Creative hacks Sustainable living

What to do with those little ribbons you cut off your clothes

You know the ribbons I’m talking about. The ones that are sewn inside the shoulders of your tops, cardigans and jumpers, and in the waistband of skirts. They are meant to help your clothes stay on the hanger, and take the weight of the garment to save the fabric from stretching. But I’d be interested …

Exercise Health and Wellbeing

How to get more exercise without putting in extra time

It’s a pretty common goal these days to try and increase the amount of exercise we are doing. For some people, this is easy and comes naturally, but for a lot of us, it can be a struggle to motivate ourselves to start up a new or more intense exercise routine, or even to exercise …

Blogging Monthly Challenges

February 2019 Challenge – exploring blogs and social media

Spend 1 hour per day browsing other blogs Post at least 10 tweets per day Post on Instagram at least twice per day This month, I have three related challenges, all to do with blogging and social media, as that is the area I am trying to grow and expand in my life at the …

Product reviews

Hairburst Shampoo, Conditioner and Elixir – my first impressions

I was browsing in Boots last week, and a brightly coloured turquoise and pink box caught my eye. It was the Hairburst shampoo and conditioner set. I had read about this product online before, and similar products that are supposed to help boost hair growth, as I have always wanted to have thicker, longer hair. …

Creative hacks Sustainable living

How to use up leftover pieces of soap and solid shower products

You are probably all familiar with using a bar of soap until it gets really small, and it sometimes breaks up into several small pieces. These little pieces are difficult and fiddly to use, but you don’t want to throw them away as they are still perfectly good soap (at least, that’s how I feel)! …

Just for fun

Would you rather…? Tag challenge!

Here is something a little bit different! I was nominated by Ellie (@ellieslife_blog) from ellieslife45504566.wordpress.com to do this ‘Would you rather?’ challenge. I have never done a tag challenge before, so thank you Ellie for nominating me! Do check out Ellie’s answers here: https://ellieslife45504566.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/would-you-rather-challenge/ The rules are: Answer the questions given to you by your …

Personal Development

Saying NO to things you don’t want to do (and how to feel better about it)

I’m going through a stage in my life where I want to move away from what I have been doing for the past few years (piano accompaniment) and towards new things (including blogging, sorting out my personal life, and creating an environmentally friendly lifestyle). This means I am regularly finding myself in a position of …

Food and Diet Monthly Challenges Poetry

My first double challenge – September 2017

I always used to just take on one challenge per month, but for September 2017, I was undecided about which challenge to take on. So I thought, why not do two? This was an experiment in itself, to see whether it worked. I felt that these two particular challenges were very different and would not …