Simple Parenting | Creative Play with Nature Blocks

Simple Parenting | Simple Toys Make Smarter Kids

I’ve always believed that simple toys and a simple environment make brighter kids. Simple toys, such as blocks, balls, crayons etc, have sustained themselves through the years for one very important reason – because they work. The more a toy does, the less a child does – both physically and mentally. Simple toys are kid-powered rather than battery operated,…

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Eco Home | Natural and Multi-Purpose Towels

Eco Home | Natural and Multi-Purpose Towels

  While living in a small space, I learned one thing  – to respect that space and not to clutter it with stuff. I choose everything carefully and give priority to items from natural materials that are multi-functional and don’t take too much space. This rule can be applied to towels too. Gyvendama mažoje erdvėje, puikiai…

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La Pepa Blog

My Year Without Shopping | September Update

“Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something” With days getting colder and after the long summer holiday, September was a month of coming back home. We spent our days creating a cosiness at home: cleaning, redecorating and hiding from the rain! As we are trying to settle in without spending money,…

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Eco Home | Zero Waste Chestnut Detergent

Eco Home | Zero Waste Chestnut Detergent

If you are interested in Zero Waste I am sure you have already heard about Chestnut detergent. It took the internet by storm. If you are familiar with Soap Nuts, chestnuts work similarly – they both contain saponins, a soap-like chemical compound (sapo is Latin for soap). Soap Nuts have been used to wash laundry or to make body…

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Upcycle | How We Made Our Pallet Bed

It’s not an easy task to settle in a new home while you are on A Year Without Shopping challenge.  However, as my situation has proved, everything is possible if you really want it! A lot of rejected furniture got a second chance at my home such like dining table and chairs, TV stand. We…

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