House Plant Stylings
Sep01

House Plant Stylings

So you want to adopt a house plant? Unlike fur babies, real babies, or goldfish, house plants are a commitment that’s within reach of most folk regardless of their ability to care and/or time commitments. The only thing that one really has to be on the look out for is that your plant baby is the right  for your care factor level. If you really like the idea of greenery in your home but forget to brush your teeth most nights and...

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Sleep Well and Look Good
Aug10

Sleep Well and Look Good

Sleeping Beauty had it worked out. We all know it but not all of us are game to admit it- no amount of coffee or concealer will make up for a restless night. Sleep is one of those wonderful things in life that is free, makes us look and feel good, and can be as easy as closing your eyes. However, for some of us (my dear hubby included) sleep isn’t all that easy! We have busy schedules, parental demands (fur babies included), and...

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Beauty and the (non-biodegradable-packaging) Beast
Jul24

Beauty and the (non-biodegradable-packaging) Beast

Beastly beauty burdens Many of us like to look pretty schmick while saving the World. Which is why from time to time (or for many of us all the time) we gravitate to beauty products and make-up items to give us that little bit of style-oomph we crave. When it comes to fashion items it can be pretty easy to say no to excess packaging by refusing the carry bag or asking companies to pack your items in biodegradable post options. Sadly...

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Throw-away Culture: No Impact Man
Apr07

Throw-away Culture: No Impact Man

No Impact Man On my regular documentary binge (it happens every few days) I came across a gem on ABC iView called No Impact Man. In November 2006 author Colin Beavan, started a research project for his next book ‘No Impact Project’. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no long avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin left behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as...

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Are You a Rurbanite?
Jan10

Are You a Rurbanite?

Are you a Country Bumpkin or a City Slicker? Be it a love of late night restaurant hopping that sees us preferring living urban over lazy farm days, or a passion for horses that requires acreage living, many of us identify one way or the other. However there is an emerging bunch of people who are embracing country living in urban areas. While this is no new phenomena (my parents ‘farmed’ a house block for years...

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Top Tips to Be An Eco Ninja
Oct24

Top Tips to Be An Eco Ninja

Turn the lights off, take a reusable shopping bag, recycle your beer bottles. Blah, blah, blah. It gets pretty boring having the same old environment saving stuff drilled into your brain on a daily basis. The tips above are pretty important but once you get the hang of switching off lights and recycling where do you go next? While joining Greenpeace and going out to sea sounds like an amazing way to dedicate yourself to saving the...

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Tried and Tested: Conscious Toilet Paper Options
Sep30

Tried and Tested: Conscious Toilet Paper Options

Changing the planet for the better is just a bum wipe away! Yep… We are talking socially and environmentally responsible toilet paper (TP). It’s weird how passionate you can become about some of life’s most mundane events when you start thinking about your impact on the planet and how best to use your dollar to vote for the world you want to live in. To date our household has used one specific Australian brand of TP...

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Gardening For The Soul
Sep20

Gardening For The Soul

  When I was eighteen my succulent committed suicide. I had spent the day at the Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens visiting my favourite plant collections (the arid garden and the tropical glasshouse) and when I returned home my pet succulent had leaped from the window ledge and was scattered across the floor. Some folks had a sneaking suspicion my housemates cat had knocked it down as a revenge attack for the fact that I would...

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Celebrating Thrift: My Favourite Thrifted Things
Aug26

Celebrating Thrift: My Favourite Thrifted Things

  Celebrate What You Love! After last week’s set of fact heavy blog posts featuring all things science, sustainability, and fashion it can’t hurt too much to be a little fun and frivolous for this weeks National Op-Shop Week Celebrations. Thrifting, op-shopping, secondhand shopping, whatever you want to call it, there is no denying the thrill of finding that special second-hand something can be a pretty magic moment....

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