Beautiful Beach Visit

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Ray, Benji and I went to Tallebudgera Creek today. It is so beautiful and relaxing watching the calm, crystal blue water gently lap onto the white sand. The creek is shadowed by a hill, where you can walk along the track underneath a canopy of trees. This is the second time we have taken our kitten to the beach- the first time he was very scared, but today he was surprisingly calm! As we live in an apartment, he doesn’t spend much time outside so I love taking him to the beach where he can inhale fresh salty air, see so many different things, and get some sun. Here are some photos taken by Ray (see his blog here). Hope you enjoy!
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Easy Healthy Delicious Home-Made Pizza!

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So tonight me and Ray made some easy homemade pizzas! We made vegetarian pizzas, but you can easily at your favourite meat topping, such as salami, beef, or chicken. They are an extremely quick, nutritious, yummy, and filling dinner idea or snack. For those who haven’t tried pizza made on Lebanese bread, you should try it!! The base is really crisp and crunchy– it is really nice not to mention way healthier!

They took about 30 minutes, including preparation and cooking time.

What you need: Whole meal Lebanese bread, tomato paste, diced onion, grated cheddar cheese, thinly sliced zucchini, thin strips of capsicum, green olives (I find green olives way tastier than black ones), sliced mushroom, cayenne pepper (this is optional, but for those who like to spice their meals up a bit it is really nice!).

Simple side salad (optional)- cos lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced gherkin, grated carrot, 100% fat free French Dressing (optional).

How to make them:

1) Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

2) Spread tomato paste on bread. Add diced onions. Top with all of the vegetables, cheese, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

3) Put pizzas into oven- this works best if you lay them on a square of tin foil. However if you are careful you can just put it straight into the oven.

4) Take them out after 15 minutes or when they look crisp and the cheese has melted. Cut into 4 slices.

Serve with side salad!

sdfsdAnd it is as easy as that! Dinner done! I hope people try this recipe out and realise that pizza doesn’t have to be an unhealthy dinner, but can be really nutritious and healthy!

 

Tippi Degré: The Real Life Mowgli

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How did I only just hear about this story?! I heard about it while scrolling down Scripting Happiness (a very lovely, inspiring blog by the way). A little girl (she is now 23) named Tippi spent her childhood in Namibia, Africa, living among wild animals and tribes people with her photographer parents. She befriended wild animals, whom she nicknamed and played with.

I love this story for several reasons. It is so nice to hear a story that is so different from the norm. It is lovely that Tippi was open-minded enough to believe that she could have a friendship with another animal- I think a lot of people forget that it is possible to connect with another animal, even if you can’t speak their language.

I also like how her parents would encourage her to befriend the animals. Her parents did exercise caution, but were not excessively scared- they were able to easily observe the animal’s body language and vibe through using their intuition. I like how they were not scared just because everyone else in society was scared, but they actually observed the situation for themselves, allowing them to experience things and make friendships that a lot of people would miss out on.

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Anything is Possible

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So today, a friend mentioned a girl whose blog she is following. Her name is Nirrimi Joy Firebrace, she is 21, and she has taken some of the most amazing photographs that I have ever seen. The photographs that she posts on her blog are accompanied by long passages of text, describing her life- she had a child at a young age, traveled the world as a photographer, and has experienced some amazing things. Her outlook on life reminded me that really anything is possible, as long as you believe you can do it. You don’t have to follow society’s norms, you can go against the grain- making you stick out a little- but ultimately be happier. I think it is better to focus on what your passion is- whatever it may be- than just try to fit in. After all, whose life are you living? See Nirrimi’s blog here! 

Greek-inspired Red & White Hand-painted Dinnerware

Here are some new designs from my Honey Living online store ! They are all hand-painted, then baked at a high temperature to ensure that they pattern does not come off.

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Greek Red+white Mug

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Don’t forget to follow Honey Living, Re-blog, Like, Comment, and Favourite the Honey Living store if you like what you see. I would love to hear your feedback!

Greek-inspired hand-painted Stone Dinnerware

Check out my one kind lovingly created designs on my online store, Honey Living. The stone bowl and plate have been hand-painted with a Greek-inspired design, adding a bit of character and warmth to your dining experience. Great gift ideas for yourself or friends- just in time for Christmas!

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Plate adIf you like my designs, don’t forget to follow my blog and favourite the Honey Living online store!

Honey Living Online Store Opening!

So I am proud to announce that the Honey Living online store is now open! The items that I will be selling will all be hand-made, and will be of simple, clean, and innovative design. I will be selling home ware, art, decorations, and accessories. They make great presents for others- especially with Christmas coming up- and for yourself. Check out the items that are listed here and add my store to your favourites to get updates of new soon-coming designs!

Framed Dream catcher Drawing- One of a kind design, hand-drawn, in a white wooden frame.

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DIY Perfect Pretty Pink Nails

I love my OPI nail polish! Here I am wearing OPI Sweet Heart (baby pink) and OPI Pink Yet Lavender (pink glitter). For a unique, modern look, paint your fourth nail a different colour. This would have also looked good with white polish, instead of glitter.

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I find that my OPI nail polish goes on really smoothly, has strong colour with only one coat of paint (see photo), and lasts for around a week!

DIY Pretty Bohemian-inspired Party

I just got back from a really nice bohemian-themed birthday get-together. It was supposed to be held in the garden, but rain drove us inside. While the rain gave the grass a good watering, it did not dampen our spirits- we set up the gazebo in the lounge room instead!

IMG_5631For a bohemian look, wear a colourful flowing dress/skirt, a headpiece (it can be a chain- see above photo-or a flower headpiece), and simple jewellery (rings, bangles, long necklaces, gemstones etc).

IMG_5633I love these rings! Combining numerous thin gold rings together is such a nice look.  I also thought having a few dainty string bracelets would add to the bohemian theme.

IMG_5764My favourite time of day! The sun makes everything and everyone glow.

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IMG_5682Just a few Kookaburras hanging out on the washing line. These birds are native to Australia and New Guinea, and have such an amazing call- it actually sounds like they are laughing!

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IMG_6142These are such amazing decorations! They are tissue paper pom poms hung on elastic. They look so pretty with fairy lights next to them- the light just shines through the edges accentuating the pom pom’s ruffled effect.

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Most of these images were taken by Ray- if you like them visit his blog here!