Category Archives: Everyday Living

Everyday Living is filled with interconnected stories for your home living, food & gardening, body & mind and the possibilities to rethink.

DarNET! A Coloured Spectrum of Waste

DarNET! A Coloured Spectrum of Waste

Waste conjures up a motley mess of blacks, greys, and browns – a disarray of worthless, useless or defective stuff. When foraging and sourcing waste for my Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art project, I intrinsically wanted to classify my waste collection into their respective colour hues. It made waste feel more palatable and […]

Shop Local. Support Local. Buy Local

Shop Local. Support Local. Buy Local

Shop Local. Support Local. Buy Local. These simple sentences have had greater prominence in our lingo over the last couple of years. More so since the start of COVID-19 restrictions in March 2020 when national and international supply and logistics were affected.  Backing our close-to-home businesses has community and environmental benefits that sit behind the […]

Why I Created these Handmade Unique Christmas Bon Bons

Handmade Unique Christmas Bon Bons handcrafted by sustainable living shop, French for Tuesday. Newcastle, Australia.

Christmas Day for us is about sharing a baked meal with family and friends. Before we tuck into this delicious feast, we crack our bon bons, share the corny jokes and wear the (compulsory) coloured hat. Every year without a doubt, the small plastic trinkets were tossed in the bin after the Christmas meal. Many […]

5 Tips for Loving Your Trusty Natural Deodorant Paste

5 Tips for Loving Your Trusty Natural Deodorant Paste

If you’ve recently ditched your traditional antiperspirant deodorant and switched to natural deodorant, here are 5 tips for loving your trusty natural deodorant paste. This is a guest post by Phoebe from Happy Skin Care and Woohoo Body. 1. Prime Your Pits Don’t neglect your poor pits when you’re showering or bathing. Odour-causing bacteria can […]

Go Outside and Enjoy the Fresh Air

Go Outside and Enjoy the Fresh Air

Taking time to go outside and enjoy the fresh air is so valuable to our wellbeing and connection to place. There are obvious and subtle benefits of being out in the fresh air. First, here’s my outdoors fresh air imagery while I write this story. The mid-August sun naturally warms my feet as I listen […]

I Made this Practical & Affordable Reusable Shopping Bag

I Made this Practical & Affordable Reusable Shopping Bag

Captured by the design on this t-shirt, I made this practical & affordable reusable shopping bag by upcycling a t-shirt from the op shop. Old or cheap t-shirts can be comfy, but they can easily look scrappy and lose their shape. It’s so easy to toss them in the bin or donate them, which contributes […]

My Low Tox Journey

My Low Tox Journey - Low Tox Life Certified Coach

After six months of honing in on what French for Tuesday offers to our community in terms of low tox sustainability, I’m so pleased to let you know that I have the certified coach seal of Low Tox Life approval! The Low Tox Method course was a wonderful journey of insight and reflection and helped […]

Tried and Tested Ways to Hang Your Clothes Well

Tried and Tested Ways to Hang Your Clothes Well

My best tips about hanging clothes on the outdoor clothesline come from the people I know, who’ve developed excellent methods of hanging expertise through many years of practice. The main person who springs to mind is my Mum. Since leaving home more than 20 years ago, I’ve consistently used this generational know-how for hanging my […]

The Naturally Fresh Feeling of Line Drying Clothes

The Naturally Fresh Feeling of Line Drying Clothes

Growing up in the burbs of Sydney, Mum always hung the washing on the original metal Hills Hoist clothesline. On a slight grassy slope at the bottom of the back verandah, the line was easy to spin for the large sheets and towels to hang freely in the breeze. As a child, that clothesline beckoned […]

6 Ways to Create a New Normal for Grocery Shopping

6 Ways to Create a New Normal for Grocery Shopping

It’s early 2020, and the global pandemic COVID-19 virus has shaken up our everyday living. One of the most significant areas we’ve needed to make an immediate change is the way we shop for groceries. We’ve needed to change our ways quicker than ever!  Australian Government recommendations are changing so quickly. Social distancing, the requirement […]