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Where Is The Love? For Our Planet and For Others…?

“People killing, people dying, children hurting, you hear them crying, can you practice what you preach? Would you turn the other cheek?… Where is the love?…”

 

Just recently as I have sat and heard the news of all that people are trying to do to raise awareness of climate change, as I have scrolled through Instagram seeing those that I follow make eco-swap after eco-swap and as I have read yet another passionate talk from Greta Thunberg, my heart has been filled with pride. Proud that at long last, people are standing up for our planet, that people are trying no matter how small a change it is and that the next generation are going to be the changers for this world but there’s a but… Urgh, I know! Where there is positivity, negativity seems to somehow follow. Continue reading “Where Is The Love? For Our Planet and For Others…?”

coconut bowl and spoon review

Review | Eco-Friendly Coconut Bowls and Spoons

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As you’ll all probably know by now, my eco journey is ever-growing and there is rarely a week that goes by where I’m not trying out something new or researching products and looking for new ways to reduce my waste, to help the environment and to be more sustainable. It’s become a passion as well as a hobby! And as a blogger I am very lucky to be in a position to be able to hear about the latest products and to have the opportunity to try them out and to then, of course, let you lovely lot know about them. So, when Global 1st asked me to review their coconut bowls and spoons I jumped at the chance. Continue reading “Review | Eco-Friendly Coconut Bowls and Spoons”

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Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out

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The world of eco-friendly products is growing which is, of course, an amazing thing but for those who are just delving into it all it can be quite overwhelming. I mean where do you start?! I am often asked, what is best to use? What products do I recommend? What is easy to begin with? And even though a lot of these things can come down to your own personal choice and your lifestyle, I think there are really easy eco swaps for those who are just starting out and finding their feet with where to go with being more eco-friendly. Continue reading “Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out”

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Why We Need To Be Wary Of Certain ‘Eco’ Products

So, eco has caught on and yep, some people are trying to make it the new ‘in’ thing. I mean you only have to glance at Instagram now and somebody is claiming to be #livingsustainably or #zerowastelife in their bio– trendy hashtag galore! The truth of the matter is that most of us will never ever be fully living sustainably and you will only be living zero waste if you live out in the woods off the fat of the land. It just isn’t possible in this modern world. Everything we use gives off energy, emissions, produces waste etc. so there is no way I will ever be claiming that I anything but trying my best. Which leads me onto the next new thing… Continue reading “Why We Need To Be Wary Of Certain ‘Eco’ Products”

the cheek of pampers and why I am calling them out on their #cheektest

The Cheek Of Pampers: Why I’m Calling Them Out On Their #Cheektest

Right, so this week has been interesting to say the least! If you have been following me on social media you will by now be all too aware of the new Pampers influencer campaign designed to prove that their nappies are in fact the driest out there. Seems like the normal type of advert for single-use nappies right? Always trying to prove their nappies will keep a baby’s bum the driest. Yep, except that in this instance they decided to take their marketing steps too far by asking parents/influencers/bloggers to take 2 perfectly good nappies and soak them with water to really prove their point. Now, if that had been 1 nappy on a TV ad I doubt any of us would have batted an eyelid. I mean we’ve seen that most days on our screens for over 30 years now haven’t we? However, when they are asking 100’s of people to pour 200 ml of water on each of them to test which is drier on their cheeks all for a huge Instagram campaign, well that’s a different story… Continue reading “The Cheek Of Pampers: Why I’m Calling Them Out On Their #Cheektest”

a woodworkers plane and sawdust sprucing used to spruce up a home

3 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Style up Your Home

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We all want to live in stylish and visually appealing homes, and, increasingly, more and more of us are also becoming conscious of our impact on the environment, and mindful of the need to be environmentally responsible.

It turns out, there are plenty of things that you can do to turn your home into your own personal paradise, according to your particular aesthetic preferences, while also being careful to have the lightest possible environmental footprint in the process. Continue reading “3 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Style up Your Home”

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You’re Taking Reusable Nappies Abroad With You??!!!

Since we started using reusable nappies last June, I haven’t used a single disposable one. Nope, not when we went away for a weekend to Cornwall, not when William was in hospital with hand, foot and mouth and not even for swimming. Reusable all the way here now.

So, when somebody asked me if I was taking disposables to Florida with us I said no, of course not, yet they looked surprised Continue reading “You’re Taking Reusable Nappies Abroad With You??!!!”