Sustainable Sunday Swap: Reusable Shopping Bags

Swap plastic shopping bags for reusable shopping bags. This is no shocker – plastic disposable shopping bags are not cool. They’re terrible for the environment, choking up waterways and destroying sea life (just google “plastic bags in the ocean” for some imagery) or simply going to landfill.  When the “green bags” became popular at Coles…

DIY fabric accessories – extend the life of your clothes

Accessories are a girl’s best friend because they can dress up a boring outfit (or better yet, ‘update’ the same outfit you’ve been wearing on rotation!) and you can then get more life out of our clothes. I am going to share a simple way to dress up an outfit with fabric flowers. It’s a…

Find your local farmers market

In the last year or so I’ve gone from doing all my shopping at the large chain supermarkets to then shopping at the local independently owned markets and now I’ve discovered the local farmers markets. Supporting local businesses means so much more to me than supporting a large corporation with shareholders – and farmers markets…

DIY Homemade Chocolate Gift

Buying presents can be really hard, unnecessary or outside the budget. There’s nothing worse than the guilt of wanting to buy a present but not knowing what to buy and then just buying something for the sake of it. In the past I often bought nothing at all, but that’s even worse! So lately, I’ve…

DIY Reusable Christmas Bon Bons

Everybody loves a Christmas bon bon but they seem like an incredible waste by the end of the day; the heavily decorated cardboard they are made out of is usually not recyclable, the useless plastic toys inside are thrown in the bin and the jokes are usually awful! So, when I was at the fabric…

DIY Recyclable Christmas Wrapping

One thing that bothers me on Christmas Day is the big pile of brightly coloured ripped up wrapping paper that goes in the bin. Yes it may* be recyclable, but that’s not the point – why waste money on something that looks pretty for a short amount of time, only to be ripped open and…

DIY Recyclable Paper Christmas Wreath

My partner hates the consumerism of Christmas, to the point that I’m lucky we even have a Christmas tree! To make up for that purchase however, I vowed to never spend money on any more Christmas related decorations – but to be somewhat sneaky and crafty, I realised I could still make decorations at no…

Awesome Christmas shopping (that you can feel good about)

Oh my goodness tomorrow is December. That means there are 25 days left to do your Christmas shopping! I’ve discussed that Christmas has become a somewhat consumerist nightmare, but I also understand that gift giving at Christmas is a hard tradition to break. It’s more about being smart about your Christmas shopping – and buying sustainable and eco friendly…

My plastic fantastic bag

I found the amazing Bags Revolt  stall at the last Made on the Left Market and instantly fell in love with this bag (which I subsequently bought). I love the colours. I love the size. I love the fact that it’s made from old plastic bags! Talk about an upcycling hero! Venezuelan born artist Patricia…