Winter Capsule Wardrobe

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The items in my winter 2017 capsule wardrobe (I generally follow the Project 333 capsule wardrobe format): Tops Purple tank – Comazo | earth Dark green tank – Upcycle/DIY Grey linen tee – Kuyichi Navy loose tee – Lanius Light grey cotton jumper – People Tree * Grey jersey top – Comazo | earth Long dolman sleeve top Plaid shirt – … Read More

I’ll have a Green Christmas

This video was made in partnership with Greenvelope.   It’s December! Here are some tips and ideas of things you can do to make the holidays a little greener: Give mindfully Give gifts you know will get used instead of random stuff. Experiences, consumables, your time, charity donations, and digital gifts (subscriptions, games, e-books, music, etc.) all make great gifts without … Read More

Vintage Stores & Veg Food in Brussels

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Early this month my husband Ben and I took a little trip to Brussels. We didn’t have anything really planned, just wanted to wander around a new city and Ben loves beer, particularly Belgium beers, so we wanted to try some different local beers. I also read Brussels had some good vintage and secondhand stores so wanted to check some of … Read More

Minimalism & Sustainability

For me minimalism and sustainability have always been connected. A big part of the environmental issues of our stuff is how much of it there is, so reducing how much stuff you purchase is a wonderful way to reduce your impact. Living more minimally also often means that you can “buy less and buy better”- buy fewer things but invest … Read More

Eco & Ethical Alternatives to Zoella’s Fall Style

To dispel the myth that ethical/sustainable fashion is boring, ugly, and not in style, I decided to recreate Zoella’s autumn lookbook with conscious alternatives.   Outfit 1 Striped top from Krochet Kids * (US) Stripey organic t-shirt from Braintree * (UK) Light-wash jeans from MUD Jeans (NL) Pom Pom Beanie from Hoodlamb (vegan) (NL) Yellow wool knit hat by Wild Honey Design from Ethical.Market (UK) … Read More

Vegan Thanksgiving

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It’s Canadian Thanksgiving and even though we no longer live in Canada, I never pass up an excuse to have friends over and cook a bunch of delicious food.     On the table this year is: lentil shepard’s pie I used this recipe from the Minimalist Baker and it’s delicious a quinoa, apple, kale, & squash salad, from this “Harvest … Read More

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