Author Archives: Mardi

Hop in a Kayak to Relax and Explore the Outdoors

Hop in a Kayak to Relax and Explore the Outdoors

The early morning sounds of fish jumping, kookaburras laughing, magpies warbling and the sun sparkling gently on the water is your open invitation to hop in a kayak to relax and explore the outdoors. Recreational kayaking is a brilliant way for you to surround yourself with nature and gain a greater appreciation of how your […]

Starting a Simplified Co-op with Free Range Eggs

Starting a Simplified Co-op with Free Range Eggs

The more I knuckle down into living a more sustainable, low impact life the more I realise how large corporations and businesses aren’t as sustainable as I would hope. Did you know that in Australia, at least two of the largest supermarkets have the duopoly on all areas of grocery shopping, but they also own […]

I’ve Baked my First Ever Easy Vegan Gluten Free Cake

I've Baked my First Ever Easy Vegan Gluten Free Cake

Vegan baking isn’t high on my cooking rotation. However, finding out that my most recent colleague is vegan, I was up to the easy vegan cake baking challenge! My Mum is coeliac, I’m gluten intolerant, and my nephews are dairy & nut free – vegan baking seemed easy to cater for! I bought seasonal, locally […]

Creative Upcycling with Bedsheets and Fabrics

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old bedsheets and fabrics at the back of grandma’s cupboard? Thanks to creative peeps with ingenious ideas, these quality sheets and fabric are ideal for repurposing and upcycling into some absolutely fresh and funky fashion and homewares pieces. The patterns and design of the fabric often […]

Going Low Tox was my Moment of Truth

Going Low Tox was My Moment of Truth

Going Low Tox was my Moment of Truth I would love you to meet Linda… I met Linda through our early childhood services connections and discovered we shared a very similar understanding about what it means to live a low tox life. For Linda, going low tox was her moment of truth, particularly when she started […]

Green Simple Swaps – Alternatives to Cling Wrap

Green Simple Swaps - Alternatives to Cling Wrap

Along your journey towards a more low impact lifestyle, finding quality reusable options similar to your current products means you’re more likely to stick with the new-for-you alternative. It’s working out what’s best for you by refusing and reducing your reliance on single use, disposable plastic and increasing your reliance on reusable products. Are you […]

Green Simple Swaps – From Tissues to Hankies

Green Simple Swaps - From Tissues to Hankies

The most common response to swapping facial tissues to hankies is a squeamish looking facial expression combined with “ewww!” The ickiness of a wet, mucus laden hankie seems to scare people away more than a horror movie. With zero waste living as your goal, there are many environmental and health benefits for choosing hankies rather […]

The Scary Truth About Plastic

The Scary Truth About Plastic

The Real Horror This Halloween This is a guest post written by Charlie Thompson from The Clean Collective. Some links in this post are my affiliate partnership recommendations. If you choose to purchase from these links, I may receive a commission. Halloween is just around the corner, with its scary movies and trick or treat […]

Creative Repurposing with Blankets and Jumpers

Creative Repurposing with Blankets and Jumpers

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old fashioned, heavy wool blankets or the used jumper that’s beyond repair? It’s good to know that imaginative folks have brought their ideas to life in many ways for creative repurposing with blankets and jumpers. I’ve found and collated an amazing number of Australian creatives who […]

Creative Repurposing with Vintage Tea Towels

Creative Repurposing with Vintage Tea Towels

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old tea towels at the back of grandma’s cupboard? Did you know there’s more to vintage tea towels than meets the eye! Creative repurposing with vintage tea towels by these creative folks shows how quality upcycled fashion and homewares can take centre stage, again. The patterns […]