So, I’ve been very lazy with blogging, but very busy doing lots of other things!
We’ve started the garden well chopped down about 5 massive bushes, but are no where near ready for a vegetable patch yet! There is sooo much to do still! I should really take progress pics sometime!
We have made the full time leap to cloth nappies (except overnight)! I’ll write a full post about that soon!
We’ve made our dining room liveable! But we’ve decided to hold off on fully sorting it as with Owlet weaning, well lets just say anything we do sort will end up covered in a fine layer of squash!
Owlet has a new dietician, and she’s absolutely fantastic! We are finally being listened to and taken seriously. Again I’ll do a full post on this soon!
We’ve also sold:
Transformers toys: £13
Bottle Warmer: £10
Total so far £77.40
That and the weaning, and the heatwave, and well the lazy days with Daddy Owl now he’s home, and well we’ve had a pretty busy month!
With Daddy Owl recently made redundant our goals are now a little more challenging as money saving and living on a shoestring come into play… Challenge accepted!
This week our focus has been on sorting junk out to sell, i say junk, really i mean anything that we don’t use or need. We are keeping baby clothes, and items that may be useful if we decide to have more Owlets, but not much else.
We considered a car boot sale, but with Owlet being so little and
weather being so temperamental along with limited car space and Daddy Owl not driving we decided to use Facebook and local selling sites instead. Even though this may mean lower returns.
So far I’ve used excess baby items that were new to make 5 nappy cakes – i sold 3 of these for £5 each, and gave 2 to a heart charity for a fundraising event.
We’ve also sold:
A baby bath seat – £1
A keyring – 70p
Some nappies – £13
Some old and broken jewellery – £2
An unwanted milk storage pot – £1
A lamaze baby spinner – £10
That’s £42.70 so far, which has really come in handy!
And we have a ton more stuff sorted to sell and donate 🙂
Ahhh clear outs are refreshing! Try it, you’d be amazed at the value of your ‘junk’!
I’ve always been quite protective of the world we live in. I spent a long time as a vegetarian, i recycle regularly, buy eco products… I thought i did my bit!
But when my Daughter arrived in this world, so tiny, so precious something stirred in me… I knew i wanted her to have a world worth living in. I knew my parenting style would be different to mainstream… I knew i had to do more.
When whilst breastfeeding little owlet showed signs of allergies to things in my diet, i realised just what goes into our bodies! I was horrified when she reacted to perfumes and i realised what went in them… And everyday i learned more i was shocked by.
A few days ago me and Daddy Owl put together a base list of goals for the year… I hope in actuality to get more done, but Owlet is only 5 months – so I’m not holding my breath!
1) To become more eco friendly, by cutting down on waste, and investing in reusable products.
2) Get our house and garden finished, with a home school area for Owlet and a vegetable patch to become more self sustainable.
3) Sell excess junk and de-clutter (up cycling where possible)
4) cut back drastically on processed food, and cook more from scratch.
5) Minimise chemical usage in our home and garden.
We invite you to join our journey, maybe we can learn from each other!