“Going green” or living an “environmentally friendly” lifestyle can sometimes seem overwhelming. At first thought, like me, you probably wouldn’t know where to begin and what difference it would even make!
But let’s think about it this way – being environmentally friendly simply just means having a lifestyle that is better for the environment. It’s basically all about taking small steps towards making this planet a better place for our communities and generations to come!
We already know the benefits of recycling, but what else can you do to make your household a little greener?
This school holiday has just come and gone!
Like many of your kids, Alyssa and Aidan make their way back to school tomorrow. We will have to get back into the swing of things and get the kids back into the hang of early bedtimes and early rising.
Alyssa will be starting Grade R this year (unbelievable how time has gone by!) and Aidan will make his way back to pre-school.
If I had to describe 2018 in a few words, I would have to say: Fabulous, Flourishing, Fascinating yet Frustrating at times.
If you follow me and my blog via Instagram, you’ll see that it’s probably the platform where I share the most about me and our family and our day to day life. Looking back at my Instagram feed, you can actually see these words reflecting in my posts.
I prefer focusing on the positive so (yes I do however acknowledge and learn from these things, that’s key) I thought I’d do a recap of some of the fun things I’ve done and celebrated this year.
Here are some highlights I’ve shared over on Instagram in 2018.
How to give the perfect gift, even when you’re on a tight budget
This year, we had a Secret Santa gift exchange at the office. Everyone had to write down a wishlist consisting of 3 items to the value of R150, which they would love as a gift. Most people put some sort of gift voucher on their list and obviously most people opted for this easy option. In my opinion, vouchers are a pretty lame gift to give, even though some people ask for it.
No surprise, the vouchers weren’t the most exciting thing to open at the office gift exchange – it was a complete anti-climax for those who received one – even though they’d ask for it! You literally had to see their faces 🙁
And the obvious reason for this feeling is that there was not much thought put into the gift.