July 11, 2017

No matter how you try to prepare yourself, there is nothing you can do that will make you understand the struggle of being a parent.

July 9, 2017

Following the success of the Second Hand Christchurch map and accompanying Facebook group, I have continued to map op shops while in Marlborough on holiday. Once again, if anyone has any info to add, shops to map or general second hand shopping information, email me at...

July 8, 2017

Now, this is so simple that it probably doesn't need an entire post to itself. But that is fine, it has one. 

Have orange peels left from your lunch? Put them in a jar with white vinegar and leave on the counter for around 10 days. Take the peels out and you're done. 

Th...

July 5, 2017

Daniel Madill is my husband. He is also an amazing musician. I have spent many hours over the past 5 years helping him with various aspects of his music; from lugging mic stands to gigs to playing tambourine on his tracks. In the time that I have known him he has chang...

July 4, 2017

Making your own yogurt is a great way to have yogurt at the ready whenever you want it. My main issue when I first brought my yogurt maker was that where brought yogurt comes in a reusable and recyclable container, sachets come in a foil, nonrecyclable packet. Brought...

June 28, 2017

While I have always been sustainability minded and conservation driven, I used to often convince myself that it was too hard to go completely plastic free, or completely waste free and so I would find myself not bothering to make any significant changes. But once I bec...

June 27, 2017

Op shopping is not the only way to get a second hand fix. Trade Me is an amazing resource for preloved goodies. Here are a few tips to get the best deals!

June 21, 2017

One of the best eco assets I have invested in is my breadmaker. Now, I know you can make bread without one but the convenience of this device makes me far more likely to actually do it! 

This recipe is one I have pieced together from a few different ones. I found that w...

June 20, 2017

Rebecca Beldham takes op shopping a step further than I am often able to commit to. She not only shops for amazing finds, but she is prepared to paint and repair her loot. Although I own an orbital sander, after a long day with the baby I can't find the energy or motiv...

June 17, 2017

An elaborate overview of the second hand stores in Christchurch New Zealand

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