Things have been a bit hectic for the past few days because we are planning to head off on a one month long camping trip with the toddler in tow. We are going to a wedding in Noosa and decided to do one of the classic Australian road trips up the east coast to make … More Camping – a minimalist holiday?
All through winter as a I chomped through piles of mandarins, oranges, tangelos and lemons. Each skin went into the bin because they definitely aren’t a favourie in the worm farm. Then, just in the nick of time, I found a recpie for an all natural home made cleaner made from citrus peels … More Home made citrus peel cleaner
I did a survey recently which calculated that my lifestyle would require 2.1 earths to sustain it. Ouch! In other words, Over a year of consumption, I would run out of resources on June 25. And that is AFTER I have started making changes including moving toward a more minimalist lifestyle, a vegetarian diet and … More My lifestyle needs 2.1 Earths!
Public service announcement! I have found a product that cleans your face using only water. No plastic bottles of cleanser required. No soaps, no oils, no anything. What could this be you ask? It is called the FaceHalo and I think it should wear a halo itself because of its angelically planet-friendly approach to keeping … More Clean face, clean planet!
When the seasons co-operate, I try to grow my own herbs but some of them like basil grow like wildfire in summer meaning you have so much to use then just wither and die all of a sudden because they don’t like the climate for the rest of the year. I’m trying to eat as … More Planet Friendly Pesto recipe
I’ve tried and FAILED miserably to get a successful compost heap up and runnninng on a few occasions. When we moved to our new place, there was one of those static compost bins lurking in a corner of the yard so, glutton for punishment that I am, I tried again. On this occasion, the compost … More Worm farm basics
One of the very first things we planted when we moved to our teeny tiny townhouse was a lemon tree. What I have learned since dowsizing is that there is a tree for every space, sometimes you just have to search. While a classic lemon would have domited our whole yard, we found an … More When winter gives you lemons, make lemonade!