Plastic free July got me thinking about how much plastic we use in our home. I thought we were pretty good but when you stop and actually take stock of what you use it was quite shocking. Continue reading “How To Make Homemade Beeswax Wraps”
Taking care of the environment is a responsibility we are all born with, but very few live up to it. Fortunately, this task is being recognised by many and measures are now being taken to ensure the environment is protected. Change is only possible through incorporation of eco-friendly practices on a daily basis. Continue reading “5 Simple Ways You Can Be Eco-Friendly Every Day”
Sometimes, being eco-friendly seems to cost more but it doesn’t always have to be that way. In honour of Plastic Free July, Arabella from Exeter Baby Activities shares 7 frugal ways your family can use less plastic and save money. Fabulous for your wallet and the planet! Continue reading “7 Frugal Ways to Use Less Plastic in your Family Home and Save Money”
What exactly is a minimalist lifestyle?
For starters, it definitely isn’t a radical lifestyle. You don’t have to get rid of your car, your smartphone, your laptop, or things that you’re emotionally attached to. A minimalist lifestyle consists of getting rid of unnecessary stuff. This will allow you to live a more meaningful life. The best thing is that everyone can live a minimalist life, even families with children. Continue reading “7 Tips For Living A Minimalist Lifestyle”
Reducing our energy usage and having an energy efficient home is very important to us. Not only does it save us a load of money every year it also means we are doing our bit for the planet.
A few years ago we made the big decision to downsize our home. It was the best thing we’ve ever done and we managed to cut our household bills by over a half. This move definitely increased my interest in the concept of simple living. Continue reading “Smart Thermostats: Energy Efficient Heating”
When I was younger I remember my Grandmother had a very impressive larder next to her kitchen. It was filled to the brim with all sorts of homemade goodies. It wasn’t like the larders you see today on Pinterest with matching jars and chalkboard labels. It was a mishmash of jars, containers, tins and anything else that she could reuse. Continue reading “7 Reusable Alternatives to Cling Film”
Encouraging wildlife into your garden is fun and relatively cheap to do. It’s especially great for families as it can provide some extra education for the kiddies. Making a haven for bugs, butterflies and bees is easier than you think.
Here are 11 ways to get you started… Continue reading “How To Create a Wildlife Friendly Garden”
Simple living can mean different things to different people. For us, it means cutting back on the unnecessary things in life and focusing on the simple things. Like spending our time and money on experiences rather than on items we don’t really need. Continue reading “Kitchen Essentials for Simple Living”
It’s the first day back to normality for us after the half term. I came home to over 300 emails which I have been slowly wading my way through this morning. Fun! Continue reading “10 Natural Remedies for Sunburn”
You may have noticed that I have a lot fewer review posts on my blog these days. This is mainly because we are trying to live a more minimalistic lifestyle. We now only ever buy something if we really need it or feel it will better our life in some way. Continue reading “Ecoegg Laundry Egg – Kind to your Environment, Pocket & Skin”