When I was in my early teens, I had a job at a jewellery store. Every time my pay came through, I was off to the shopping centre to buy another dress. Or top.. or shoes.. or bag……. I was obsessed with the idea that I couldn’t wear something twice when I went out. What … More Clothes Matters
We ran out of dishwasher powder yesterday and of course I didn’t realise that until I had fully loaded the dishwasher, with my arms full of baby, in the middle of the morning routine frenzy. There was no way I was leaving the house until that dishwasher went on. DIY saved the day and it literally … More Super quick dishwasher powder recipe
So the other day I left home without nappy cream in the baby bag. Of course that was the one day my daughter got wild nappy rash. Rookie! She hadn’t had nappy rash for months… Anyway, we ended up going to about 7 shops, trying to hunt down something that doesn’t contain toxic chemicals. It … More Boobie Bum Cream
We all know that sugar is bad for us. But what does that even mean? Table sugar is 50% glucose, 50% fructose. Every living cell on the planet contains glucose. Our bodies actually produce it. That’s not really the issue with sugar. The problem is the fructose part. The problem with fructose is that we can’t … More Oh sugar! What’s the deal with it?
I think most European people are pretty frugal (to put it in a nice way). They kind of had to be. Especially during and after the world wars, you had to turn 10 cents into 10 potatoes or you would be dying. Without a last supper. So it’s kind of in my blood to pull … More A guide to buying groceries
Katie’s shirts were starting to look pretty scruffy by the end of winter, half of them had stains and the other half were faded. I didn’t want to buy her a whole new set of shirts, being mindful about the production process of them. And I’d already blown through the budget of buying from … More Tie Dyeing with nature
I’m so annoyed that I didn’t know how easy it is to make your own washing powder! We’ve been buying the ecostore laundry powder for a couple of years and thats been great but theres just so many ingredients and things in even the natural ones. Plus of course it comes in packaging and is … More Easy peasy washing powder
Getting started with zero waste can seem overwhelming. You’re supposed to go from like buying whatever you want to not getting anything that might involve putting something in the bin?! But that’s not really how it works (most of the time…). It takes little steps. Every journey begins somewhere, and the journey to zero waste … More Getting started with zero waste
Zero waste refers to an economy that doesn’t exist. One where our rubbish doesn’t end up in landfill. One where we don’t create rubbish. One where we work with the earth instead of against it, to sustain it, to allow it to sustain us. In Australia, about 41 million tonnes of rubbish is created each … More Zero waste: What is it? Why do it?