A Step Towards Green

40 Days of not Buying Stuff

If you hadn't already heard, for Lent I challenged myself to not make any material purchases for the 40 days. It fit very well with our March minimalism challenge with the idea being to enjoy life without the focus being on aquiring things. I... Continue Reading →

DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

There is a part of me that doesn't want to share this recipe. It's not even really mine to share, as it was introduced to me by a dear friend. But if it makes anyone else even just a little... Continue Reading →

Boobs and Body Image

  The first time I remember thinking critically about my body was when I was about nine or ten. I wanted to start shaving my legs (which is outrageous, thank you Mum for saying no), and my brothers had just... Continue Reading →

The Minimalism Challenge: a cordial conclusion

Most of you lovely people are aware that Sean and I have been getting rid of our stuff. In fact some of you have even taken it off our hands. Every day we had to throw out the number of... Continue Reading →

When you just don’t feel like it

I've been binging on TED talks this last week. I'd momentarily forgotten how inspiring it is to hear clued up people, passionately share their ideas for around 15 minutes. The other day I came across one that scared me a... Continue Reading →

Day Twelve Update: the decluttering challenge

I didn't know how to make the reality of all of our unwanted items in a huge pile look aesthetically pleasing. In the end I decided that no filter was going to make this mess look pretty.   We have... Continue Reading →

Minimal Gifts

Most of the things that you own will have a story. Some of them will be boring, like maybe an impulse buy from TK Maxx. However you also probably own things that were given to you by someone significant or... Continue Reading →

The Minimalists Decluttering Challenge

Sean (my partner) and I are about to go head to head. It's going to be intense. It's going to be cut-throat. Only the cunning will survive. The task: Get rid of unused/unwanted items. On the first day of the... Continue Reading →

Lent: The Season of Letting Go

It's that time of year again. The time when the people around you get cranky because they deny themselves caffeine or sugar; those trying 40 days of breaking a habit. Lent is upon us. Lent is traditionally observed by Christians who... Continue Reading →

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