Plan the perfect cosy day

Countdown to Cosy is a whole month of ideas to help you save money, look after yourself and help the planet too. To help you plan your very own perfect cosy day there is a free checklist. Just visit the shop to download yours for free. All the Cosy posts came from ideas in our books. There is a book …

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CanTober – month of mindful changes – week 4

Welcome to Cantober! A gorgeous collaboration with the Frugal Family. Check their site for a different version of the weekly prompts. Firstly, we have daily tasks. They are not difficult. They are designed to be as easy as possible. We have a little star chart so you can tick them off when you have done them. If you don’t manage …

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CanTober month of mindful changes week 3

Welcome to Cantober! A gorgeous collaboration with the Frugal Family. Check their site for a different version of the weekly prompts. Firstly, we have daily tasks. They are not difficult. They are designed to be as easy as possible. We have a little star chart so you can tick them off when you have done them. If you don’t manage …

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Cantober – Month of mindful changes week 2

Welcome to Cantober! A gorgeous collaboration with the Frugal Family. Check their site for a different version of the weekly prompts. Firstly, we have daily tasks. They are not difficult. They are designed to be as easy as possible. We have a little star chart so you can tick them off when you have done them. If you don’t manage …

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Cantober – Month of mindful changes week 1

Welcome to Cantober! A gorgeous collaboration with the Frugal Family. Check their site for a different version of the weekly prompts. Firstly, we have daily tasks. They are not difficult. They are designed to be as easy as possible. We have a little star chart so you can tick them off when you have done them. If you don’t manage …

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Grow some salad and reuse plastic

Today’s free worksheet is from Sustainable Summer. Written with The Frugal Family it has 42 eco-friendly, planet saving worksheets. Available as a printable PDF or in glorious colour paperback. If you don’t have a packet of seeds try something from the store cupboard. Mustard seeds sprout well and coriander seeds grow into delicious leafy additions to salads or toppings for …

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Super simple oat milk recipe

The most zero waste recipe I know, especially if you can find oats in paper bags – I know Lidl sell them!   This is part of the Sustainable Summer book I wrote with www.thefrugalfamily.co.uk.  

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How much plastic are you using?

Not all plastic is rubbish! Without plastic I wouldn’t be able to get this blog post onto the internet. Cars would be so heavy the fuel costs and impact would be immense. When used properly, plastic is a wonderful material. It is light, waterproof, cheap to produce and as long as the sun doesn’t get to it, it is very …

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Sourdough bread instructions

I’ve been making a loaf of bread every week for a few months now and it is starting to look ok. The recipe and the instructions are from a brilliant course I did at the Assembly Bakery. If you get a chance to do a breadmaking course it will improve your bread radically! The videos show each stage of bread …

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What do do when you have no motivation

It happens to all of us. We tick along nicely and then something just pushes us over the edge of productivity, straight into feeling like it’s all too much bother. Here are some strategies that help me. I hope they help you too. Work out why you feel like this When I lose motivation I take it as a warning …

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Reducing Kitchen Waste with IKEA – Josh’s top picks

The kitchen can be a terribly wasteful place. From leftovers that never get eaten to the water we pour down the plughole when washing up. Josh an Interior Designer who is leading this years Live LAGOM project, from the Bristol IKEA gave me a nice bag of goodies to help prevent waste. Here are his top picks to help you …

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54 Self Care ideas for frugal and busy people

I’ve been feeling kind of Meh lately. A bit run down and lacking motivation or energy to do anything. In the Meh state I tend to forget what helps, so now I’m feeling a bit more up, I’ve written a list. It will become part of a book or course later, I’m writing it now. Possibly as a distraction from …