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Old timber window frame turns DIY jewellery display project

Old things. I love them! I knew when I saw this old timber window frame lying in a junk yard that it had potential. I just wasn’t sure what exactly. I’d figure that out later. I asked some of you on Facebook what I should do with it. I looked around the house to see what its most purposeful use would be. Then it came to me – a jewellery display! I had all this costume jewellery I never wore because I couldn’t see it. Well, this old timber window frame would soon help me change that. Read more

Make an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic cling wrap

Storage is becoming one of the first-world problems of today. Indeed, I read somewhere that storage solution shops are the fastest growing kind. But unlike most of the stuff we buy, food is one of the few things we really need. Being economical and sustainable about food choices is relatively straightforward, but when it comes to leftovers what is a sustainable food storage solution? Well, I was recently shown a great DIY alternative to plastic cling wrap! Read more

Review: Finding happiness by becoming an earth-friendly human

There are going to be some changes around here. Nothing huge just a few simple swaps here and there. I imagine it will be some time before the cumulative effect of these small changes has any significant impact, but I will make them consciously each day nonetheless. After all, becoming an earth-friendly human is not an easy task, especially in today’s society. Read more

Make your own cheap, environmentally-friendly liquid laundry detergent

I’ve taken one step toward living the simple life this weekend by making my own laundry detergent. I’m not yet washing everything by hand – I can appreciate life’s little luxuries too! – but making your own detergent is an easy, environmentally-friendly swap and a very cheap alternative to the expensive store-bought laundry liquids and powders that are full of chemicals. Read more

How to make almond milk

I’d been contemplating making almond milk for a while. I usually buy all my milk – full cream, soy and rice – in the long-life versions because it’s cheaper, but they’re produced differently and contain extra additives. So I bought a nut milk bag on eBay for less than $10 and set off to make my own almond milk as a cheap, natural alternative. Read more

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