About me!

Hi there!

I'm Kara, a 40-something woman who enjoys making and doing; practical one might say!

We don't have a TV and so have lots of time in the evenings to have a go at all those things that I've always wanted to have a go at. I created this blog to share my success's and failures with like minded people who also like to experiment and give it a go rather than buy brand new or get someone to do it for you every time!

We are fairly "Planet Ark-y" as a friend of our recently complained - and are constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment, lower our bills and live a simpler life with less consumerism and ultimately - enjoy life!

The blog name comes partly from people often telling me, "Oh, you're so practical" and partly from our family name which has "frog" in it - my husband and my father-in-law both get called Froggy all the time - being a woman I guess that should make me a Frogg-ette, Frogg-ella or Frogg-ina!

I live on a large suburban block in Brisbane (but still don't seem to be able to grow veges despite all that room) although we do have chickens, worms, a cat, bee's, lots and lots of trees and fantastic neighbours!!

If you want to have a look around our back yard - the link is here.

I currently work three two part time jobs, am married, am attempting just got a uni degree online and in my spare time - enjoy blogging!

Thanks for dropping by!


Barbara Good said...

Hi kara, I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog so much that I have nominated you for an award, see here http://thenewgoodlife.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/tuesdays-top-five-about-me-and-some-awards/.

I'm not sure how you feel about this sorts of things. Please feel free to respond to it in any way, if at all, that you like.

Larissa said...

Hi Kara

I enjoy reading your blog and noticed on you reading list the Affluenza book. I read it last year and found it enlightening and a bit scary.

I am currently conducting research into blogs that focus on sustainable living as part of my Masters at the University of New England, Australia. I am gathering information on the positive role that blogs play in inspiring people to live more sustainably.

We are looking for people to participate in a short survey ${l://SurveyLink} (5-10minutes), link below

If you could help that would be greatly appreciated.
Student Researcher, Master of Environmental Systems, Markets and Climate Change
University of New England
Email: lshashko@une.edu.au

Practical Frog said...

Hi Larissa! Thanks for dropping by. I am studying too so happy to support you in your endevours. Hope it all goes well - enjoy reading the blogs you encounter! - Kara

Silver Bells said...

Hi Kara! Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier. I am going to enjoy looking at your blog - just got the small matter of tidying up after a little person first (yesterday it was too nice here to be indoors putting things away).

Practical Frog said...

Hi Silver bells! I found you through Slow down slowly and relly enjoyed reading your blog! Hope to see you around! - Kara

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