Do you find it hard to remember to water plants? Do you like avoiding waste? Watering your plants with waste water and other drinks is the perfect solution!
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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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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I’ve made it to the 11th I Quit Blog Fiesta after a little bit of a wobble last month (read more here)! This month it is a party for 3, plus all you lovely readers out there. Westywrites has set herself the challenge of preparing to go single use plastic free for Plastic Free
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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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My son has a jacket, which isn’t wearing very well. It has a few rips in it and the stuffing is falling out of it. I have been very slow with mending things, partly because my mending pile is huge and partly because things seem to fall apart and break at ridiculous rates in my home. My
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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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I’m still making very little progress with my mending pile and things are still breaking at a good rate in my household (although I have started a bit of what I think is an adventurous project with a couple of pairs of jeans). Earlier today, the velcro bit on one of the kids bags (one of those free ones that you
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Since I decided to go on a mending spree, things have been breaking faster than I can fix them! I have found holes in socks, my weighing scales falling apart, holes in my son’s school p.e. trousers and school bag. Plus after thinking I had solved my sons glove problem I found an even bigger hole in
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It’s the 9th edition of the I Quit Blog Fiesta and I’m still just as addicted to quitting as ever. There are the quits that I have been writing about as part of My Year of Eco Challenges shampoo, supermarkets, shopping, going plastic free and then there are the ones I haven’t yet. I actually
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