Intentional Living – Well Being – Minimalism – Sustainability

My thoughts about…low buy/no buy challenges

Two weeks into January and I’ve already seen a lot of people on social media posting their New Year’s resolutions and how they are doing so far. It’s nice seeing what goals people are setting for themselves and seeing the support, encouragement and advice that other’s are offering if anyone […]

My thoughts about…New Year and resolutions

I feel that generally New Year and New Year’s resolutions are very similar to Marmite, you either love them or you hate them. When I was younger, I always wanted New Year to feel like a fresh start, a clean slate to start anew. I’d sit down and think about […]

My thoughts about…Fresh starts

I’ve been lucky enough to have some time off from my main job over the festive season and I’ve spent a bit of this time reflecting on my writing and consumption of social media and other content creators. I spend a lot of time watching videos on YouTube about a […]

How to make it through ‘Twixmas’?

Today’s post was going to be a collection of ideas for getting through that lull we all experience between Christmas and New Year. We’re not quite sure what to do with ourselves, opening hours for places to visit are a little all over the place and everywhere we turn there […]

Merry Christmas

Just a short post today to wish all my readers and Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season, however you might be celebrating. As much as this is the season of good will and cheer, it can also be a difficult time for some people. Please remember to be kind […]

How to start a budget

Money. As much as it pains me to say it, it’s what makes the world go round. However, sometimes we can never feel in control of our money and it always seems to have slipped through our fingers as fast as it lands in our bank account. If this sounds […]

Break up with your fantasy self

My home is the perfect, minimal oasis! I’ve spent a lot of time decluttering and being intentional with my possessions and space and it’s finally paid off! I only eat natural foods which are mostly organic and locally grown and it’s rare that we have excessive packaging and plastic in […]

Shopping with intention

I’ve always made do throughout my life with either the thing that’s on trend and everyone has, the thing that’s cheap or on offer or the thing that’s still got life in it so why would I replace it.  I kept the same hair dryer for years that was a […]

Should I get a credit card?

*Disclaimer – I am not a financial adviser, all the information in this post is from my own online research or is that of my own opinion. If you are in financial difficulty then please seek professional help (I have included some links at the bottom of the page).* [Image […]

How I built my perfect skincare routine

Have you ever heard of Ethylhexylglycerin? How about Tetrasodium EDTA? Or Triethanolamine, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, and Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate? No, me neither. I have this strange interest in Googling ingredients in skincare that I use to know what it is. I’ve stopped using products because I saw one ingredient […]

Does decluttering really work?

About a year ago I embraced minimalism in my life and I used to be a little bit of a hoarder so letting go of things was a struggle and I would be plagued by ‘what ifs’ when I did give something up. Last year, during the first lock down, […]

From clutter to clarity

Also published on: Minimalism Life When I was younger, I used to keep everything. If I picked up some pebbles on the beach, I’d become attached to them and keep them and it was the same with toys, clothes, books, and anything else you can imagine. My bedroom was bursting […]

Tips for WFH success

Working from home has not only become a necessity during the last year and a half as we battled to keep Coronavirus under control, but it feels like across social media it has become somewhat of a trend too. If you search #WFH on Instagram, you will be met with […]

World refill day – my favourite plastic free swaps

In honour of #WorldRefillDay on the 16th June 2021 I’ve written about some of my favourite plastic free swaps and how I tried to reduce my plastic use by refilling. It’s hard to go anywhere or do anything now without hearing about how humans are affecting the planet. We are […]

Have fun in the sun (without breaking the bank)

Summer is here and we’ll all be thankful for longer days and sunnier skies! When the weather is nice, each day feels like it’s filled with more possibilities than waking up to pouring rain, so I’ve put together some ways to make the most of the weather, give your well […]

How to make your goals more achievable

As we reach the middle of 2021, I wondered about how many people set New Year’s resolutions and who is still going with theirs. Statistics say that less than 10% of people will achieve their New Year’s resolutions and this is mainly down to them being generally too broad. Eat […]

Creating a vision board

We’re almost half way through 2021 now and well on our way to either forgetting our New Year’s resolutions, or achieving them. My New Year’s resolution this year was to be kinder in all aspects I could and so far I think I’m doing a pretty good job of it. […]

10 ways to save money and help the environment

When I was in my early twenties, I didn’t really have a lot of disposable income so I would always look for ways to spend as little as I could to get what I needed. Fast forward to today and I am very grateful to have a bit more money […]

How I broke up with consumerism

I’ve always had a difficult relationship with money. When I was younger, I was always a spender and as soon as I got my pocket money it would be burning a hole in my pocket to be spent. I never thought about saving for the future because when you’re 10, […]

Deliciously Ella: App review

Around two years ago, I cut gluten and dairy out of my diet after noticing that it flared up my IBS symptoms. It was really difficult at first and I clearly remember standing in the yoghurt aisle in a supermarket trying not to cry at the thought of giving up […]

Journaling prompt: A letter to my teenage self

Dear Alexandra, This letter will probably feel a bit like all the advice your Mum gives you when things go wrong and you feel like the whole world is against you. But please read with an open mind and trust that I know exactly how you feel.  You wouldn’t believe […]