Yes, there is a month for everything. I can't really fault this one though.
Being eco-aware and Earth friendly as a family can be quite difficult. Obviously, two almost-two year old boys don't grasp the idea of "Darling, please turn the tap off, we can't waste water." Or "Please turn the light off, electricity is expensive." But we are working on that. What we can do as parents, though, is… Continue reading Eco-living and values for the family!
Is it possible? It's something that I would love to achieve. Last week I realised how much our recycling had gone down. We recently started getting raw milk which is delivered in a 10L bucket that gets sent back to the farm every week. And we keep our milk in big glass 2.2L jugs in… Continue reading A plastic-free life…
When we found out we were pregnant, we were stoked. When we found out it was twins, we were scared. And to be honest, a little sad.Let me explain. It's not as bad as it sounds. For me, I had my ideas and ideals already in my mind about how I wanted to bring a… Continue reading The Hippie Ambitions of a Twin Mum – Part 1
So now for a little while, we've been using this amazing amazing table...All built my the amazing Jacob. Part recycled gymnasium floor with the free-throw line, part rimu posts from someone's old decking, lots of glue and lots of nails and a whole lot of sanding!Putting the top together, and hand carved-planed posts magically turn… Continue reading Remember that table?
A few weeks back I decided that, as a family, we should be civilised and have some handy napkins to use at dinner. And as I've been trying to make an effort to finish projects, get rid of fabric and wool and art supplies I won't need, (which is harder than you may think) I… Continue reading Leftovers… Fabric that is!
Jacob found these four amazing chairs on the street a couple months back. Since then, he has stripped them clean of any upholstery (which there were layers of), tacks, nails stuffing, springs, webbing... not to mention dust and more mouse poo then most people can handle. He has done such a nice job so far! We're… Continue reading Upcycling a set of Chairs
According to my iPhone. Jacob working on our chairs. And a sniff from Timmy.
I have a serious problem.(Well, according to Jacob.)I love jars.I collect them (sort of).I have a stash of them.I use them everyday.Ok, maybe it's not a serious problem. But I love finding ways to reuse jars. Whether it's putting some chopped herbs in them to keep on the window sill, making a tonic or a tincture,… Continue reading Recycling Jars.
Yay for recycling and re-purposing! These are some sweet ideas you can try! Give it a go and let me know!Reuse those old T's & knit (or crochet) yourself some handy washclothes.via craftsterCandlelit Sav Blanc? Sure! Thanks! (ps. Mom, think Christmas!)via Elle UKReuse the gift wrap and save your books!(Sneaky for the embarrassing romance novels on the train)via real simpleMaps,… Continue reading Reuse the Refuse!