DIY · sewing · upcycling · zero waste

DIY UPCYCLED MAKEUP ROUNDS

I’m very proud that this year I’ve been working on a new skill: sewing! I’ve been taking lessons, which have taught me the basics and inspired me to try my hand at various useful homemade items. One of my sustainability goals for 2018 was to make my own zero-waste reusables from upcycled materials, and I’m…… Continue reading DIY UPCYCLED MAKEUP ROUNDS

DIY · zero waste

ZERO-WASTE DEODORANT SUCCESS!

One of my sustainability goals for 2018 was to start making my own zero-waste bathroom/beauty products, and about a month ago I made my first move towards doing just that. I’ve been trialling a homemade zero-waste deodorant for this past month and I’m pleased to say that I have had excellent results! The recipe I…… Continue reading ZERO-WASTE DEODORANT SUCCESS!

sustainability · zero waste

MY 2018 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

When I read this post about micro actions we can take to reduce rubbish in the New Year by Lindsay of Treading My Own Path, it really got me thinking about all the small steps we’ve taken in our house towards a lower carbon footprint and lower waste output. It also made me realise that we still…… Continue reading MY 2018 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

sustainability · zero waste

ZERO WASTE UPDATE: COMPOST, WASTE-FREE PERIODS + MORE

It has been ages since I’ve posted a zero waste update, but I figure late is better than never. In 2018, sustainability will be a focal point for me on the blog (along with personal development and, of course, minimalism), so I’m excited to be getting started on this early on in the year. Things…… Continue reading ZERO WASTE UPDATE: COMPOST, WASTE-FREE PERIODS + MORE

food · recipes · sugar free living · zero waste

RECIPE: HOMEMADE COCONUT BUTTER

Once I realised how easy coconut butter is to make and how delicious it is, I was sad to think of all those years I was missing out on it! Have you ever made it before? It’s basically just whizzed-up dried coconut, and is delicious slathered over just about anything. Plus, it’s really easy to…… Continue reading RECIPE: HOMEMADE COCONUT BUTTER

food · sustainability · zero waste

MY ESSENTIAL ZERO-WASTE SHOPPING KIT

Well, I’m glad Christmas has come and gone! I hope that however you spent yours, it was relaxing and peaceful. We travelled interstate on a little camping getaway with my Mum and her partner, and camped in the middle of nowhere for a night before heading back to their place for a few more days.…… Continue reading MY ESSENTIAL ZERO-WASTE SHOPPING KIT

musings · sustainability · zero waste

IS ZERO WASTE A MISNOMER?

Is zero waste really zero waste? This is a question I have been asking myself lately and which I am sure many zero-wasters and aspiring zero-wasters (I consider myself in the latter category) have pondered at some point throughout their journey towards a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. I think there are some situations, rare though they…… Continue reading IS ZERO WASTE A MISNOMER?