Small Businesses to Support in Lockdown

Supporting Small Businesses in Lockdown | BABY STEPS

I have previously received PR products from Penguin. Images in this post include Girl, Woman, Other, which was published by Penguin.

Today for my lifestyle post, I wanted to mention some small/independent businesses that I’ve bought from during lockdown (and a couple from before), and also link some resources where you can find some that might be near you. The cover photo features the books I’ve bought from indies since lockdown!

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Baby Steps Upcycling Attempt 1

Upcyling Attempt #1 | BABY STEPS

Last week for my lifestyle post, I talked about my plans to upcycle some things that can’t be donated into reusable makeup wipes and another face cloth! I’ve given it a go and wanted to give you a bit of an update on how it went. I won’t keep anyone in suspense. It went… not as I hoped. I think what I’ve created will be functional, but pretty it is not. Still, I’ll give you a quick rundown on how I made them, in case anyone else wanted to give it a go (and probably make something much better!)Read More »

Baby Steps Lockdown Lifestyle Changes

Lockdown Lifestyle Changes to Maintain | BABY STEPS

I’ll be honest, I really struggled to think of a topic for this post! I want to keep doing my Wednesday lifestyle posts, and talk about sustainability, but it feels weird at the minute seeing as everything I would usually talk about seems so irrelevant. But then I realised there have been a couple of things I’ve done during lock down that I hope will help to have an impact on my lifestyle for a long time to come.Read More »

Baby Steps Lent Goals Revisited

Lent Goals Revisited | BABY STEPS

Well, a lot has happened since my last post in the Baby Steps series. I’m not really continuing it at the moment because when people are very limited to what they can buy, and are having to buy whatever they can find, I don’t think encouraging sustainable choices is a very helpful option. Of course, if you’re able to still make the more sustainable choice I would advocate for taking it, but equally, when the supermarkets are carrying much smaller selections, and availability generally has decreased, it can’t be a priority. Having said that, I did want to do a follow up to my last post, my Lent Goals post, as Easter has now happened.Read More »

Baby Steps Lent Goals

Lent Goals | BABY STEPS

CW: food, diet.

Welcome back to my Baby Steps series! Today, I’m going to be talking about what I’m doing for Lent to try to be more sustainable. I know Lent is already underway, but I took a bit of a break while I got caught up on university work. Still, I’m back now, and we’re only a few days into Lent. If you want to check out my broader goals for the year, you can find my most recent post in the series here.Read More »