Handmade Toys & Gifts

Halloween is over so I’m feeling kinda safe about writing a Christmas post now. It may seem weeks off (7 and a bit to be exact) but if you’re hoping to make a few gifts this year you’ll need to get your skates on.  I don’t buy gifts for anyone outside of my immediate family […]

Homemade Lip balm (and Vaseline)

It’s been ages since I’ve made something. The garden and summer holidays are more than enough to fill my days with plenty of to-dos. Recently though, we were getting to the bottom of our tub of Vaseline and I swore I wouldn’t be buying a replacement, so I decided to trial a recipe for DIY […]

Growing Fruit and Veg at Home – Feeding & Watering

Okay so I’ve posted about starting seedlings and how to plant, protect and support them so now I’m going to post about how to feed and water your plants as sustainably as possible. Before I do I have a confession to make; my seedling success this year has been abysmal. I don’t have a greenhouse […]

Minimalist Non-Toxic Zero Waste Skin and Hair Care – Updated 10th June 2018

I aim to buy as little as possible in life, partly for environmental reasons, partly for economic reasons and partly (mostly if I’m honest) because the less you own the easier housework is. For me minimalism is all about saving time and hassle and this philosophy extends to my skin and hair care routine, which […]