Top 5 Australian Potted Native Christmas Trees

Fake Christmas trees, while initially they sound like a good idea (recycled from year to year), eventually they end up in landfill and don’t biodegrade. As these trees are also usually make in factories that produce unhealthy bi-products and use unsustainable resources the method of their creation is also an assault on the planet. Time…

Organically Speaking – ‘Taste the Difference, Feel the Difference, Make a Difference’

During the week of 17th – 25th September all across Australia is National Organic Week (NOW). The theme for this year’s event is “Taste the Difference, Feel the Difference, Make a Difference” and organisers are hoping to raise awareness of the benefits of organic products and farming production systems to help propel these initiatives further in the Australian community and the…

Greening Our Schools as Part of National Tree Day – July 29th

All around Australia on Friday July 29th, children in kindies, pre-schools, primary and high schools will again be getting their hands dirty and discovering their green thumbs for . . . National Schools Tree Day! This is a fun and literally hands-on experience to help establish a long-term environmental program which not only further develops…

Food Styling Gallery

From some of my more ‘successful’ achievements in the kitchen. Portfolio styled and photographed by ©Angela Miller-Davis.

Book Review: Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland

Looking for some healthy fun in our beautiful outdoors? If you enjoy bushland walks with friends and family, exploring nature, birdwatching or just connecting with your inner self, then look no further than this wonderful new guide book of shorter, easier, more accessible family-friendly bushwalks in South East Queensland. This comprehensive little book, co-authored by Mark Roberts,…

Home Schooling and Your Carbon Footprint

While home schooling is not an option for most – others may find this next question a tad controversial. Have you ever thought about the impact mainstream education has on your carbon footprint? A few years ago I worked my business around home-schooling my son, and while the business is no longer in existence ……

Buy Nothing Day – Will You?

“Buy Nothing Day” usually lands on the last weekend of November each year. In Australia each October we have ‘Buy Nothing Month,’ however internationally in November ‘Buy Nothing Day‘ has become the ‘thing’ you hear more about and for some reason, North America usually celebrates it a day earlier in November than the rest of the…

Rebuilding Lost Memories

I often talk about honouring the physical things we treasure, by displaying or storing precious items in a way that will keep them in the best condition possible for generations to come. If ever there was a time to be reminded of why, then surely the natural disasters many of us have witnessed via the…

Helping the animals in crisis

As cyclone Yasi was about to hit Cairns, I received notification via a friend of a friend of a friend who had lost their dog in Cairns and was desperately trying to locate him before disaster struck. I did my part in forwarding on this message through my own circle of friends, and it wasn’t…