Researching my family tree has been a hobby of mine for over 5 years now. In that time I have made lots of exciting discoveries about my ancestors.
Where they lived. Who they married. The lives they led. It get’s really addictive. I now have a massive file full of documents, photos and certificates. So far I’ve got back as far as 1796 on my Fathers side and 1707 on my Mothers side. Continue reading “I Did A DNA Test – Find Out What I Discovered”
I have learnt a lot so far on my minimalist journey. One thing, in particular, is that it’s far better to spend a little bit more and get good quality products than it is to spend less and get something that won’t last. Continue reading “Sustainably Stylish with emerging Lifestyle brand Vênoor Living”
This is a guest post by Emily from the blog Love Backyard.
We all like to keep our gardens beautiful in a pocket-friendly budget. So here are some ideas to reuse and recycle various household items in your garden. Continue reading “Reusing And Recycling Household Items For Gardening”
In an attempt to be more green in our home I have been working on reducing my bathroom waste. Continue reading “Switching to a Bamboo Toothbrush”
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”