Living With a Grateful Heart
Feb14

Living With a Grateful Heart

Living life with a grateful heart. Today is Valentines and I’m not even sure how to begin to share the last few days of drama with you. In a nutshell my lovely husband broke his wrist playing sport. We spent all night and the wee hours of the morning post-full-moon in a very busy emergency ward. He was given a bed at 1.30 am and told he needed further scans and possible surgery. Meanwhile at home the pooch had a blood clot that...

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Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.
Jan30

Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.

How To Live A Good Life. I don’t often share all of my reads here as I spend a great deal of time reading outside the traditional bounds of Environmental and/or Fashion literature. Most of my additional reading is related to gender, spirituality/religion, society, economics, and new age philosophy. While I believe all of this relates directly back to creating our sense of self and our identity, outside of writing a book (which I...

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Four Eco Tips You Probably Haven’t Thought Of
Jan28

Four Eco Tips You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

 Don’t shop ‘Vegan’ fashion for the sake of it. Before you get too caught up in the headline please read on. Many items labelled ‘Vegan’ are just synthetic junk marketed well. The term is a marketing ploy to suck you into buying items that are made from petrochemicals that are NOT biodegradable. Gross hey? So that pair of synthetic leather shoes you purchased will be around forever. The worst part about...

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Naturally Beautiful Kitchen Concoctions
Jan21

Naturally Beautiful Kitchen Concoctions

Kitchen Beauty right from the pantry, garden, or refrigerator. Are you feeling the mid summer (or mid winter for the Northern Hemi peeps) blues? Mid season can be a pretty tough time for skin and hair and it’s only fair to indulge in a bit of a pampering from time to time. The following are a collection of super simple ways that you can get your glam on without having to spend a fortune on skincare or haircare products or...

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Keeping New Year Spirits High
Jan21

Keeping New Year Spirits High

This time of year can be pretty tricky. Coming off the back of the busy holiday season where some of us work and others played it can seem like we have a bit of a ‘come down’ from the festive spirit. Depending on your likes and dislikes  and your personality type (and whether or not you have children on school holidays) the holiday spirit can either be invigorating or exhausting. So by mid to late January most of us are...

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Can You Shop Yourself Happy?
Jan17

Can You Shop Yourself Happy?

What makes you happy? Have you ever stop to think about it? Retailers like to convince us that stuff will make us happy. That our overflowing closets full of the latest trends will somehow make our lives more complete. Those of us that fall for this (which is most of us for at least one good or service at some point in our lives) soon realise that the path to long-term happiness is not best paved with fancy consumer purchases and...

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Zero Waste Cup Life Hack
Jan13

Zero Waste Cup Life Hack

A simple origami life-hack to impress your friends at parties. Waste reduction can sometimes make you look like a weirdo. Whether it’s asking the store clerk to put your sandwich in your hand rather than a plastic container, or confusing the heck out of the register person at the supermarket with your collection of cloth produce bags- the truth is that waste reduction is still fringe dwelling in most parts of the World. So when...

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Seven Tips for Stylish Eco People
Jan09

Seven Tips for Stylish Eco People

Have you sidelined the New Year’s resolutions? With 2017 well underway there is a chance that some of your good intentions for the year might have been shimmied aside to fit your daily life in. If this is the case don’t go feeling too bad you are in good company. According to Statistic Brain 72.6% of people make it through the first week, and by the six month mark your more likely to have dropped your resolution than have...

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Pronto Produce Bags: A minimal sew DIY
Jan05

Pronto Produce Bags: A minimal sew DIY

Useful and Simple Upcycling. Sometimes online craft upcycling craft projects have some pretty spectacular but totally useless results. Sure- bottle caps can be made into art, but quite frankly most of the upcycled ideas on Pinterest for these type of activities have me wondering what the heck you would use the results for. This upcycle is practical, easy, and one I invented to do in ten minutes before getting ready for work (because...

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Living life to the Maximum in a minimal way
Dec30

Living life to the Maximum in a minimal way

  Ever wondered what this whole minimalism thing was about? If you have then I have some great news for you! Netflix will answer all your questions about minimalism in one little film. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things has just recently been added and it’s a must-watch for those who are interested in sustainability, fast fashion, and our impact on this orb we call home. While a film all about minimalism...

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