small businesses to support instead of amazon

It is Amazon Prime Days right now (as all the ad’s on my devices seem to tell me) but I will not be taking part. It has been years since I have purchased anything from Amazon and to be honest I haven’t missed it at all. I live in a place where I am able…

how to get the best out of second-hand: my top thrift store tips

It is no secret that I love thrift stores. Ever since I was a kid I remember heading to Value Village with my mom to get clothes, shoes, books, and pretty much anything I could think of. Back then I didn’t think about the sustainability or even savings part of this, but rather it was…

sales don’t always equal saving money

I love a good sale. I am sure that most people are with me in that sense. Being able to save money and getting a good deal on an item is a great feeling, but sales aren’t always as great as they seem. It is currently the Sephora fall sale and I have been getting…

being cruelty free can be hard

It was a year ago that I decided to stop putting it off and start only buying cruelty free makeup. My choice to include skin and hair care in that followed within the month and in the months following we also made the choice to start buying cruelty free and ethical home and cleaning supplies….

thrifting tips and a summer haul

As I have talked about previously, I love going thrift shopping. If I was to guess I would assume that about 60% of my current wardrobe has been bought from thrift stores and that percentage is steadily growing as my wardrobe evolves and changes to fit my current lifestyle. Last week I went thrifting again…