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


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

Dee’s Delights

A big happy hello to everyone, thank you so much for popping in to read this weeks Dee’s Delights.  I hope your week has been as lovely as mine…inspiration soaked, lively, fun, balanced and beautiful.

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Here’s a few highlights

My new glass teapot, and with it a new tea ritual…rooibos or hibiscus and rose infuse my mornings at the moment.  And the leftovers go in the fridge for a delicious chilled afternoon refreshment.

tea ritual

Daily walking and meditation…I love that I have been able to incorporate these two beautiful things into my life again.

Beautiful skies everyday…here’s just one from a late afternoon drive home.  The light was so beautiful I couldn’t resist pulling over onto the side of the road and taking a photo.

beautiful sky

Work. Love.  Always.  I am still sometimes amazed at how much I love my work! Tranquillity Zone treatments, Christmas gift vouchers redeemed, filling maa organics orders, product developing and lots more.

A beautiful grounding essential oil blend, click here to find out more.

I signed up to Wild Sister…oh, what a lovely place to be.  I’ve already met lots of inspiring women…and have read the latest magazine, which kept me up into the late hours of the night.  Can’t wait to download all the back issues.

This blog post about my intentions and visions for the year ahead.  Wellbeing.  Lifestyle.  Balance.  Calm.  Creativity.

Monday lunch with Andrew and afternoon retail therapy at Barbarella and Swan.  Barbara, the beautiful lady who owns and runs this unique shop, is always so helpful and honest, nothing is ever a problem and she always has so much time for her customers.  Yesterday I went a bit crazy, but hey, you have to treat yourself don’t you! I invested in a gorgeously cute skirt and top and a dress that was irresistible!

and other decadent delights…afternoons of sunshine – juicing – emails from friends – coffee with friends – trees – music – love – reading and smiles.

clicketty-click – some online delights that have brightened my week…

Julie Maloney’s blog  – full of inspiration and recipes for a healthy happy lifestyle.  She says her “passion is to guide women to create health and happiness in themself, their family and their home”.  Pop over and have a look when you get a chance!

Sophia Dabalsa’s blog – this lady is a talented artist and shares all her creativity and inspiration on her blog.  She says “my true calling is to inspire and support people through encouraging and facilitating creativity!”

I met both theses gorgeous ladies through Wild Sister and am looking forward to connecting more with them!

And some pretty purring delights from Pinterest this week…

  • black and white pinned from here
  • two cats pinned from here
  • siamese pinned from here

Now, it’s your turn…what has made your week lovely? Share your highlights in the comments below or drop me a line, whatever your heart desires.  And until we next meet, may you be filled with light and laughter.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

January Treasures

A big hello to February!  And as we bid January goodbye, I thought I’d share some of my favourite images from the last month…

and a roundup of posts from January…

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

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

And my 2013 Wellbeing and Lifestyle Plan might inspire you…read it here.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Dee’s Delights ~ edition 40

Welcome everyone to Dee’s Delights, the very last one for 2012!  And what a great week it has been.  My nasty virus has finally disappeared and my Christmas spirit arrived just in time…

So, without further ado, here’s my LOVE list for the week leading up to and including Christmas Day…

  • I went back to work after 2 weeks off.  It was so nice to give some lovely pre-Christmas treatments to my clients, lots of Gift Certificate printing and some last minute maa organics product orders for Christmas.  That was enough to keep me busy without being too tiring!
  • Humphrey (one of our gorgeous pussycats) had his stitches out after his big operation and is now back to normal…meowing for food and love! and getting both on demand of course!!!!
  • An unexpected visit from a friend on Saturday afternoon…it was so nice to enjoy a coffee and a chat!
  • A little morning out for me in Port Douglas on Sunday… some Christmas break shopping, tropical flowers, Christmas crackers and lots of gourmet food goodies.  A new dress, top and necklace from Barbarella and Swan.  A huge thank you to one of my very best friends for the Gift Certificate that gave me that little spoil me spree!  The shopping continued at Floral Edge with these gorgeous earrings…and the markets with this oil burner…

I absolutely love Cool Earth Ceramics and have been nagging it’s creator, Shireen, to make oil burners so I was sooooo happy to see them on her stall.  I used it as soon as I got home with my celebration blend and it is perfect!

  • At the last minute I got into the Christmas spirit and decided that Santa was going to make a visit to our house.  So under the tree went a little pressie each (details below).
  • Christmas Eve dinner with friends at our place. The pop of a champagne cork, homemade smoked trout pate, followed by smoked turkey, baked veggies and salad.  Then we devoured mango, berries and ice cream with coffee to finish.  And some lovely traditional German biscuits.  And chocolates.  Well, it if you can’t indulge at Christmas…
  • We often don’t give presents at Christmas but this year we both thought it would be nice to have a present under the tree (without telling the other one) so we surprised each other and had a couple of gifts each to open…a beautiful book each, a coffee cup each, a Zaija Gift Voucher each and a lovely candle.  It was really really nice!!!!  And another lovely gift from a friend…so so spoilt…so so lucky 🙂
  • Christmas Day was a long lazy lie in and not much else.  I actually sat and read a book during the day – unheard of for me!  Repeat for today – Boxing Day.  That equals two whole days off, real days off, no work, no house painting, just days off.  Looking forward to more of them in 2013.

and other decadent delights… fresh limes ~ a clean freshly painted deck ~ downloading photos ~ camembert cheese ~ afternoon coffee ~ lots of leftovers ~ relax ~ relax ~ relax!

Clicketty Click….some online joy and inspiration in the last week from I am not a celebrity, In Spaces Between, Let Your Joy Rise, Sadie and Dasie and many many more.

and before I go a bit more Christmas Love from Pinterest…

  • Christmas Decorations pinned from here
  • Christmas Bling pinned from here
  • Christmas Bells pinned from here

Until next week year…let yourself be inspired, enriched & delighted by life.  In the meantime, I’d love to hear what’s on your Love List this week…please share in the comments below if you so desire!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Dee’s Delights – edition 36

Welcome to Dee’s Delights,  my weekly post where I share the inspiring, enriching and delightful things from the week that was.  This is edition 36 and this is my little LOVE list of words and photos I’ve compiled to share with you today…I hope your week was just as amazing!

  • The Solar Eclipse.  I am just so lucky to be living in the perfect place to see this years total solar eclipse.  A 4am start was certainly worth it to see this true gift from nature!  Here’s just one photo from the beautiful morning…more to come when I get time to go through them all.

solar eclipse_3796_crop

  • Feeding my shoe addiction!  My second pair of Jo Mercer shoes this month…how spoilt am I?!!!!   I’ve been in love with the brand since I discovered their Canberra shop earlier in the year – I bought myself a gorgeous pair of suede boots on that trip, well the heels came off the only daytime shoes I packed, what’s a girl to do?!!!  And now that I know my size it’s hard to resist a regular peek at their website and even harder to resist the “add to bag” button that is fluttering it’s eyelashes at me!!!!
  • An essential oil blend for euphoria…for more about this blissful blend click here.
  • A coffee catch up with a friend I haven’t seen in 7 years…yes, that’s right 7!, it seemed a good enough excuse for cake 🙂
  • a quiet start to the work week finished up being a busy one….a whirlwind of treatments and product orders – yay!!!
  • C Coconut Water…I’ve been changing my diet and moving towards a healthier lifestyle lately (ignoring the above mentioned cake!!) and coconut water is one of the new additions to my fridge.  C Coconut water is 100% organic and 100% delicious.

c coconut water

  • Sunday Lunch at Skybury and a day off….aaahhhhhhh, b r e a t h e!  And isn’t this photograph peaceful…a little photoshop enhancement of this blurry shot of a hazy sky made for some amazing atmospheric colours!

view from Skybury Coffee Plantation

  • More weekend painting….steel poles in the garage are now almost done…I feel like this list is never going to end?????????!!!!!!!

and other decadent delights…  fresh juice ~  baked salmon ~ warmer nights ~ Cairns plans ~ thoughts of Christmas and sparkling merlot.

sparkling merlot

Clicketty Click….there hasn’t been much time for new online discoveries this past week but after reading this review for a new app called Glyder I downloaded it and have been taking it for a spin…I’m sure there are other apps like this out there, I’d love to hear what you use!

and before I go some Health and Lifestyle advice from Pinterest …


pinned from here

Until next week…let yourself be inspired, enriched & delighted by life.  In the meantime, I’d love to hear what’s on your Love List this week…share in the comments below if you so desire!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Dee’s Delights ~ edition 31

Welcome again to Dee’s Delights, a weekly post where I share the things that have recently inspired, enriched & delighted me!  This is the 31st edition of those things!  I love this weekly ritual I have of sharing lovely things with you…I feel lucky and very grateful.

Here’s this weeks collection of delights…

JUICER ~ a huge WOOHOO for my new juicer.  I’ve lived without one for almost a year I think and I am absolutely loving having one back in my life….bigger and better than the last one I had too! …and so much quieter, gotta love that!!!   I’m once again addicted to juicing…I’ll think you’ll agree it’s not a bad thing to be addicted to!

Juice Time

INIKA MAKEUP ~ yay!  I received a few Inika samples this week and I L. O. V. E love them!  I have used Inika in the past but wanted to try a few more of their products as I’m thinking of introducing them to Tranquillity Zone for Special Occasion Makeup, Makeup Consultations/Lessons and Retail for you to buy from the Studio.  Sounds exciting doesn’t it?  I love doing makeup and haven’t done it since I moved to Queensland nearly 10 years ago.  I suspect I might have to recruit some volunteers for practise…hands up if you’d like a makeover?!!

Inika Makeup

FACIAL STEAMER ~ another little addition to the Tranquillity Zone Treatment Studio.  Your 1 hour maa organics facial now includes a steam….aahhh, not only mega-relaxing but a great cleanse and detox for your skin, drawing out impurities trapped in the pores and allowing the natural flow of sebum (the skins natural oils) and ultimately improving the absorption of the beautiful organic ingredients in our product range.

Facial Steamer

BLOOM WOMENS HEALTH AND WELL-BEING EXPO ~ What a great way to spend Friday night, amongst a few girlfriends listening to some inspiring women.  I’ll be telling you more about this in an upcoming post.

THIS BLOG POST ~ a recipe for a scrumptiously healthy treat!  Head on over and check it out!

A DAY OFF ~ yesterday I slept in, had a lazy morning at home and Andrew and I drove to Palm Cove for a late lunch and generally chilled out!  What more could you want from a day off?

and other decadent delights… purring pussycats ~ warm days ~ rest ~ love ~ new books and sunsets.

Clicketty Click….a few things from the online world that have brought me joy and inspiration in the last week.

I’ve been popping in to some of my all time fave online spaces this week…

Looking At The Light ~ I am not a celebrity ~ The Wellness Warrior ~ Let Your Joy RiseIn Spaces BetweenSadie and Dasie and many more…

what are you favourite online spaces to visit on a weekly basis?

and I couldn’t leave without sharing something from Pinterest that struck a chord this week…


from here

Until next week…let yourself be inspired, enriched & delighted by life.  In the meantime, tell me, what has brought you happiness lately?

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx