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Hello there! Thank you so much for visiting Jo Simply Will.

I’m Jo, and I live on a couple of acres in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. I love to grow, cook, and make things, and my intention is to live more simply and thoughtfully. I love to write about my lifestyle, hobbies, and ideas for simple living, and hope that you will enjoy reading my blog.

Gardening is a much-loved hobby of mine. It is immensely satisfying to go out into the vegie patch, pick a few things here and there and turn them into a meal. You will find recipes on the blog for all of the things I grow. This includes pumpkin, sweet potato, winter greens, tomatos, herbs and much more. My recipes are simple and delicious, and you will find them under ‘Cooking’.

We keep chickens, and as well as being entertaining (and messy!) little creatures, they keep us supplied with beautiful eggs. There are also lots of egg recipes on the blog.

Craft is another favourite hobby. I do cross-stitch, scrapbooking, and make my own cards. Recently I’ve started knitting dishcloths of all things! I have gathered together some really helpful links to knitting tutorials in this post.

In my quest to have a slower, more simple, less consumption-focused, and more thoughtful lifestyle, I find there are certain things that get under my skin. Things like food waste, the amount of rubbish some households generate, the way many people wear busy-ness as a badge of honour. Occasionally, I have a rant about something that is bothering me or that has been on my mind. You will find these posts under the heading ‘Thinking about….’

My goal is to inspire readers with ideas about ways to live more simply and thoughtfully. But I do want to do more than just inspire. I hope to influence you to take the next step and act. This could be through growing a few of your own vegetables and fruits, starting a worm farm, or committing to reducing the amount of rubbish that you throw out each week.

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I suspect that if you are visiting my blog you are also thinking about achieving a simpler life. I hope that you will be both inspired and influenced to make some changes that will help you achieve your goals.

Thank you for visiting!