This has been a weird, ambivalent year, yet a year of many opportunities. I lost my job because of COVID. This made things financially really tight and all savings postponed. But, on the other hand, I have been able to spend this year with my two young kids. This has been a carpe diem year. … Continue reading Solstice With The Mostest
Decorating the Christmas tree is my favourite part of the holidays. I get all giddy each time I open the boxes filled with hand-me-down wooden ornaments, Christmas balls commemorating our firsts, my bird collection my partner has been buying (and making) for me over the years, and vintage ornaments I have curated... oh and the … Continue reading O Christmas Tree… Which One Is Greener?
Can we just admit that we don't need the gifts? C'mon... say it with me, "I do not need to buy presents." A few years ago my side of the family decided to end the gift-giving dance. It got to the point where I was giving someone a $50 gift card so that one person … Continue reading Give Up The Gifts
Let's just get to the point. The pandemic has a done a lot to us. I know. But I am writing this post for one reason only, so let me just get to it. I drove a lot these last few months. I normally walk or take the bus, but with "no where to go", … Continue reading Offset Your Road Trip Carbon Emissions with Credits
I don't have to tell you about the dangers of not using sunscreen. For fun on how we used to know so little, watch this hysterical comparison bit of a 1980s mom vs a 2019 mom. I cried so hard from laughing my butt off watching this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKWn3t8UJcE But there are dangers to the planet … Continue reading Protect More Than Your Skin With Sunscreen
Tell me this. Why in the heck do you want a ginormous, 3-foot, stuffed in polyester, synthetic crap bear with a stitched on giant red heart? Like, really, I ask you. What are you going to do with it? Let's keep this Valentine's Day beating its green heart with some really basic choices, and show … Continue reading Show The Planet Some Love On Valentine’s
Hands down, without a question, Christmas is my favourite time of year. Sing it... It's the most, wonderful, well, you get it! But it's true. I blare oldies. I decorate with vintage birds and bobbles. I get to wear ridiculous sweaters and sport oversized plaid earrings because anything plaid is acceptable during the holiday season. … Continue reading Dressed To Impress (the planet)
Halloween is one of the cutest holidays ever. Newborns in little skeleton onesies. Toddlers in one-piece animal suits. Kiddos emanating childhood dreams through costumes. And for me, this holiday is one of my faves: chocolate bonanzas, carving pumpkins, Ghostbusters on TV on repeat, Hallmark Channel movie sets at fall fairs and corn fields. Just things … Continue reading Halloween Is Scarier Than You Think