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LOW WASTE, LOW WASTE, LOW WASTE

DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

There is a way to replace plastic wrap once and for all : Beeswax Food Wraps. And it's super easy to make them yourself! What are Beeswax Wraps? First of all, it's a perfect solution to get rid of plastic wraps. They are made from fabric and beeswax, plus other vegetable oils. You can shape them easily by using the warmth of your hands and use them to cover a utensil or wrap a snack. Once cold, they stay firm and protect our food. You can wash them with cold water and keep on using them again and again! Why Beeswax...

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CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, REVAMP, REVAMP

Storage box with wooden handle

A boring and somewhat awkward box has been transformed into a lovely and handy storage box. As a Greek blog, in some cases, English titles are more suitable. Like this construction. It's clearly a "makeover". The backstory : This backstory is short. Lately, (i.e the last two years!) I've been trying to find the best way to organize the materials for my constructions. I found these beautiful bamboo boxes in a store by chance, and they were very cheap. I didn't like the handle and when I got home I realized that apart from it being shoddy, it was also very uncomfortable....

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CRAFTS, ECOLOGY, ECOLOGY, ECOLOGY, ECOLOGY, PLANTS, UPCYCLE

How to decorate a plastic flower pot using a cotton rope

There's an easy way to turn a boring plastic flower pot into a beautiful home pot using a cotton rope! I'm sure you know all about the love I have for plants by now, and you certainly know that I take care of a lot, here at home. Many plants mean many transplants and many transplants mean many plastic pots. When it comes to plants and home decor, I'm always looking for a beautiful pot, a clay pot, a knitted basket in which I can put the plants. At some point, I exhausted all of my options. Concrete pot, clay pot,...

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ECOLOGY, LOW WASTE

Let’s reduce the use of plastic while shopping : 7 simple ways

When I decided to share with you the changes I have made in my daily life to reduce my ecological footprint, I thought that it must been done in an organized manner. Changing our habits by taking care of the environment (and of course our own body) requires organization. It's not hard. We just need to be organized. So in this sense of organization, I decided to divide my habits into categories. In this previous article, I shared with you the changes I have made in my daily life in relation to the use of plastic at home. In...

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LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

After the avocado-and-turmeric-bread, I have another favorite breakfast! I especially enjoy it in during spring time! And it's a strawberry smoothie bowl of course! What is a smoothie bowl? Smoothie bowls consist of a mixture a little thicker than a smoothie, that we treat like cream! Just pour the mixture in a bowl, add various cereals and nuts and you're ready! It's super delicious and incredibly invigorating too! The backstory : Smoothie bowls are a fairly common breakfast abroad! I tried it a bit by accident. A few years ago, I made a strawberry and banana smoothie that turned out thicker than I would...

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TIPS

Let’s reduce the use of plastic at home : 10 simple ways

As you may have read in thisarticle, I have found several ways to avoid using plastic in my life. In this article, I want to share with you 10 things I do to reduce the use of plastic at home. For the past year, I've been making a great effort to live a less toxic life. What does this mean for you? For me it means more creation, more beautiful people around me, more love for nature, less negativity, less toxins in food, less plastic. In addition to recycling, we need to embrace some new habits in relation to the materials we...

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DECOR, PHOTOGRAPHY

Operation Rainbow : Wall Decoration

Tadaaaa!!! After 8 months I can proudly say that Operation Rainbow is over. My colorful pictures were framed and became a wonderful and super-colorful wall decoration. Right now that I'm typing this, I'm smiling from ear to ear because indeed, I am very, very pleased with the result. And I'm sure, as soon as you see how Operation Rainbow came out, you will refer to your most colorful photos to make it too! Don't waste any time, comb throught your hard drives and phone! Look for the color! Operation Rainbow : What to do : Rummage through your cell phone, your computer and your...

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KIDS

Cotton thread Rainbow Decoration

It's Saturday morning, my cats are fighting and I will share with you how you can make a beautiful rainbow decoration for a kid's room, or not (!). If you follow ashinyday on Instagram, you may have come across #ashinydiychallenge. If you don't follow ashinyday on Instagram and don't know what I'm talking about, I'll tell you immediately! #ashinyDIYchallenge | The backstory : As I may have mentioned in a previous article, on most of my shopping trips (online or offline), I often find myself thinking "I won't buy it, I can make it myself". My friends think the same when it...

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DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, REVAMP

How to decorate a bamboo basket with tassels

Time: 30 minutes | Cost: 11 euros It is this time of year that we are experimenting with home decoration. We make various changes, alter objects, decorate the rooms that need more care and ... bring new plants home! At the moment, 25 little plants live (and thrive) in my house (crazy plant lady alert). I don't have time to count the plants in the terrace now (!) but they are also thriving. That will be until tomorrow that the infamous snow and frost will begin, I imagine. One of the beautiful details that we have added lately to the house...

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TIPS, TIPS, TRAVELLING

Low waste travel : It’s possible!

As time goes on, I face more and more challenges in trying to be faithful to my love and care for the environment. From the moment I decided I was going to do it right, so it happened. And there were no exceptions. But sometimes, things get a little bit harder and that's where I need to be even more focused and organized. I believe that there's always a way to stay true to our principles, in order to protect the environment and our health. A person who cares about the environment, is/ needs to be organized. They have habits...

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