Soundtrack to Springtime

The perfect chillout, relaxed, yet upbeat and happy playlist for those beautiful Spring days out in the garden or for avoiding the April showers with a good book.

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DIY: Dishcloths

Not the sexiest of topics but something that we use every single day is our dishcloths! As we don't own a dishwasher we seem to spend half our evenings washing up; when we first moved in we used disposable dishcloths which were made from synthetic fabrics and broke down after only a few weeks and made their way into the bin. Not only is this expensive but it is incredibly wasteful. So I began to think about other more sustainable options.

Thoughts on New Year: 2018

Here it comes again, the new year: New intentions set, new plant on the window sill, new yoga mat and new belly from all the festive food! We find this time of year very refreshing in the GreenandRose house. As new things come into our lives, old things are removed.

5 Essentials For Your Sustainable Party

Who doesn't love a good party? The thing about being less wasteful is that it shouldn't mean you can't still have fun! But instead of plastic, polluting balloons and single use cups why not go more classy? Get the real wine glasses out, make some punch from locally-sourced fruit and party like it's 1999 (except with composting, curbside recycling and fair trade)!

DIY: Beeswax Wraps

What could be more wasteful than wrapping your food in a temporary piece of unrecyclable plastic? That's what cling film is. Use this DIY to make one of the most handy zero-waste items in my kitchen!

Homemade is Best

I've been super busy this week making allsorts of things, as I type I am sat here in my apron, waiting for bread to rise! This is the art of making from scratch put into practice.

Summer Time = Capsule Wardrobe Update

The sun is shining which can only mean one thing! Summer is here! Time to get the shorts out and with them my whole summer capsule wardrobe. An important part of simple and sustainable living for me.