after shave splash

 

DIY After Shave Splash

As with other lotions and potions for the face, aftershaves can contain a whole bunch of nasties that are not ideal for your man to be splashing all over his face after a shave. The pores are even more open than usual at this time and will absorb everything you put directly on the skin. I recommend staying away from any …

 

avocards

 

Amazing Avocados

Avocados have had a bad rap in the past because of their high-fat content, but let me say this out loud: it is GOOD FAT, full of oleic acid! When I was growing up, Dad planted a small orchard with a long row of avocado trees. At the time hardly anyone knew what they were but he’d done plenty of …

 

various dressings in pots

 

Best Ever Healthy Salad Dressings

  Dressings are the key ingredient to any salad, and these four from nutritionalist Natalie Brady are absolutely delicious and healthy too, choose from Avocado Lime, Cleansing Vinaigrette, Miso and Tahini. “If you know me personally you’ll know I’m all about the dressing and sauces. Dressing are one of the best ways to jazz up a salad or any meal. Delicious dressing …

 

delicate white top

 

Protect Your Delicates With A Bran Wash

Cleaning delicates like silk and expensive underwear can be fraught with difficulty. It’s hard to find something which is soft enough not to damage the fabric yet robust enough to clean! Harsh commercial powders can harm your delicates by causing the fibres to bond and stick together, creating a ridged feel to the garment. One way to keep your delicates …

 

green tomatoes

 

Green Tomatoes Two Ways

What happened to my tomatoes this year? So many are still on the vine, and they’re green, there’s no chance they’re going to ripen now that we’re in autumn and it seems such a waste to leave them there, not even the chickens are attempting to eat them.  I remembered seeing one of Wendyl’s posts several years ago on how to …

 

girl checking hair for dry scalp

 

5 Simple Solutions for Oily Scalps and Dry Hair

Your scalp is oily but your hair is dry and split on the ends, seems like both need special attention and different products to sort it all out. There’s apple cider vinegar treatments and I’ve found dome relief wit topically applying colloidal silver, but if you’re still using commercial/supermarket shampoo and conditioner with all those nasties then the problem is …

 

dog pic

 

Doggy De-Flea Treats

Heading into winter usually means a downturn in the flea population as they tend to hibernate over the cooler months. This year, March has been much warmer than usual, giving fleas a nice temperature to continue breeding and looking for dogs to bother. If you’d rather not use chemical flea treatments or diatomaceous earth and are looking for another solution, these flea …

 

kawakawa leaves

 

The Healing Benefits Of Kawakawa

Kawakawa is native to New Zealand and grows readily around most of the county but not in places with severe frosts, with it’s heart shaped vibrant green leaves it makes a lovely garden plant and can usually be found in your local park or bush. A cousin to Kava which is the well known ceremonial drink shared in the Pacific …

 

pull apart hotcross buns

 

Pull Apart Hot Cross Buns

There’s nothing like freshly baked hot cross buns! The fragrant aroma that fills the kitchen when they’re baking is so satisfying and homely and will have everyone gathering in the kitchen when they’re ready to be eaten. I was going to call this blog “Easy pull apart Easter buns”, but after using a recipe that I got from New World and …

 

white sheet

 

How To Pick The Perfect Sheet

There’s nothing like the feel of good quality linen that has been cleaned well, hung in the sun and then put on the bed, however if that linen doesn’t fit correctly none of the afore mentioned will make it feel all that great. Trying to find perfect fitting linen can be a bothersome task, we bought a second hand bed …