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Going Green On A Budget

I’ve always maintained that going green doesn’t need to cost the earth or cost your wallet. For various reasons, we have found ourselves in a financial tight spot this month, and it would be

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Make your own Birthday party! #makeyourownmonday

Ok, so granted this is not a true ‘make’ like previous posts, but it was something I came up against recently when Oldest had her 4th birthday. Oldest is still in denial about being 4, but

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Present bags for any occasion #makeyourownmonday

Feeling tired, run down and slightly overwhelmed with life’s to-do list, I settled down with my sewing machine. What did I make? I’d decided that I wanted to make present bags for a while now.

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Dressing up as a disney character without resorting to buying a costume! #makeyourownmonday

So. I am helping out with an SU summer activity camp very soon. The theme is Disney and we have been asked to bring a costume for ourselves for a game that we’re playing. At least 10 ideas have come

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Cheap, green, all-purpose cleaner using everyday items in your kitchen

Since writing my last post on cleaning around the homeĀ I have come to a conclusion. Living a greener, more sustainable life, is about using less products and ingredients in everyday cleaning. Using less

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Magic Mint Sauce #makeyourownmonday

One of the easiest things to grow in our garden is mint. When my parents gave us a mint plant, they strongly advised us to keep the mint in its pot to prevent it taking over the garden. I now understand

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Elderflower Cordial #makeyourownmonday

Something that I’ve wanted to make for several years is Elderflower cordial. My family all love it (it’s fondly known as ‘flower juice’) and it’s one of the more chemical-free

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How to holiday sustainably with young children (to a friend’s house)

Holidaying, children and sustainably are not normally 3 words you would see together in a sentence. Nevertheless, we went a holidaying, with Eldest (3) and Youngest (1) with a great desire to do so in

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Homemade Hummus #makeyourownmonday

Today is our first ever #makeyourownmonday so I wanted to celebrate in style with some hummus. Like it or loathe it, I have never found it in the shops apart from in a plastic tub. Plastic is not an option

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How to save money by making your own Fakeaway Pizza!

We have decided recently that although we love a good takeaway, it’s much better, quicker and easier, to make our own. Takeaways almost always involve an unnecessary amount of disposable plastic

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