Hi,my name is Maria. This is my first blog dedicated to sharing my knowledge and ideas on living simply with others who are like minded and always looking up new information. I know some of what I post here may be seen in dozens of other blogs, but I still want to share some of the stuff I know - who knows it may just be new to someone! I am partner to Stephen and SAHM to 2yr old Joshua. We live in South West Sydney. I've worked as a bookkeeeper, a patternmaker/designer and now I teach Yoga of an evening at our local community college. I love the challenge of reinventing ways to use what others would otherwise just throw away, I love recycling , trying to be as green as I can! I enjoy running, yoga and riding my lovely Specialised Hybrid Mountain bike around town with Josh in tow. Just trying to do my bit to help look after our beautiful planet!