Label Love: Nature Street Weaves
Apr28

Label Love: Nature Street Weaves

  Claire Lock of Nature Street blogging fame is a truly inspiring woman. As nature enthused blogger, part time environmental consultant, and mother of two she was already a busy woman before deciding to tackle a tapestry weaving adventure, Nature Street Weaves in her quiet evening time. Fortunately for us she did. Her magical weaves are inspired by the environment around her and the meditative process of getting lost in the art...

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NYNC: Voluntary Simplicity Repost
Jan26

NYNC: Voluntary Simplicity Repost

This post ran in April last year but as it is very fitting for this months theme I have decided to repost it.    Did you ever read ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books in school? For those that aren’t familiar with the concept, they were books where you got to decide what happened to the characters by selecting which path they would take and turning to the corresponding page. It was so exciting to determine the way that the story...

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DIY: The ‘Say-No-to-Landfill’ Pot Scrubber
Nov26

DIY: The ‘Say-No-to-Landfill’ Pot Scrubber

  First up, this idea was not mine. There is an image of it burnt into the back of  my brain having seen it somewhere online and not taken note of the source. If you have seen it too and know the source please share it with us in the comments section so the appropriate owner of the produce bag pot scrubber patent gets the kudos. This plastic produce bag was something that had been part of my waste weigh up challenge waste stream....

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Waste Weigh Up Day 10: What Do Those Numbers Mean?
Nov12

Waste Weigh Up Day 10: What Do Those Numbers Mean?

Sure we have all seen those little triangles numbers on our plastic. Some of us may even have an understanding of what each one means. But, If you are anything like the ‘rest of us’ you will likely see a number in a triangle, shrug to yourself, assume its recyclable and put it in your recycling bin. Those little numbers mean quite a lot in the big scheme of things. Sometimes councils don’t have the facilities to...

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Waste Weigh Up Day 5: Recycling Idea of Interest!
Nov07

Waste Weigh Up Day 5: Recycling Idea of Interest!

Todays waste is certainly a little more plastic oriented than yesterdays. All plastic seen here aside from the ‘tofu’ printed top is recyclable in my local area! Yay! The most surprising one for me was that the plastic covering the USB flash drive (containing our wedding photos) had a number ‘1’ recyclable logo on it. This shocked me as most of those sneaky small bits of plastic have no stamp what-so-ever....

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DIY: Up-cycled Storage Solution for Smalls
Oct16

DIY: Up-cycled Storage Solution for Smalls

Underpants are pesky things. A necessity in most aspects of daily life (especially on windy days while wearing a dress) but also the most annoying things to sort on washing day. After YEARS of working in lingerie as a manager, buyer, bra fitter, and sales assistant I have quite a few pairs of underpants and they are literally out-of-control in my closet. So when I came across this easy DIY storage solution for cords and cables I...

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Sustainable House Day
Sep07

Sustainable House Day

Not only reserved for Fathers, today is also Sustainable House Day. Sustainable House Day runs over two consecutive weekends (the 7th and the 14th of September) and gives you the opportunity to tour a Sustainably designed home near you! Allowing you to acquire all the information needed to intergrate renewable energy, recycling and loads of other sustainable practices into your home and lifestyle. The website allows you to...

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DIY: Easy Peasy Pallet Chair
Sep06

DIY: Easy Peasy Pallet Chair

With Fathers Day literately beyond the sunset I thought I would provide you with a quick and easy one hour pallet chair project for those of you who haven’t had time to shop! This pallet chair was made a little while back but fortunately for you I remember how I did it. All you need for the project is: an outdoor cushion- you can pick one up most places but recycle markets are FULL of old outdoor furniture so you could likely...

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DIY: Milk Crate Bench Seat with Storage
Aug03

DIY: Milk Crate Bench Seat with Storage

The DIY gods were looking out for me today as I attempted this milk crate bench seat construction. After ‘finding’ some milk crates I was pleasantly surprised that the rest of the goodies required for the job were in my garage and already cut to size.  HOW OFTEN DOES THAT HAPPEN! For this project you will need two milk crates, a plank of board (anything that you can find that you want to recycle, or pick up at new bit at...

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DIY: Macramé Pot Plant Hanger
Aug02

DIY: Macramé Pot Plant Hanger

This is a DIY for the time poor. A pot plant holder that takes under ten minutes to make is a great gift idea and can use up bits of old rope you have lying around your home. Even if you don’t have the rope lying around you can easily pick some up at your local salvage store, op shop, recycling mart, or, the hardware store will have plenty to choose from if you are unsuccessful at the others. To make this plant hanger you will...

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