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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 9, 2019

 I say it over and over again and I will continue to say it until I draw my last breath...

There is magic in putting pen to paper.

Something about the connection of brain, to hand, to flow of words on paper, activates some kind of magical transformation.

Moving words, ide...

August 28, 2019

There's nothing I love more than falling into a good book.

I was one of those kids who read everything I could get my hands on...nothing's really changed. If it's got words on it, you'll usually find me reading it.

My dearly beloved cleared out the mail box tonight of th...

August 25, 2019

Life has been a little up and down for me lately.

Not enough hours in the day.

Too many things to do in too short a time.

Too many demands and a head that refuses to 'shut down' the busier life becomes.

If you can relate--read on.

This photograph reminded me of the many fac...

March 23, 2019

It's been a torrid week here in New Zealand.

I don't like following the news, but even I would have to have been living under a rock not to have been caught up in the fallout of our country's worst ever mass shooting.

It's hard to stay upbeat and grateful when atrocities...

March 5, 2019

Wonderful Wednesday:

Sometimes it's hard when you're feeling as if the world is crashing in on you to find the wonder in the world.

That's why practising gratitude is so important to me.

There was a gust of wind here the other day and it lifted an umbrella into the air. T...

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,...

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 21, 2019

It’s been my experience that gratitude is so much more than simply saying, “thank you”. Gratitude has, quite simply, changed my entire outlook on life. It’s opened my heart to new and wonderful experiences and that’s why, as a recovering alcoholic, I try so hard to pra...

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