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Lessons from a KonMari'd Home, Four Years Later
I KonMari'd my home back in 2015. Overall I loved it, but I have definitely experienced discarder's remorse. This blog shares what I wish I knew before I started this process, to help you find lasting joy (and no pain) in the KonMari method.
That F#*$ing Game!
The perils of THAT video game! Why is my kid like he is?! CAUTION: contains course language
Patience in business
When running a small business patience is something you will need on a very regular basis. In this blog post we cover the main ways your patience will be challenged by time.
Menstrual Cups, a review
Menstrual Cups! The “new aged” menstrual blood catchers! Good for the environment, good for your health and great for the wallet they say! Or are they? This blog highlights a new "cupper's" first impressions and experience.
You may ask….Why would anyone want to farm alpacas. Let me take you on a journey, our journey, starting 5 years ago this December.
Nix Dungeon Tutorial - Skull Lamp
I've had a lot of you asking "how did you do that" with a lot of my little boredom buster projects. So I decided to show you this one from start to finish so you too can have a go! This is a really easy but super effective lamp to make yourself!
Babes + Picnics Hawke's Bay
Babes + Picnics is a first of it's kind initiative which brings mums and their babes together once a month for a picnic style gathering.
The emotional start of your first year
So you are thinking about starting a business.. or you just started one... Now what?! First off - don't panic - and secondly; you've come to the right place! Below more info on steps we think you should take to have a well balanced EMOTIONAL start to your business.
Finding your business feet for 2018
When planning a new year for your business, whether you have been working hard for a few years or you've only just started a small business - you will find more clarity and focus. This blog post will give you tips on how to start planning
That first summer with alpacas
Knowledge is key to success in anything in life, so it is with learning to farm alpacas! We learnt a few things, the hard way.
Facial Eczema In Alpacas
Often the first symptom of the disease facial eczema in alpaca, is "sudden death", (Dr Geoff Neal of Manawatu Veterinary Service).
My review of MisFit's online fitness/habit changer program
My main goal was to at least move a little every day...we have a little bit of gym equipment at home so I picked to go on our excercycle for at least 15mins each day. But overall; just live healthier and move more.
10 top tips on how to handle keyboard warriors as a business owner
Your online reputation as a business can make or break your business - and yes, this goes for blog writers too. Writing a blog, getting sponsored for certain content IS having a business. This blog post will give you 10 tangible things to do, it will highlight the do's and don'ts of online behaviour in response to negativity.
5 things to get you started in branding your business
Getting your business out there, recognised at a glance by your ideal customer, is the goal for most small business owners. It's all well and good to want this but how do you get there? Branding is one of the big factors at play, read here about 5 things you need to start doing now
The Hive NZ - and what we are about
If you have been wondering what The Hive NZ is really all about then this blog post will help you understand it. It's also a great read for people that already know us as you'll be able to read a bit more about our why.
In the research for the next few blog posts, some already knowns were confirmed for me but possibly not for you. The goal of this string of blog posts will be to help, answer, educate, transform and challenge you - whether you ARE already a small business owner or whether you are thinking of starting one up.
Daffodils Hurt; Daffodils Heal
Four years ago I was awoken late at night by my phone ringing. It was Dad, calling to tell me that Nanna was in hospital and she wouldn’t be with us for long... Meet the owner/artisan behind Memory Quilts New Zealand.
Reusable Pads - a review
A review on Woohoo Nana’s products and a bit of a laugh at my expense! Be warned, content about urinary incontinence & some offensive language – not everyone’s “cup of tea”
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