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
-> Continue reading Introducing a new concept – upusing!

Slow fashionistas!

Last months challenge to myself and to anyone else who wanted to join me was to slow down fashion! Some brilliant people joined me in this and I want to say a big thank you to all of them and to tell you how they helped to slow down fashion this month!   My Zero
-> Continue reading Slow fashionistas!

What is the problem with fast fashion and a challenge for you all!

My next challenge on My Year of Eco Challenges will be all about slowing down fashion.  I am writing about it early, because I want to invite you all to join in with this one! Why do I want to slow down fashion? These days very cheap fashion items are readily available.  Why mend, repair
-> Continue reading What is the problem with fast fashion and a challenge for you all!

A free upcycled pallet herb planter

When we first moved into our home we planted up a bed in our garden with herbs.  This year we decided that we wanted to grow more veg and that we should move the herbs to make way for veg growing.  We wanted to keep the herbs, just in a slightly more space saving way.
-> Continue reading A free upcycled pallet herb planter

A great green night out!

Last week my husband and I were lucky enough to be invited out to an evening held at Brighton University which was mainly set up to promote the Green Deal. A competition was run in the city of Brighton and Hove where 100 households won free Green Deal Assessments and 10 won up to £10,000
-> Continue reading A great green night out!

What to do with broken toddler books!

I was tidying up the kids bedrooms and I noticed that several of their books had fallen to pieces.  They were really nice books with sturdy pages.  Throwing them in the bin or even recycling them seemed a bit criminal and I had been thinking about updating the decor in my younger sons room, so
-> Continue reading What to do with broken toddler books!

Make up a basket of daffodils for Mothers Day!

This is a really easy and inexpensive gift to give your mum this Mother’s Day and can give her pleasure year after year! It might not look much now, but once the daffodils come up it will look lovely! Things you will need: A basket (I bought one very cheaply from a charity shop) A
-> Continue reading Make up a basket of daffodils for Mothers Day!

Clearing out the clothing clutter!

  In what used to be my dining room, I have loads and loads of junk.  It is time to reclaim the space though and a couple of weeks ago I made a dent in the junk by dealing with several bags of clothing.  These include stained and ruined clothes, baby clothes, clothes that no
-> Continue reading Clearing out the clothing clutter!