Slow & Sustainable Living

How start reaching your slow living goals

So you’re sold on the idea living more slowly and simply, but you have no idea how to begin or perhaps you’ve set resolutions before and they have slipped by the wayside. Maybe your world currently feels anything but slow or simple and you feel stuck and overwhelmed. Making change in your life is a […]

Planning a waste-free, debt-free Christmas

The silly season is upon us and it’s easy to get swept away by all the excitement and anticipation of this wonderful time. The shops are full of amazing festive decorations and homewares, and as mums we are busy buying presents and planning the Christmas menu. As someone who cares very much for the Earth […]

Natural play make up for your minis

Like me, you might have a mini human who loves to copy her mummy and play with make up but there is no way I want my precious girl using cheap products full of nasties. Kid’s have such sensitive skin and in my experience are prone to skin irritation from cheaper products. The solution? No […]

Upcycled play idea: Create your own mini sea

When you have kids there are so many great ways to turn waste into an imaginative play opportunity. Here’s a sweet little idea for your and your minis. Why not hit the beach (or local craft store and sandpit) and turn an old container into a mini sea world that is sure to delight! And […]

5 Eco-friendly Household Products Worth the Switch

There are more ‘green’ products on offer than ever before and while we’re lucky to have the option of avoiding nasties like harsh chemicals and single use plastics, sometimes the risk of trying something new along with some pretty hefty price tags can make us think twice before making the switch. As busy mums we […]

Three books to help you slow down

It has been said the true value of a book doesn’t lie in the information presented, but in the author’s story and way of telling it. I have certainly found this to be true. As a child I wasn’t too interested in reading however as an adult I find a good book to be really […]

Garden therapy

Natures antidote to busyness A busy modern life that glorifies instant results and perfection can leave us feeling really down. But did you know there’s a natural antidote that gives back in spades? See what I did there? Yep, it’s gardening! I have very fond memories, from when I was a young girl, of visiting […]

Slow exercise: it’s a thing

It doesn’t have to be all or nothing As a new mum it can be hard to find the energy and motivation to exercise. There’s constant interruptions and jiggly bits that weren’t there before. We all know we need to move our bodies to stay well but with limited spare time and post-baby bodies, the […]

About Me

Hi, I’m Emily. I started the Pineapple Farmhouse blog to share our family’s love of slow and sustainable living, wholesome home cooking, a natural handmade home and farmhouse style.

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