Change of Address…


illustration from here

Hello all,

I just wanted to let you know I’m moving the blog over to my new maa organics website, which I’ve finally put aside some time to start on.  It’s a work in progress that will be evolving over the coming months.

You can still visit us here for all the old articles, but from here on in all new articles will be posted over at our new home.

Soooooo, coming up there’ll be more regular blogging about skincare, aromatherapy, lifestyle and wellbeing, food, special places and spaces and inspiration galore.  I’ll also be continuing to share the months treasures and roundup of posts.  Dee’s Delights is now going to become Gratitude Nine, a weekly collection of 9 things I’m loving –  words, photos and images of gratitude to warm your soul.  And some guest posts, starting with some inspiring women I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing.

So, pop on over and check out what we’re up to.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

March Treasures

Hello April, what have you got in store for me?  I just know you’re gonna be great!  As we leave March behind I say thank you for all the magical moments with a collection of my favourite images.

and a round up of posts from the month that was March…

I’m leaping out of my comfort zone here

Sharing my weekly Delights here, here and here

Blending up some beautiful Aromatherapy oil burner blends here, here and here

And visiting my soon to be home, Canberra, here

And also working on a few minor changes, the blog will soon have a new home…will keep you updated.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Aromatherapy Oil Burner Blend

Hello everyone,  it’s lovely to be back here with a beautiful blend for you this week.

Do you ever feel a bit unsettled or wish you were somewhere else?  I have to admit after coming back from my break in Canberra, my soon to be new home, I felt very unsettled and resistant to get back into my life here.  I realised I need to relax a bit more, go with flow, enjoy the now, accept and embrace that I am exactly where I should be right now!!!

With that in mind I created this blend to help me feel relaxed, settled, centered, strong and in the moment.  Try it and let me know if you love it too!

cedarwood – is calming, soothing and harmonising.  It’s sedative action helps to reduce stress, depression and exhaustion, allowing the mind to relax and emotional tension to be released. It also helps to improve confidence and is strengthening, bringing a sense of self-empowerment and self-love. It allows focus and openness which enhances caring, endurance, balance and positivity.

cypress – is cleansing, tonifying and strengthening.  It is great for increasing vitality. It nourishes an over-burdened nervous system, reducing stress, nervous tension, restoring calm and soothing the spirit on a deep level.  It also assists in times of change, major decision-making and transition of any kind.  It also enhances honesty, inner wisdom, acceptance and harmony.

bergamot – is truly balancing.  It’s uplifting yet sedative nature make it perfect for reducing anxiety and depression.  It is strengthening and soothing, gentle and joyous, refreshing and restoring.  It is particularly good for burn-out and stress.  It brings relaxation, rejuvenation and positive energy.  It is great for motivation, strength and fulfillment.

What essential oils do you use when you are feeling unsettled, resistant or not living in the moment?  I’d sooo love to hear from you, share in the comments section below if you so desire ♡

We can make this or any custom blend just for you.  For more information email me at or visit the maa organics facebook page by clicking here.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Dee’s Delights

Hello there lovelies and thank you for popping in this week.  It’s two weeks since the last Dee’s Delights and we’ve had a lovely week off…back to reality today!  Here’s the greatness that has been going on…

Moving planning galore – wooooooooohooooooo!!!!

Clients in the Daintree…how beautiful are the mountains against the wet season sky?!

Daintree Mountains

maa organics product samples sent to a new client.  I love creating new things for everyone!

a busy pre-weekend away Thursday…finishing off work stuff, getting house and cats ready!

B-School: WOW!!!  Great stuff.  Overwhelming.  Scary.   Unsure.  Am I doing it right?  Un-clarity (new word, that I’m sure needs to be in the dictionary!!!). Learning to just do it and knowing that I can change/adjust as I go along.  Loving the process of knowing that all this new knowledge is leading somewhere.  LOL, as you can see, many emotions but at the end of the day it’s all sooooooo good!

a beautiful weekend away in Canberra.  The best food. The Artisan.  Great wine.  The Urban Pantry.  Bubbles. Post dinner city walks. Chatty locals (thank you to Gemma and Jess for your amusing drunken conversation!!!).  Zaija treatments.  Cooked brekkies. Espresso. Jo Mercer shoes.  Driving ALL around Canberra. Property research.  More property research.  Manuka love.   See some pics in this post.

A couple of nice relaxing holiday days at home!

B-School meet up:  AWESOME!!!!  Gorgeous girls inside and out.  Inspiring.  Funny.  Sharing.  Caring. Laughs.  HUGE Thank you 🙂

B-School Babes

Afternoon in Port Douglas with Andrew.  Chill out.

and other decadent delights…cashew nuts – nespresso – cool autumn breezes – pussycats – rain – friendship bracelet – organic love and afternoon walks.

Friendship bracelet

And from Pinterest this week, some shoe love

  • Black heels pinned from here
  • Tiffany heels pinned from here
  • Charlotte Olympia cat heels pinned from here

Now, what have you been up to since we last spoke?  Share your happy highlights in the comments below or drop me a line, whatever your heart desires.  And I look forward to seeing you next week!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Canberra, Thank You For A Lovely Weekend…

Last weekend we had a lovely time exploring and researching our soon to be new hometown. Here’s few picks to sum up the joy we found…

I have to admit to forgetting my camera on a couple of occasions so some things weren’t captured on film so to speak…like my perfect manicure at Zaija, beautiful brekkies, a to-die-for dinner at the Artisan, a walk along Lake Burley Griffin after visiting the Old Bus Depot Markets, Manuka cafes, shopping and I’m sure much more that has slipped my mind from what was a non-stop weekend!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Aromatherapy Oil Burner Blend

Hello aromatherapy lovers!  Guess what?  It’s holiday time!  I haven’t had a break for quite some time, just a couple of days since January 2012, so it’s well and truly time.  10 days of relaxation and time for me.  Well, there will be a little bit of work, but I LOVE my job so it doesn’t feel like work!  A weekend away and I never leave home without my essential oils, so today I have a travel blend for you.  You can use it in your oil burner or just inhale directly from the bottle!

I created this travel blend to be energising, uplifting, refreshing, cleansing, comforting and balancing.  All the things I know I’ll be needing on my weekend away.

Geranium – is a fantastic balancer for the nervous system.  It relieves stress & depression, strengthening and balancing the mind.  It is fantastic if you are feeling run down.  It is also excellent for feelings of anxiety, indecisiveness and self doubt.  It is fortifying, comforting and calming, enhancing contentment, confidence and the ability to change.

Basil – is strengthening and clearing to the mind, reducing mental fatigue.  It is strengthening and tonifying for the nervous system and especially useful for anxiety, fear, confusion and feelings of weakness or vulnerability.  It is uplifting and enhances concentration, making it great for decision making, enhancing purpose and clarity of thought.  It is very protective when the immune system is low, there is nervous exhaustion or a big change is occurring in your life.  It is anti-fatigue and purifying to both mind and body.

Rose –   is for the heart, it is for falling in love with life and all that entails.  It is refreshing to the soul, bringing joy and love to the heart.  It promotes self-esteem , compassion and enhances the feminine spirit.  It is harmonising and healing, bringing warmth, peace, fulfillment and rejuvenation to the mind, body and spirit.  It is also comforting & soothing in times of emotional stress.   It is perfect to use in times of grief and loss. A great anti-depressant, it helps dispel fear and anxiety.

Bergamot ~ is truly balancing.  It’s uplifting yet sedative nature make it perfect for reducing anxiety and depression.  It is strengthening and soothing, gentle and joyous, refreshing and restoring.  It is particularly good for burn-out and stress.  It brings relaxation, rejuvenation and positive energy.  It is great for motivation, strength and fulfillment.

What essential oils do you take with you on your travels?  I’d love to hear from you, share in the comments section below if you so desire ♡

We can make this or any custom blend just for you.  For more information email me at or visit the maa organics facebook page by clicking here.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Dee’s Delights

A very happy Tuesday evening to you!  Welcome to this weeks Dee’s Delights.  I hope you’ve had a fabulous week…I certainly have!  So much great stuff going on at the moment, so I’ll get right down to it and share some of the happy highlights…

Walk:  This magical sky captured on a beautiful afternoon walk.

afternoon sky

Work: maa organics website.  I did it! I started! That’s the main thing right?!  It’s evolving as we speak.

Work: massages in the peaceful Julatten Studio and the Daintree Rainforest…does it get any better?

B-School: I’ve met, messaged and spoken to some amazing women who are enrolled in B-School!  And now have two mega-inspiring ladies as accountability partners who I’ll be keeping in regular contact with.  We’ll be updating each other on our goals and progress as we make our way through the course.  Very exciting indeed!  And lots of goodies from the Path To Wellness for signing up through their link…thank you thank you thank you!

And it all began today!  YAY!!!  all downloaded and ready to go!

On a little disappointing note, I didn’t win the scholarship to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  A big congrats to the lucky lady who won.  It’s obviously not quite the right time for me yet, but I will find a way to do it.  I found out today that they often offer discounted prices – a big plus and something to keep my eye out for!

Hair Cut: by the lovely Jennifer Campbell.  Just a little trim and tidy up as the growing project continues!  It feels like it’s gradually getting there, even had some comments lately about how it looks longer!

Weekend  Away Wardrobe Planning: Help! Autumn! Just how cold is it going to be? I can almost hear some of you laughing at that…anything under 25 degrees Celsius is cold for me.  Hmmm, maybe I should pack my winter coat after all! And I do need some closed in shoes!…will have to pack my boots just in case!

and other decadent delights… coconut water  – blueberries – feeling honoured – phone catchups – Canberra connections – purring pussycats – new magazines and positive thoughts.

And from Pinterest this week, a reminder of just how wonderful you are…

  • Wonderful pinned from here
  • Beautiful pinned from here 
  • Awesome shared from here 

Now I’d love to hear your happy highlights…please share with us in the comments below.  Until we next meet may you be inspired, enriched and delighted by life.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx


Aromatherapy Oil Burner Blend

Welcome aromatherapy lovers!  What essential oils have you been inhaling this week?  I’ve been reaching for the citrus oils…lemon, orange, bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit, lime…you name it and my nose has enjoyed it!

So I thought I’d share one of the uplifting blends I’ve used a couple of times this week…cleansing, clearing, inspiring, revitalitsing and balancing…oh, just what I needed!

Grapefruit – is uplifting, restorative and reviving. Perfect in times of exhaustion.  It reduces tiredness, frustration and irritability and brings about balance, positive energy and vitality, enhancing creativity and inspiration. It is also great in times of stress, depression, nervous and mental exhaustion.  It reduces frustration and irritability, helping to give clarity of thought and the energy to face challenges.  It is very cleansing on a physical and mental level.  It also has cleansing, detoxifying and diuretic properties.

Lime – bright, lively and lovely.  It is uplifting and refreshing especially when mind and body are fatigued. It enhances positive energy and vitality.  It is great for overcoming self-doubt, fear and anxiety and helps create the right energy for inspiration, clarity and decisiveness.  It revitalises the spirit and is excellent in times of nervous fatigue and stress bringing balance to the mind, body and soul.  It is also detoxifying, cleansing and revitalising.  And It enhances fun, laughter and appetite for life!

Mandarin – a happy, smiling joyful oil it can help you connect with your inner child to create a sense of playfulness and bliss.  It is balancing, enhancing gentleness and bringing joy and happiness to the heart.  It is sedating to the nervous system and uplifts the spirits, making it excellent for depression, sadness, nervous tension, anxiety, panic and stress.  It is helpful for insomnia and restlessness.    It gives emotional strength and support, peacefulness and serenity.  It enhances inspiration and motivation.

What is your favourite citrus blend? share with us in the comments section below if you so desire ♡

We can make this or any custom blend just for you.  For more information email me at or visit the maa organics facebook page by clicking here.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Dee’s Delights

A huge happy hello to you!  Another amazing week has passed us by, full of fabulousness for you too I hope!

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Here’s some happy highlights

A day in Cairns…lots of little errands for work, a nice lunch and new car research 🙂 

Massages, manis, pedis and hot stone massages!  Getting busier on the treatment side of things as well as developing business plans, long and short term…ideas popping into that busy little mind of mine everyday.  I’m so looking forward to the future here…melding everything together to form my unique organic online business with some face to face goodness thrown in too.  You’ll be hearing more about this as things progress – yay!!!

A super quick catch-up with a friend…sometimes it’s nice just to see one one of your fave people if only for a passing drop-in!

A lovely night cooking dinner for friends at our place…great food (even if I do say so myself!) and the best company!  Perfect start to the weekend!

Lots of green goodness from the kitchen…

Sparkly candles and crystals and blurry abstract images…

Lunch yesterday at The Junction Cafe in Mossman…so nice to relax with Andrew.  Not to mention great pasta!

Getting ready for B-School…yay!  And new connections with some a-mazing women!

Organising a long weekend in our soon to be new home, Canberra!  And realising autumn does exist in some parts of the country!!!!  Help, what clothes do I take?  And shoes?  OMG!!!!

and other decadent delights…blueberries – hugs – inspiring blog reading – e-books – cleaning and organising – saying no – clary sage and kookaburras.


clicketty-click – some new online delights that have brightened my week…check out these new blogs for mega inspiration:

And some autumn shoe love from Pinterest…

  • Shoe Types pinned from here
  • Basque shoes pinned from here
  • Animal Print Shoes pinned from here

Now it’s your turn gorgeous readers…what wonderful things have infused your life in the last week.  Please share with us in the comments section below or drop me a line. Until we next meet, may you enjoy life to it’s fullest!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

February Treasures

Farewell to what was a fabulous February! Thanks for all the love ❤ and as we head into March here’s a collection of my favourite images from February

and a round up of what happened here in February…

Sharing the love with some gorgeous images here and some self-love here.

Read my Dee’s Delights posts here, here, here and here.

Discover some beautiful Aromatherapy oil burner blends here, here and here.

For an awesome Apricot Raw Cacao Slice to indulge in click here.

And if you’re interested in my Intentions and Visions for 2013 read here!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx