Sunday, 2 February 2014

Decorate Your Home The Eco Friendly Way

When it comes to decorating your home there are many, many options to choose from and many choices to make.

A few years ago I wanted to decorate my home as it was not feeling like a home and decided to start looking around at what I liked. I gathered a heap of different ideas but ended up overwhelmed and never finished what I started. 

In recent years I have looked around at Eco Decor and Sustainable Furnishings. Once I opened up to the possibilities I found choosing what I wanted and getting it done a whole lot easier.

It's a pretty simple and easy approach when you do it the Eco friendly way and we will go through it in this post.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Step-By-Step DIY Facial

The other week when my family and I were doing some yearly planning I come up with the thought of having home pamper treatments with my daughter (now a flourishing teen) as a way of having special time with her.

So I thought I'd share some simple steps that you can follow at home if you would like to pamper yourself using the facial products in our previous posts.

We all deserve to be pampered by a professional from time time to time, but if you are low on cash or don't want to leave your home, just do it yourself!

It can also be an opportunity to spend time with other family members, you can invite them over for a natural skincare party were you make your own products and take turns to pamper each other.

Anyway let's get on to the facial.

Friday, 24 January 2014

30 Sustainable Summer Living Tips

Summer is here in Australia and this year (2014) we have had the hottest heatwave on record for years. So it's definitely hot! 

Sitting under my lovely energy efficient air conditioner, so efficient that if I turn it down under 24 I get goose bumps, writing this summer post. Let's get into it!

As with our other seasonal sustainability posts we will share some effective and useful summer home living tips and activities to do during this great (but hot) season.

Health & Self Care

  • As the summer heat can cause dehydration be sure to consume plenty of fluids. Water is best and you can flavour it up with some fresh fruit or cold tea.
  • Sun creen, hat and sunglasses are just about mandatory here in the Australian summer, if you forget, you pay with sunburn!
  • If you get burnt cold Chamomile tea or Aloe Vera will sooth hot sun-burnt skin
  • Eat plenty of fresh and organic foods
  • Exercise in the cooler parts of the day
  • Use peppermint and lavender to keep away the flies, ants & mosquitoes 
  • Make up some cooling skincare products using cucumber and mint 


Sunday, 19 January 2014

Having Trouble Sleeping?

Lately I have found it difficult to get to sleep or even stay asleep and it's starting to take it's toll.

My energy levels are all over the place and my mind is a little hazy.

I found I am not alone with this as millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer  so severe that it interferes with daily activities.  

One key to living a sustainable life is giving yourself enough time to replenish your energy to reach your goals. So I must take on board my own medicine and start to put some things in place to ensure I get enough sleep.

Do you get enough sleep?

Here are some simple techniques to combat common sleeping problems that I'm going to try

  • Keep a regular sleep/wake schedule
  • Develop a night time routine
  • Don’t drink or eat caffeine four to six hours before bed 
  • Try decaffeinated herbal tea blends designed to induce relaxation
  • Avoid alcohol and heavy meals before sleep
  • Get regular exercise
  • Minimize noise, light and excessive hot and cold temperatures where you sleep
  • Read or write to reduce mind chatter
  • Try some meditations

If you are having trouble sleeping like me give some things from the above list a go and see if it helps.

I'll let you know how I go!

Thanks for Reading