A brilliant and simple trick to make the cutlery holder in your dishwasher live longer!

We’ve had our dishwasher for several years and over that time the plastic cutlery holder has developed a few holes. I try to always put knives and forks in pointy ends up to stop them from damaging the base, but something must have gone wrong somewhere! I found it so annoying trying not to use
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My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 9 and an update

I have already announced my 9th challenge and this time it doesn’t start until the beginning of June.  Just to recap, in case you missed it, the next challenge is to slow down fashion!  I plan to try and create an outfit which is ‘in fashion’, but I don’t plan to buy anything. I am
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Broken buttons and ripped seams…

I promised to share some of my mends from my recent mendathon (read more here)  and the brown raincoat one is first on the list.   It had come apart at the seams under both arms (as you can kind of see from my mirror selfie…), had one broken button and one missing button. I
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A mendathon!

Ages ago I put a whole load of things that needed mending in a large laundry bag, which I then didn’t look at again until yesterday. I tipped everything out of the bag and I was pleasantly surprised to rediscover some clothes, bags and even a pair of sandals that I had forgotten about.  I
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My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 8

I haven’t used shampoo on my hair since last September (read more here). I haven’t visited a supermarket since last October (read more here). I haven’t bought anything new or secondhand for myself since last November (with some exceptions allowed – read more here), I have been trying to give something away each day since
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The I Quit Blog Fiesta no.12 – oops I nearly forgot!

This month I am running a little late with my I Quit Blog Fiesta, but here it is – better late than never! Two inspirational ladies are taking on two challenges this month and I had to write about both of them. Westywrites is just about to embark on going Supermarket Free for Lent and
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TheFIREstarter on his no clothes challenge!

Back in September 2013 I started a Year of Eco Challenges.  I decided to take on one challenge for each month of the year and so far have taken on 5 challenges and am preparing for a 6th one!  They include not using shampoo, avoiding supermarkets, buying nothing new or secondhand for myself, trying to
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Turning old jeans into a skirt…

A few weeks ago I got a massive burst of inspiration and decided to make a long denim skirt out of a pair of jeans. The jeans in question were size 16 jeans from my larger days early last year. Not only that they were going at the seams between the legs so they must
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