Hi there and welcome to this blog! I am Martine, 33 years old, living in Norway together with my dear husband and our 3 kids.
On this site you will find all the things our family enjoys in life that are good and green. We try to live the most sustainable way we can, and believe that even our small steps towards an ecofriendly lifestyle can make a big change. After all, it is your mindset that will influence your lifestyle, not the amount of ecofriendly gadgets you have bought.
Our kids are 4 years and under, so it’s a busy time in our lives. That means that in order for us to enjoy sustainable and green solutions, they also have to be easy and practical enough to find time (and energy) to incorporate them in our everyday lives. On this blog I want to share the things we find most enjoyable and hopefully this will inspire you to do the same, and live a simple greener life.
I divided the blog into some sections to keep it organized. The sections are all about things that are good and green within:
This area will be all about green(ish)-do-it-yourself-Projects. From kids crafts like homemade playdough to homedecor by making your own toxfree candles. We enjoy to work with natural and recycled materials and love to create useful things. We also believe that creating is very calming and good for the mind. When you craft you are forced to live in the moment and focus on your project (aka mindfulness). Hopefully you will get inspired to try some projects yourself.
We live in a cold part of Norway (well… there isn’t really a warm part, but since we live with a land climate we get the coldest winters here) which is the reason for our short growing season. But even before the snow is melted we start by planting some seeds inside. We also love houseplants to keep our house kind of green in wintertime. Maybe you will get excited about growing some of your own veggies or herbs as well.
We eat a lot of plant-based meals and I want to share the best ones with you! These recipes will be all about how to preserve the harvest from the garden (when that time comes). But also other plant-based recipes that fit well into a busy family life. We give you ideas for a weekday dinner plan, share our basics and baking ideas, and provide you some easy family style dinner recipes.
I have a degree in Psychology and enjoy a lot to write about topics around mental health and what you can do yourself to maintain a healthy mind. These articles will come under develop, as in self-development.
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