Posts Tagged ‘Shopping’

Etsy finds

For all those who have never heard of Etsy, it is a unique shopping experience online. Not unlike eBay but people sell their own handmade items. Here I am including a few cute finds:

Adorable hot tea cozy from user Knitstorm made from forest yarn with attached felt tea bag that reads “green tea” or “hot tea”. Also good to know that all items in her shop are handmade in a smoke-free home.


Be eco-friendly while carrying your cash in a one of a kind wallet created with a recycled billboard banner. It comprises of  1 compartment for your notes, 4 compartments for standard-sized cards holding at least 2 cards in each, and 2 compartments on each side for other items (eg: receipts, notes, etc,). All billboard banners are brushed, washed, cleaned by hand, and carefully selected, measured, and cut into eye catchy pieces before being sewn into this bifold wallet. Created by Notty Pooch who have a whole shop of similar items. Well worth a look!


One for the kids. This “Snails and Turtles Coloring Bag” is recycled from old jeans and holds 15 colouring pencils on the outside and colouring books inside. This bag is perfect for keeping a child entertained on the go and is available from La Chiffonniere.


The beginning of my green world

After almost two years of recycling my waste and doing my bit for the environment I have decided to go all out and this year go green. If not for the sake of the planet but also for the pocket! I will be giving my ideas on everything eco-friendly and sharing my experiences, ideas and findings from the perspective of a busy mom. 

Thinking about where it all started. Strolling along at the checkout in TK Maxx a few months ago something caught my eye…a reusable shopping bag. Without even trying to resist the impulse buy I picked it up thinking it was a cute idea.

This started it all. With a two-year old I am constantly on the go and this means almost constant trips to do the grocery shopping and I regularly would end up with quite a lot of those “Bags for Life”.  Honestly it was the last thing on my mind to pick up those ugly things before I ran out the door with the toddler in tow. Looking at the press full of bags costing 22c a piece I knew I was beginning to waste too much to them.

However with my impulse buy I had no problems in forgetting the tiny bundle as it could be attached to my keys and also handy to just throw into the stroller. It was compact and durable holding almost three times what a plastic bag would hold. Even used to hold the odd bucket and spade for a trip to the beach too.

I became so happy with my purchase that I started looking online for more. Having just the one reusable bag turned into a bit of a struggle with a weekly shop. This is when I discovered I have fallen in love with this place! Waiting on three orders from them now. They have everything reusable such as shopping bags, bottles, lunch boxes and importantly everything is so funky!

Also feel quite happy that I’m being green with my daughter! Will be letting everyone know how I get on when I get my long-awaited delivery.