Viva la Bombas!

Observation: 1. My stove, Mr Hartman doesn’t always light up easily. 2. Fire starters work but it gets  expensive. 3. Candles leave a lot of leftovers. 4. Egg cartons can be used for more than planting seeds. 5. Corks look like pellets to make a fire. Solution: Of course I made firebombs! The best firebombsContinue reading “Viva la Bombas!”

GRATITUDE

The keyword to life is gratitude; Gratitude for what I have Gratitude for what I don’t have to suffer Gratitude for what I survived Gratitude that it wasn’t worse Gratitude because it was lovely Gratitude, no matter how small – even if you have to search for it… …because gratitude grows, it fills your heartContinue reading “GRATITUDE”

All those little learnings add up

After each day I think about what I have learned. It’s important to me and I make it a point to learn something every day, no matter how small or mundane. The willingness to learn is how you learn, you start paying attention to both your surroundings and what goes on in your head. YouContinue reading “All those little learnings add up”

I don’t have a television

I don’t and I never did. Yes, during the years when the children were growing up we had one though there were a few reasons why it never became a major part of our lives: We lived in the middle of the forest so reception was only good when weather was clear. Besides we livedContinue reading “I don’t have a television”

THE MAGIC OF SMILING

“When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you” So the song goes and it’s absolutely true. Smiling is contagious; other people who meet your smile will start smiling as well. Isn’t that a beautiful thing – that we can light up our world with such a simple action. A smiling faceContinue reading “THE MAGIC OF SMILING”

Facebook narcissism

I have been thinking and watching and wondering about Facebook, this place of maximum narcissism. We can create a new me, the person we want to be and present this person to the world. We choose what we want to show. It is all about beauty and success, this is what is supposed to defineContinue reading “Facebook narcissism”

Skin food; oatmeal floral mask & peeling

I get so many questions about natural skin care and how to find stuff that is not full of chemicals. Some raw materials take some studying up on to understand how to use and blend, or they are not always so easy to find, but there is plenty of stuff you can make yourself withContinue reading “Skin food; oatmeal floral mask & peeling”

Fast food made slow

On Sunday afternoon I found myself inviting some friends for dinner and then realizing there was nothing in the house…Not a very clever move on a Sunday, but I got all excited about seeing them and hanging out on the terrace so I didn’t think straight. But even the emptiest cupboards (and freezer) can unearthContinue reading “Fast food made slow”

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Or when did you last do something you usually do, but in a different way? Or when did you again do something you used to like but stopped doing? Habits tend to envelope us like a costume over time and as the years go by, the costume gets ever tighter until our thoughts and bodies becomeContinue reading “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

Nature’s baby food

All vegetable oils come from seeds, berries and fruits that create their oil to feed the next generation. The oil is rich in nutrients to make the new plant strong and sturdy enough to grow root and flourish. Can you imagine that kind of nutrition? I mean, some of those seeds are so incredibly smallContinue reading “Nature’s baby food”