• When Life Gets Crazy

    Happy holidays y’all! Wow, what a year. 2020 has been a hard one of all of us, myself included. You may have noticed I haven’t written a blog post for quite some time. Well, you know, sometimes life just gets on top of you. You have so much on your plate, you just don’t know where to start. It’s like trying to fit a jigsaw puzzle together when you have been given all the wrong pieces. Know the feeling?  Of course, we don’t need to be reminded about the pandemic we have been fighting this year. To be honest, when it hit, I felt very lucky to still have 2…

  • My Zero Waste Handbag Kit

    Do you hate it when you are out at a restaurant, or a takeout place and they give you plastic cutlery or a plastic straw? Sometimes it is so unexpected. I was at the airport a few weeks ago grabbing a bite to eat before my early morning flight. I was super excited about the waffles I had just splashed out on and couldn’t wait to sit down and eat them. That was when I noticed the cans full of plastic cutlery on the table and my excitement quickly turned to disappointment. I didn’t have any of my reusable cutlery that I usually bring, I hadn’t found the perfect little…

  • Welcome to My New Website

    I know, it’s a little rough right now. But Wix sent me a ridiculous bill to renew my website so I thought probably now was a good time to change to wordpress. Hopefully with a little TLC this website will be even better than the last one. And to celebrate the launch of my new website, I am doing a giveaway!!! Keep your eye out over the coming days to find out how you can win. Better get back to perfecting this website now. Maria

  • Why Have Plastic Free July?

    Happy July! And July is the month we all try and reduce our plastic consumption, in case you didn’t know. Someone decided to name it “Plastic Free July”. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue as well as “Movember”, but hey. So why do we have plastic free July? Well, I have no idea really. Probably some eco freak like me came up with it to encourage people to save the world. Maybe there are some people out there that actually have no clue that plastic is BAD and we need to raise awareness about it. What should you do for Plastic Free July? Well, it doesn’t take a scientist to…

  • What is Dry Brushing?

    I have to admit, I had never heard about dry brushing until I was doing research for So what is it? It is pretty self-explanatory really. You use a body brush and brush your skin. One article I read actually suggested that you could dry brush your skin instead of using soap. But apparently dry brushing has other magic powers. Of course, it is exfoliating, so it is great for getting rid of all your dead skin cells, but some people claim that it can reduce cellulite, stimulate the lymphatic system, improve circulation, boost energy, and even aid digestion. How do I do it? You want to get yourself a…

  • How to Reduce Your Waste & Have More Family Time

    What is the one thing you had more of in life? For me it is time. Time is the one thing you cannot get more of. Even the richest people in the world can’t buy time. My babies are growing up so fast and I know the years are just going to fly by. So I want to make the most of these precious years before I become “uncool” and lose my unlimited supply of hugs. Going zero waste doesn’t have to be a burden that sucks up more of your time. in fact, it can actually help you to gain more time with your family, and bring you closer…

  • How Can I Reduce My Rubbish to One Bag A Year?

    This is a question I get asked all the time. And yes, YOU can do it! If you are putting out one very full bag of rubbish every week, it may seem totally impossible. But just look at how I started, and how many bags of rubbish I have filled up this year. And reducing our household waste, was actually way easier than I thought it would be. When Archer was a newborn, we were putting out one bag of rubbish a week, and we thought that was amazing! And it was! We were a family of three, with a little bubba that produced about 2-4 dirty disposable nappies a…

  • The Earth Doesn’t Need Us to Save It

    As we are slowly emerging from our homes and getting used to the new normal after lockdown here in New Zealand, I am realizing that all my thoughts about humans having to save the earth were wrong. We have seen amazing things happen on this earth just by people staying at home. Clear water in Venice canals. Clear, smog-free skies in New York, Beijing, and London. Animals returning to towns and cities. It is amazing the changes that could happen after such a small amount of time. Of course, I have been doing a lot of reading while I have been stuck at home. Facebook, blogs, news… And I realized,…

  • Why Your Food Scraps are Worse For the Landfill Than Plastic

    Way back in the beginning, before starting my zero waste journey, there were times where I thought “Oh it doesn’t matter if I throw my banana skin in the landfill. It will just decompose there, rather than in my compost heap”. But boy was I wrong. And I was totally against putting anything plastic or glass in the landfill, because of course, that would never biodegrade. Well it turns out, that banana skin is probably doing more damage to the environment by being in the landfill than a plastic bottle is. When organic matter like food scraps decomposes in your compost bin, or in a natural environment, air can flow…

  • 3 Common Worm Farm Problems and How to Fix Them

    Why Hello! I hope you are doing well. I have thought long and hard about what i am going to write today. To be honest, I didn’t feel like writing at all. I just found out yesterday that I have shingles, so I’m not feeling the best. But you know, just gotta keep on truckin! So I thought I would just write about one of my favourite topics. Worms. I had several attempts at worm farming before I finally got it right. Now my worms are breeding like crazy and I am excitedly expanding their home for my growing worm family. So, I thought, why not share the most common…

  • Why Your Bar of Soap is Drying Out Your Skin

    I ditched my body wash and started using a bar of soap long ago. You know, to save the planet and all that. But I hated that dry feeling the soap gave my skin! I felt like it just stripped my skin of all the natural oils and left it feeling like a dried up piece of cardboard. Do you have the same problem? How does soap work? All soaps work by removing oil from your skin. A bar of soap though, is usually a lot more concentrated and has a higher PH than liquid soap, which means it will dry out your skin more. Believe it or not, we…