10 TIPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a magical time for most of us. We get to celebrate, indulge, give and receive gifts, spend time with family and friends and generally be jolly. It’s all so much fun, it can be easy to forget the good habits we’ve adopted during the year or just give in to the pressure to … Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar!

Since we are now safely passed the mid-November mark, it's an acceptable time for a Christmas post! As a kid, one of the staple Christmas traditions in our house was the advent calendar. Chocolate every day, before lunchtime! What a friggin' treat. This year I decided that I wanted to bring back the advent calendar … Continue reading DIY Christmas Advent Calendar!

June Jumbles

Kia ora all! Hope you are all doing well and staying warm and cosy. It certainly has been raining a lot… Good for the garden but not so good for my mood! There are a few things going on in my world at the moment so it’s going to be a bitsy post I’m afraid … Continue reading June Jumbles

Go Bamboo

Go Bamboo is on a mission - to keep plastics out of our marine environments, by encouraging smarter consuming. They manufacture products which would traditionally be made from plastic, providing a better alternative for us, and for the planet. For their efforts they have received a Green Ribbon award for their contributions to waste minimisation, … Continue reading Go Bamboo

SHOW ME THE MONEY – An Insider’s Guide to Garden Savings

When I started gardening, I thought it would be a great way to save money. I thought for sure that by growing my own vegetables and fruit I was certainly cutting out the middle man and that that would be reflected in my bank balance immediately. Don’t get me wrong, growing your own is going … Continue reading SHOW ME THE MONEY – An Insider’s Guide to Garden Savings

Save Our Soles – Ethical and Sustainable Footwear

We’ve covered ethical clothing and fast fashion, so now it makes sense to move on to the feet! Footwear is a tricky one. Quality, affordable shoes can be hard to find at the best of times. Add other criteria like sustainable, ethical, and vegan, and the pool starts getting pretty empty! This especially seems to … Continue reading Save Our Soles – Ethical and Sustainable Footwear

2016 – Make It Green!

Hello everybody and welcome back to Use Good Stuff for 2016! The new year is when a lot of us start setting new  goals - whether we stick to them or not, the intentions are good! If you still have room on your list for a few more resolutions, how about adding in some new … Continue reading 2016 – Make It Green!

Chicken Run (The Christmas Edition)

Here we are at the end of another year, and the holidays are looming. I want to take this time to go over some tips and ideas for Christmas but I also want to fill you in on my exciting new thing! For a wee while I have been considering getting a couple of hens. … Continue reading Chicken Run (The Christmas Edition)

The Last Straw

Winter has come and gone, and I am excitedly anticipating the spring and summer buzz. Sunny mornings, gardening, swimming, barbeques and beers… Fan-fricking-tastic yo! The hot weather also results in a need to stay hydrated and sadly this often comes at a big cost. Today I’m not talking about plastic water bottles (though I do … Continue reading The Last Straw