Capsule wardrobe: Minimise your wardrobe without minimising your style

Capsule wardrobe - how to keep your style, Alifeleadsimply single mom hacks for productivity and keeping sane

In essence, it is a paired down closet that consists, in its entirety, of 30 to 50 pieces of clothing. The clothing items have been chosen to fit and pair with all of the other items, allowing you to create outfits from any top and bottom that you choose. Sounds awesome right? Right – it is. But I will also agree that the whole concept can seem a bit confining.


Single-handedly raising young women who are warriors [Women’s month 2020]

Single-handedly raising young women who are warriors, Alifeleadsimply Women's month 2020

I don’t call my girls princesses. Nothing wrong with a princess, but society tend to think more in the lines of Princess Grace as opposed to Merida. As in Brave. If my girls are like a Disney princess, then by all means call them princess! Because that would mean that they are funny and smart … Read more Single-handedly raising young women who are warriors [Women’s month 2020]


Essential oils as natural medicine [free printable]

Essential oils as natural medicine, Alifeleadsimply

Essential oils, in my house, is exactly that – essential. Not only do I use the oils for cleaning, and in my homemade beauty products, but also as easy and effective remedies for a long list of ailments. My medicinal journey started a few years ago when I attended a workshop on tea tree oil. … Read more Essential oils as natural medicine [free printable]


Bacon and egg cups

Bacon and egg cups, Alifeleadsimply easy breakfast or snack recipes

We live busy lives, as I am sure you do to. This recipe was born out of that rush – so many mornings we run out the door only to realise that we have not eaten and have nothing to take with. So I started making these cups with the idea that on these mornings I could grab a frozen egg cup, which will then defrost in the car and be ready for lunch. Or if you have an office job, with a microwave, you could quickly heat it up for a hot breakfast at your desk. They make the perfect snacks for that afternoon energy slump, and I have also on occasion given them to the kids for dinner… So many possibilities!


We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen

We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen, Alifeleadsimply

These last couple of months have been hard, globally. First, we watched with horror at what was happening in China, then with fear as it started to spread to other countries. Then we started worrying about our own country – will it hit here? And then the seemingly inevitable happened – we had our first … Read more We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen


Mushroom stir-fry

Mushroom stirfry, Alifeleadsimply meat-free recipes, easy dinner ideas

We try to eat meat-free at least once a week but usually those dishes end up to be a curry or a soup. So this week was a bit different – a stir-fry with no meat! Of course, meat is not necessary, especially since the mushrooms give the dish a wonderful meaty flavour and taste.