As Fashion Revolution Day comes to a close, I want to leave you all with this thought: The Fashion Revolution is not over. It can’t be over. The Fashion Revolution needs to be every day. Otherwise all of our well-meaning Instagram and Facebook posts are for nothing. Really. It’s very sad but very true. Let’s not think that by… Read More Fashion Revolution Day Isn’t Over
With Christmas nearly upon us, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what I’ll get for my family, how to make time to visit everyone, how to get the baking done, holiday traditions we are starting, how much I love seeing the beautiful tree. My husband and I have decided to start a… Read More Holiday Traditions: Giving Back
This was originally posted for Christmas, but these ideas are great year-round so I’ve updated the list a bit, enjoy! — On gift giving and receiving occasions, some people really enjoy just getting gift cards, handmade gifts, special food items that their Grandma only makes once a year, or tickets to their favourite show. However,… Read More 25+ Sustainable Gifts – Your Ultimate Guide to Beautiful Gifts That Give Back
Hey, friends! This post is a continuation of my participation in the #secondhandfirst event. Basically people post photos to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of awesome thrift, vintage and consignment finds in order to promote buying second hand. When I heard about the event I was so thrilled, because I LOVE thrift shopping and consignment shopping. I… Read More 5 Amazing Thrift and Vintage Shops In The Vancouver Area To Visit Now
FYI: This post was inspired by the #secondhandfirst movement/event, which is on from November 23-29. Check it out on Instagram or the TRAID website! — A while ago a fellow blogger left a comment on my post (Cute) Sustainable Outfit Of The Day, that when thrifting shopping, “The rush you get from finding that one very… Read More For Anyone Who Hates Thrifting… You Need A Hobby.
My dear friends! This week I am taking a break from researching safe, natural makeup, and will be posting tips, tricks and secrets of the vintage and thrifting world as my way of participating with the TRAID #secondhandfirst week. The event is on from November 23 (today) until November 29, and I suggest you check out the TRAID website… Read More 7 Secrets of Expert Thrifters
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
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.
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….
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