Thank you for visiting My Arkadia. Please note that our online store no longer holds stock but our cubby house doors are always open to custom orders, charitee fundraisers or graphic design projects. Keep going against the grain 🌿💚👊🏼
What are you up to these school holidays?
Yesterday we spent a beautiful morning in Currumbin Valley and at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. My heart was full of joy as they raced leaf boats down the creek, climbed big rocks, swam under waterfalls, had a picnic and spotted wildlife.
Here are a few great ways you can get your kids (or yourself) into nature:
10 great tips for getting kids out in nature and why it matters
We've been watching doco's like Plastic Ocean and War on Waste lately and have been really affected by the impact our waste is having on the planet. Although we make an effort to minimise our waste, recycle, compost, grow food, etc., there's room for improvement.
Does this issue concern you too? What tips can you share or can you recommend a good blog that helps families live a more eco-friendly life?
You guys rule! Thank you to all the wonderful people who have placed orders in our closing down sale or sent us a beautiful message. We've only got 30 shirts left now including this design for a cheeky little one in your life. 😜
Help give our remaining little t-shirt babies homes by nabbing yourself a $10 tee or a few at http://www.myarkadia.com.au/ and by sharing this post. It's been a wild ride and a privilege making beautiful retro and nature inspired, ethically made products for ya'll.
Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on our next adventures and thank you for your amazing support over the last five years. The Arkadians, Ammber & Justin xo
A great activity to do with the kiddies by one of my all-time favourite Designers, the lovely Beci Orpin.
Thanks to Child Magazine for featuring my 'Nature Mobile' from Sunshine Spaces on their blog:
Hello Arkadians! What's going on in your world? On Monday I was feeling sore and sorry for myself from a tooth extraction, and I watched this doco on Netlfix Living On One Dollar. It gave me a new appreciation for what I often take for granted, even something simple like seeing a dentist. Watch it and be inspired by the kindness and joy these beautiful people show, even though they have far less.
As we begin 2017, let's be appreciative for what we have and treat others how we would like to be treated.
Living on One Dollar is an award-winning documentary ...that follows the experience of four friends living on $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala.
The film been called a "Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of the Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Available globally on Vimeo & Netflix.
This documentary echoes many of the values behind My Arkadia, enjoying the simple things in life, quality over quantity, treasuring nature and as hard as it is for kids - to value what's really important rather than just acquire more and more stuff. Check it out on Netflix and let us know your thoughts.