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I was going to donate my box of non-organic tampons. Until I realized I might not be able to find an alternative that worked.

I was going to donate my box of non-organic tampons. Until I realized I might not be able to find an alternative that worked.

Changing my living habits to low-waste, earth and body-friendly living, I had a few leftover items that could benefit others. Namely, a few extra razors, bottles of shampoo I once bought on sale, and tampons. I decided to make up a box for a women’s […]

Ecuador Part 1: Packing list & arriving in the Amazon!

Ecuador Part 1: Packing list & arriving in the Amazon!

It’s been a few weeks since I was in Ecuador, but it is still tugging at me, in the sweetest, best possible way. So: it’s time to sit down, write it out, and share PART 1: prepping to go to the Amazon. I hadn’t been […]

Is a zero waste kitchen really that scary?

Is a zero waste kitchen really that scary?

I never thought I’d be the type of person to start eliminating disposable plastics from my kitchen. I cared about the earth and doing good, but I was no die-hard environmentalist. So it surprised me that when I moved into my own home for the […]

The “social” algorithm

The “social” algorithm

  I was always an unapologetically introverted cynic. Until I seriously, reliably, faithfully started to post on social media.   When I left university, my first thought wasn’t “I wonder how I’m going to make friends.” Most of us don’t realize until years later that […]

My ethical camping wardrobe

My ethical camping wardrobe

Layers. Layers. Layers. That’s always been the number 1 rule to camping, and it’s still true. Since making the decision to shop exclusively ethically, I wondered how it would impact summer camping. Would I not want to bring my ethical pieces, for fear they’d get […]

That time we spontaneously bought 2 vintage VWs

That time we spontaneously bought 2 vintage VWs

A lot of you may not know the story of how my family ended up with two vintage Volkswagens. It all started with my dad, whose first car was a red 1971 Super Beetle.     Years later when he and my mom got married, […]

Review: Made Inland Pop-Up!

Review: Made Inland Pop-Up!

When a coworker told me about a 2-day pop-up of Canadian brands just a short streetcar ride from work, the obvious decision I made was DROP EVERYTHING AND GO. Made Inland holds this pop-up of 70 Canadian designers & brands twice a year, as a […]

Review: Hamilton Vintage Marketplace!

Review: Hamilton Vintage Marketplace!

Hamilton is a treasure trove of vintage pieces. There’s plenty of antique and vintage stores year-round (which I admit I go to VERY often), but my friend won free tickets to the Hamilton Vintage Marketplace this weekend so naturally I jumped at the chance to […]

Transformation: old jeans = new skirt

Transformation: old jeans = new skirt

I recently decided to tackle the big pile of clothes to ‘mend/alter’ sitting on top of my sewing machine. It had become a little bit of a guilty pile and I wasn’t sure if anything would still be relevant. Gladly, I saw potential in an […]

A beachside driftwood afternoon

A beachside driftwood afternoon

Moving into a new city in the winter wasn’t as horrible as I thought it would be. But still, there’s a mega-itch in my system to get out and explore! Especially since the lake is so nearby, and hiking trails and parks – the city […]