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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

September 5, 2019

Feeding the earth feels very much to me like feeding the soul.

Without growing my soil, there is nothing for the beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables to grow from. This is one of the beautiful nasturtium's that I grow as ground cover in my garden.

When I want to plan...

September 4, 2019

It's fair to say when you grow up with a Vox amp and a double bass in your bedroom there's always going to be something musical in your life.

Fast forward to marrying a bass player (how the hell did that happen!?) building a new house with its own recording studio--bedr...

August 30, 2019

 As I write this, there is only a couple of days of the New Zealand winter left, before spring is upon us.

The produce in the photograph has just been picked and has grown, out in the open and through the cool of the winter in my back garden. We are blessed to live...

August 23, 2019

August is the final month of winter down here in New Zealand. It's also a time when we have a ridiculous amount of rain and it's cold and dreary--at least that's how it seems to me at the moment.

It's a time of year when I'm aching for the warmth of spring to begin to s...

August 21, 2019

Mum was diagnosed with lung cancer in mid-April and we've been on a roller coaster ride ever since.

I'm pleased to report that she seems to be over the worst of the operation to remove the tumour and now we're looking at stage 2 of her recovery and whatever that entails...

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...

March 28, 2019

I'm asking myself where did the first quarter of the year go?

I'm also looking at my goals for this quarter and I'm pleased to report that I've likely hit 80% of them.

How have you done with your goals for the first quarter?

If you're struggling with achieving your potent...

February 28, 2019

Some days it feels like everything is too hard.

"Struggle" is the word of the day and all I want to do is go back to bed, pull the covers over my head and pretend the world isn't out there waiting to get me.

Then I look out the window at my garden.

Have I told you how muc...

February 5, 2019

So I talked about my own struggle with self-care at the beginning of this week. Of course, it’s not only when I’m trying to get back into my yearly routine that I struggle with self-care.

I’m a mother and a wife and a (sort of) employee (I’m self-employed...so my boss c...

February 4, 2019

It’s February already, so I tell myself I should be well back into my routine.

I don’t know what it’s like where you are in the world, but here in New Zealand, it’s the middle of summer and that still makes me want to be in holiday mode. The local children may have gone...

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