Fairyland Cottage

      Natural, Simple, Sustainable Living


March 14, 2018

What better time to make some Irish flag coloured smoothies than the week of St. Patricks.

I have used ingredients that are free from plastic packaging and some are free of packaging altogether. 



1 cup spinach or any green you can find unpackaged....

March 9, 2018

There is nothing like making your own food. It tastes better and reduces packaging waste. Almonds are one of those nuts that are so high in nutritional benefits, it's a must in every kitchen. They are full of protein, VitE, monounsaturated fats, magnesium and potassium...

March 2, 2018

It is wonderful to make gifts for loved ones, using products you may already have in the house and recycling old glass jars.

I'm going to show you 3 easy beauty products that would make a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day or any day!

I have used ingredients that are easy...

February 21, 2018

 Since I have been more conscious of reducing my waste, my bag has got bigger and heavier. I'll go through what I always have in my bag in order to reduce my waste during the day. The bag is made from canvas material and I pop it into the washing machine when it gets...

February 7, 2018

I have naturally curly hair and anyone who does will know the dilemma of trying to tame the curls. Previously I used Aveda as it was the only product I found that would tame my curls but now I no longer want to buy plastic I can avoid and also it is great to know you c...

January 9, 2018

In Ireland we call the linen closet the hot press. It is usually filled with sheets, duvet covers, table cloths, pillowcases, blankets, cushion covers and towels. You'd be surprised at how much you have that you never use.

First things first. Bring everything out of you...

January 6, 2018

I trust you all had a restful Christmas and New Year and are ready to get the new year going! As you live a more simple life you notice all the 'stuff' you have around the house. I find in December that I notice all that I have accumulated during the year and what bett...

December 27, 2017

The Christmas season is an opportune time to indulge in some fruity, fizzy drinks. I have selected a few of my favourite for you to try. They are nutritious and non-alcoholic and I have chosen ingredients that I was able to find with no landfill waste.

1. Cranberry Fizz...

December 20, 2017

 It's fun at Christmas to make a table centrepiece, using nature and things you have around the house. You can be as creative as you like. I have four different ideas below. They are all low waste and simple.

1.Rustic Country

 If you have a burlap potato sack you can cut...

December 20, 2017

Christmas is a time for giving, but how do we give without creating more waste. The simplest way to reduce waste is to keep the gifts experiential. A voucher for a class or maybe a massage or a day out can all be wonderful gifts to receive.

Another way is to make gifts...

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