Tag Archives: Reuse

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 […]

Meet The Share Shop: A Newcastle Library of Things

The Share Shop

I would love you to meet The Share Shop: A Newcastle Library of Things to borrow. The Share Shop is a non-for-profit association run by a committed team of volunteers, based in Newcastle NSW. The Share Shop is part of the library of things movement, which challenges people to rethink about whether you need (or […]

Meet Madeleine: Beginning with Toxin Free Skin Care

Meet Madeleine: Beginning with Toxin Free Skin Care

I would love you to meet Madeleine. I met Madeleine whilst out and about in the NSW snowfields. My unusual holiday photo of the snow resort’s garbage bins prompted our chat about the amount of waste generated in the snow resort. This lead to her own waste free story. Madeleine’s low impact journey started with toxin […]

Cool Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Linens

Cool Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Linens

Some links in this post are my affiliate partnership recommendations. I may receive a commission when you make a purchase from these links. There’s more to vintage linens than their standard, original use. Creative folks have found unique, cool upcycling ideas for vintage linens to be repurposed into some usable and amazing fashion and homewares […]

5 Fresh Ways to Reduce Your Need to Buy

5 Fresh Ways to Reduce Your Need to Buy

The convenience of buying stuff now has moved stealthily into our everyday living psyche. Our “throw away buy new and buy now” culture has been strongly influenced by consumerism, over-consumption, mass production (including mass production of intentionally manufactured short-lived items) and lower price of products. Generating, creating and producing waste due to the overconsumption is […]

My Vintage Thermos is the Best Coffee Thermos

My Vintage Thermos is the Best Coffee Thermos

In a country town op shop sitting on the top shelf amongst the large glass vases and picture frames, I spotted my new-for-me classic Thermos. Featuring a timeless green and white pattern, this 1960’s Made in England vintage thermos quickly became my most trusted source of brew-at-home takeaway coffee. We’ve shared many coffees together – […]

Embracing Slow, Simpler & More Sustainable Living

Embracing Slow, Simpler & More Sustainable Living

French for Tuesday supports your journey to embrace living a life more slowly, simpler living and more sustainable living. But what do these phrases really mean and what are the benefits of choosing to live more wholeheartedly?  Some links in this post are affiliate links. I may earn from qualifying purchases. Slow Living Slow living […]

How to Get the Most From Your Lipstick

How to Get the Most from Your Lipstick

I’m at the end of my favourite everyday nude colour lipstick. The lipstick is flat to the metal rim and my personalised application shape has disappeared completely. Life as a traditional lipstick as we know it, is over. Some links in this post are affiliate links. I may earn from qualifying purchases. Instead of tossing […]

Surplus Pear Syrup Jelly

Surplus Pear Syrup Jelly

I was introduced to this wonderful use of surplus syrup by my sister, Tara. She started making this jelly for her sons who are on the Failsafe “diet”. Pear jelly is one of the few sweety treaties her kids can enjoy. For our family, this has become a simple to make staple favourite. Tinned fruit […]