOY: Visits to the park, new words from the little miss, family picnic's and support from friends xo

Short and sweet this month ;)
How was your month??

1 comment:

  1. Hiya Trish, nice to read what you've been up to for the month. The book on kids, talking and listening sounds really interesting. Must make some apple sauce this week..or next. I like the idea of substituting it for sugar. x