Thinking Outside the Gift Box

Let’s face it, gift giving can be tricky And while it may be ‘the thought that counts’ when it comes to the recipient (and our budgets), how often do we consider longevity or the environmental impact of the gift? While some gifts make our hearts sing, many don’t. Some end up in charity bins or…

Alternatives to Plastic Bags

In an effort to help us all to ‘do the right thing’, I’ve decided to uncover some simple alternatives to using plastic bags. Two of which are home-grown! It’s plastic free July! Did you know that they are estimating that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than there are fish! To…

Buy Nothing Day – Will You?

“Buy Nothing Day” usually lands on the last weekend of November each year. In Australia each October we have ‘Buy Nothing Month,’ however internationally in November ‘Buy Nothing Day‘ has become the ‘thing’ you hear more about and for some reason, North America usually celebrates it a day earlier in November than the rest of the…

What makes things valuable?

Often it’s hard to decide whether to let go of something in case it may worth something more than sentimental value. Firstly, I don’t claim to be an expert in this field although I do have conversations with valuers from time to time who have given me some basic guidelines to help me know when…

Happy ‘Last Minute’ Christmas!

The stores would have you believe that Christmas started in October, however with less than a week left until Christmas, if you’re still behind the ‘bauble’ where your Christmas plans are concerned then this little article should help. Now, depending on how big your Christmas usually needs to be in terms of whether you have…

What’s your favourite store to get lost in?

What happens when you marry a Top 10 pop hit with a global furniture store? You get an experience we can all relate to in a ‘sing-a-long’.  This video parody of the Owl City song covered by Dave Days (as I write this) has been viewed by 2,681,095 people. I’m sure that you would’ve heard…

I love these little bags!

Every now and then you come across a simple idea that is also so beautiful that you wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself and this product is born from such an idea. When you realise that Australians use more than 6.9 billion plastic bags a year, most of which end up in landfill…