Where do I begin?

Everybody has to start somewhere I guess. Every day I think about the environment, the planet, the human race. I have two young children and I worry about what state the planet will be in when they are my age. I try to be a good human every day, make ethical and informed choices, consider…

Tomorrowland

When I rented the DVD “Tomorrowland” I was expecting a futuristic and adorable Disney movie starring the loveable George Clooney. I wanted something easy to watch as I lay exhausted on the couch on a Friday night. I didn’t expect it to be about the world being destroyed by… us. Without giving too much away,…

The no ‘poo revolution – how to have happy hair!

I’d first heard about NOT using shampoo many many years ago, after I’d heard Jerry Hall (model, Mick Jagger’s ex wife) didn’t shampoo her hair. She was a MODEL, she had trademark long luscious locks, she was a rockstar’s wife! This was no smelly hippy. But back then I didn’t have the guts to even…

Choose to be happy

My friend The Wellness Mummy recently wrote a blog post about the benefits of keeping a gratitude journal. I couldn’t have agreed with her more, it’s such an awesome thing to do as part of your bedtime routine – to sit and think about all the good things that happened that day so you can…

Raw (un)cooking class

I love raw food. It can be some of the tastiest food I get to eat. One of my absolute favourite cafes is a raw vegetarian cafe. For some time now I’ve been dreaming of going to an A Foodly Affair raw (un)cooking class. Finally I had enough free time and a good excuse (early Christmas present)…

Potato Printing Tshirts

I try to get most of my toddler son’s clothes secondhand – though the older he gets the less secondhand clothes are available and I’m starting to realise why – toddlers get really dirty and active so the clothes don’t last. So I’ve started getting clever with his wardrobe. I’ve started buying affordable, well made,…

Why every parent should join a toy library

Want to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars? Want to save space in your home? Want to save the environment? Want to have less stress and happy children? Want to teach your children awesome values? Joining a toy library will do all these things and more! Children get bored. It’s as simple as that….

Free our kids (less spending, more fun)

I love how I’ve ‘met’ likeminded people through blogging. There are some amazing people out there who inspire me to do better. It’s from this network that I was asked to join the ‘Free our kids‘ revolution. The gist: don’t spend a cent on your kid all year to free yourself from the misguided dependancy…

An eco Easter

Although Baby E won’t be old enough to understand Easter, I really wanted to start some family traditions that he could enjoy for years to come. I’m not religious, so for me Easter was always about spending time with family, a few chocolates and some new pajamas (that was our “thing” growing up). So for…

Upcycled hallway organiser

As much as I hate to admit it I am a serial dumper – and before you conjure up your own definition of ‘dumper’ I’ll let you know right now I mean that bad habit of dumping odd bits and pieces around your house until the whole thing looks like a mess. It’s a hard…

Life Lately + Thrifty Valentines

I feel like I’m cheating putting up a bunch of instagram photos as a blog post, but I feel like it’s the only way to keep in touch right now as I am so busy trying to be a good Mum (it was my new years resolution!) AND cram a lot of study in on…

12 dates : the gift that lasts all year

With the success of my origami fortune teller gift to my partner, letting him ‘choose’ where and how a special birthday date would take place, I decided to give it another go, but in a way that would last all year round! This is the perfect gift for someone who doesn’t need anything. It is…