Herbal footbaths are a great way to end the day. I would much prefer a fully immersed bath but since my “busy” life doesn’t always provide the necessary time for this to happen, a herbal foot bath is a great alternative. I like to enjoy a herbal foot bath while watching a movie or reading … More Induce Relaxation – DIY Herbal Footbath
I love chocolate and I love coffee even more! So when I stumbled across this recipe I was very excited. I’ve made some alterations to the original recipe to suit my preferences. The mask is for rejuvenation and it is great for brightening the face. It injects life into a tired complexion and it is fantastic … More DIY Rejuvenating Choco-Expresso Mask
Lawrence Halprin once said that “The great challenge for the garden designer is not to make the garden look natural, but to make the garden so that the people in it will feel natural.” Looking at my front yard I knew that their had to be change, I didn’t feel natural in it. The small pine … More Lawn to Lunch
Today, I am sharing one of my favourite facial cleanser recipes. It is totally delicious and all natural, made with avocado oil, raw honey and castile soap. Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes to make. Avocado oil is renowned for it’s powerful ability to penetrate the skin. By penetrating the skin it removes toxins and impurities … More DIY Avocado and Honey Facial Cleanser
Superadobe or earth bag building was developed by Nader Khalili, an Iranian American architect, writer, and humanitarian. He developed the superadobe system in 1984, in response to a NASA call for designs for human settlements on the Moon and Mars. It wasn’t taken to the moon but the project was used after the Persian Gulf … More The Art of Superabode
To the extent that urban apartments are getting smaller, houses are getting bigger and the garden spaces are shrinking. This brings interesting challenges if you want to create an edible garden. You don’t need a big space if you want to grow larger plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peas. Vertical gardens are perfect for patios … More Going Up – Vertical Gardens
Just got back from Rainbow Serpent Festival in Melbourne Australia. What a fantastic week spent amongst creative, transformational people, friends, family and colourful festival goers. During the festival I had the great experience of teaching two workshops, both with great outcomes. My first workshop was about Upcycling in the Garden. We focused on Zone 1 … More Workshops at Rainbow Serpent Festival 2016
Since moving into my urban house I have really enjoyed upcycling pallets. This is my son’s upcycled cubby house made out of pallets. It only took a few hours to make and he really loves it. It barely cost anything and it is a space where he can express his creativity and play. He can … More My Son’s Pallet Cubby House
Herbal pillows have been used by Shamans and Healers for centuries. They were used to calm restless sleepers, relieve bad dreams, comfort sick people and ward off bad spirits. They also believed that dreams were messages from the gods and that certain herbs could enhance these dreams. I find herbal pillows very relaxing. Sometimes when … More Need deep relaxation? Make a herbal pillow.
When I dive deep into the twilight zone of the blue sea I encounter serenity in the silence. A profound sense of peace rushes through my entire body and tail. Such magic! Shimmering rays of sunlight guide me back to the surface of the sea. The crispy fresh air is so invigorating. I feel the … More For the Mermaid Tribe – DIY recipes from the deep blue sea!