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
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?
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
In this current climate, it is hard to go 5 minutes without hearing about coronavirus, but where I am from, we are also headed right for flu season - fast. While I think that it is important that we take care of our medical needs, without too much concern for the waste, there are certainly … Continue reading 5 Zero Waste Hacks to keeping hygienic on the go
Lately, I have been feeling a little deflated, a little bit tired to get many productive things done when I get home from work. But as of writing this, I have the strength and motivation to snap myself out of it. Here are 5 things I am going to try to get myself back on … Continue reading 5 Things I’m doing to pull myself out of a rut
My grandmother was the most amazing woman I ever met. She was loving, she was kind, and boy was she frugal. And while I haven't quite taken on everything that she did, I have been realizing lately how many things she taught me that were Zero Waste. Now she wasn't trying to be Zero Waste, … Continue reading 5 Things my grandmother taught me about clothes
Ok, so I have definitely caught the Matt D'Avella bug when it comes to 30-day challenges, and while I don't think I'll be taking cold showers every day for 30 days (seriously, if you live in a hot place, you know it isn't possible even if you wanted to - the cold tap isn't even … Continue reading My January 30 day challenge
I think reading is one of the most important ways to grow as a person. Whether it is reading about our impacts on the environment, about Zero Waste or minimalism, or simply reading about a person's life or lifestyle that is different from your own - reading can be a way to experience something you … Continue reading 3 Books I’ve read this month
Yesterday, I was watching a Youtube video of someone grocery shopping. They were a normal, everyday person purchasing normal everyday things - but I couldn't help that the contents of their shopping basket struck me as a little odd. However, it did inspire me - so here are 3 everyday things that I have not … Continue reading 3 Things I haven’t purchased on my Zero Waste Journey
Sure, when it is 40+ degrees in the middle of summer and you have no other choice, crank that AC like there is no tomorrow - but before you click the on switch to your air-con unit, check out these 3 ways to cool down that are more eco-friendly. Self Regulate This one isn't for … Continue reading 3 Ways to Beat the Heat this summer while being eco-friendly
I recently read Kathryn Kellogs book, 101 Ways to go Zero Waste. I would personally like to congratulate Kathryn on this massive achievement. Writing a book is a mammoth task, and this one was eloquent, well researched and an amazing representation of the Zero Waste movement. That said, It is important to note that this book … Continue reading 101 Ways to go Zero Waste – A Review
A lot of people in my life ask me why I no longer use teabags. While many understand that I no longer purchase them, as they often come in plastic, I also refuse them if they are offered to me in the office, and I won't order them in a restaurant. Did you know that … Continue reading Why not teabags?
As many of you know, my partner and I are not vegan. We are in the process of reducing our animal product intake and being more conscious of our choices. I know it can be taboo to say, but at first, this change was a little difficult. When you grow up in a meat and … Continue reading 5 Vegan Changes No One Will Even Notice
I know sometimes a Zero Waste lifestyle can feel stale. While I know my passion has not diminished in the slightest, I find that sometimes, I am doing everything that I can, and I feel as if there are no more changes to make. But I know there has to be more I can do, … Continue reading A Plastic-free July to keep you on track
I have had a few conversations recently about frozen food, and how freezing food can change the taste or texture of food, and some people simply don't like it. While I grew up with the practice and am probably more used to the practice, I know that this can be true with some foods. Here … Continue reading How to make frozen meal prep fresh again
I feel like in some ways, we are in the era of meal prep promotion. Whether it is for fitness, convenience or budget, everyone is on the meal prep bandwagon - or at least they should be. But something that isn't often discussed is that meal prep can save the environment too. Here's how: It … Continue reading How does meal prep save the environment?
When you stick a box in the corner of the room, full of stuff, eventually your brain will stop seeing it as clutter. It will fit into the normal structure of the room and unless you are looking for it, you pretty much won't see it. It isn't until you clean out the room, that … Continue reading Digital Minimalism
Grocery shopping is one of the top 5 areas of life that we can really reduce our waste. I have been asked quite a few times where I do my grocery shopping, so I thought now was a great time to break down my grocery shopping for you. I do my grocery shopping fortnightly, on … Continue reading Where do I shop?
I am all fired up today - all fired up about sneaky plastics. You know the ones, you go to the grocery shop, with the best intentions, you've been to the farmers market and the bulk store, but there are a few things that you need from the conventional grocery store. You walk in with … Continue reading Sneaky Plastics
Last week, one of my ceramic coffee mugs had a large crack appear down the side of it. As it was leaking, it was no longer usable as a mug, but I thought it was a great opportunity to get crafty with it and make it into a pot plant holder for my small basil … Continue reading My Zero Waste Fail (well, one of them)
You have probably heard me say this before, but gift-giving holidays make me pretty stressed out. The idea that it is easter, so I must purchase the people I love bunny shaped chocolate eggs - well, I just don't like it. The truth is, if I had my way, I would purchase my loved ones … Continue reading Gift Alternatives this Easter
I wanted to share today what I have discovered is the best thing I can do to save the planet. It isn't a particular diet or a way of life, a miracle cure or a lifestyle change, but more so, it is all of these things in one. The most important thing we can do … Continue reading The best thing you can do to save the world