Zero Waste update

The things that are making it into my bin ūüôĀ I welcome suggestions from readers (as well as offering my own, to date) on how I can keep the bin waste down! (I’ve decided to go without images – there’s no need, you all have imaginations I hope!) In the trash, there’s been old underwear: …
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Laundry routines

Coincidentally, in a 24 hour period I read about washing habits of two different bloggers – The Manly Housekeeper and An Exacting Life. ¬†I was shocked that the Manly Housekeeper can do 6 loads of washing in a day – that’s more clothes than I’d own I think! ¬†I also realised he’s not from the …
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Book Review: The Blade Itself

The Blade Itself¬†by Marcus Sakey may or may not have been the book recommended by a friend on Facebook. ¬†The small issue of the author was unknown, but I took the gamble nonetheless. Danny, an Irish American living in Chicago, grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, with his mate Evan. ¬†In their …
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Goals Updates – Mid March

I’m impatient. ¬†It’s just in my nature. ¬†So I thought I would post a ‘mid month’ update, and hopefully right my course on all my goals and targets¬†annually. ¬†To see the start of this series, click here, and then there’s Jan Update and Feb Update. ¬†My weeks are based on Monday through to Sunday. ¬†But …
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Ways I ‘spend’ money

In response/reflection to the Ways I ‘save’ money¬†post I wrote yesterday, I thought I’d look at the luxuries/vices that I do in fact ‘waste’ my money on! take away coffee: ¬†It always seems (nowdays) to be a bonding/social thing. ¬†I’ll buy it on weekends with my father or my bf. ¬†I’ll buy it when I’m …
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Ways I ‘save’ money

Sometimes saving money is as simple as just not spending it, rather than spending less or finding a cheaper way. ¬†There’s a number of things I notice others do, and think ‘wow, imagine how much money I’d spend if I did that/bought those?’ ¬†These things are magazines: I never ever buy them. That’s not to …
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Book Review: Leon and Louise

My mother, bless her heart, sent this book (Leon and Louise) to me from France where she was living last year. ¬†She knows I love a good book about the war, and so this one suited. ¬†Oh, and whilst the book is set in France, and my mother was in France, it is, in fact, …
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“Sunday” Chit Chat

I love Carla’s blog My¬†Half Dozen Daily, and am so sad I can’t work out how to comment. ¬†Every Monday (in Australia) I see her Sunday chit chat post and think ‘oh no, I’m too late’. ¬†But today, I’ve decided, nope, I’ll give it a whirl! ¬†Here’s how it works, if you want to get …
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Jewellery organisation

Following on from yesterday’s post, which ended in the bathroom, I thought I would continue to show you some of the innovative storage and organisation solutions I have for my jewellrey. ¬†Everything is stored in the bathroom, as it’s where I put on make up (and then jewellery) and where I take it off when …
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Simple storage solutions – spices, frying pan lid, ironing & toliet paper

Sometimes, you just want life to be easy, or at least easier. ¬†There’s a number of things I’ve implemented to streamline my house. Spice ‘rack’ Anexactinglife just updated her spices into nice new colour coded jars. ¬†Whilst I love the idea, I know the maintenance of it might be what gets me down. Plus the …
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