This time last year, I had almost all of the subscription services that you can buy. I'm not even sure how it happened, but we had accumulated 5 services that we paid between $8 and $30 dollars for each service per month. This past week, I finally decided it was time to let go of … Continue reading I cancelled my Streaming & Pay TV subscriptions
No, this is not about eating food off the floor. But this is about cleaning up. Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning I seem to need to do. No matter what I do, it seems endless. Even with a minimalist style home, I always feel like I am cleaning. I … Continue reading 90 Second rule – Tidying up.
When I sat down today to write - I really didn't know what to write about. I am feeling low about the state of the world, and the state of the environment, and I am not feeling that inspired about my eco friendly life. I am also very aware that negativity is contagious, and I … Continue reading When you’re feeling kinda low – eco-anxiety & eco-frustration
This past week, we commiserated earth overshoot day – the day in which we use up all of the resources that the earth can renew in a year. Taking a moment to think about that, it really is shocking. We are only 7 months into the year and we have already used too many resources. … Continue reading Australia’s overshoot day is…MARCH??!!
4 Weeks. We have not been grocery shopping in 4 weeks. Usually, we go grocery shopping once a fortnight, without much exception. However, as we got close to our last grocery shopping day, I realised that we still had enough food to last at least a few more days. I thought a week tops - … Continue reading We made it through our PANTRY CHALLENGE!!
I've never really purchased a lot of eggplant as I could never use the whole thing before it went bad. This week, I am trying to make meals out of whats in the cupboard and the fridge, rather than doing any grocery shopping. Here is an amazing lunch recipe that I made out of eggplant. … Continue reading Before you throw out that wilting eggplant….
As the virus continues to spread around the world, and the country I live in is headed into the second wave, things are getting a little crazy again. I am sure for some of you, things haven't calmed down from the first wave yet, and I hope you are staying safe and you and your … Continue reading When there is nothing else you can do, Just Reduce
I was thinking yesterday about the different choices I make in my life in different situations, and I realised, at least for me, that sustainability is a scale. While we can all recommend different hacks, choices and alternatives, it often comes down to the best choice you can make in the moment - and this … Continue reading Sustainability on a relative scale
Whether it's minimalism, Zero Waste, Eco friendly living, or another positive lifestyle change that you want to make, there are so many benefits to a change. Here are five things you can look forward to when you make an exciting life change. New foodsWhen you change your lifestyle, you are bound to find new recipes … Continue reading The top 5 biggest benefits to a lifestyle change
We all have old clothes that are worn, broken, or generally could not be resold or donated. But before you send the fabric to landfill, there are so many things you could do with it. Lets get a little creative with these 5 options. Upcycling to new itemsWhether its an old shirt, a pair of … Continue reading 5 Things to do with old Clothes
Where I am from, winter has finally set in and it is absolutely freezing. Ok, so it's possible I live in a pretty warm place and I am just a bit sensitive to the cold, but either way, I am feeling it. If you are feeling the cold too, don't jump for the heater just … Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Warm While Saving the Planet
In times such as these, it is important to celebrate the little things. I don't know about you, but sometimes I forget that I have already changed so many things in my life to reduce my impact. It is only when I am in other people's homes, or at a public event, that I recognize … Continue reading 5 Eco-Friendly Swaps you are probably already doing
Look, during quarantine, life hasn't been so bad for us - I live in a country with a very small amount of cases, and while we have had to stay home, and have sometimes felt board, I know in my heart that things could be a lot worse. That being said, I am now getting … Continue reading Guys – The Library is back open
I'm not sure if I believe in the universe, or a god, or a higher power. I might, but my thoughts change every day on it. However, if I did believe in the universe, the last few weeks have certainly proven it to me. The first thing that happened was we ran out of cous … Continue reading The universe can provide (If you take time and do the work)
I was reflecting on my journey the other day, and I realized just how much my thought processes have changed over the years. the old me would have thought about how much I wanted something, and how much it was, but now, there are so many other questions that need to be answered before I … Continue reading 5 Things I never thought about before I began my eco journey
I don't know about you, but since this pandemic started, my emotions, my actions, and my life have been all over the place. The people around me are unable to work, unable to leave the house, and unable to get their life on track. For many of us, our waste has been the last thing … Continue reading A Refocus – Back to Basics
Since being in lockdown, I have had quite a bit of time to spend on social media looking at what my fellow Zero Wasters are doing with their time. That's when I discovered that there are a lot of stereotypical Zero Waste things that I am the worst at. Here are 3 Zero Waste things … Continue reading 3 “Eco Friendly” Things I suck at
Does anyone else feel like sometimes, the more you clean, the messier your home is? Sometimes, I feel like I will never get on top of everything in the home that we need to get done. So, here are 4 things I do when I am feeling overwhelmed by cleaning. I employ the 1 in, … Continue reading What to do when your home is a mess.
If there is one thing a lot of us have been doing over the past few months, its watching TV. I know I have been watching more than I should, but I have noticed something about a lot of content that has come out in 2019 and 2020 - and I am loving it. Over … Continue reading TV – how show are getting the eco-friendly message out there
As we are all spending more time at home, I have been spending that time reflecting on the things I own and what brings value to my life. In particular, I have been reading books, sorting through trinkets and watching DVD's that I already own, some of which I have owned since I was a … Continue reading What has minimalism taught me about growing up?
In these challenging times, I have found it hard to find a balance between worrying about the waste I am creating and working with what is still available and trying to be okay with that. It has been particularly difficult to know which option is the best option when neither is what I would usually … Continue reading 3 Ways to keep the balance during difficult times
Just like most of the world, I am very scared about the situation that is going on throughout the entire world, but unlike the old me, I am reacting very differently to the challenge. The old me would be doing exactly what most of the world is doing - panic buying- but now, I have … Continue reading 5 Things I won’t be buying during the lockdown
I recently found out, in light of the coronavirus, our local libraries are closing until further notice. At first, I was devastated - don't get me wrong, I understand it - but the library is a resource I use on a weekly basis and without it, I wasn't sure how I was going to get … Continue reading Reading Challenge Time!
If you have been reading this blog for a little while, you know that I have really struggled with gifts, both giving and receiving. I thought that telling people that I didn't want or need anything was the best way to maintain my zero waste and minimalist lifestyle. And even though I would still be … Continue reading 4 Gifts that I love giving and receiving
My partner and I have decided we need to do more activities on the weekend to get out of the house. Some weekends, we are so tired, we spend the whole weekend in and can't be convinced to leave the house, but we also know sometimes, it's just as healthy to get out of the … Continue reading 4 Things we want to learn this year