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If you have been following me on Facebook and Twitter, you might have noticed that I have started up a new project – Zoe’s Zen Art! You can buy my prints from my Esty shop here: Zoe’s Zen Art Etsy Shop What does this have to do with being eco-friendly and saving money I hear you
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Amaretto is a sweet liqueur that if stored properly shouldn’t go off for a very long time. Over time though it can reduce in quality. When I did a drinks declutter recently in my home, I found bottles of alcohol that we hadn’t touched for over 10 years. I also found an expensive bottle of sparkling wine that
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It’s July and a few years ago I joined in with Plastic Free July. Since then I have cut out a lot of plastic from my life. For quite a long time I tried to go shampoo free and I lived without foods I couldn’t find plastic free e.g. peas and celery. I went out
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I think apples are one of the best of natures snacks. They are easy to take on a day out, my kids love them at the end of a hard days work at school and they are so light and refreshing. Sometimes though I buy too many or someone gives me a whole load
-> Continue reading 22 awesome apple-ishous use-it-up ideas!
Wasps are not the most popular buzzy creatures out there. They have a pretty terrible reputation for ruining alfresco summer meals and some are killing honey bees, but wasps are not always annoying and they are not all villains. In fact they are actually really beneficial in gardens. If you garden, wasps are among your
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Have you ever bought ground almonds for a recipe and then not quite known what to do with the rest of the packet? Well fear not because my food waste group (join here: Reduce your food waste UK Facebook group) have plenty of suggestions for how to use up ground almonds! I’ve also added some of
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Picture credit: Octopus Energy We recently switched to a renewable energy provider – Octopus energy and I’m so happy we did. I originally wrote about the switch here: This blog is now powered by Octopus Energy! Being green isn’t always easy, but switching to Octopus energy really is – it really only took me a few
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Did you know, that like magic you can regrow a whole new plant from the scrap parts of various types of vegetables? Recently I have been regrowing veg from bits that would have previously gone in the compost heap. I have had success with celery, onions and garlic so far and the Reduce Your Food Waste Facebook
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For a long time I thought our houseplants survived by magic until I realised my husband was watering them. I’m a cactus and orchid kind of person – they don’t like being watered too often which is perfect for me as plant watering was always at the bottom of my list. Things have changed a
-> Continue reading How to never forget to water the houseplants again!
Why becoming a zero waste, vegan, minimalist is not the solution to all our problems all of the time
Wouldn’t it be great if we stopped destroying the rainforests, the plastic from the seas was removed and no more was ever added again, endangered species were no longer endangered and climate change was halted? So many of us are really hoping and praying that these things will happen, that we haven’t already gone too
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