quality vs. quantity

I have a confession to make. I used to purposefully buy cheap watches. Instead of saving my money to by a watch that would last for a long time I instead bought $10 watches from places like Ardene, Walmart, and Target every single spring. That’s right, every year I would buy a cheap watch that…

more zero waste swaps i’ve made

Zero waste can many times be seen as overwhelming with pictures of perfect pantries and plastic free homes that make all of their own food and have lots of time that the rest of us don’t seem to have. I have found in the past year or so of working towards a more low waste…

how to be more eco friendly on vacation

I recently returned from a trip to Disney World and it was such a fun time. Just being able to get away from work, regular life, as well as a snowfall at home was very needed. As I have talked about on my blog before I am trying to work on switching out items in…

buying in bulk

A lot of waste happens in the kitchen. This waste can take many forms; from packaging to food that has gone bad and needs to be thrown away and these are things that can both be lessened by buying in bulk. Now buying in bulk is something that is really growing in popularity in both…

the best zero waste books

Over the past few months I have been reading quite a few books about zero waste and low waste living, all teaching me things but set up in vastly different ways. Because I know not everyone reads as much as I do or wants to read every single book that is out there on zero…

Zero waste in the workplace

I practically spend more time at work than I do at home these days and it can be a place that has a huge amount of waste. Office supplies, coffees and lunches, and a general lack of planning or caring means that lots is being wasted and a ton of stuff is being sent to…

what I am no longer buying

Zero waste is a concept often thought to be super expensive and is something that has a certain privilege to it. Yes there are things that can only be found for those that are of a certain privilege; such as living nearby stores that sell items in bulk and being able to spend a little…

ethical and sustainable fashion

I have written pretty extensively about why fast fashion is bad and why I have switched to almost exclusively buying from thrift stores, but sometimes you don’t always want to be going to thrift stores and you want to support brands that are actually doing good things in the world. Ethical and sustainable clothing brands…