Five Money and Environment Saving Ideas
Mar20

Five Money and Environment Saving Ideas

Stylish Eco living doesn’t have to cost the Earth When it comes to the crunch, the dollar is often the deciding factor in whether or not we act according to our well-meaning eco values. We can be as eco-minded as they come, but realistically our purses are our limits (something you might remember me discussing in this post). Fortunately being eco-action-based doesn’t always have to be a drain on finances. The following...

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Advanced Laundry Tips : Stain Removal
Mar15

Advanced Laundry Tips : Stain Removal

We love airing out dirty laundry The one thing I’ve learned in my time as a blogger is that there is no topic that translates more universally than laundry. Like birth, death and taxes, laundry is one of the unavoidable truths of life. Which explains why it’s always a hot topic for discussion when I write about it. I might be one of the few people in the world that genuinely enjoys laundry day (hands up from others who are...

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The Confessions of an Overcommitted Environmentalist
Mar13

The Confessions of an Overcommitted Environmentalist

 Sometimes life gets in the way of eco-ness When times get tough sometimes the eco aren’t as savvy as they would like to be. This sweeping generalisation is made on the basis of my own experience and with a little backing from academic literature. Busyness and money are preventative barriers to making eco-friendly choices. This academic paper (by one of my economics lecturers) shows that we are more likely to adopt positive...

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Happiness and Honesty is the New Black
Mar02

Happiness and Honesty is the New Black

A smile is the best accessory. This post came about as a bit of a reflection on a passing comment at work. A couple of day ago a co worker told me that they were a bit thrown when they initially met me because they thought ‘no one can be that happy all the time’. A simultaneously flattering and hilarious comment and one that I took as a positive rather than a questioning of my authenticity (or sanity). Quite frankly no-one...

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Washing Day Made Simple
Feb28

Washing Day Made Simple

Want to give your clothes the attention they deserve? These little washing tidbits should help you care for your clothing better. Remember that the following is just a guide and that the best info for wash and wear is the care label. I take no responsibility for any laundry mishaps that result from this info. However, if follow your intuition and the care label about how to wash mishaps are usually few and far between. Hand wash only...

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Making Sustainability Sustainable
Feb21

Making Sustainability Sustainable

Unsustainable Sustainability. You might have noticed I’ve been a little quiet the last week or so. It’s because my ventures into sustainability have suddenly become -due to life’s surprises- unsustainable. To back track a little, Ged broke his dominant arm a week ago had to have surgery on his wrist. The same day the dog had to go in for a procedure on his ear. To top it off my car decided to go on strike (it’s...

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Living With a Grateful Heart
Feb14

Living With a Grateful Heart

Living life with a grateful heart. Today is Valentines and I’m not even sure how to begin to share the last few days of drama with you. In a nutshell my lovely husband broke his wrist playing sport. We spent all night and the wee hours of the morning post-full-moon in a very busy emergency ward. He was given a bed at 1.30 am and told he needed further scans and possible surgery. Meanwhile at home the pooch had a blood clot that...

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Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.
Jan30

Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.

How To Live A Good Life. I don’t often share all of my reads here as I spend a great deal of time reading outside the traditional bounds of Environmental and/or Fashion literature. Most of my additional reading is related to gender, spirituality/religion, society, economics, and new age philosophy. While I believe all of this relates directly back to creating our sense of self and our identity, outside of writing a book (which I...

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Four Eco Tips You Probably Haven’t Thought Of
Jan28

Four Eco Tips You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

 Don’t shop ‘Vegan’ fashion for the sake of it. Before you get too caught up in the headline please read on. Many items labelled ‘Vegan’ are just synthetic junk marketed well. The term is a marketing ploy to suck you into buying items that are made from petrochemicals that are NOT biodegradable. Gross hey? So that pair of synthetic leather shoes you purchased will be around forever. The worst part about...

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Naturally Beautiful Kitchen Concoctions
Jan21

Naturally Beautiful Kitchen Concoctions

Kitchen Beauty right from the pantry, garden, or refrigerator. Are you feeling the mid summer (or mid winter for the Northern Hemi peeps) blues? Mid season can be a pretty tough time for skin and hair and it’s only fair to indulge in a bit of a pampering from time to time. The following are a collection of super simple ways that you can get your glam on without having to spend a fortune on skincare or haircare products or...

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