It's almost that time of year again to start a new plastic-free challenge. This is a great place to start thinking about what we use and what we buy which I hope to take onto the rest of the year.
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.
Call me crazy but I'm thinking of using flowers from my own garden in my wedding bouquet. Well, why not? They are already there, my garden is full of beautiful flowers throughout the summer, so nothing new would be produced just to be cut for one day in my hands. They are organically grown and completely natural as much of my garden is self-seeded anyway.
Following on nicely from my last few posts, my next big ethical decision is making from scratch. Such an important and thing to do when going zero waste or trying to be more sustainable is to look at the process that goes into making an item and to create something from the beginning for yourself. That may be making a recipe from scratch which may otherwise come out of a (non-recyclable) packet or sewing a craft instead of needlessly buying it online with wasteful postage and packaging.
Sometimes we just need a quick breakfast to keep you going until lunchtime. Muesli is a great option but it is so cheap and easy to make your own don't settle for anything shop-bought!
I have big news to share with you! This is the beginning of an exciting journey of more green experiences to come.
The easiest way I have found to save money and waste less is to learn to cook from scratch. This completely homemade recipe will impress your friends when you tell them it didn't come out of a packet! #zerowastewin
If you've just gained 2 jigsaw puzzles, 16 types of chutney, 4 t-shirts and a popcorn maker then this is the post for you! 4 simple and easy ways to simplify and minimise your belongings.
As the Christmas season gets into full swing it seems to have become so easy to lose my green way. I feel so much pressure to find presents for various people (many of whom would not appreciate or recognise a green gift) that my simple green gift rules seem to go astray.
This was my first attempt at being plastic-free for a whole month (See my original post here) and, as predicted, I ran into a few problems.