All in Life


In a world where we are told almost everything is bad for us, dairy has officially been added to the hit list of big, bad nasties with milk in particular being swapped out for plant based alternatives such as almond milk, tiger nut milk, rice milk, coconut milk… the list goes on. But what exactly are the benefits of Mylk vs Milk and why are people making the switch? In this article I talk about some of the different types of plant based mylks out there and the benefits each one provides.

We Need To Talk About... Our Relationship With ‘Smear Tests’

The other day in the mail I received what has now come to be known as the ‘dreaded letter’, if you are a woman in your twenties then you may know exactly what I am talking about. I am indeed referring of course to our invite for a smear test or what it’s more pleasantly known as now, a cervical screening.

For years, the number of women attending their triennial cervical screenings has been declining. Considering the importance of smear tests in the early diagnosis of cervical cancer and the rate of women avoiding their examinations higher than ever, it is important that we break down the main reasons why women are skipping on our trips to the nurse’s office

How To Make The Most Of Your Commute

Commuting can really take its toll on our physical and mental well being.

The average person travelling 1 hour to get to work, we spend an average of 520 hours a year commuting. Yep, that’s 520 hours of our time every year just moving from one place to the next. It doesn’t help that living in London trains and buses tend to be extremely crowded during rush hour, which can really out you in a sour mood by the time you finally get to work. This is is why we have put together a list of some the best ways to overcome your commuting blues!

Let's Talk About Body Image

One of the things that we spoke about during our interview with Marieke Eyskoot is our relationship as women with our bodies. It’s probably one of the most important relationships in our life and and it’s gained a lot of attention recently.

So, for this blog post we decided to speak to some of the women in our lives, across all age ranges, to find out about how their relationship with their body image has changed over the years.

How To Make Everyday Feel Like FriYAY

Today is Friday and no doubt we’ll all be putting up FriYAY posts (myself included) but does our living with the weekend have a negative effect on us? By living only for the weekend it means that we spend most of the week in countdown mode, day dreaming about any plans that we have for the weekend. So we’ve created a list of some of the things that we have incorporated into our week to make each day have a little bit of that Friday magic.

Vegan Restaurants In London

Vegan has been a buzzword for a little while now but for good reason! After watching what the health, we’ve been a bit more conscious of what we eat and tried to opt for vegetarian or vegan options when we can. So, we decided to list some of our favourite vegan restaurants in London for those of you that fancy a meat (and diary free) week. 

What Is Your Biggest Barrier To Adopting A Sustainable Lifestyle?

After being invited to listen in a sustainable fashion event held by Po-Zu, we explore the biggest barriers that we face towards adopting a sustainable lifestyle. We build these communities on Instagram, Facebook and on Twitter where we all share our sustainability ideals and the ways in which we have integrated at least some aspects of sustainability into our lifestyle. Yet, sustainable lifestyles are still considered niche. Those of us who really do  try to make conscious efforts to change still find ourselves in fast fashion or fast consumer traps, leading us to question what is it about sustainability that prevents us from being as ‘green’ as we aspire to be.

What Does Self-Love Mean To You?

What does self-love mean to you? We have become so concerned with defining what self-love is and gaining advice on how to achieve it that we have forgotten that the journey to self-love is an independent and largely subjective one. This post explores whether self-love can really be taught and what this means going forward.

Treat Your Mum This Mother's Day Using Our Kind Guide!

It's Mother's Day on Sunday and with International Women's Day just behind us, there is no better reason to give Mum a double treat this weekend. 

Below, I've complied a list of perfect for Mum all from companies pursuing sustainability initiatives whether socially or environmentally. In some way, your purchase contributes to a good cause and has the added benefit of making Mum happy - a win-win for everybody!

The Hazel Perspective... A Journey About Adoption

When my friend Caroline first told me she was adopted, I didn't necessarily have a reaction. I wasn't shocked, I wasn't surprised, to me she was still the Caroline that's become of my best friends over the past 4 years but this isn't about me. This is about Caroline and the several other adoptees who have gone through this experience and are brave enough to find out more about their past and share their stories. 

Why Is It So Hard To Shop Sustainably?

Happy Halloween ! We all want shop sustainable but what stops us from doing so? For many of us the main hurdle may be price so this blog post takes a look at how we can shop sustainably without putting too much pressure on your purse strings and almost whether or not sustainable fashion will ever really become affordable. Click the link to read more! 

Pinch me, I'm an Entrepreneur

When you look up the definition entrepreneur online, you get a lot of generic responses, which may be true but don't seem personal. As some of you may know, I started my own home business in May selling homemade, organic lemon curd. Since then, I've worked really hard to create the perfect recipe and get it out there! Starting a business is HARD and I really want to use this entrepreneur series to share my journey with you guys. You can also follow my business journey on @somashomemade on twitter and instagram.