Does Netflx’s Marie Kondo show got you decluttering like crazy? Or, maybe you’re part of my 8-week decluttering challenge and feeling motivated by the group. Or, maybe you’re just inspired by the new year to start fresh and get rid of clutter. As a decluttering fan myself, I’ve definitely been indulging in the show. One… Read More The Eco-Friendly Magic of Tidying Up
Plastic has a bad reputation – one that grew exponentially in 2018. Companies and consumers worldwide came together to ban certain single-use plastic such as straws, plastic bags, and single-use silverware. Incredibly sad photos of sea creatures caught in plastic went viral around the interwebs, making people feel motivated to do even more. Many people… Read More Plastic Is Not The Enemy. Our Mindset Is.
We’ve made it. The end of 2018 is near, and the fresh promise of 2019 is on the horizon. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for recap lists at the end of the year. I have no idea why, but there is something about recapping the year that helps me figure out… Read More The Top 12 Posts to Help you Adopt a Reduction Mindset from 2018
I love the word ‘sustainable’ because it has a couple of meanings; it can be used in terms of environmental topics, and it can be used as another word for keeping on track with something long-term. In the case of this post, I am talking about sustainably enjoying the holiday season using both definitions: eco-friendly… Read More How to Have a Holly, Jolly Sustainable Christmas (That Aligns with your Values)
Do you do new year’s resolutions/goals? I used to, but haven’t been as gung-ho about it the past few years. That being said, I like the idea of having a new year as a fresh start – BUT, I don’t limit myself to starting something in the middle of the year if I feel like… Read More Two Things You Must do in Order to Reduce Waste in 2019
For those who celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I find it kind of funny how Thanksgiving happens, and then we’re immediately flung into the December holidays. Sometimes we don’t even wait until Thanksgiving is over to jump ahead. Last night as we were driving home from our Thanksgiving gathering, we… Read More Zero Waste & Minimalist Gift Giving 101
Check out these Cyber Monday zero waste and minimalist friendly deals! I’ll be updating throughout the day as I find even more, so be sure to check back! THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS WHICH COME AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU BUT HELP SUPPORT THIS BLOG. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. TO SEE… Read More Zero Waste & Minimalist Friendly Cyber Monday Deals
You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You’ve probably heard of Small Business Saturday. And you’re maybe familiar with Giving Tuesday. Yes, I’m talking about the Friday – Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The few days that Americans start their journey towards spending over $1 trillion (yes, ‘illion’ with a ‘T’) on holiday gifts each… Read More What is Shop for Good Sunday?
The holiday season is upon us! I love this time of year, and I know I’m not alone. However, the most wonderful time of the year is also one of the most wasteful times of the year. I hate to burst the holiday spirit bubble, but it’s true. Think of all the extra ‘things’ we… Read More Have Yourself a Merry Zero Waste Christmas
Fresh herbs are delicious, amiright? But they also can be expensive; and how many recipes use up the entire bunch that you buy from the store or farmer’s market? In the last year and a half or so since we started reducing our waste, I have become increasingly aware of how much food ends up… Read More The Beginner’s Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Preserving Fresh Herbs