Shopping Like This

7 Tips to revolutionize your grocery shopping to be more sustainable

A couple days ago, a friend texted me asking for tips on how to be more socially and environmentally responsible while grocery shopping. I get questions similar to this a lot, so instead of texting it back to everyone every time, I have compiled a list of the seven easiest ways to change your grocery shopping… Read More 7 Tips to revolutionize your grocery shopping to be more sustainable

During Which I Divulge, Shopping Like This

Fair trade things are in the gluten free aisle.

When I made my where to buy fair trade coffee post, I was thinking how weird it is that the fair trade goods often get shoved into the gluten free and health food aisles, and not always placed next to the “regular” or “normal” coffee, tea, and chocolate … but later that night, I thought… Read More Fair trade things are in the gluten free aisle.

During Which I Divulge, Shopping Like This

You’re a slave driver, and so am I

This post was originally written and shared for my old blog, Project:Joy, which I no longer write for. However some posts are worth re-sharing (after a few tweaks). Enjoy.   The last time I was called a “slave driver” was when I was a shift supervisor at Burger King, way back in the day. Someone… Read More You’re a slave driver, and so am I

Be Green, Shopping Like This

Green Works isn’t all that green, after all….

Oh friends, I promised you that I would share my triumphs in this journey as well as my epic failures. So to make good on my claim, I bring you this post. A few months ago I was in Walmart looking for a new alternative cleaner. I didn’t really think I would find anything, being… Read More Green Works isn’t all that green, after all….

Food + Drink, Shopping Like This

Salt Spring coffee haul, and where to easily find Fair Trade coffee

This Canada Day, my family and I ferried to Saltspring Island for a day trip to visit my sister. I had not intended to buy things there. I had intended to be frugal and under control: visit my sister, take in the scenery, enjoy the sunshine and gorgeous ocean, annoy some crabs. I did do… Read More Salt Spring coffee haul, and where to easily find Fair Trade coffee

During Which I Divulge, Shopping Like This

Success! The local grocer now carries ethical deli meat!

An encouraging story to start your week off right: The salon I work in is located about a minute’s walk from an Independent Grocer (that’s the name, it’s actually a chain store). The lady who manages the deli section often comes in to have her hair flat ironed fairly frequently, and since she has a… Read More Success! The local grocer now carries ethical deli meat!

Shopping Like This

GO GET SOME RUGS AND EASTER BUNNIES

HEY EVERY ONE. I strongly suggest that you take your bums down to a Ten Thousand Villages store and pick up a fair trade chocolate Camino easter bunny. If you happen to be at the Langley location,  also pick up a fair trade rug. They’re  from Pakistan, in all different shapes, colors, sizes and patterns,… Read More GO GET SOME RUGS AND EASTER BUNNIES