1. Rehearsed at a friend's house who had a heap of bananas that were completely brown. I made a joke about them and they let me take the whole lot home, where I transformed them in to a banana nut loaf with ingredients I had on hands. I also had a heap of carrots that… Continue reading Frugal Things, Tuesday August 15th
A lot of what I do (going vegan, reducing my plastic) is because I care about our environment and want to do the least amount of damage to it possible. Turns out that by being good to the planet, my wallet benefits as well! Here's five ways changing my habits to help the planet has… Continue reading Five Ways Going Green Saved Me Money
At the start of July I wrote out some goals for my first ever Plastic Free July. How did I go? Let's check in and see how well I met my aims for the month. What I Aimed To Do 1. Refusing any single-use plastic Here's something that I learnt very early this month:… Continue reading Plastic Free July: How Did I Go?
1. Went to pick up some new glass storage containers from my sister's apartment and she drove us both to our parents house so we could drop off my compost. Errands bundled and petrol saved - thanks sis! (Although she did say that it was my turn to drive us next time 😛 ). … Continue reading Frugal Things, Friday July 28th
Being frugal is like a light switch that goes on in your brain. Once you've realised how much we're controlled by consumer culture, and the amount of money we waste on things we think are necessary, you just can't go back to the way you were before. It seems so silly! Turns out there's also… Continue reading Flicking the Switch: Five Frugal Changes I Can’t Unmake
Becoming vegan nearly two years ago gave me the push I needed to cook a lot more meals at home. I had always been a fan of baking, but actual cooking of healthy balanced meals was a bit daunting! The benefits of cooking at home aren't just for vegans. Homemade, not prepackaged food is healthier,… Continue reading Vegan, Zero Waste Meal Prep for the Lazy Girl
1. I've been skipping the traffic, petrol and parking hassles and walking to heaps of places this week - work, appointments, grocery shopping. It's been amazing. My car has sat idle for one or two days at a time, can you believe it? Sometimes it is tough to add an extra forty minute walk home… Continue reading Frugal Things, Tuesday July 11th
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
1. I did my first bulk shop today! I brought my own jars and got some oats (my breakfast staples), rice (for meals and also homemade milk to replace my soy milk long-life packs) and some dates (for making sugar syrup). Half a month's worth of oats only cost me $1.50, which is the same… Continue reading Frugal Things, Saturday July 1st
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!