Archive for May, 2010...
25 May, 2010
If you have been lucky enough to pick up the latest issue of Little One Baby (3rd issue May release), you may have noticed eco peko, peeking through the pages:)
You also may have noticed a different format to other parenting mags…..
Woven through the………
- kids products and fashion
- the compassionate and moving stories
- the party tips
- the baby massage instruction
- a fantastic twin special
- some travel & cafe friendly tips
- and even how to make a baker boy cap
……..is insight into 20 beautiful baby’s rooms from Australia & New Zealand. Here you meet the family, learn of the birthing story, the story behind the room, tips on room nessesities and see some truly amazing design ideas.
If you are looking for inspiration for your little ones room, or have a friend that may be giving birth soon, check out the big glossy magazine, Little One Baby.
Also, something that sticks with me, is Amy’s (the publishing editor) word’s of wisdom about having her first child…it’s addressed to all the super-mums out their (maybe me, maybe you) and reminds us of the important things (you have to buy the mag to read it and finishes with…”This is life – messy, not what you thought it would be and really, really wonderful.
17 May, 2010
We have just done a little run of 3 of our most popular prints (‘tree hugger’, ‘earth baby’ and ’100% organic & natural, no pest inside’) on a sage shirt. The result is a lovely earthy tee. Perfect as a green gift for a new bub on the horizon, or for your own earth baby. All tee’s come with a cute little organic cotton bag and some organic veggie seeds…For our members we also offer free shipping …..
14 May, 2010
Growing an organic garden is improving a piece of the world. It will keep you in touch with the earth and in tune with nature. Kids love growing and harvesting there own fruit and vegies (you’ll be amazed at how their attitude towards veggies change) .
Our current range has flat leaf (Italian) parsley or the very beautifully smelly fennel. Both are very easy to grow and should be planted now.
Growing Instructions For Your Parsley and Fennel
- choose a pot, an old boot or a patch of dirt and pop some great soil in (lots of compost is good!).
- choose a sunny spot
- sow anytime (fennel will need more space than parsley)
- plant some other stuff just for fun!
No-Dig Garden Beds
A really effective way of ensuring that your soil is nutrient rich and chemical free is to make a no-dig garden. You can put them anywhere and are great for any size space. For raised beds you need a large amount of organic matter so collect as much leaf litter, twigs, and even newspaper etc for the lower levels. The next layers are manures, straws and composts. You will have to wait awhile before you can plant the bed. A couple of books that we recommend are ‘The Organic Garden’ by Jeffrey Hodges and ‘Gardening and Eating for Living’ by Caralyn Lagrange. Caralyn also runs workshops, which are fantastic. Check her website www.bedfordale.com and get planting!
We love to look at gardens! Send us pictures of your veggie garden, tell us how you went about it and we may pop it on our site. Those gardens that make it onto our site will win an eco peko prize. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4 May, 2010
Its been along time between blogs, but a couple of very cool things have caught my eye…
The latest (thats 5th folks) issue of Peppermint is totally rocking. Australia’s very own eco fashion mag has some tips on having a green wedding, a tablecloth to skirt pattern, some wonderful interviews and insight into eco artists world wide, some very cool eco fashion…and this gem from the naughty corner, which blew me away
quote ” It seems of late, Lucas Paw Paw Ointment has attained semi-cult status. You would be hard pressed not to know at least one person who has that little red container lurking in the bottom of their handbag. But here at Peppermint we heard some worrisome whispers. We couldn’t rest without knowing: could it be that precious little paw paw product is filled with petroleum jelly? Well yes, beauty sleuths, I’m afraid its true”………they go onto recommend some beautiful organic lip balms, that more then replace, what was once my favourite product! Get this latest issue at (which is carbon neutral, printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and donating proceeds to ‘Save the Children Haiti Earthquake Emergency Appeal’) your favourite newsagent, and if its not there ask for them to get it in!.
Next on the list is BeaDivine’s blog ‘from the blue shed‘. Their she talks about her latest jewelry creations (more on that soon), gives patterns and inspiration for a wide variety of very cool projects (reversible scrappy girls headscarf..with a peak anyone?) and some delicious healthy recipes, but my favorite is the transformation of an old derelict caravan into a gypsy wonderland for her girls..check it out!!!
Whilst surfing, have a look at Robins etsy site, she has some wonderful jewelry made from beautiful vintage china..tea party couture.