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“Sitting is the New Smoking”

In this post we stray a little from our recent interests in self sufficiency and minimizing waste to discuss a health concern we learned about that we felt important enough to share. There is a lot of recent writing about the dangers associated with a sedentary...
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Summary of Our Zero Waste Week (Sept 5th to 9th)

Here is how things were looking by Wednesday: The jar was filling up but plenty of room left for the rest of the week. In the picture there is a large plastic wrapper from a set of school tights for our eldest girl. It was a spur of the moment purchase, one of those...
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Our Zero Waste Week Plan (Sept 5th to 9th)

Having learned a lot from our experiences during plastic free July we intended to participate in the Zero waste week, starting Monday September 5th. Learning how to at least manage and control our use of single use plastics was an excellent starting point for...
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Cars Part 1: Buying an Import

Image courtesy of The Irish Times. With the Euro / Sterling exchange rate recently becoming much more attractive for car buyers considering a UK import, we thought we’d describe our recent experience with this process for buying a car. Our new arrival in...
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HELLO!

We’re a family of 5 in Ireland, aiming to live a less consumer driven lifestyle by buying less and Making and Doing more for ourselves. Our mission through this site is to help EMPOWER people to lead a quality life while spending less on stuff the world doesn’t need.

WE

We’re a family of 5 living in rural Ireland, learning to live a high quality of life by MAKING things we love from what’s already out there, and DOING our best to consume less.

MAKE

Here’s a growing library of our reuse/repurposing projects from around  the house, with a bit of background on where the idea and materials came from.

DO

Follow us on our adventure of upcycling, repurposing, reducing our wants and enjoying life more fully, and learn about others DOING the same!.