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Jodi  A story of motherhood and the home, simple living and good intentions 🌿

Best buddies in their work-in-progress tree house 🌳🌿🌱

Fashioning envelopes from old packages, gathering seeds from my parents' garden and using my mortar + pestle to grind peppercorns instead of replacing the pepper mill. They're just little things but collectively they take me one step closer to a frugal mindset. More talk of the frugal kind #ontheblog πŸŒ±πŸ·πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Autumn afternoons which are a little too warm for almost-winter πŸ‚

Do you find yourself driving along and exclaiming: "the trees!" πŸπŸ‚

A sunny Saturday is always my favourite β˜€οΈ an op-shop visit, morning tea of date + walnut loaf c/o the sweet ladies at market day, three loads of washing, banana bread baked, mud pies stirred, trees climbed and now freshly showered children waiting on roast beef. A good one all roundπŸ‘ŒπŸ» ps. that book pictured in my last post is a must read ✨

This week has been a long one! Heading into a very sodden weekend with a good book and a blanket to knit. Also, raging pregnancy hormones that are screaming for dependability and order in every facet of life (oh, hello third trimester πŸ‘‹πŸ») more autumnal photos and big belly musings and links #ontheblog πŸ‚βœ¨β˜”οΈ

A little bowl of collected ephemera at the front door (a nature table, of sorts, sans felt πŸ˜‰) 🍁

The night after Mother's Day I dreamt of my baby...born in the water (affirming and reassuring for me), a head of dark hair, an open, mesmerising, beautiful face. Baby was a boy so now I have no idea what I'm having (my initial inkling was girl). I LOVE not knowing and the subsequent wondering. Did you dream of your babies before they were born? ✨

Pulling me in all directions (quite literally)

A magazine journalist interviewed me a few weeks ago on the concept of simple living and I found myself simultaneously exploring and divulging a truer more authentic understanding of what simplicity actually is 🌿 "To me, simplicity is not an aesthetic or a trend. It’s a way of living that celebrates resourcefulness and mindfulness – rarely easy but often satisfying." Isn't it ironic that simplicity has become an aesthetic more concerned with looks than longevity? More thoughts and lots of alarming yet inspiring facts, blogs, podcasts and books #ontheblog 🌼 and winter wattle, just because

Getting blonder by the day πŸ‚

He's so much fun to be around at the moment - chatty, inquisitive, lovable. We drop the big kids to school each morning and then we'll get coffee and run errands and sometimes go to the library. Special one-on-one time before a little someone joins the tribe ❀️

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