Clothing Love Stories

It’s Fashion Revolution Week and I’m so excited to share this collection of clothing love stories! A big part of having a more conscious wardrobe is loving the clothes you already have. With so many garments in the world (more than 80 billion new items of clothing bought each year) it’s incredibly wasteful and damaging to always be buying new … Read More

Green Berlin

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In January I traveled to Berlin to attend the Ethical Fashion Show and GreenShowroom and while I was there had some time to also check out some eco fashion stores and vegan restaurants in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg area. We stayed at a “biohotel” called the Almodóvar which incorporates sustainability in so much of what they do. For example they have organic foods and … 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

Questions To Ask Before Buying New Clothes

To go along with this week’s video about 5 things I no longer buy, these are some questions I’ve found helpful and think are good to ask yourself before buying anything new:   When/where will I wear this? Clothes should fit your lifestyle, only buy pieces you know you’ll actually wear.   What will I wear it with? Make sure … 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

Minimal Natural Makeup Collection

This is the current result of my cosmetic declutter and detox. My makeup collection is not complete, there are still a few products I’m looking to replace/add, but I’m happy with around this amount of makeup. I think it still allows me versatility to create different looks without having a lot of products. I also like the fact that I … Read More