Grow, Make, nature

30 Days Wild: Bring the Outdoors In

I’m not always able to leave the house but indoor gardening means I can still enjoy nature when I’m stuck at home. I mix cuttings that fall from plants with seeds and herb cuttings I’ve taken to have a constant supply of kitchen herbs and a pretty garden. Fake houses, painted rocks, shells and elves […]

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Gift, Make

Upcycle Your Life

Upcycling is an easy way to save money. Swapping clothes can save a fortune when you want to update your wardrobe – as can upcycling clothes you already have. Making your own toiletries can reduce waste by cutting back on packaging. You can also save a fortune by using common store cupboard ingredients such as […]

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Gift, Grow, Make, nature

Waste Less, Grow More

As spring approaches, the garden starts to wake up. Bulbs are pushing their way through the soil, early daffodils are emerging to join the early crocus and late snowdrops, and sowing time is here for many crops. Gardening needn’t be costly, or take up lots of space. You can make a herb garden out of […]

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Art, Eat, Grow, Make

Waste Less, Make More

Last weekend, Upcycle Your Life at Fearon Hall in Loughborough helped spread the word about reducing waste with a fun morning of crafts and activities. Transition Loughborough sold seed potatoes and brought seeds to swap, sharing the secret of origami seed packs too. Get along to the allotment after 5pm on 21st March for the start […]

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Eat, Grow, Make

Upcycle Your Life

Do you want to freshen your home for spring? Short on money? Come along to Upcycle Your Life from 10am until noon on Saturday 24th February at Fearon Hall, Loughborough. Bring seeds and seedlings to swap with Transition Loughborough. Learn how to use common household items to make your own eco cleaning products.  Admire Muto’s […]

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Eat, Make

Make It Festive: Leftover Luxury

I try to reduce waste as much as possible. It saves money while helping the planet so seems to be a no-brainer. I’m a big fan of satsumas and their clan, but they generate a lot of peel at this time of year. Cheap bulk buy offers mean they can end up lingering too long […]

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Make

Make It Festive: Eco-Friendly Bath Balm Baubles

As we approach Christmas, it’s easy to get carried away by consumerism and feel sucked into spending money. However, there’s no reason you can’t celebrate without spending a fortune. I’ll be sharing my ideas to help #MakeItFestive on a budget in the run-up to Christmas. Share your ideas on Twitter and Instagram too – I’d love […]

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