For Easy Conscious Shopping: 20 Ethical Clothing Brands We Choose

Baby, Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas

In buying clothes, as with everything we bring into your home, we want to know about our purchases. To know that they are caring for people in the production process,…

A Trimester One Round Up

Baby, lifestyle

At the time of writing, I’m 4 months pregnant with our third child! As we go forward in this journey together, I wanted to let you in on the behind…

Sourdough Discard Chocolate Mug Cakes

Cakes

Recipes that tell us to waste food like “discard half of your sourdough starter” are a big thumbs down. I care about food waste not because it’s a hypothetical idea,…

Thinking About Keeping Bees? Read This!

Eco + Conscious Living

Firstly, YES to you thinking about the idea of keeping bees, it’s a brilliant, rewarding and much needed journey. 80 – 96% of angiosperms (plants that flower and bear fruit)…

Quick Chickpea Pizza Crust (GF)

Main dishes, Vegan

So many gluten free items come at a higher price or with a long list of ingredients. When I need to cook gluten free I try to find simple ways…

My 10 Skincare And Makeup Favorites From Beautycounter

Eco + Conscious Living, lifestyle

The links are affiliate links so I make a commission if you click through and end up purchasing, you don’t pay any more and it lets me take a bit…

Easy, flexible, Oat Flour Brownies for 2 (or more!)

Cakes, Desserts

Brownies are really a cake with extra sugar and not too much flour, to give a gooey centre and a crispy crust. You can use so many different ingredients to…

A Week’s Grocery Plan + Spending

Eco + Conscious Living

Alright, this week I’m taking you through exactly what we buy, spend, and eat in a week! the picture above is most of what we purchased, and there’s a full breakdown of…

Easy Whole Spelt Naan Style Breads

Traditionally these breads are cooked in a tandoor oven but we’re finish them in an oven after starting them in a frying pan. It’s really quick and easy, and they’re…

Flax Hair Gel

When I cut my hair at the start of the first lockdown in 2020 I suddenly needed a product to style it cos it wouldn’t just clip up on top…

10 Steps To Budgeting Well With Food

Eco + Conscious Living, lifestyle

Budgeting is so empowering! I know we don’t all love it, but really it brings me peace and security so much that I LOVE talking about it. Sometimes saving money…

Lunch Box Bread Rolls

Breads

Clayton prefers these rolls over a sandwich in his school lunch box, so I make a batch each week, then cool, slice and freeze them and pull one out each…

How to do a Rubbish Bin Audit + Throw Less Away!

How to do a Rubbish Bin Audit + Throw Less Away! Ok a rubbish bin audit might not sound like the coolest thing in the world BUT, sending as little…

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 20% 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 but knowing I cared, anyone else?! I was…

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…