#18for2018

MOST RECENT

I’ve got another wee project on the go.. making my own general cleaning spray ✨
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Earlier this year I enjoyed learning about the benefits of essential oils, through @naturalbynikki. At the time, I didn’t have the mental space to get my project fully up and running, but now that our cleaning spray is nearly finished it’s the perfect time to start!
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I’ve always chosen chemical free & plant based @ecostore cleaners, and they’re amazing! And my focus now is on reducing plastics, encouraging the move to a reusable glass bottle of natural homemade cleaner.
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For this first cleaner I’m using essential oil lemon 🍋.
Lemon is a natural disinfectant that kills toxins and bacteria, making it perfect for household cleaning.
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Here’s the ratio I’m trialing this week:
1:1 vinegar & water
10 drops of essential oil lemon.
(I’m keen to try wild orange in the next batch!) 🍊
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Does anyone else make their own household cleaners? ✨

Great day at the Henson exhibit with some of my favorites!

As part of my #18for2018 I’m doing 10 Guam hikes in 2018! We got a little lost today but that’s honestly just part of hiking here 🤷🏼‍♀️ AND the best part of being the asthmatic of the group at the back of the pack is that you get great shots of your friends

Traveling the world and connecting with amazing women makes my life richer..
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The quest to travel to 5 states has far exceeded my expectations! First, Ohio and then Tennessee..
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I started following @yogabycandace late last year while working through some health challenges. Y'all, she has bed yoga. These sequences helped me through a rough patch. .
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When I saw that she was leading a work shop in Nashville, TN, I didn't wait to sign up! I had a wonderful time and met more of the yoga fam! There are some pretty bad ass women out there! #Namaslay
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#meditation #mindfulness #peacewithin #centred #highvibes #highvibetribe #spiritjunkie #yoga #namaste #yogalove #yogisofinstagram #trueself #yogacommunity #yogafam #yogapractice #yogabycandace #yogis #Happiestyearyet #happierpodcast #happier #HappierInHollywood #happiertoday #happinessproject #18in2018 #18for2018 #pink #redhead #ipreview @preview.app

This is what my perfect morning looks like and I get to do this most mornings. What is your perfect morning? Do you get to enjoy it everyday?

#perfectmornings #perfectmorning #morningroutine #morningroutines #slowdays #slowstart #simplicity #simplelife #minimalism #happiness #18for2018 #ontheblog

May 22. Very much enjoyed this book about BC politics and the people involved in a unique political year. #Grateful for can’t-put-it-down books and for finishing my 5th non fiction book this year. Halfway to an #18for2018 goal 😀. #matterofconfidence #dailygratitude #happierpodcast

Got to work on my project! #happierpodcast #crosstitch #birds #dayoff #18for2018

So I wanted to do 18 for 2018 or 26 after my 26th birthday a few weeks ago, but 8 is my lucky number so I like sticking to it. I feel super motivated just making the list it solidifies it that none of these are out of reach I just have to keep pushing it every day. Cheers to 2018!
#happierpodcast #18for2018

Phone goes here. Except this month when I’m trying to hang out more without it and finding that things are actually more fun that way! 💃🏻
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More on the blog with links to a short podcast episode of #hurryslowly and research supporting the idea (link in profile). .
#resolutions #happinessproject #18for2018

#TalkingCatReads (fiction) The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, book #23 yr 2018 (14th book on my #18for2018 TBR List)

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An epic story of the Mayfair witches and their disembodied entity, a spirit named Lasher. The novel spans 500 years and 13 generations. The Mayfairs were blessed with riches yet cursed by their familiar who picks one female in each generation. It covers history, horror, romance and mystery.

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I had this on my TBR List for quite some time and I'm glad it's done because it is a doorstopper. Initially daunting but after a few pages I was lost in the supernatural world created by the author. Extremely dark, deeply disturbing (you may want to stick this in the freezer à la Joey of Friends) yet so engaging and atmospheric. (Anne Rice can really write!) This is not for everyone-- it has murder, incest, bone-chilling witchcraft---- did I mention this book is disturbing?

Unfortunately it has a cliffhanger ending so I need to read the other 2 in the future. Ironic that I ticked this off my TBR List and added 2 more. 😵

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Quotable Quotes: "So much is inherited by a human being -- shyness is inherited, the liking for a particular brand of soap may be inherited, the liking for particular given names. But what else is inherited? What invisible powers come down to you?" ••
"We are all more than we seem. We only learn what we must.' #fms_agoodread

Tried a new thing today! #Lyra #aerialhoop -
Slowly going through and ticking off things on my 18 things to try/do/accomplish in 2018 list! I can’t wait to try this apparatus again!
#sundayfunday #18for2018 #allthingscircus #alternativeworkouts

New recipe 6/52! My Grandma's banana bread. #18for2018 #baking #happierpodcast

See that bed in front? It’s growing the 12 different varieties of mustard greens that I trialled this year (one of my #18for2018 garden goals). I compared appearance, taste (how hot or not they are) and tendency to bolt early. All the info is in our newest video, if you’re interested (link in profile). Mustard greens are one of my favourite crops to grow- very easy and super fast growing! Do you grow them too? #kitchengarden #permaculture #organicgardening #nodiggarden #nodig #raisedbeds #mustardgreens #greens #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #growyourgreens #eatmoregreens #ediblegarden #urbangardenersrepublic #allotment #moestuin #permacultuur #volkstuin

Book 7 of 26
Cleopatras Shadow
Was ok
#18for2018
#bookstagram #bookworm

I made some progress with my chores. It feels like a little present to colour the windows. #bulletjournal #choresdone #workinprogress #18for2018

Tomorrow is the start of the 2018 Splash Country season. I’m so excited to work alongside this leadership team this year! #zerodrownings #ifyaaintsplashyerlast #18for2018

What do you do when you can’t find the perfect knob? You frouf up some plain ones to make it work! Adding some small pops of color to my dresser redo. I’m loving it!!

This weeks #flourfriday is brought to you by the Radness of Internet Buds. The “first mill loaf” required a barely processed flour that I could not even identify, let alone purchase (I blame the fact that the book is French, and perhaps a great multitude of artisanal flours are available to the common French baker that are not found in America). Due to the awesome community of bakers on instagram, I slid into @nikothebaker DMs for help. He came through with this awesome Red Fife heritage grain they grow in Arizona and grind in house at @mediterrabakehouse, right here in Pittsburgh. My starter is now greedily eating a diet of first mill flour and rye, which makes it even more twee than me.
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#flourfriday #bakersgonnabake #baking #bakinggoals #breadmaking #breadbaking #breadbaker #newyearsresolution #homemade #homemadebread #sourdough #sourdoughstarter #sourdoughbread #realbread #artisanbread #naturallyleavened #crumbshot #pghmade #pghfood #erickayser #18for2018

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