Must-have kitchen tools for new (and not so new) home cooks

There are some tools and gadgets that you just need in the kitchen if you want to do something beyond a bowl of instant noodles.
This is my list of the most important ones, and some nice extra tools to have when you have the money and space.

10 tips for frugal homeschooling

Not everyone homeschools, but if you are currently doing it or even considering it, money is always in everyone’s mind. Homeschooling can get extremely expensive, or it can be very affordable depending on your choices. No matter which way you go, there are always ways to reduce costs.
I am a big fan of using what you already have and making the most of all the local offerings. These are a way to make home education more sustainable, affordable and connect with the local environment and people.

My year-round 40-item capsule wardrobe (that is not just neutrals and basics)

I’ve been dressing using a capsule wardrobe for almost a decade now. I don’t think I even knew what a capsule wardrobe was at the time to be honest. I just new I wanted to have less clothes and a wardrobe that was easier to get dressed with.
I have never got rid of any items or done a declutter. What I did instead was to stop buying! And to use what I already had, but in a more organised way. When I started I had 5 suitcases full of clothes. Right now, I have only 1 and a small bag of shoes. This way of doing it takes longer, but I find it more sustainable and also helps me save money.

Simple customisable groceries list to suit all budgets

Facing a massive store full of food can be daunting. Or you might have to deal with the opposite: a limited selection of ingredients. In both situations you might end up spending more than you planned for or you might end up not buying everything you needed. And in most cases, you will spend more than you wanted and also forget things.
You need to go shopping with a game plan in place. You don’t necessarily need an extremely detailed shopping list or even a meal plan, but you do need to have some idea of what you’re going to get.

30 fun ideas for outdoor activities during staycations (or when you just need to get out of your house)

Staycations have been getting more and more popular as people want to save money or have shorter breaks.
But even if you don’t take those into consideration, staycations are a great way to slow down and appreciate what we have available right next to us. Not every beautiful place and interesting visit requires a trip on a plane or hours of driving.

Why you should try growing food indoors, plus tips & tricks

The single best way to get fresh food is to grow it. This is great if you have a homestead, or a live in a farm, or your house has a massive garden. A bit harder if you live in a flat or have a very small garden.
Even so, there are still quite a few things that can be grown indoors without using a lot of space. All that you need is a few pots, a sunny windowsill, and a bit of patience.

All about oats: kinds, health, uses, storage, recipes, & folklore

Oats seem to come in and out of fashion and we are now living one of the ‘in’ periods.
The great benefit of this is that ingredients usually become more easily available and more varieties pop-up. The negative side is that prices tend to go up. Luckily oats seem to have mostly avoided the price hike and only benefited from the larger variety.
Join me as we delve deep into everything oaty! From healthy protein balls to corn spirits.