3 alternatives to ladles and scoops you probably already own!

We used to have a plastic ladle but in a drive to rid my kitchen of plastic I replaced it with a metal ladle. I used the ladle for scooping porridge out of our bulk bought sack of porridge to top up a tupperware container and for serving soup, stews and sauces.  Our metal ladle
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I could buy new jeans, but I prefer my DIY haute couture ripped stained ones!

I bought a pair of jeans at a car boot sale last summer for £1. It had a few paint stains on it but I didn’t let it bother me. They were small and near the top of the jeans, so are easily covered up by a top or a jacket. I’ve worn them almost
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Introducing a new concept – upusing!

Have you ever felt really frustrated because you couldn’t quite place a word you wanted and then felt so relieved when it eventually comes to you?  I had a concept floating around in my head and I decided there wasn’t a word out there that was working for me. I had a burning need to
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They were really disgusting – but now look at them!

Have you ever bought something and then realised the error of your ways? We invested in some really good quality cream sofas about 10 years ago and then the kids came along. We learned the hard way that cream sofas and kids don’t mix!  Our lovely sofas gradually turned from cream to a filthy grey
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The end of My Year of Eco Challenges!!!

My Year of Eco Challenges has come to an end!!!  It’s been an amazing year, full of adventures, changed habits and money saved. I’ve pushed myself to the limits in some ways and still have so much more to do in others. My year would not have been what it was without the support of
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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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