Author Archives: madeleine

About madeleine

NZ Ecochick is about my family and our journey to living a (semi) self sufficient life on our backyard homestead. We live on a quarter acerish section, with our chooks and quails, and grow a lot of our own food. NZ Ecochick is about the greenest options and frugal living, diy, crafting, repurposing, organizing, and our life in general.

Where does this Ecochick shop?

People often ask me where I shop and how I save money on shopping. So I thought I’d share where and how we shop. I must add we’re vegetarian and cook from scratch so that…

Beco potty giveaway

Having kids creates waste but it doesn’t have to. Getting your kids out of nappies and into undies can help reduce your waste a lot. With John I didn’t push him to toilet train at…

Easy berry smoothie

We love smoothies at our home and eat them almost everyday especially in the Spring/ Summertime. We often have a smoothie for breakfast on the weekdays or if we don’t have one for breakfast we’ll…

Metal, metal metal you rock!

Metal is an amazing plastic alternative and is fantastic at helping you reduce your waste. I always chose metal, wood, glass or cloth over plastic. Every time! Here are my metal alternatives often they are…

How to make kefir milk from kefir grains

I’m very new to kefir milk and other probiotic foods/ drinks but it is so easy and super healthy that I wanted to share how to make it with you all. Firstly, some of you…

Stencilling on a metal bookcase

I stenciled woop woop there I said and did it! How very changing rooms 1990 of me! I think I even bought the stencil back in the 90s! I painted Gabriel’s metal bookcase completely white…