Monthly Archives: May 2016

Waste-Free Fashion?

I’ve never been what you’d call “trendy”. This year, I’ve begun building “capsule wardrobes” and learning to make fabulous outfits with fewer clothing articles. This has drastically increased my fashion savvy (I finally learned what a “cardigan” was!). The thing … Continue reading

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Making My “Habit” Low Waste

I have a caffeine addiction. Not the slightly jittery but still productive cute caffeine addiction that many of us enjoy, either. But that is beside the point. The point is, my habit could undermine my attempt to go zero waste. … Continue reading

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Channeling Ms. Fixit

I’m a passable seamstress. While my creative expletives over sewing machines are rarely child-appropriate, I can mend a pair of pants until the fabric gives up the ghost. This willingness to mend has saved us a ton of money and … Continue reading

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Amending My Approach

We’re nearing the end of my 30 day challenge (only 5 days left!) and I’ve come to the conclusion that in many ways, I’m doing it “wrong”. It isn’t that there aren’t as many ways to go zero waste as … Continue reading

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Celebrate Zero Waste

My birthday is coming up and I’ve begun planning. Keeping my new zero waste lifestyle in mind, I’ve got some ideas to revamp the normal festivities. Here Are Some Ideas: Facebook Events and E-Invitations. I already set this up. Obviously, this … Continue reading

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Trees Are Friends, Not Waste!

It’s no secret that I like trees. They’re kind of my official mascot (if I ever get a tattoo…). And not because I’m a tree-hugger, which I am. It’s because they are just about my favorite thing ever. Growing up … Continue reading

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Sick? No Waste! 

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and the content below is for informational uses only. I am not suggesting that these will “cure” or “treat” illness. I am merely providing information on techniques that have helped me in my personal … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Car Kit

My husband’s command center is the car as he commutes to work, but that doesn’t mean I never drive. I use the care for grocery shopping each week and I frequently shuffle the kids and myself around for appointments. So, … Continue reading

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Whole Food, Less Waste

I’m guilty of being a “junk food vegan”. I eat well much of the time, but my indulgences have been frequent and thorough. Tasty vegan products and products that are accidentally vegan abound even in my small town. So, Mike’s … Continue reading

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Mason Jar Trash Can

The mason jar of trash (typically the trash produced in 1-2 years time) has become the unofficial icon of the zero waste movement. I have heard some critique over it, including the jibe that it’s just a cry for attention. … Continue reading

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