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The money saving post – what has ‘eco’ cost us?

Not so long ago I was approached by a journalist for an article about how I saved money by using bicarbonate of soda. The truth is, I have not saved money by just using bicarb, it’s a whole lifestyle

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#makeyourownmonday #glue #lifehack

I may have *slightly* enjoyed reading Bea Johnson’s Zero Waste Home book. I am slowly working my way through all her homemade alternatives to plastic items – and my favourite to date is definitely

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Going Green with Hand Cream

For many months now I’ve been wondering about an eco alternative (plastic free, natural ingredients) to oil-based skin moisturiser/cream/healer/all purpose miracle working balm. NB what I’ve

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Trials of homemade Toothpaste – update!

Recently I have found that my previous post on homemade toothpaste, whilst enlightening, was not truthful of our current situation. The ingredients needed for the recipe I found were too fiddly, though

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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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