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Yarn bowl wrap up

Well, the results are in and they’re mixed! It took about 3 or 4 weeks (yes, that’s not a typo! Let’s just say you need patience to make this) to dry completely inside and out. 140 more words

Yarn Ends

Food waste is still waste

Along with reducing our household waste this year, I’ve been focusing on food waste. This is a definite self improvement practice because I am terrible for leaving something a day (or three) longer than I should and then I just don’t fancy it so ignore it, push it to the back of the fridge and wait for my partner to throw it out a fortnight later. 551 more words

Plastic Free July

Break It Down (Worm Time)

I’ve been wanting to get my worm bin started again for quite a while.  I used to have it going, before I was pregnant with my youngest, and I would use it to get rid of lots of leftovers and bits from the kitchen.   1,168 more words


I have been cloth diapering for over 4 years now and I have to say that I love it, especially the money it saves and the waste reduction! 513 more words

Binning the trash: How to avoid packaging

Why do we use so much packaging, and is it possible to avoid it and still live a normal life?

Published in Otter, July 2016

Frugal vs plastic free

Todays #plasticfreejuly post isn’t a tip. It’s an observation. A really frustrating observation.
I popped into a supermarket this morning to grab a few pieces I can’t get in my local cooperative. 239 more words

Plastic Free July

Save the flowers!!! Recycle your floral designs!!

Don’t you just love the beautiful floral designs for weddings? Big centerpieces or small.. I love all floral designs, but the truth is most of those beautiful designs go in the garbage after your event.. 220 more words