Spring is Here!

It’s with great excitement that we are launching our latest e-book Spring Into Action. Just like Winning At Winter it is jam packed full of brilliant ideas and inspiration to have the healthiest and cleanest year ever. There are 48 pages of useful and practical tips including: Sleep support Seasonal Recipes Gentle cleaning – including a cleaning game! Self Care … Read More

Plastic Fantastic?

There is so much information floating around (a bit like all the plastic…) about the massive and complex problem of single plastic use and disposal… to be honest I got a bit overwhelmed and distressed. Watching Blue Planet I found myself so upset that it was immobilising, but then you feel as if nothing you do will help and consequently … Read More

We Love Recycling

I’ve just had the most inspiring meeting with Belle’s Sewing – to run some upcycling/recycling workshops at their beautiful new premises. We fit together in lots of ways, and their recycling and zero waste practices are truly wonderful helping so many organisations along the way – lots more about this to come but my brain is now buzzing with ideas … Read More

Guest Post – Recycled Paint!

Sort of on our cleaning theme, I was thinking about clearing out the shed (not my precious working shed obviously!), and all the odd pots of paint made me think about redecorating, and about how unlikely it was that we would ever get around to it… and then I randomly met Amy and her families project to recycle paint. Here’s … Read More

It’s World Environment Day!

After a very busy Half Term, this morning everyone was back in their respective learning locations – and I am back in the shed, enjoying planning out the next few weeks for The Frugal Family x As it’s World Environment Day I thought I’d share this great infographic about how we can all begin to make changes that will have … Read More

Cycle Safey

As we come to the end of our Transport theme I found this amazing video about paper cycling hats – it’s like someone has read my mind of eco/safety/recyclable/wonderfulness..

Thursday Thought 46

Following on the recycled theme, and seamlessly matching it to the Christmas theme, I came across these beautiful recycled coffee sack Christmas stockings from Fern Cottage Crafts. Buying gifts that have a recycled element can be done in all sorts of ways. There are lots of homemade ideas for gifts from children, or you may have a piece of jewellery from … Read More

Why Recycled Paper? – Guest Post

Why I chose to use recycled paper? – C&E Designs – Emma Cottam  At C&E Designs we create bespoke paper craft items, ranging from flowers to buttonholes to framed gifts to cards and tags. As a staple we use recycled paper – that is paper that we collect second hand. We hunt through second hand stores, we receive lovely donations … Read More

Thursday Thought 44

We love having a scrap paper drawer at Frugal HQ. It’s made from all sorts of things – old letters and printer mistakes,  a clear out of old paperwork, damaged book pages, unwanted order forms and catalogues… and when it runs out we just let people we know to save their unwanted printouts, especially people that work in colleges and offices. I … Read More

Reuse and Recycle

Just to prove I’m not the only person banging on about reusing mugs, or using recycled products, here is The Guardian showcasing the argument for coffee shops (you know who I mean…) being more green. However, we can all make an individual difference too, but recycling our cups or taking our own – and yes, this is going to be … Read More