11 posts tagged How To

What to Put in Your Compost Pile Now for a GREAT Spring Reward!

So this is it! My first official gardening post! I have been holding off until I was confident about the information I was sharing. Tried and tested is my motto! I started composting properly in January 2020. I tried before using the bokashi method but it was pretty gross. Bokashi is done in a bucket, you can throw all your kitchen scraps in, including meats and oils which is a no-no for regular composting. The thing is once your bucket is full, you have to let it sit for two weeks to rot ... Continue Reading

How To Easily Recycle At Home – Learn To Manage Your Waste

Recycling at home is not as daunting or labour intensive as you might think and once you get the hang of it, it is basically effortless. 2018 was the year for me to get more eco-friendly conscious. I didn’t exactly make it a resolution, just more of an intention and I am proud to say that the year ended off with me having achieved a great deal in that instance. At first, I wasn’t quite sure where to start at home and so I decided to make a more conscious effort in buying right. ... Continue Reading

Recipe: Delicious Bean Dip, Perfect for Parties and Snacks During the Day

Summer is the best time of year and it is so much easier to snack rather than eat heavy meals. I love slicing up some cucumber, peppers and carrots, serving them with a bit of bean dip and sitting on the patio soaking up the sun. I found this bean dip a few years ago and wrote it down in my little pocket recipe book for safe keeping. Every time there is a summer party and a dish is required I offer to do a veggie platter with this delicious dip. It is a real crowd pleaser! The recipe ... Continue Reading

Sustainable Christmas Wrapping & DIY Cards for Family

Christmas is the best time of year but sadly commercial Christmas Wrapping paper and cards can be quite bad for the environment. The materials that go into making some wrapping paper mean it's not always accepted for recycling. It is often dyed, laminated or contains non-paper additives. These additives include things like gold and silver coloured shapes, glitter or plastics, which can't be recycled. So this year I decided to go the eco-friendly route and buy only sustainable supplies. While ... Continue Reading

EcoBricking – The Latest Trend in Reducing Landfill & Ocean Plastic

Goodness me, the time has flown by since I was last able to blog here. Life got a little complicated in the last few months. On the upside, I started a new relationship that is going splendidly. Here is a quick life recap from the last two months I have been missing here. The plastic issue has become an even bigger cause in my household, I have been collecting plastic for two months just to do this post, I am so excited that I will be able to clear it all out now. As mentioned above, I ... Continue Reading

Recipe: Apple Crisp – A Delicious Treat, Perfect for Winter Nights

Can you feel it in the air? The chill is dissipating and the warmth is rolling in, Summer is well on the way. Don't get me wrong, I do love the Winter but only because I get to eat all the comfort foods without any guilt. One of those comforts is a cheeky Sunday pudding or a brownie for lunch... Yes, I actually did that the other day, I ordered a brownie with ice-cream for lunch. I carry no shame in admitting it! So as I said, it is starting to get warmer and darker later but there are still ... Continue Reading

How To Treat Bruxism Using Vitamins and Tinctures

Bruxism is a maddening ailment! Anyone who has ever experienced it will tell you just how horrible it can be. Some people don't even know they are doing it until their dentist tells them. It can be caused by stress or anxiety and is very common, more common than you could imagine! I have been following multiple YouTubers, many of whom suffer from Bruxism. For them, it is easy to go to the doctor and get botox injected into their jaw muscles. They all rave about how it works but have to go ... Continue Reading

Non-GMO Seeds for the Perfect Veggie Garden & What to Do With Them

I have been obsessed with the idea of growing my own vegetables for some time now. It all started when I was given a slab of ‘Sow Delicious’ 100% Heirloom Exotic Tomatoes. I have been waiting patiently for July so that I can plant them. I had been browsing the selection of seed slabs on Faithful-to-Nature for a while to decide what else I wanted to grow, there are so many options. While looking through the seed selection on the website I found the ‘Reel Gardening’ seed company that ... Continue Reading

A DIY Coffee Scrub that will awaken your soul!

Winter is upon us and being a resident of Johannesburg, that means dry skin. I have intensified my moisturising routine, thankfully a good scrub helps combat dry skin too. This coffee scrub recipe is the perfect winter DIY! Body scrubs are some of the easiest DIYs to do and they are always sensational! There is nothing better than the feeling of using a handmade scrub. I am not much of a coffee person so when I was sent a bag of Sihle's Brew, I knew it would be put to better use as a beauty ... Continue Reading

The Benefits of the Menstrual Cup and how it has Changed My Life

Let's talk periods... If you are feeling squirmish then you should probably click away this very moment. But, I hope you stick it out because it is hella important to be more open and honest about periods. We have been taught to keep it a secret and whisper about it only when completely necessary but I say screw that! Periods have been happening since the beginning of time whether you believe it happened with a big bang or by someone's will, as long as a woman has been on this planet... ... Continue Reading