HOLIDAY GIFT LIST *US Edition*

Eco + Conscious Living

I love putting these together each year and here’s your 2020 version! A list of things we love, that are sourced the way we love caring for people and planet…

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE *UK + beyond edition*

Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas

Each year I put together a list to help you shop the way I would without the stress of having to think of options yourself. I curate this list from…

SCHOOL UNIFORM SOURCING + LUNCH BOX CONTAINERS

Eco + Conscious Living

I talked about this on stories as Clayton started school but I wanted to put it here so you could share and reference it more easily! The real takeaway here…

My Top 10 from Beautycounter

Gift Ideas, Health and Wellbeing

It cracks me up sometimes that I have a big world with Beautycounter, cos I spend most of my days wearing zero makeup and in dirty clothes playing with kids…

How I get up at 5am and find my work time during the week!

So many people have asked about work schedule and getting up at 5am so here’s a chat on how and why I fit in my work hours with kids and…

Starting out with bees: Checking the Hive

At the time of recording it’s September, our bees have been here a month! And as they prepare for winter and store away honey, I went in to check the…

Honey Nut Granola

Breakfast ideas

This is a staple recipe in our family, I do it slightly differently every time depending on what I have in the house.  The latest batch I made was cinnamon,…

FORAGING NETTLES + STINGING NETTLE PESTO

Main dishes, Paleo, Vegan

I’d heard that during the second world war stinging nettle recipes were a staple but those were the only stories I knew of about nettle eating before 2020. But during…

11 Things You’ll Need to Start the Bee Journey

Eco + Conscious Living

Before reading this, know that if you’re a beginner I’m only about one step ahead of you! But I want to share the journey from the start to make it…

Quick and easy plant based cinnamon rolls

Breads, Breakfast ideas, Vegan

I have another recipe on the blog for sticky sourdough cinnamon rolls which are filled with dates and nuts and have that wonderful sourdough tang, but sometimes you don’t want…

DIY Elderberry Syrup

Eco + Conscious Living, Health and Wellbeing, Vegan

This is really just an update on my process rather than a recipe or a good how to because I’m a total novice! But if you want my elderberry process…

The Green Edit: Home

Eco + Conscious Living

SHOP THE GREEN EDIT WHERE YOU ARE: UK Canada Australia    The Green Edit: Home, my first hardback book in real life print is now available in the UK, Canada, and Australia….

Where We Shop for Clothes: Directory

Eco + Conscious Living

This can be an overwhelming journey to go on so take it one step at a time! Use what you have, budget well, and don’t jump straight to the expensive…

WHO MADE MY CLOTHES? HOW WE SHOP MINDFULLY FOR ETHICAL CLOTHING

Eco + Conscious Living, Eco + Conscious Living

Clothing was one of the first places I started asking: Where did this come from? Who made this item? In so many areas we’ve moved far from the origins (and…

The start, the messy fumble forward, and the still messy now.

UPDATE

Let’s chat.  I wanted to chat a little as we launch into a new school year – those always feel like the beginning for me! When I’m coaching people on using…

Wholewheat Croissants

Breakfast ideas

Croissants are just not as difficult as I thought they would be. And 35p for an organic freshly baked wholewheat croissant is unbeatable so making our own is a great…

Some more of my journey.

This space online has always been my journey, so I’m going to tell you about another piece of my journey in the last two years. I’m always happy to be…

My 10 Beautycounter Faves (while there’s 10% off for new customers!)

Eco + Conscious Living, Instagram Live Notes, lifestyle

Beautycounter has been my go to for 2 years now.  Initially I placed an order feeling totally overwhelmed by cleaner makeup options. I was just relieved to have found a…

CHOCOLATE CHICKPEA CAKE

Cakes

You might be reading this in the future when we can get out to the shops more easily that we can now but if you’re reading this as I post…

Veggie Croque monsieur

Main dishes

This is a twist on a classic French Croque Monsieur which would be made with ham, but this puts any veggies you have lying around leftover in there instead to…

SPROUTED CHICKPEA CHOCOLATE HUMMUS

Desserts

Some of you will love this not hugely sweet deliciousness… some of you will think it’s really weird and should never happen, we’re all #teamchocolatehummus over here so here’s what…

FOOD BUDGET MONTH: WEEK 3/4

WEEK 3 (For weeks 1 and 2 and and intro see THIS post) Well it took me all the way to week 3 or 4 to realize that given the…

DIY Nut Milk

Breakfast ideas, Vegan

If you’ve never tried making nut milk, you should!  We always have a batch of it in a jar in the fridge waiting for coffee, granola, smoothies, baking and even…

FOOD BUDGET MONTH: WEEK 2

lifestyle

WEEK 2! For an intro and week 1 click HERE! To see a tour of the haul with ideas on how we use the items click HERE. For the highlights…

FOOD BUDGET MONTH (UK)!

lifestyle

Well yes, it’s taken us 7 months across moving to get real with our budget again. We pretty budget strictly in all areas of life because it actually takes away…

The Better Christmas List 2019

Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas

click here for my Better Gift Guide for US Shoppers  click here for my Better Gift Guide for UK shoppers    Each year writing these lists is one of my…

Better Christmas Gift Guide 2019 (UK edition)

MUTHA.HOOD GOODS At the top of my list and on my own personal Christmas list, this mum run small business is one I’ve loved and followed and shopped for a…

Working with Beautycounter: 1 Year in I’m answering your questions (and all of mine!)

Eco + Conscious Living, Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

Here we go! I said was going to do a one year on recap and Q&A on Beautycounter and you all sent me your questions so here we go. A…

The Better Christmas List 2019 (US)

Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas

Alright, get your coffee and your list of people to shop for – let’s dive in to my top picks for 2019! These are mostly not just single items that…

The Fall + Holiday Lines from Beautycounter Reviewed

Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas, Health and Wellbeing

Two weeks ago the new seasonal fall/holiday line of safer products from Beautycounter arrived at my door. I’ve been working with the safer skincare company for 10 months now as…