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Gift Guide ; Thoughtful, ethical and sustainable gift guide

Thoughtful Gift Guide

Forget about the Black Friday madness and choose to slow down and make more conscious purchases this weekend. We are bombarded with messages encouraging us to buy more and more every day and this seems to get worse in the run-up to Christmas. But just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean that we can’t still buy with […] Read more…

Guide to shopping independently at online retailers this Christmas

Shop Independent This Christmas

Thinking of doing your shopping at small independent business this Christmas but don’t know where to start? I think we all know that Christmas is an important time of year for small independent businesses and your trade makes a huge difference to the families they support. Unlike shopping at large chains when you shop small […] Read more…

3 Sustainable Fashion Podcasts you need to hear

3 Sustainable Fashion Podcasts You Need to Hear

Podcasts have become my new favourite thing (late to the party I know). I’ve listened to them on and off for a while now but recently I’ve found myself choosing a podcast over music. My favourite type of podcast is the more educational ones. Turns out I really enjoy this way of learning. One of […] Read more…

Wearing Recycled tyres

Wearing Old Tyres

Recycling tyres isn’t anything new to me. Before blogging and my current career in higher education, I used to be an outdoor play specialist. This involved running outdoor play sessions and supporting schools and nurseries to develop their outdoor play provision. One of the things I always suggested was to introduce loose parts play. Loose […] Read more…

Meet the Maker: Created and Found

As you read this I’m currently sunning myself by the pool in Cape Verde. Whilst I’m away on vacation I have arranged for another week’s worth of meet the maker interviews. I love these interviews as they give you an insight into some great ethical brands. Today I’m talking to Jette from Created and Found […] Read more…

Meal Planning Tips to help you save money and reduce food waste

Meal Planning Tips

You may remember back in January I wrote about the changes I was making as part of the IKEA Live LAGOM project. One of those changes was to start meal planning every week. The main aim of this was to reduce food waste and to save money on my grocery shopping. Out of all the small […] Read more…

Purchases from IKEA live lagom shop designed to create a more sustainable home

Is Lagom the new Hygge?

You couldn’t move in 2016 without hearing about Hygge. Everyone was into the cosy movement (especially bloggers) and who could blame them. Snuggling up under a warm blanket with a hot chocolate is one of my favourite things. In 2017 I’m moving on from cosy socks and candles (don’t worry Hygge I still love you) […] Read more…

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