Ethical Ways to Keep Warm this Winter - Gypsy Soul

Ethical Ways to Keep Warm this Winter
There sure are a lot of ways to keep your home warm during this season, and while the majority rely on central heating systems, skyrocketing heating bills can pile up. More importantly, environmental issues arise.

The biggest question is, are you sure that you’re keeping your home warm in an ethical and eco-friendly manner?

Focusing on Your Financial Well-being - Gypsy Soul

Focusing on Your Financial Well-being
Why Managing Your Money For The Future Matters

Still, need to get your Christmas gifts? Want to save money by buying pre-owned goods?
MusicMagpie has some great offers this week including...
Great offers on tech this week with up to £30 off popular devices including the iPhone X

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GreenPan - Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking - Gypsy Soul

I have a winner for the GreenPan giveaway on my blog!
Find out if it was you here -

GreenPan - Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking - Gypsy Soul

Only 10 hours left to enter to #WIN a GreenPan - Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking

Pret to double reusable cup discount

Good news!
Pret A Manger to double reusable coffee cup discount #ZeroWaste

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Going to be testing these #StasherBags out over the next few weeks. Anyone else tried them? #zerowaste

UK charity fighting global poverty | Christian Aid

Did you know that millions of turkeys, roasties and mince pies end up at the bottom of the bin every Christmas?

Christian Aid UK has made a festive animated film to highlight how we can waste less and help make sure there’s enough food for everyone this Christmas. DFID-UK are matching donations to their Christmas Appeal, so anything you can give will be doubled!

Visit to watch the film and find out more #enoughforeveryone #christmas #UKaid #lovefoodhatewaste #instafood #christmasfood #stopmotion #turkeystagram #gravytrain #leftoversfordays

The Most Wasteful Time Of The Year - Simply Being Mum

Today I'm a guest over on SimplyBeingMum blog talking about doing a household waste audit and why you should.
Check it out here -

Zeek App Review - Save Money on your Shopping - Gypsy Soul

Save Money this Christmas by Buying Discounted Gift Cards
Intrigued? Find out more here...

Voting is now open for The UK Blog Awards.
The awards provide a unique opportunity for individuals and companies from their sector to be recognised for their social media achievements through blogging, vlogging, instagramming and snapchatting.

Gypsy Soul has made it to the finals for the Green & Eco category. If you enjoy reading my blog then I'd really appreciate your vote!


If you would like recommendations for the other categories then I can highly recommend voting for Downs Side Up in the parenting category & Nicola Says in the Lifestyle or the PR, Media & Marketing category :)

Perfectly Paired Wine & Cheese - Delivered to your Door - Gypsy Soul

Looking for the perfect foodie gift this Christmas?
Take a look at these Perfectly Paired Wine & Cheese boxes – Delivered to your Door

10 Tips for a Zero Waste Christmas - Gypsy Soul

There is no question that the festive period generates a lot of waste. Over the years I have watched how much waste we produce as a family over Christmas and felt completely overwhelmed by the whole thing. This year is going to be different!
Here are 10 Tips for a Zero Waste Christmas

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The kiddies had an amazing time in Santa's grotto at Woodlands Family Theme Park this weekend.
Definitely one of the best grottos we've ever been to!

Video coming soon :)

With the holiday season approaching, you are probably already looking for the perfect gifts. Whilst many ideas come to mind, finding the right gifts can be a challenge.
Check out these 8 Gifts that Keep on Giving this Holiday Season

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Refillable oils & vinegars #zerowastelifestyle

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#zerowaste olives Yummy!

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I found this fantastic refillable oils section in a local deli in Bovey Tracey in Devon today. #ZeroWaste

GreenPan - Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking - Gypsy Soul

GreenPan – Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking + #WIN a not-on-sale-to-the-public, exclusive copper frying pan!

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Love my #beeswaxwraps 😍

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Using up the leftover salmon from last nights supper. It feels like Christmas! #ReduceFoodWaste

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Black Friday? Nah it's #JustFriday. Find out more on my blog. Link in bio.

Black Friday? No It's #JustFriday - Gypsy Soul

Black Friday? No, It’s #JustFriday
Over the last two weeks, my inbox has been flooded with companies wanting me to promote their ‘not to be missed, Black Friday’ deals. Now although I do love a bargain I can safely say that...

To all of the lovely people that sent me messages after my last (rather depressing) newsletter, thank you!
You know who you are.
I'm also happy to report that things are looking up :)

Want a feel-good alternative to Black Friday?
The Ethical Superstore will be donating much-needed grocery items to the Newcastle West End Foodbank with every order over £30.
Last year just under £4,000 worth of grocery items were donated to the food bank as a result of this Black Friday offer.

And that's not all as a thank you for choosing the Ethical Superstore they are giving you 20% off. (20% off runs from Tuesday 21st November until midnight Tuesday 28th November 2017.)

Find out more here - * *Affiliate

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Taking my babies to go and see Santa at the #HouseOfMarbles today. Yes, I know it's early but we have a good excuse.

Reusable Christmas Crackers - Zero Waste Lifestyle - Gypsy Soul

In my quest to reduce the amount of waste we produce this Christmas I have come across several zero waste alternatives that I’d like to try out.
One of those alternatives is... Keep This Cracker

How Can New Builds Become Greener than Ever? - Gypsy Soul

How Can New Builds Become Greener than Ever?
Over the last few decades, green homes have come a long way. Building an eco-friendly home is no longer something off-the-wall artists do on TV programmes like Grand Designs, it’s something...

My co-worker has no idea about personal boundaries! 🤣😂🤣

What to do in an Airport if Your Flight Has Been Delayed - Gypsy Soul

What to do in an Airport if Your Flight Has Been Delayed
Delayed flights are no fun at all. However, unfortunately, it has become a commonplace problem, and frequent fliers will tell you that they are regularly detained longer than...

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I appreciate that this is ridiculously early but how gorgeous are these reusable Christmas crackers! I can't wait to use them. Find out more on my blog soon #zerowastelifestyle

Would you like to get some extra cash for Christmas?
I've just started using an app called Shoppix and I'm loving it so far!
You simply take a picture of your receipts to collect tokens.
You can then exchange your tokens to claim rewards from your favourite retailers.
Personally, I'm going to exchange the tokens for cash into my Paypal account. There's also Amazon, iTunes and Love2Shop vouchers available.

You can find out more about the app here -

If you do decide to start using it then if you use my referral code BVNRMNS5 when you first sign up you've got the chance to get an extra 200 tokens.

Would you use an app like this?

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How do they always just seem to know when you need a hug 🐶 #DogLife

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Lovely #Autumn dog walk today 🐶

I've just read a really interesting chapter in my book about our relationships with others.

British anthropologist Robin Dunbar proved a theory that when social groups get too large they break up. In short large groups are hard to maintain.

Dunbar calculated the size of social groups that humans could cope with. His number was 150. This is now known as Dunbar's number.

After further research, he discovered that we tend to have 5 people who are closest to us. That number is often immediate family and our partner.

The next group contains 15 people, then 50, then 150.
It's the first 15 people that help to make us feel happy and fulfilled in life.

If you increase the quality of those relationships, meaning your 15, that will have a direct effect on your overall wellbeing.

My question to you is 'Do you know who your 15 are?'

How To Create your Own Christmas eCards - Zero Waste Lifestyle - Gypsy Soul

How To Create your Own Christmas eCards – Zero Waste Lifestyle
In preparation for Christmas, I have been researching ways that we can reduce the amount of waste we produce. I have a whole list of things I’d like to try, one of the things on that list is...

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So this is rather yummy! 😋

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Love this place 😍#Lunchtime #FarmShop #Devon

Switching to a Safety Razor - Zero Waste Lifestyle - Gypsy Soul

Switching to a Safety Razor – Zero Waste Lifestyle
I know I’ve said it before but zero waste is a journey. Once you decide that you want to live a more sustainable life it takes time to make the necessary changes to achieve that.

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My #zerowaste beauty routine is coming along, after LOTS of trial and error!

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Trying out these new #crisps tonight. Anyone tried them before?

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