consumerism · nothing new project

NOTHING NEW PROJECT JOURNAL #1: SO FAR, SO GOOD

Well, I’m one month into the Nothing New Project and I’m pleased to report that everything is travelling along very smoothly! I first posted about the project here, vowing to not purchase anything new (other than food, medicine, essential household items, personal care products, underwear and petrol) until February 2018. These past weeks have felt…… Continue reading NOTHING NEW PROJECT JOURNAL #1: SO FAR, SO GOOD

DIY · zero waste

AU REVOIR SHAMPOO, HELLO NO POO!

Yep, that’s right, I’ve quit shampoo! This is something I tried to do back in my late teens (a period characterised by veganism and long flowy skirts) but…well, it didn’t work. My hair was always either super dry or super oily and I eventually became frustrated and gave up. I had been using a product…… Continue reading AU REVOIR SHAMPOO, HELLO NO POO!

consumerism · nothing new project · zero waste

INTRODUCING MY NOTHING NEW PROJECT

I have an exciting new project to share with you today, something I have been considering doing for quite some time but haven’t been 100% sure about committing to before now. Friends, as of this weekend I’ll be conducting a little experiment, the subject of said experiment being yours truly. I’ll be forbidding myself from…… Continue reading INTRODUCING MY NOTHING NEW PROJECT

DIY · food · recipes

RECIPE: HOMEMADE TOASTED MUESLI

Hello again everyone! I hope your Tuesday has been going well so far. In our house we have been having a pretty lethargic old time, as we are just emerging from a heatwave here in Brisbane…featuring 100000% humidity, of course. Eugh! Fortunately, last night we were treated to a beautiful storm that brought a cool…… Continue reading RECIPE: HOMEMADE TOASTED MUESLI

life · minimalism · musings

OBSERVING THE RIPPLE EFFECT

I can hardly believe that January is almost over. While my days are now filled with less, time still seems to tick over at marathon speed and the days which have comprised 2017 so far have just flown by! I recall that I started this blog at the end of December last year, so that means…… Continue reading OBSERVING THE RIPPLE EFFECT

life · minimalism · musings

SHOULD WE AIM FOR MEDIOCRITY?

In my recent online travels I came across an intriguing post, What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life?, by blogger Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui. When I saw the title, I felt as if it had been written for me. That exact question has been swirling through my head for quite some time now, and I found a lot of solace…… Continue reading SHOULD WE AIM FOR MEDIOCRITY?

green living · life · zero waste

ZERO WASTE UPDATE: HANKIES, ECO-FRIENDLY PERIODS AND MORE

Since starting up Simple Life Experiment, I’ve been looking forward to sharing some of the ways we are working towards zero waste in our home. It’s a very ambitious goal, and the fact that we use a bin and we still take it out each week is evidence of just how ambitious it is, but we…… Continue reading ZERO WASTE UPDATE: HANKIES, ECO-FRIENDLY PERIODS AND MORE