New Zealand Gardening 101 – A Guide to Not Ruining Your Landlord’s Lawn

New Zealand Gardening 101 – A Guide to Not Ruining Your Landlord’s Lawn

Spring is well on its way here in the Southern hemisphere which means the days are getting longer and all of Christchurch is in bloom. The owners of the house we're renting (or at least their parents who live nearby) were clearly skilled gardeners who took a lot of time and effort to plant trees, shrubs, [...]

How To Make Home Brewed Kombucha – If I Can Do It, You Can Too

How To Make Home Brewed Kombucha – If I Can Do It, You Can Too

Lately, I've been seriously channeling my inner domestic goddess. With summer on its way, I'm attempting to grow my own herbs, cook recipes with more than three steps, and keep plants alive and happy (let's all keep our fingers crossed for that one). My current success rate has me feeling good and I think I'm [...]

Shreddin’ For the Weddin’ – Five Ways I’m Upping My Fitness In Preparation for the Big Day

Shreddin’ For the Weddin’ – Five Ways I’m Upping My Fitness In Preparation for the Big Day

Since moving to New Zealand, I've been pretty slack on the fitness front, but with the wedding just around the corner, I'm feeling motivated to get back into the swing of things. With five months to go before the big day, I've been looking for ways to get more active, drop a few kgs, and tone up on a budget.  Here's what I've been doing to kickstart my fitness and get shreddin' for the weddin'...

Our Engagement Story

Our Engagement Story

This past week marked one year since Pete and I got engaged. Feeling a little nostalgic, I went back to old posts from the early days of AwP only to discover that I'd completely failed to share the story of how Pete proposed. My bad! So in honor of one year with a ring on [...]