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Ragsstore – Beautiful Handmade Silk Kimonos

When I came across Ragsstore.Etsy on Instagram, I just knew I had to share Dawn’s beautiful creations with you all. Her handmade silk kimonos, dresses and pants are just absolutely stunning. Her one-of-a-kind “gypsy glam” esthetic is totally unique, and look to be high-quality pieces you’d be proud to own. And, after messaging Dawn to find out… Read More Ragsstore – Beautiful Handmade Silk Kimonos

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6 Super Easy Vegan Appetizers

Hello, friends! Recently I attended a baby shower for my nephew, who was born just a day before my birthday! It was the perfect spring baby shower, complete with awesome decor and many gluten-free snacks. I was tasked with making a couple appies. No big deal, right? Well, sort of. I’m gluten-free and lactose-free, and… Read More 6 Super Easy Vegan Appetizers

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FREE PRINTABLE: be brave, be kind, be you

  Hello, friends. As I’ve been on this journey to be more sustainable with my purchasing and be more careful about the amount of waste I produce, a lot of things have come up with myself, and with others. Both good and bad. There have been so many encouraging people and communities I’ve met along… Read More FREE PRINTABLE: be brave, be kind, be you

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8 Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love

We all want to surprise our dad with something personal, something he’ll truly love and, if we’re of a more conscious mindset, something that won’t damage the planet when he’s done with it. Some low-waste, low environmental impact, high quality or Fair Trade items are usually the way to go when you want to be eco-friendly.… Read More 8 Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love

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23 Fun Sustainably-Minded Things To Do In Vancouver This Summer

As summer approaches, we’re all looking for ways to make the most of the warm weather and long-awaited sunshine… so what to do? Of course, there are hundreds of incredibly fun things to do in Vancouver, but if you’re looking to have fun and be conscious about your activies, thinking of things to do can be… Read More 23 Fun Sustainably-Minded Things To Do In Vancouver This Summer

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How I Easily Transformed from Scratchy to Smooth Skin

Back in the day, about 4.5 weeks ago, I had very, very dry skin. All my life I’ve battled dry, flaky skin. My skin would be tight and uncomfortable and prone to acne. Around “that time of the month,” I would get horrible break-outs which were not only awkward, but painful. Cut to today. The excessive dryness… Read More How I Easily Transformed from Scratchy to Smooth Skin

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The Story of Stuffing + Compassion

Damned by a gap Try to build a catapult Get over it quick Of course, failure Followed down, down by Credit be slain with one quick swipe Deep thud into polished rooms No lights. Who are all these people? Many ladders up, Too high to reach. Must find Foothold. Finally. Sweating, breathing, shedding Purchasing peace… Read More The Story of Stuffing + Compassion

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Why You Consume So Much – The Diderot Effect

Hello, friends. If you’re like me, and either do have or previously had an issue with compulsive, snowballing consumption, and wondered why you couldn’t seem to grasp the reason behind your own mad grabbing at the supermarket, this guy may have an answer for why you consume so much. Part of the problem of wild consumerism… Read More Why You Consume So Much – The Diderot Effect

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5 Tips For Buying Ethical Fashion

Hey, friends! I hope you all had a fabulous New Year’s Eve, and are preparing for a wonderful 2017! Personally, I’m so happy that 2016 is over. That was one of the hardest years for me, ever. Mentally, emotionally, career-wise, financially, etc etc. Here’s to hoping 2017 is a good one, because I’m really not interested in… Read More 5 Tips For Buying Ethical Fashion

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How To Redecorate With Fair Trade: 3 Tips

Hey, friends! I hope you’re enjoying the fall as much as I am! This truly is my favourite season, with the sweater weather and crisp morning air and moody evenings… and blogging, finally. I’m glad I’m back to blogging semi-frequently, because as much as this blog exists to share my sustainable product finds, it also… Read More How To Redecorate With Fair Trade: 3 Tips