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Things I Learned at The Library

by Carly Jacobs
Yesterday I went to my local library to stock up on books because of my self-inflicted 9pm screen ban. I haven’t been to the library in years. They really are quite wonderful places despite the fact that they smell like floppy disks mixed with wet pillows. In fact the whole trip debunked a few assumptions I had about libraries. Most people have been irreparably scarred, either physically or emotionally by the Read the rest!

5 DIY Easter Gift Ideas for Grown Ups

by Carly Jacobs
This post is sponsored by Woolworths I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge a fan of arbitrary gift giving. I love to spoil people on their birthdays and at Christmas time but when it comes to Easter, I sit firmly in the school of less is more. If every person of consequence in my life gave me a chocolate gift at Easter I’d have to buy much bigger pants to fit around my April Girth of Gluttony, so I gener Read the rest!

Autumn Wishlist 2014

by Carly Jacobs
I simply adore the cooler weather. I’m not built for heat. My wellness guru Morgan says this is because I’m ‘very pitta‘ in the terms of the Ayurveda practice, which means that I’m already full of fire so leaving me out in the open in summer is like death by Tabasco sauce. This is apparently why I get so stabby on 30 degree days. Here I was thinking that I only liked winter for the sou Read the rest!
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The Every Day List

by Carly Jacobs
Image Us humans don’t always know what’s good for us. Truthfully we probably do know but our brains like to sabotage us sometimes. I know sometimes my brain is all ‘Let’s drink 5 pints of beer on a Tuesday afternoon. TASTY FACE!‘. Then I end up drunk at the pub,  yelling at a stranger about my theories of feminism on Game of Thrones at 11pm on a weeknight. I know what works for my bo Read the rest!

Retail Recommendation: My New Favorite Clothing Store

by Carly Jacobs
What delicious rainy weather we’re having in Melbourne! I just got back from a 5 day detox in Bali with Luxury Retreats Bali (stay tuned for my review next week!) and I’m feeling incredible. It’s the most relaxed and focussed I’ve felt in years. Namaste! First up on my agenda when I got back was a trip to the post office to pick up a dry body brush and some scented candles I ordered. Before Read the rest!
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Why Don’t You… Grow Fresh Basil?

by Carly Jacobs
Image Why don’t you…? Go to the pool? Swim a few leisurely laps? Relax in the sauna afterwards? Make homemade versions of your favourite treats? Pop tarts? Donuts? Croissants? Drink ginger tea with your meals? Give your digestion a helping hand? Go to bed early? Make a cup of chamomile tea and snuggle down with a good book? Make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and share them with someone you Read the rest!

So You Had Sex and Now She’s Pregnant. How is That Her Fault?

by Carly Jacobs
Image I was having lunch with some friends the other day and the conversation steered towards one night stands. One of my friends told us about her cousin who’s ‘life is over’ because of a one night stand where the girl said she was on the pill ‘but wasn’t’. Now he has to ‘hand over half of his paycheck’ every week until the kid turns 18 because of an ‘innocent Read the rest!
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5 of the Strangest Health Rituals in History

by Carly Jacobs
If someone had told me a week ago that it was a good idea to pour a pot of salt water through one of my nostrils and out the other one I would have been all ‘Bitch please!’ *hair flick*.  It was much to my own surprise that I found myself doing that very thing this morning. Observe.Now there’s a reason why I did this… and that reason is Morgan. She’s the yoga teacher and wellness gu Read the rest!
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What to Pack For Bali

by Carly Jacobs
It’s been a super busy week in Smaggle Land. Firstly, after 8 weeks of hard-core and flawless running training (seriously I didn’t even skip one session) I had to ditch my finale 10km run because I got struck down with the sleepy flu virus from hell on the same day my monthly friend came to visit. So the only activity I’ve been fit for this past week has been moaning on the couch in the foetal pos Read the rest!
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March: What Are The Top Three Things You’d Recommend To A Friend This Month?

by Carly Jacobs
My aunty once told me about her old boss and the unusual gift registry she had on her 50th birthday. She asked each of her friends to give her what they were currently into for a birthday present. For example a book they’d recently read, a TV series they were addicted to, a CD of their favourite songs, a voucher to a great new restaurant they’d discovered. It was such a great way to get to know her friends a Read the rest!