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It’s our fourth birthday! Win a pack of handmade and natural goodies to celebrate! {ENDED}

Fourth birthday giveaway

Happy freaking New Year, lovely.

January 1 is always a mighty special day for us. A new year dawns bright and shiny with the promise of new adventures ahead.

And we celebrate the birthday of She Makes Magic, and all the challenges, growth and connection she has brought into our lives.

It was on a sweaty, humid New Years Day back in 2012 that we hit publish on our very first blog post. Honestly, we didn’t really even know what a blog was back then or what we were doing. But we felt called to do it anyway. Four years on, we’re still here. And so are you.

Thank you.

 

The past year has been one of our wildest rides yet – and it feels like we’ve achieved so much…

+ We spent the month of March travelling around the little Australian island of Tasmania together in Walter the Campervan, where we hatched the idea for a new podcast series.

+ In May, we finally unveiled our shiny new podcast series to the world, and were thrilled to bits when it instantly went to the top of iTunes’ New and Noteworthy section.

+ We interviewed each other for the podcast series, delving deep into our own stories of transformation and growth for the very first time. (Koren’s is here, Alana’s here.)

+ We watched as our little tribe quadrupled in size. Wow! A big warm welcome to all you lovely new folk.

+ We were featured in three (three!) magazines: Raspberry Magazine’s issue seven, Peppermint Magazine’s summer issue 28, and The Goddess Sisterhood’s second edition.

+ Alana took off on a solo soul journey, circumnavigating Australia in Walter the Campervan, all alone. After 10 months, 30,000kms, $6000 in fuel, 7 states, 1 territory, two breakdowns, a million tears and twice as many belly laughs, she finally made it home. (See incredible photos from the trip at #avannamedwalter.)

+ Koren chalked up her third year living abroad in sunny Spain, supported entirely by her freelance writing. Her work appeared in a bunch of rad publications, like frankie, Peppermint, Smith Journal, SBS Food, and The Guardian Australia – and she started helping other bloggers, too. She gallivanted to places like Finland, Estonia, Germany, Croatia, Turkey, Greece and Italy. And, just maybe, her Spanish improved a little.

And, in December, we both came home to South Australia for a few brief weeks together before heading off on new adventures interstate and abroad.

Alana and Koren

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It’s our birthday! Win one of five birthday goodie bags! {ended}

We're three and we're giving away cool stuff to celebrate in our birthday giveaway
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wozers! Where did 2014 go? We think we blinked and almost missed it. Yet, somehow, so many huge shifts and changes occurred for us too.

Our biggest transformation was the renaming and rebranding of this space, saying goodbye to The Little Green House and welcoming the expansive energy of She Makes Magic into our lives.

Already, in just a few short months after making herself known to us, She Makes Magic has created an upheaval in our lives. She’s encouraging us to step up, to grow, question, heal and learn. We wait with awe to see what direction she takes us in next, both here online and in our own personal lives.

2015 is going to be HUGE. In February I am embarking on a campervanning trip around Australia, and Koren will come home from Spain to join me for the first month of the journey.

We can’t wait to be together again and see what happens when our creative energy crosses paths in the physical world. From past experience, we know that’s when the magic truly happens.

Already we have loads planned for you for next year. The most exciting development currently in the works is our new Kind-Hearted Beauties podcast series. We’re going to introduce you to some incredibly talented women who are out there living large and following their passion. We’ll ask them nitty gritty soulful questions about success, failure and chasing down your dreams. Our dream is that we can all take wisdom and inspirations from their stories.

And there’s loads of other projects a’brewing behind the scenes, too.

But before all this, let’s get 2015 off to a rocking start by giving away some awesomeness!! Continue Reading →

8 Christmas gift ideas for your soul sista

Gifts for your soul sisters

Are you still hunting for that perfect gift for her? That special something that says: “I love you. Thank you for being my rock this year.

Your soul sister deserves a soulful gift. You’re looking for something that will make your heart swell to give and her spirit sing to receive.

Gotcha.

We’ve put together this gift guide for you, lovely.

There’s some really beautiful creations floating around at the moment, crafted by very talented women. Most of these pressies have been selected because we personally know these women, know their work and feel off-the-charts passionate about helping them share their gifts with the world. Continue Reading →

Giving goodness // Oxfam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane will finish at Mt Coot-tha

(Photo: Brisbane City Council)

In just a few weeks, our dear friend Kris and three of her friends will lace up their sneakers and start walking. And they’ll keep walking for the next 48 hours. They’ll walk across rugged Australian bushland and they won’t stop until they’ve covered 100 long kilometres.

It’s a challenging hike for a good cause. Kris and her friends are raising money through Oxfam Trailwalker Australia to help people living in poverty. Continue Reading →

Giving goodness // Rainforest Rescue

Pieman River in Tasmania, Australia

Sometimes we can lull ourselves into thinking that in Australia, with its superb education system, clever scientific communities and proud boasting of unique wildlife, destruction of our beautiful forests and native areas no longer occurs. That’s something that only happens in less developed countries right?

Unfortunately, this really isn’t the case. Many of our natural forests or parts of our forests remain unprotected and are being cleared for housing or mining projects. Top that with the fact that more than 1,500 of our plant and animal species are listed as threatened with extinction. I don’t know about you but that makes me ill to the stomach. Continue Reading →