'Being in charge of your own life, and making decisions based on what you want to do rather than what you have to do, gives you a rare kind of contentment and shows you that every ordinary day offers magnificent opportunities.'
Award-winning blogger Rhonda Hetzel shares the day-to-day practicalities of a simple life and shows you how to rediscover the heart of your home.
With a year of monthly projects that make household management easier, Rhonda encourages you to set up good systems, make what you need and appreciate what you have. Learn how to stretch money further, safely clean your home and cook from scratch with 40 favourite recipes, including step-by-step guides to baking bread and making cheese.
Whether you're part of a family, living alone or thinking about retirement, this is an inspiring, indispensable guide to slowing down, taking stock of your life and finding pleasure and satisfaction at home.
Hardcover. 303 pages.Beautiful colour photographs and illustrations through out.
Organise the year ahead, Your money and your life, A food revolution, Food gardening in containers, Laundry love, Food preserving and storage, Simple home bakes, Domestic crafts, sewing and household linens, The home dairy, Spring cleaning, Health and wellbeing, A time for celebration.
About the author
Rhonda Hetzel is a retired journalist and technical writer best known for her award-winning blog, 'Down to Earth'. Rhonda lives with her husband, Hanno, on the Sunshine Coast, where they happily tend a food garden, gather eggs and occasionally look after grandchildren. Rhonda is a keen volunteer worker and is often found presenting simple-living workshops in her community. She is the author of bestseller Down to Earth (2012) and Penguin Special, The Simple Life (2014). In 2014 Rhonda won the Green Lifestyle magazine's Local Green Hero Award.