lime light // rock ribbons eco gifts

lime light // rock ribbons eco gifts

Today I’m thrilled to to introduce you to an Australian store that I found out about after Deborah took advantage of an ad special via Facebook.

Rock Ribbons Eco Gifts is an Australian-based online eco gifts boutique, handmade and curated by Deborah Batchelor and located in Brisbane,

Bookmark this store now for beautiful, handmade eco gifts, accessories and homewares which are all eco friendly, unique, ethical and colourful, for your Christmas shopping.

Purchase an eco gift as a way to show your meaning for the person and planet, meaningful gifts for thoughtful people. Everything you see in store is infused with strong kiwi roots, an English sojourn, Middle Eastern escapade and finished off with exquisite Australian flair.

And right now, every purchase also receives a handmade large lightweight summer scarf.


Find Rock Ribbons Eco Gifts:

Website / Facebook / Twitter

{top 5} grow it, don’t throw it

{top 5} grow it, don't throw it

You’ve probably seen it, if not on Pinterest then elsewhere, growing fruit and vegetables from your scraps.

It’s intriguing idea that I would love to investigate. Our lovely chooks eat most of our scraps but they don’t eat everything. And who doesn’t love popping out to the garden to grab what they need for dinner.

So I did a little digging {so to speak} and found some ideas for growing your own produce from the leftovers:

  1. Spring onions and leeks: Pop them in a glass or jar of water  in a sunny window. Change the water regularly and you will get several clippings of regrowth. More here
  2. Celery: Cut off the base and pop it in the dirt. It looks a little bit of sun and lots of water. Tips here
  3. Avocado: Wash the seed and let it dry overnight.  Peel off the brown outer skin and stick four toothpicks in the centre at equal intervals.  Place in a jar of water with the flat side of the seed down and the pointed side up, leaving one-third of the seed in water.  Store in a dark place. Roots will grow in the water and a stem will rise from the top of the avocado seed.   Get the full instructions here.
  4. Sweet potato: Wash well and cut off one end and stick in toothpicks at even intervals.  Place the cut end in a jar of water and in a light-filled corner. Vines and roots will start to grow. More here.
  5. Garlic: Cloves of  garlic can be planted like seeds. Get the how-to here

A Google search will throw up many more possibilities including pineapple, apples and more.

Have you grown anything from the scraps?

weekend zest

{orange on film ~ by me}

Happy weekend!

Some of us are halfway through already, others are just beginning.

I always get a little jealous on a Sunday night to see all the tweeps on the other side of the world still talking about their Saturday nights or their Sunday mornings, makes me want to start the weekend all over again. Weekends are just never long enough, are they?

But I have been busy bookmarking all week so have lots of zesty things to share this weekend. Some fantastically cool ideas to some really interesting reads. It’s all here. Enjoy.

1. Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley, 2. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A., 3. Michael Jackson – Thriller

Possibly one of the coolest things I’ve seen this year ~ albums covers in Lego by savage^

And he does movies as well! 1. Titanic, 2. Up, 3. Pulp Fiction

Three fun animal finds spotted in the wild this week:

  1. Love you like no otter card from Smile Lifestyle Boutique
  2. Cute animal giftboxes by Jinjerup
  3. A tea towel that turns into a lion or a fox ~ from Mibo

And did you know the talented Sharon Montrose is bringing out a book. It’s straight on my wishlist.

Hope you enjoyed this bumper edition! See you back here Monday for a new week {and its Valentine’s Day, too!}

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