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
O Christmas Tree… Which One Is Greener?
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?
Give Up The Gifts
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
Offset Your Road Trip Carbon Emissions with Credits
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
Protect More Than Your Skin With Sunscreen
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
Show The Planet Some Love On Valentine’s
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
Dressed To Impress (the planet)
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 Scarier Than You Think
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