Chia & Spice to Rise & Shine

IMG_ddddSSS6736I am a little obsessed with these Chia Pod’s, my favourite is the Bircher Muesli with pistachio & cranberry, made even better with a sprinkling of raspberries.  The perfect amount of crunch vs squishiness = deliciousness!  The first time I had bircher muesli was when I was a teenager, staying with some friends in Switzerland, their house was an old family watermill, the mountain that it sat on was named after the family, who took me on a walk up the snow capped – grassy slope, cows with bells on around their necks walked by me as we ascended deeper into the forested portion, until we came across a stream so crystal clear with the sweetest tasting water, but it was so freezing cold to touch I could barely keep my hands submerged long enough to cup some to drink.  Walking into their kitchen the next morning they opened the fridge and presented me with a huge bowl of bircher muesli, which they said they make up at the start of the week and eat every day for breakfast!! – much better than my vegimite on toast teehee..  It was also the place that I first tasted caprese salad – but thats a story for another time!!

As my lemon tree has only just started to grow tiny lemons and it will be a while yet before I can start juicing, so I have taken to drinking the Spicy Lemon juice (pictured below) from Woolworths, with added Cayenne Pepper… I will defo be adding this zing to my own concoction when my lemons are ready!  I will probably leave the apple out though because I prefer to eat my quota (it gets filled regardless) of sugar than drink it away unwittingly.  My new favourite desk ornament is the pinecone (pictured below) that I picked up on my morning walk by the river (also pictured!).  I hope you have a great day – CAIO xxx

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KING KOOKABURRA, AN AFTERNOON ROBBERY

On a picnic at Kings Park a while back, we just so happened to be the target of a thieving kookaburra…!  We were there to see all the wildflowers and native trees in bloom –  he was there plotting a robbery – perched on top of a rather large succulent (what looked like a huge aloe vera plant) he waited until we had our food out and then got a little closer (the magpies were also edging nearer and nearer) until bam.. he wizzed past me like a bullet, taking some bounty with him!  Knowing what the birds in the park are like I was on to his intrusion from the beginning and caught him in the act on camera (video below).  The best part of the afternoon was watching him (and the rest of the gang) take aim at all the other unsuspecting picnickers!  It had me singing this song all afternoon – merry merry king of the bush is he!  If you have never heard the bird that Australia is famous for ‘laughing’ you can do so here (you might want to turn your volume down first).  Their laugh always makes me laugh – teehee.  Also, a fun fact:  Laughing Kookaburras are not native to Western Australia, Individuals were released in Perth, between 1897 – 1912 and can now be found throughout southwest Australia.  They were introduced by nostalgic eastern staters who decided WA wasn’t Australia without kookaburras!

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TOP 10 – ETSY ART UNDER $16

Top 10 Favourite Etsy Art - under $16 | Molly & Beans |Lifestyle Blog

I have a slight aversion to hanging artwork that I am trying to get over.  Don’t get me wrong, I love art, but when I buy it I tend to prop it up against the wall instead of actually hanging it.  I think it’s the thought of having to bang holes into crisply painted walls that turns me off.  After years of renting it just seems somehow wrong to ruin the paint job.  But, I am trying to push past the ‘mental’ pain and take the plunge.  I am thinking – it may take some time to take said plunge – of putting a little gallery up above my desk using inexpensive Etsy artwork.  Below is a round-up of my favourite 10 pieces (most are under $10), what do you think?

Top 10 Favourite Etsy Art - under $16 | Molly & Beans |Lifestyle Blog

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