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We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”; I am here to do just that. Life, Love & Lettuce serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world.

Join me as I live a sustainable life by growing my own vegetables, keeping my waste in check and managing my stress (without alcohol or drugs) while writing about love.

Don't forget to pick up my gratitude journal and learn how to be happy--it's a simple recipe for healthy living.

Once you've done that, sit back, relax, and read on.

Love Toni x

May 3, 2019

I remember a time many years ago, when I was struggling with early sobriety.

I was on my way home from a shopping trip with my two young sons in the car. It was February, school had just gone back and in New Zealand it’s mid summer in February. Auckland has hot, muggy s...

February 26, 2019

When I was trying to get sober, I had a line drawing on my fridge. I eventually coloured it in I loved it so much. It was a photograph of a pelican trying to swallow a frog. The frog had a hand around the pelican’s neck and wasn’t letting go!

Underneath the words said,...

December 20, 2018

If you feel as if you’re hanging on by your fingertips at the moment, you’re probably not alone. The struggle is real for those of us who make the decision to abstain from alcohol at this time of the year.

I had the experience yesterday of travelling back from Waiheke I...

December 10, 2018

Today I'm grateful for the friends and family that I have in my life.

Sometimes friends and family aren’t the same thing and that’s okay.  When you come from a background of dysfunction and addiction, it can be especially difficult to see friends and family in the same...

October 21, 2018

Quick, easy non-alcoholic drinks to make at home

October 19, 2018

So, you’ve stopping drinking…but what now?

Did you ever stop to think that things should be different. Have you thought that things should be better by now?

Maybe you’ve asked yourself… “Why isn’t my life running smoothly?”…“Why can’t I stay organised?”…“Shouldn’t I be h...

August 10, 2018

I don’t know about you, but when ‘the experts’ (whoever they are!) say that it takes 21 days to create a new habit, I’m not impressed.


Because I’m an “I want it now!” kind of girl.

Why can’t I just flick a switch and change things around?

How come there’s all this fre...

July 14, 2018

The day after I reached the milestone of 17 years continuous sobriety, I find myself sitting and contemplating the things that matter to me in my life.

There are many, many things that I am grateful to have and many people I am grateful to share my life with.

I have come...

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