As a teenager and in my early twenties, I was a borderline obsessive op-shopper (if you are checking in from overseas and wondering what I’m talking about, an op-shop is a thrift store). Mum and I would do the rounds of our favourite op-shops every Saturday morning and I loved the thrill of finding something … More The glorious joy of op-shopping
I had this pile of bananas that looked well and truly like the final survivors of a horrifying apocalypse. They had turned totally black and the skin had wrinkled and wilted. A couple even had tiny patches of mould on the skin. Despite their not so enticing exterior, I was wracked with guilt about throwing … More Fight food waste: bin ready bananas = beautiful banana bread (recipe)
Do you feel like hearing a positive, anti-fast-fashion story? If so read on because I have one for you!! If you have a kid, you will know that their clothes can be even more of fast fashion nightmare than adults. Low quality, mass produced clothes are available for less than $5 which then makes trying to … More Twenty year old jumper tackles toddler fast-fashion
Today I was sifting through my wardrobe looking to sort the keepers from the no-longer-wears. I tried on a blazer I bought a few years back but rarely wear. The cut and fabric are great but I realised what annoys me about it is the overly long sleeves. Rather than toss it in … More One month of no spending – day thirty: the finish…and the start!
I finally had to do the groceries today but stuck to a pretty solid list. I also tried to look for seasonal things, I figure its probably cheaper as well as less likely to have been flown across the planet for my eating pleasure. Other than that, I’m still doing really well. So what has … More One month of buying nothing – day eleven: reflecting on minimalism.