Workshops and Events for Living a Simple Life

Here at Our Life Our Way , we aim to bring workshops and events that will help you with the

Concepts of simple living 

How to get on the path 

 Exploring and celebrating your new journey

and of course the practical skills to achieve your new life.

Upcoming Workshop

Introduction to Natural Body Products

New dates will be released once current Covid-19 pandemic is over.
About this Event
What’s it all about?
The process of creating natural home made body products is for any one who cares to be creative, cares about what they put on their body and cares about the impact those product have on the Earth.
So:
Are you looking for healthier, more natural or simply eco-friendly body products?
Are you wanting to go waste-free and are reducing plastic usage at home?
This introduction workshop will show you how to get started and we’ll make some natural products together so you can see how easy it is!
You will get hands on experience making your own affordable bespoke products including but not limited to deodorant, toothpaste, lip balm, body and facial scrubs.
You will take home your own products, with recipes and concepts to make your own at home.
You are not required to bring anything as we provide all jars and containers for taking home your goodies, as well as notes and a cuppa.
This workshop is for everyone age 13+
Please aim to arrive 10 min before scheduled start time.
 

Event Attendance

As you would predict, the advent of Covid19 has made it necessary to put our ‘in-person’ workshops  and event attendances on hold.
( if you have booked tickets we will be processing refunds in next few days).
We are now looking at how we can use all of this excellent technology that we have, for some online courses.
We will share those events on here once we have them up and running.
In the meantime, we both have buckets of tomatoes to process, autumn veggie seeds & seedling to get in, bread to bake, chook houses to clean, herbs to dry , body and well being products to make. Basically we are getting on with our normal life, but with social distancing and the added unknown of running a small business. Kerrie’s partner Pete is also self employed!

But worrying & panicking about what we can’t control won’t change anything, so lets get on living the best life we can at the moment we are in.

If you would like to join us as we all travel though the next months , please sign up for our newsletter ( and like and share our page ) where we’ll be sharing lots of practical information, from gardening, household, recipes, crafts, books and handy practical hints and tips.
Kerrie & Megan
Our Life Our Way

Workshop Programs we offer:

 

 

We can run these workshops for groups,community houses, corporate or school incursions.

Please contact us on ourlifeourway19@gmail.com or 0409 027 359 for a chat about content, dates and pricing.

We can customise to suit your needs.

Other Workshops we offer are:

Bees Wax Wraps | Lampshades | Herbal First Aide Kit | Weed Foraging | Pasta Making | Beginners Knitting | Continental Knitting | Herbal Chicken Care | Rag Rugs                   Darning & Mending | Introduction to Tinsmithing | Advance Body Care Products  

Past Workshops

  • Rag Rug Quilt
  • Around the Teapot
  • Natural Body Care
  • Let Them Eat Bread
In this hands-on workshop you will be making your own small quilt 80cm x 60cm to learn the techniques, hints and tips of rag quilting and then be able to go home and share your new-learned skills with your family, friends and community.
The ragging technique involves the layering of 3 fabrics all of which are seen in the finished project. The middle layer can be thin cotton wadding but recycled old flannelette sheets make a great alternative.
It’s an ideal project to use any fabric remnants that you may have or recycle any clothes to make into a memory rag quilt
During this hands we will discuss herbal teas, their properties and how to prepare them properly and how to choose the perfect herbal remedy for you. You will taste a variety of teas, and learn how to make an herbal blend that fits your needs.
What we will cover in this workshop:
•Brief overview of tea and tea blending
•Learn how to grow and dry our own herbs
•Learn the health benefits of tea, herbs and spices
•Understand flavours and combinations that work well in tea
•How to formulate your own tea blends
 You will leave with skills and knowledge to incorporate into your Simple Living life journey that you will be able to share with others.

In this part hands-on, part demonstration workshop you will learn how to make beautiful, versatile and economical body products, with natural ingredients for yourself, family and friends.
There will be plenty of samples and notes to take home.
A diverse workshop to encourage conscious consumer choices and self-reliance. We will teach you this timeless skill that is at the heart of Simple Living.
What you will learn:
How easy and economical it is to make products with natural ingredients including, but not limited to : skin moisturiser, body scrub , shampoo and haircare, pest repellant, lip balm and toothpaste
The workshop fee includes all raw ingredients, small jars for your take-home samples, plus recipes and notes.

Few things beat the satisfaction that comes with the smell of fresh, home-baked bread, whether it’s a yeasted loaf or a simple flatbread to go with dips or a curry.
Join Megan and Kerrie in this 4 hour, hands-on workshop where we will teach you this timeless skill that is at the heart of Simple Living.
You’ll be making your own loaf of bread, and learning about the natural processes that happen in bread making so you’ll be confident to make your own at home.  We will also show you how to make a couple of different, non-yeasted flatbreads that are really versatile.