I'm sick. More specifically, I have a terrible cold, I have injured my ankle and my elbow, and I am bloody exhausted. I injured my ankle as I was walking home from class on Saturday night, carrying a million and one things, and I feel very ungracefully on to the pavement and cried. I was… Continue reading The Value of No
I know this blog has been dormant for far, far too long. What can I say? Life happened, as it always does. Lots has been happening - all good, all fantastic, all wonderful. But, I feel like my life has spun out of control and I've let go of the reigns on some things that… Continue reading I’m Still Here.
It's been a while since I posted and I apologise! What can I say? The start of the year has been busy and full of changes, so I got absorbed in to my real life instead of regularly posting online. So here's a bit of an update of what's been happening for me lately... 1.… Continue reading Frugal Life Updates – Apologies for Being MIA!
The end of the year is creeping closer, which is so very exciting. I don't celebrate Christmas, and I've never been one for New Year's Eve, but I do love January 1st. January is infused with a sense of new beginnings, and the lead up to it is the perfect time to take an inventory of… Continue reading What Giving Up Concealer Taught Me About My Skin
Recently my friend shared this amazing article about self care with me. It really struck a chord, because I think our generation can get so caught up with 'treating ourselves' that we forget that it is sometimes just as necessary to look after the basics. Self care isn't responsible if it sends you in to… Continue reading Self Care is About Being Sensible, Not Spoilt
It's been nearly ten years since I first discovered vintage fashion and the pin-up scene. It was love at first sight - finally, fashion that was suited to my figure! My extreme curves now even had a name (apparently, having a greater than ten inch difference between your hips and your waist is called a… Continue reading Defining Myself Through Fashion – And Learning To Let Go
It is June 30th, which means tomorrow (which is in less than one hour, as I type this!) is the official start of Plastic Free July. According to their website, Plastic Free July is a challenge "to refuse single-use plastic during July...Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic… Continue reading Welcome to Plastic Free July!
Remember this post, when I explained why veganism made me an activist? Well, turns out that caring about things is a slippery slope. It was watching a film that inspired me to turn vegan. It was a book my friend lent me that turned me on to minimalism. It was researching minimalism that helped… Continue reading I Did It Again.
I've got big saving goals coming up over the next few months, already looking ahead and planning to put away some money to tide me over during the dry period that will happen at the end of this year/ start of next. As inspiration, I've been reading back old editions of Five Frugal Things on my favourite… Continue reading It Pays To Ask
1. I moved house last weekend! I managed to take 95% of my belongings across to my new house all by myself, in a total of around five car loads*, and then enlisted my dad and a friend to help me with some of the furniture I couldn't move alone. No need to hire a… Continue reading Five Frugal Things, June 1st 2017