boot brush

How To Make A Boot Brush

*Contains Affiliate Links

With the many muddy walks we’ve been on recently, my hallway was starting to look worse for wear and I was getting frustrated with the amount of vacuuming I was doing. As we had recently put down a new front door mat (thanks to the puppy!) I had some offcuts left over which I was keeping hold of because I just knew I could make them come in handy in some way… And that’s exactly how this idea came to mind. Here is how to make a boot brush:

Continue reading “How To Make A Boot Brush”
Related Posts:
How To Build A Pallet Planter
a pallet planter on a gardem wall

*Contains Amazon Affiliate Links Pallets are just so versatile and can be turned into almost anything but they can also Read more

DIY: Building a Bughouse
collage of boy, bug house and bugs

It may seem like we are always trying to get rid of unwanted pests and bugs in our garden but Read more

Kid’s Garden Ideas: How We Built The Perfect Toddler Garden
Jake's garden sign

As Spring is here we decided to come up with a kid's garden idea to keep our little guy busy Read more

How To Make Your Garden ‘Greener’
pretty pink and white flowers

When you think about being more eco-friendly, your first thoughts will probably turn to recycling, making reusable swaps in your Read more

bee on a sunflower

Small Practical Changes To Your Lifestyle That Will Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

*Collaborative Post

When it comes to reducing your carbon footprint, most people think that it involves making large sweeping changes to your lifestyle that either isn’t sustainable or will reduce your quality of life. Thankfully, this isn’t the case and there are actually plenty of practical changes that you can introduce that will not only help you reduce your carbon footprint, but can actually come with lots of benefits to you.

So in this post, we’re going to cover some of the small practical changes that you can make to your lifestyle which will reduce your carbon footprint.

Continue reading “Small Practical Changes To Your Lifestyle That Will Reduce Your Carbon Footprint”
Related Posts:
How To Make A Boot Brush
boot brush

*Contains Affiliate Links With the many muddy walks we've been on recently, my hallway was starting to look worse for Read more

6 Reasons To Clean Your Home The Eco-Friendly Way
natural cleaning products laid out on a canvas bag with wooden scrubbers

Having a clean home is something we all like to have. Having a dirty, grimy and messy home not only Read more

My Top 5 Essential Oils For Cleaning
essential oils on a white background next to a spray bottle and with petals and leaves scattered

I started to make my own cleaning products last year because I became very aware of how much plastic waste Read more

How to Make Sustainable Choices Each Day
glass earth ina hand

If you want to do your bit for the environment, you need to start making better and more environmentally friendly Read more

natural cleaning products laid out on a canvas bag with wooden scrubbers

6 Reasons To Clean Your Home The Eco-Friendly Way

Having a clean home is something we all like to have. Having a dirty, grimy and messy home not only puts a strain on our mental health but can have serious implications on our physical health too. However, are those cleaning products you are picking up in the supermarket aisles doing us any good? Filled with an array of ingredients, chemicals and toxins some may be actually be causing more harm. Did you know that there are other ways in which to achieve a perfectly clean home? A way that is safer and fresher plus easy to do… Here are 6 reasons to clean your home the eco-friendly way.

Continue reading “6 Reasons To Clean Your Home The Eco-Friendly Way”
Related Posts:
My Top 5 Essential Oils For Cleaning
essential oils on a white background next to a spray bottle and with petals and leaves scattered

I started to make my own cleaning products last year because I became very aware of how much plastic waste Read more

How To Clean Your Washing Machine Naturally
washing machine

It may surprise you that a washing machine needs to be cleaned and it may surprise you even more that Read more

How To Make Natural Toilet Bombs
homemade natural toilet bombs in a jar with some sat outside of it

*Amazon Affiliate Links Cleaning my home more naturally is really important to me, firstly because I want to rid my Read more

How To Make A Natural Homemade Surface Cleaner
homemade surface cleaner

*Amazon Affiliate Links When I began my eco journey I knew I wanted to make a difference wherever and however Read more

essential oils on a white background next to a spray bottle and with petals and leaves scattered

My Top 5 Essential Oils For Cleaning

I started to make my own cleaning products last year because I became very aware of how much plastic waste is created from buying the standard household cleaners we find in the supermarket aisles, I was more conscious of the fact that these contain chemicals which can be harmful to both my children/pets as well as the environment plus you can end up spending an awful lot on something that may not last very long. For me, eco cleaning is everything that these products aren’t: safe, non-toxic, cost-effective and work efficiently. Another big positive here is that you can use whatever essential oils you like to help to tackle those cleaning jobs and to also add a wonderful aroma. No artificial perfumes here, all natural, pure (if you look for the right oils) and fresh scents. So, which are my top 5 essential oils for cleaning? Let’s find out…

Continue reading “My Top 5 Essential Oils For Cleaning”
Related Posts:
How To Clean Your Washing Machine Naturally
washing machine

It may surprise you that a washing machine needs to be cleaned and it may surprise you even more that Read more

How To Make Natural Toilet Bombs
homemade natural toilet bombs in a jar with some sat outside of it

*Amazon Affiliate Links Cleaning my home more naturally is really important to me, firstly because I want to rid my Read more

How To Make A Natural Homemade Window Cleaner
homemade window cleaner

*Amazon Affiliate Links If you have been following me for a while, you will know that my eco journey has Read more

How To Make A Natural Homemade Surface Cleaner
homemade surface cleaner

*Amazon Affiliate Links When I began my eco journey I knew I wanted to make a difference wherever and however Read more

glass earth ina hand

How to Make Sustainable Choices Each Day

*Collaborative Post

If you want to do your bit for the environment, you need to start making better and more environmentally friendly decisions each and every day. If you fail to do that, you’ll be having a greater impact on the planet than you might realize. It’s tempting to say “well, I’m just one person so what can I do?” But that ignores all of the very real and tangible things we are in control of. Find out more about making more sustainable and green choices each day below.

Continue reading “How to Make Sustainable Choices Each Day”
Related Posts:
Little Drop in The Ocean Eco-Clothing: A Review
3 images of clothing one with baby wearing vest and pants then vest and pants on the beach with the title little drop in the ocean review

*Gifted Products I have a secret... I'm a bit obsessed with cute baby clothes. I'm also a bit obsessed with Read more

11 Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly As A New Parent
parent's hands around a baby's feet

When I became a parent the first time around (almost 7 years ago now!) the products I was told about Read more

What Sustainable Fashion Looks Like To Me
a road with the sign sustainability on the ground

What does sustainable fashion look like to me? ⁣ I’ve wanted to touch on this for a while now for Read more

Simple Strategies For Greener Living
a blue flower

*Collaborative Post More and more of us are keen to go green and do our bit to protect the planet. Read more

beagle dog laying by a radiator

Are Combi Boilers Eco-Friendly?

*Collaborative Post

Nobody likes to think about replacing their boiler. They can be expensive items to buy, which is why most people see the wisdom of having the one they already own serviced regularly. But, unfortunately, statistically speaking you are likely to need to buy a new boiler at least 3 times in your lifetime. When you do you will want to purchase one that is affordable, not expensive to run and eco-friendly.

The benefits of a combi boiler are well known. They are compact and provide almost instant hot water. But the question is are they eco-friendly too?

Continue reading “Are Combi Boilers Eco-Friendly?”
Related Posts:
How To Make A Boot Brush
boot brush

*Contains Affiliate Links With the many muddy walks we've been on recently, my hallway was starting to look worse for Read more

4 Things to Consider When Moving House with Children
moving house with children

There is a lot of excitement that comes with the idea of moving to a new home. However, the entire Read more

9 Simple Gardening Jobs To Do In Spring
crocuses with water droplets on them

Spring is just around the corner, the days are getting longer and that chill in the air is starting to Read more

9 Tips For Getting Outdoor Gear On A Budget
toddler walking along a large fallen tree in the woods

We are an outdoorsy family, always have been. We have always had a dog, we love long walks, we love Read more

a hand holding a plant

How You Can Do Your Bit For The Environment Without It Breaking The Bank!

There’s no denying that there are now many more eco products on the market and there’s also no denying that we are being told that these are one of the main ways to help the environment but is this truly the case? The answer from me here is mixed. Yes, it is great that we now have alternative options and if you’ve followed me for a while you will know I love a good, useful eco swap. These can most certainly also save you money in the long run but I also fully understand that some cannot invest in them all right away. If you can afford some or build on them over time then that’s great and if you’d like some tips on making this affordable I have previously written about that here. However, I am very aware that there are also many products out there that we don’t all need and I think these are the ones that have almost given being eco a bit of a bad rep in terms of only being possible if you are privileged. I don’t like this view of it because I believe that helping our environment should be and is possible for everybody it’s just that these perhaps aren’t being spoken about as much as the products are being pushed? So here are my ways in which you can do your bit for the environment without breaking the bank…

Continue reading “How You Can Do Your Bit For The Environment Without It Breaking The Bank!”
Related Posts:
4 Smart Ways To Make Your Home Safe and Eco-Friendly
a home with a grey sofa and turtle photo on the wall

In 2018, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification increased dramatically from 296 in 2006 to 67,200 in Read more

11 Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly As A New Parent
parent's hands around a baby's feet

When I became a parent the first time around (almost 7 years ago now!) the products I was told about Read more

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: What Can You Do With Your Waste?
reduce reuse recycle sign

Reduce, reuse, recycle, we hear that a lot, don't we? It's easy to keep saying it as a mantra but Read more

14 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Waste
14 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Waste

As we all know, plastic waste has become a huge problem. A huge problem that has been hidden from the Read more