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War on Waste: Disposable Coffee Cups

Disposable coffee cups have been piling up in landfills for some time now as caffeine consumption in Australia rises. Environmentalists have warned us about the potential for these convenient cups becoming a massive pollution hazard... I know what your thinking - 'they're paper cups right?' ... wrong. To hold liquid, these cups contain a polyethylene…

Hangover Cures: What Really Works?

We all love to have a few drinks on a Friday or Saturday night, but going too hard will leave you with a killer hangover that can linger for what seems like forever which will leave you pretty much useless the following day. There is no definitive answer on what causes a hangover.. but that being…

The Pros and Cons of Homemade Laundry Powder

I have seen a lot of talk lately online about laundry powder and whether or not it is really worth it to make your own laundry powder instead of buying commercially. Some homemade every day products can be a hit and a miss but I love the idea of limiting your spending by making everyday…

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Anzac Day – DIY Paper Poppy

Anzac Day is tomorrow! Remember and appreciate all the fallen Australian and New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives to give us ours with this fun Anzac Day DIY craft. It’s also a great way to get your kids off of their tech for a little while and get them doing something hands on while…

Travel Journal: Snowy Mountains

For months my family had a vacation to Lake Crackenback booked on a Vacation Package. After months of waiting we finally made it, I have only ever left Queensland once or twice before when I was very young and only remember bits and pieces so this trip had me super excited. – Plus I had…

Zero Waste 101: The Seven Different Types of Plastic

There are 7 types of plastic, all of which leach harmful and toxic chemicals. Having a better understanding about the different types of plastics, what they do to our bodies and why we should stop using them is vital in successfully transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle; Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET): This kind of plastic is…

DIY Natural Zero Waste Carpet Spot Cleaner

Synthetic Carpet Cleaner Ingredients: 1 cup vinegar 2 cups water Dip a clean white cloth into the solutions before applying to stains, do not pour or spray the solution directly onto carpet. Note: You could cut up old clothes with white fabric to cut down on the cost of cloths.. 🙂 Natural-Fiber Carpet Cleaner Ingredients:…