All, Zero Waste & Minimalism

Reusable cotton pads

Switching from disposable cotton pads to reusable ones was something that had been high on my to-do list for a long time. I used to go through about two cotton pads a day. That may not seem like much, but over the course of a year that’s a lot of garbage. Unnecessary garbage. Since making the switch to reusable ones I would never go back to what I used to use. Here is why.

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All, Food

New England Glam Chowder – Isa Does It

I’ve made another cooking video! This one features another recipe by the amazing Isa Chandra Moskowitz. It is a veganized version of clam chowder. The clams are replaced by shiitakes and the cream and butter are replaced by delicious cashew cream. Nori is used to give the soup/stew a fishy taste.
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All, Lifestyle

The chronic illness series (1): letting go of unrealistic expectations

I have never been a very optimistic person, but I am a bit of a dreamer. I want to become good at things, really good at things. I’m talking about drawing, cooking, social acquaintances, my job,… I will spend hours and hours thinking about how to become a better person, how to excel. I will dream about being where I want to be, in the habit of eating super healthy, doing regular exercise, sleeping at least eight hours a day, being a social butterfly, being on top of things, not spending so much money, drawing and reading everyday, and not being sick. Not being sick…
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All, Beauty

Review: Lush Fireside Soap

Since obtaining a more minimal lifestyle, the hardest hurdle I found was to stay away from Lush products. I just love Lush so much that I find it difficult to resist the temptation of the new products, especially with the new release of the Christmas collection. Old habits die hard. I told myself it was OK to buy a limited amount of items, much less than I would have previously bought. Fireside soap was one of those products that stood out to me enough to make it on my special list.
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All, Zero Waste & Minimalism

Creating less waste

Since about half a year, I’ve become more aware of how much garbage I produce every week and have been feeling more and more motivated to decrease this amount. Today I wanted to start sharing my path towards creating less waste in the hope to inspire other people to follow.

Cutting down on plastic has been my main concern since plastic never fully biodegrades and is incredibly harmful for the planet. Here are ten easy changes I’ve made towards creating less (plastic) waste.
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All, Lifestyle, Zero Waste & Minimalism

Review: Stuffocation by James Wallman

Hi there dear readers, today I wanted to introduce a new topic on this blog: minimalism. My interest in this started a couple of years ago when I moved into a tiny dorm room. This meant that I could only take a small fraction of the stuff that I had accumulated over the years, forcing me to rethink what I owned. About half a year ago, I stumbled onto Stuffocation and felt compelled to read it. Here are my thoughts… Continue Reading