It’s no surprise that I’m trying to live a more eco-friendly, low-waste lifestyle, and that means less plastic. So much of the plastic around us is invisible to us (myself included!) until we take a closer look. It’s as if we seem to think that certain items just need to be in plastic, but it’s just not the case at all–there are so many alternatives.
This is a blog post I’ve been itching to write for a long time. I keep drafting it in my head, and then deadlines and everyday life get in the way. Oh, #momlife!
My 2019 New Year’s Resolution was to become more eco-friendly. The funny thing is that I used to be much better at this. When I was a teenager, and during my undergrad years at university, I was a hippie! Anyone who knew me during that time would attest to it: I brought my own container to restaurants for leftovers, I wore hemp clothing, and I worked at a health food store (a store that I still love and frequent).
What happened to that hippie girl? I’m not sure, to be honest. She never truly went away, but she stepped aside for a while while I took on an office job, planned a wedding, went back to school, and had a baby. Although I always prioritized natural products, I fell into the convenience trap. But now I feel like that side of me is back, full-force, and full of excitement.
Minimalism is such a buzzword these days, but I think it’s often misunderstood. You don’t need to purge all of your belongings and live off the land to be a minimalist, nor do you need to count all of your possessions and stick to a certain number. Instead, I think it comes down to a few simple principles.
Happy Canada Day, everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly proud to be Canadian. To celebrate what this amazing country has to offer, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite Canadian skincare and beauty brands. Here it goes:
Have you heard of capsule wardrobes? This trend mixes fashion with minimalism, organization, being eco-friendly, and being budget-conscious. It brings the mantra of “quality over quantity” to personal style, and offers an awesome antidote to the fast fashion movement that’s so harmful to our environment and wallets.
Basically, I’m in love. Continue reading “Why I’ve fallen in love with capsule wardrobes”