Elise Cook ◈ AUSTRALIA

Elise Cook ◈ AUSTRALIA

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For a while now we've been paying attention to what we eat, and how we treat our bodies - and as a natural extension of this I started looking at and learning about what we put ON our bodies (especially important because of how much time I spend in the sun ☺️). So I began changing all of my beauty products over to delicious natural & organic options - created with nutrient rich ingredients and without the nasties.I have totally, completely noticed a change in my skin already - (and I'll be sharing a bunch of this in a blog post real soon) - but I'm especially glad I came across this little AMAZING range created by an Australian girl who, after studying naturopathy, and realising the power of good ingredients, created the most beautiful range of organic skincare (which smells sooo good too). Now I think I'd be lost without it. 🙌🏼 @maaemo_organic 👈🏼💛

For a while now we've been paying attention to what we eat, and how we treat our bodies - and as a natural extension of this I started looking at and learning about what we put ON our bodies (especially important because of how much time I spend in the sun ☺️). So I began changing all of my beauty products over to delicious natural & organic options - created with nutrient rich ingredients and without the nasties.I have totally, completely noticed a change in my skin already - (and I'll be sharing a bunch of this in a blog post real soon) - but I'm especially glad I came across this little AMAZING range created by an Australian girl who, after studying naturopathy, and realising the power of good ingredients, created the most beautiful range of organic skincare (which smells sooo good too). Now I think I'd be lost without it. 🙌🏼 @maaemo_organic 👈🏼💛

Just when we thought we couldn’t love this part of Australia any more, we explored the heart of this Peninsula, and fell in love some more. On another note, there's now a whole lot of you (100 thousand) following along as we live our little adventure on the road.Wow.Instagram has never been about numbers for me - but I thought that this would be a good time to stop and say thank you to all of you. 💛It has been a joy to share our photos & stories as we attempt to live life and run our business in our tiny home on wheels, live life a little less ordinary, & discover what happiness means for us.We all have a choice about what type of content we want to consume and how we let it impact our lives. Instagram is like little windows you look through that can be really beneficial or really superficial.For me, this has been a wonderful place for connection, for inspiration, & for sharing. Every now & then people contact me and tell me that the way we live our life has inspired or challenged them to change their own (and their idea of happiness might not be living in a van… it could be quitting their job to become a pilot, or moving their family across the world, or turning that dream they’ve always had into a plan) - it blows me away that what we share in this space played enough of a role for them to want to contact me & let me know.I’m incredibly grateful for that.There was an article written by a nurse, Bronnie Ware, called ‘The 5 Regrets Of The Dying’. The most common regret of all - “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” Before we moved into the van those expectations were something we (in particular - Dom) grappled with, but we both feel we’ve already gained more than four walls & a roof could ever contain & learnt more about what happiness means for us than a photo could ever depict.But I’ll continue to share them, in an attempt to share our experience, & I want to thank you guys for sharing moments of our journey with us, & for making us one of your little windows.As Bronnie put it;Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely & choose honestly. Choose happiness.

Just when we thought we couldn’t love this part of Australia any more, we explored the heart of this Peninsula, and fell in love some more. On another note, there's now a whole lot of you (100 thousand) following along as we live our little adventure on the road.Wow.Instagram has never been about numbers for me - but I thought that this would be a good time to stop and say thank you to all of you. 💛It has been a joy to share our photos & stories as we attempt to live life and run our business in our tiny home on wheels, live life a little less ordinary, & discover what happiness means for us.We all have a choice about what type of content we want to consume and how we let it impact our lives. Instagram is like little windows you look through that can be really beneficial or really superficial.For me, this has been a wonderful place for connection, for inspiration, & for sharing. Every now & then people contact me and tell me that the way we live our life has inspired or challenged them to change their own (and their idea of happiness might not be living in a van… it could be quitting their job to become a pilot, or moving their family across the world, or turning that dream they’ve always had into a plan) - it blows me away that what we share in this space played enough of a role for them to want to contact me & let me know.I’m incredibly grateful for that.There was an article written by a nurse, Bronnie Ware, called ‘The 5 Regrets Of The Dying’. The most common regret of all - “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” Before we moved into the van those expectations were something we (in particular - Dom) grappled with, but we both feel we’ve already gained more than four walls & a roof could ever contain & learnt more about what happiness means for us than a photo could ever depict.But I’ll continue to share them, in an attempt to share our experience, & I want to thank you guys for sharing moments of our journey with us, & for making us one of your little windows.As Bronnie put it;Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely & choose honestly. Choose happiness.

That moment when everyone stops.Is still.Is listening.✨throw-over top - @gysette_ ☺️

That moment when everyone stops.Is still.Is listening.✨throw-over top - @gysette_ ☺️

You know all those things you've always wanted to do?You should go do them. Live moments that will make your heart soar for years to come.I can't explain the rush we felt just being in the water with these beautiful giants, let alone peering into the deep blue and watching them travel past.Big thanks to @liveningaloo for one of the greatest days of my life 🙌🏼 Unreal crew. It's on my story if you want to see some vids.I also learnt that the different groups of humpback whales travelling around the world have their own songs, and each year the song changes - how beautiful is that 💙@liveningaloo@chrisjansenimages @kt_andersonnn 💛

You know all those things you've always wanted to do?You should go do them. Live moments that will make your heart soar for years to come.I can't explain the rush we felt just being in the water with these beautiful giants, let alone peering into the deep blue and watching them travel past.Big thanks to @liveningaloo for one of the greatest days of my life 🙌🏼 Unreal crew. It's on my story if you want to see some vids.I also learnt that the different groups of humpback whales travelling around the world have their own songs, and each year the song changes - how beautiful is that 💙@liveningaloo @chrisjansenimages @kt_andersonnn 💛

The lush coastal route that wraps around the south west of Australia was absolutely magic, and feels a world away from where we are now a bit further up north in WA.💛🌿I've just popped a blog post up that details all the spots we camped between Esperance and Perth - including idyllic little spots like this car park (where we got away with 3 nights - but do so at your own risk) and it also has our favourite camp ground so far (which was legal and free!).This is a blog post is for anyone planning or dreaming a trip along this stretch of Australia. It's not quite a guide, but has a few of our favourites. 💙If you have a favourite spot along this coastline - pop in in a comment below or on the blog! (For us and other road-trippers 😉)

The lush coastal route that wraps around the south west of Australia was absolutely magic, and feels a world away from where we are now a bit further up north in WA.💛🌿I've just popped a blog post up that details all the spots we camped between Esperance and Perth - including idyllic little spots like this car park (where we got away with 3 nights - but do so at your own risk) and it also has our favourite camp ground so far (which was legal and free!).This is a blog post is for anyone planning or dreaming a trip along this stretch of Australia. It's not quite a guide, but has a few of our favourites. 💙If you have a favourite spot along this coastline - pop in in a comment below or on the blog! (For us and other road-trippers 😉)

'We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone' 💛Love this little quote 🙌🏼 Some moments I wish I could relive over and over, but I absolutely love capturing them as we travel and explore this beautiful country.I also love printing some of these happy little memories with my happy little printer 💙- @HPAustralia#HPSprocket

'We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone' 💛Love this little quote 🙌🏼 Some moments I wish I could relive over and over, but I absolutely love capturing them as we travel and explore this beautiful country.I also love printing some of these happy little memories with my happy little printer 💙- @HPAustralia #HPSprocket

Curry night 🙌🏼 ✨Wandering around this seaside town in @kivari_the_label 💛

Curry night 🙌🏼 ✨Wandering around this seaside town in @kivari_the_label 💛

The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the best of everything.💙We're still living in a tent at the caravan park in Exmouth... and it might still be another week or two (more likely the latter) before Scout's back with us and we can get back on the road...but we've spent our time so far connecting with a bunch of amazing people - locals, travellers and grey nomads. We've walked every inch of this red dusty town, and hitched a ride or two. We've enjoyed all the sunshine, the cool evening breezes and the still starry nights. We've played pool at the local RSL, and enjoyed many bevvys at the best little bar in town. And we've relished in the fact that Scout's engine gave way in a spot that is surrounded by the most incredible coastline - a place where we can swim with hundreds of fish and float our days away in ocean lagoons if we so choose. ☺💙

The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the best of everything.💙We're still living in a tent at the caravan park in Exmouth... and it might still be another week or two (more likely the latter) before Scout's back with us and we can get back on the road...but we've spent our time so far connecting with a bunch of amazing people - locals, travellers and grey nomads. We've walked every inch of this red dusty town, and hitched a ride or two. We've enjoyed all the sunshine, the cool evening breezes and the still starry nights. We've played pool at the local RSL, and enjoyed many bevvys at the best little bar in town. And we've relished in the fact that Scout's engine gave way in a spot that is surrounded by the most incredible coastline - a place where we can swim with hundreds of fish and float our days away in ocean lagoons if we so choose. ☺💙

Watching the full moon light up the dusty sky as the sun sinks into the horizon on the other side 🙌🏼✨Incredibly grateful to be here.Do everything you do with so much love in your heart, that you would never want to do it any other way.Dress - @fortunateonestore 💕

Watching the full moon light up the dusty sky as the sun sinks into the horizon on the other side 🙌🏼✨Incredibly grateful to be here.Do everything you do with so much love in your heart, that you would never want to do it any other way.Dress - @fortunateonestore 💕

Feels like living 🐬💦 out with @liveningaloo - Whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, humpback whales, and lots of fishies all in a salty day 🐳🐋 🐢🐬🐠👋🏼😄And yep... the water actually is this blue 💙@tigerlilyswimwear

Feels like living 🐬💦 out with @liveningaloo - Whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, humpback whales, and lots of fishies all in a salty day 🐳🐋 🐢🐬🐠👋🏼😄And yep... the water actually is this blue 💙@tigerlilyswimwear

On Wednesday nights there's a little food truck parked by the sea, playing great music, serving bowls of curry, and its byo - 👌🏼💙🙌🏼 perfect spot for rambling conversations while the sun sinks and the stars come out.Exmouth, we don't mind staying a while ☺

On Wednesday nights there's a little food truck parked by the sea, playing great music, serving bowls of curry, and its byo - 👌🏼💙🙌🏼 perfect spot for rambling conversations while the sun sinks and the stars come out.Exmouth, we don't mind staying a while ☺

Not every day is a good day, but there's good in every day.Today there was sunshine & there was kindness.We've ended up in a tent that feels like a mansion compared to the amount of space we're used to! ☺️ Feeling very grateful.And now... there's wine 🙌🏼-wearing @fortunateonestore ❤️

Not every day is a good day, but there's good in every day.Today there was sunshine & there was kindness.We've ended up in a tent that feels like a mansion compared to the amount of space we're used to! ☺️ Feeling very grateful.And now... there's wine 🙌🏼-wearing @fortunateonestore ❤️