Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en Costumes, Decorations & Treats

Halloween used to be my favourite time of the year. It was the one holiday that didn’t involve buying copious amounts of gifts and seem to involve more fun than preparation. Well I can no longer say that this is the case. I have found that avoiding plastic at Halloween is impossible if you’re goingContinue reading “Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en Costumes, Decorations & Treats”

Eco School & College Stationary & Supplies (2022)

There can be so much waste involved in buying school and college supplies. In our house we do our best to keep it as low as possible by reusing, buying second-hand or buying fully recyclable / compostable / refillable items. To save you doing all the research yourself I’ve listed what to buy where below.Continue reading “Eco School & College Stationary & Supplies (2022)”

Baby Buying – What you DON’T need

I must have liked some baby stuff recently because Google and Facebook keep showing me ads for baby & maternity stuff at the moment. This reminded me of just how much crap I accumulated in the run up to my first baby, most of which was completely unnecessary and took me ages to dispose ofContinue reading “Baby Buying – What you DON’T need”

Summer Activities with Kids – 2017

I’m not the type of parent that feels the need to fill every hour of my kids’ days with entertainment. I think boredom is a great encourager of creativity and I feel that my kids are more than capable of being responsible for their own entertainment. That said it’s nice to have a few craftsContinue reading “Summer Activities with Kids – 2017”

Origami Money Gifts

I used to buy kids presents in advance and have a little ‘present box’ so that I wasn’t dashing to the shops every time my kids got an invite to a party. As I’ve moved towards Zero Waste I’ve given up on this. I no longer feel comfortable supporting the production of non-recyclable plastic toysContinue reading “Origami Money Gifts”