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.

Repainting a metal bookcase

I had this colourful old metal bookcase from when I was a student (I think I paid about $40 for it 10 years ago). It served me well in my student days and beyond. So…

Bathtime

When bathing or showering your children no doubt you’ll use some kind of product in the bathwater and on your kids to get them nice and clean (let’s face it kids can get super dirty!).…

FMTV

My favourite movie Food Matters has got even more exciting!! They now have a TV website called FMTV {affiliated link} where you can join for a month or a year and have access to over…

Green your disposables

Disposable nappies create a huge amount of waste in the world not to mention cost you a lot of money. Which is why I’ve always been a cloth loving crazy lady. But I have had…

Preserving tomatoes

It’s that time of year when our tomato plants are finishing up and the tomatoes are super cheap in the stores. I pulled all my plants out and cooked up the ones I grew. I…