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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

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...

February 18, 2019

You know the feeling.

All the best intentions and then...Bam!

Out of nowhere something gets in the way of your well structured new routine/hobby/exercise program/resolution... Fill in the blank here.

I don’t know about you (and I’ve talked about it before) but it’s so eas...

February 15, 2019

As I sit here writing this, I can feel the little beads of sweat dripping down various parts of my body.

Ugh...you might think, but this is the reality of living in Auckland in mid-February. It’s one of the muggiest times of the year. But do not feel sorry for me, I’m h...

February 13, 2019

I had time to reflect today.

As I write this, it’s the day before Valentine’s Day--the day when every woman (and probably a lot of men) who are involved in a romantic relationship have some kind of romantic expectation that may (or may not) be met tomorrow.

Remember the...

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...

January 23, 2019

Today I’m grateful for my cat, Freyja.

She drives me nuts at dawn when she meows at me to get up and feed her--which I ignore by the way--but it doesn’t stop her doing it.

We play the same silly game every morning. I think she’s just letting me know that it’s nearly time...

January 15, 2019

That goal setting thing…yeah, that used to be me.

Today, I still set some goals, but I know that I’m in a frame of mind to meet them and I know that they’re moving me towards a larger and better life for myself.

I was talking to a friend last night. He happened to tell m...

January 10, 2019

Every new year brings with it the potential for new adventures. I don’t know how you’re feeling at the moment, but I’m incredibly excited about what 2019 has in store for me.

But, alas, it wasn’t always like that.

Let me take you back to a time in my life almost 20 years...

January 1, 2019

Welcome to 2019!

Begin as you mean to go on and follow your dreams.

I used to allow others to direct my life. I was merely a player, waiting for someone (anyone) to tell me what to do and when to do it.

That way, when things went wrong (and they usually did...) I didn't...

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