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Brilliant Baavet Duvets, Pillows and more! Wool for everyone.

Recently, I had the need to buy a new duvet. As with all big decisions that I face since my bid to go plastic-free, it had to start with quite a lot of research! I was determined to find a better option

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The time has come to try making your own toothpaste..

Something I have been looking to de-plasticfy (my word!) for a while now is toothpaste. You can’t not have toothpaste, so what are the alternatives to the leading brands? Here’s what I’ve

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Fresh, Local, organic, fair trade food!

I am excited to introduce you to… YOUR LOCAL FOOD ASSEMBLY A brilliant new way to bring farmers and consumers together under one roof – lovely! An answer to my many searching questions for

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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 home 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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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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