How to Change the World, Starting Today…

Many people are feeling dis-empowered and frustrated at the way the world around them seems to be disintegrating. It is the role of mainstream media to keep you locked in that paradigm, for it is much easier to control and influence those who feel helpless and dis-empowered…ask any victim of domestic violence or bullying! You […]

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A Vintage Feel to Frugal (…or the trend of less is more).

I’ve been de-cluttering over recent weeks. An empowering exercise that allows one to see the beauty of less is more… Despite the trend of pretending to have little, distressing perfectly good furniture to add a vintage look and working hard to create a ‘country, frugal feel,’ to one’s home, the reality of actually living this […]

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Simplicity, Frugality and Thrift…

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Made today… Frugality, simplicity and thrift…cutting down old curtains bought at a Boot Fair, to make new curtains for this window. Hung on curtain wire…the cheapest and most effective way to hang light curtains. And cafe curtains on the kitchen windows… These curtains are easy and fast to make, sewing in straight lines and no […]

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Country Living in Ireland and a Frugal Christmas…

As the days darken and midwinter approaches, I find myself spending more and more time in the craft room at Bealtaine Cottage… It’s a warm and cosy room and painting it orange makes it seem even more so…no better place to be on a winter’s day! ¬†Melting wax on the kitchen stove to make an […]

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