A time to sow...

A time to sow...

February 03, 2017

This year, it's time to sow… quite literally. Tanya's back to sowing seeds, getting her hands dirty in the potting mix whilst I'm cranking up the vintage Singer and getting touchy feely with fabric, friends and Boomerang Bags...

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It ain't all about the waste...

June 16, 2016

No doubt that our global consumption of plastic products is bad for the planet but it ain't all about the waste. Plastic can be pretty bad for us too...here's some top tips to avoid single use plastics for Plastic Free July.

Plastic Free Bulk Food

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Simple Living Guest Bites

September 18, 2015

We asked Bronte from 1 Million WomenShani from Ecoburbia and Michelle from Being PALL - Plastic a Lot Less - what's a little (or big!) change you've made to become 'plastic-a-lot-less’?

Bronte from 1 Million Women

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Baking bread (without the plastic)

July 16, 2015

I'm not a big bread eater but my family members are. They'll easily scoff a loaf in a day or two and the waste from plastic wrapped supermarket loaves was driving me nuts. I needed to start making bread from scratch…read on.

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My guilty secret...

June 25, 2015

As Plastic Free July looms, I have a confession to make…at home, I'm not quite Plastic Free. I know, I know, we blog about Plastic Free-ness all the time. Surely, I must be Plastic Free by now? Well… I'm not quite there yet. I'm what you'd call a Plastic Free Wannabe. But I really, really wannabe!

Alternatives for Plastic Free July

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Be a doo-doo gooder

May 28, 2015

We're huge fans of WGAC (Who Gives a Crap) - the ultimate 'hipster' brand of recycled loo roll with some serious eco credentials. They donate 50% of their profits to charity Wateraid helping to provide sanitation to disadvantaged places around the globe. They use 100% recycled post consumer waste (think BPA free) and there's no chlorine, inks, dyes or perfumes. And it's fun - I mean check it out - the packaging really is way too fancy to throw away so you can have heaps of fun trying to come up with the best ways to recycle it. Check out these crazy cats…errr well dogs, from WGAC's entertaining Insta feed (it seems loo roll of any persuasion needs a cute doggie ad).

Credit: Who Gives a Crap Instagram

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Dear Australia Post...

January 12, 2015

Dear Australia Post,

We have a terrific idea for you. We really think you'll like it. Imagine if you were to launch an eco version of your parcel post service. One where you incentivise people to reduce their carbon footprint instead of penalising the ones that do.

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Wrap it up - eco style

November 27, 2014

I watched an ad recently where the recipient ripped open their carefully wrapped present to get to the item underneath. I winced, I really did. It seems crazy in todays day, that so many people are still doing this at gift giving time. Sigh… what an incredible waste of paper.

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Sweet Memories

September 03, 2014

Think back to your sweetest childhood memories... I remember my dad cultivating a corner of our backyard and growing what I thought was impossibly tall corn, we planted the seeds and watched them grow until the plants soared into the sky, the flowers opened and did the dance of pollination in the wind followed not long after by the formation of fruit which we patiently waited for. Dad would whisper "not yet...not yet" until finally one day..."now" and we had permission to peel back the husks and bite into the sweetest juiciest corn ever grown on planet earth (or our part of the planet anyway).

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