We are all aware that going greener is the way to go but which eco switches would you like to make. While all being at home during this Pandemic we are sure many people will be having a birthday and in particular, the younger generation who will feel a little left out without all their friends around. Try swapping plastic balloons for paper and get the children making their own.
You can also buy Japanese paper balloons. Petra Boase has a lovely range including penguins and fish.
Or go for felt bunting which again you could make yourself or have it personalised. A great site is House of Hooray who has lots of ideas and simple banner flags like below.
If you love having a go yourself but are not quite sure of the sizes etc then head down to Homemade Gifts who have images and tutorials on how to make your own bunting. There is even a tutorial for a no-sew bunting.
With us all spending lots more time at home it gives us more time to listen to podcasts and there are an abundance of them out there.
This is my list of my top three to listen to this month.
The simple sophisticate is someone who prefers quality over quantity, sensible living over mindless consumption, personal style instead of trendy fashions, has an insatiable curiosity for life’s endless questions and a desire to live a truly fulfilling life rather than being led around by the nose. Inspired by her lifestyle blog The Simply Luxurious Life, Shannon Ables (the original Simple Sophisticate) shares with listeners tips on how to live a refined life on an everyday income. From achieving your goals, preparing a memorable meal, creating a capsule wardrobe, traveling the world (Francophiles tune in as Paris is a favorite destination), and living life to the fullest without breaking the bank, living well is really quite simple. You can download the free Player FM’s app which you can get from the App Store or Google Play.
2. Player FM has another great Podcast – HYGGE in the Early Years. A weekly Podcast embracing HYGGE to improve on self-care and happiness for Early Childhood and Education by Audioboom. Podcast Number 14, Nature and Lockdown is an episode where Kimberly shares some ways we can embrace nature during the lockdown.
www.hyggeintheearlyyears.co.uk available on Player FM’s app or Google Play like above.
3. My third choice is HYGGE Girls Podcast on podtail.com and Episode 27 is about How COVID-19 is Impacting Your Sleep & Ways to Help. Aired each Monday, host Madi Bones discusses how to achieve this sense of purpose and happiness through topics on health, social media, passions and more. It’s available direct from the Podtail website.
While we are in lockdown due to Covid-19 we can still practice our Hygge by going through all our photo albums and putting them in unique picture frames for the home. Here are some great examples for you.
Check out this amazing Moments Frame which holds a brilliant 52 pictures.
Or these tabletop frames from Restored Hardware.
This image from Famebridge includes a tutorial on Postcard Picture Framing.
Of course, if you haven’t any pictures but have some old frames you can always pop plants in them like the example above.
Or you could make your own print and pop in a frame like this one from Honeymoon Hotel.
In this beautiful vintage and modern home, pictures have just been stuck to the wall for a great effect.
This is my absolute favourite and so easy to do while stuck at home from Life Mama.