Last year for Christmas I got a slow-cooker. It was one of those kitchen gadgets that I got into for a while and then forgot all about. What a shame. As a way to get back into using it, I bought this cookbook by Kathy Hester: Vegan Slow Cooking for two or just for you.
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.
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…
The life-changing magic of tidying by Marie Kondo up is a book that is really popular in the minimalist community. So many people have found inspiration in it and have applied the Marie Kondo methods with positive results. All of this made so excited to read the book and I had my expectations dangerously high. Here are my thoughts after reading it.
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.
In the previous post I wrote about the things I’ve done to create less waste. Switching out plastic water bottles for a reusable one is one of those things. I recently purchased a stainless steel bottle by the brand Klean Kanteen. I had never heard of this brand but the look of the bottle and the fact that there is no plastic in it sold me on it. Here is my review.
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.
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…