Sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? To create an entire wardrobe out of ethical, organic, sustainable and locally-sourced materials? Well, that’s only part of it. There are other aspects to creating a sustainable wardrobe, including but not limited to mending worn out clothing, repurposing old clothes into new looks, recycling fabric, buying second-hand, … More How to Build a Sustainable Wardrobe
I turned 43 on June 22nd. But being once a student and now a teacher, as well as sharing the day with my parents’ wedding anniversary, my birthday has never really held much expectation for me. My birthdays have generally been overshadowed by bigger events or simply buried under the hustle and bustle of end-of-school-beginning-of-summer … More The Four Gifts of My 42nd Year
There seems to be so many different aspects to living the Tiny Life. There’s all these different ideas to understand that are differently defined yet inherently linked to each other. There’s intentional living, sustainable living, white space, minimalism, the slow movement, I’m sure there are more. Every time I do some research on one of … More What Does It All Mean?
Happy New Year! So the New Year is upon us and it’s the season for resolutions! Personally, I’m not very good at resolutions. They quickly peter out within the first month. But I’m really good at experiments. In 2013, I did The Photo-A-Day Project. In 2015, I did The Closet Project. And now 2017 is going … More 2017: The Year of Mindful Consumption
I’m going to tell you a secret. It’s not a secret that will destroy countries or tear apart families. But I’m not proud of it. But then again, I guess I’m not really ashamed of it either. It happened, through no fault of anyone’s, as it does to so many of us, just because of … More The Truth About 2016
Here I am! Finally at the cabin for 3 and a half weeks to do almost whatever I want! Almost…because we still have a room to put back together. To be fair, I’ve been on vacation for three weeks already. But I was in the Adirondacks for the first four days and then Iceland for two … More Let Vacation Begin!
I have always loved art. Anything visual. I love colours and textures and lines and the stories that are told with no words. I love the creative process that takes you from an idea to a product. I especially love the challenge of putting a complex idea into one still image that can communicate not … More Reflections on My Photo-A-Day Project
A few years ago, my family (my parents, myself and my partner, my two brothers and their families) decided that we would cut down on our Christmas spending to alleviate some of the cost, clutter and stress of this holiday season. We tried a variety of different things. One year, we made donations to charities. … More A Tiny Christmas
“I don’t have time.” I hate that sentence. I hate hearing it. I hate saying it. I hate the fact that it comes to my lips a kabillion times a day. Saying it actually makes me feel more rushed, that I have even less time than I really do. It reminds me that I’m trying … More 7 Ways to Make More Time (and More Joy) in Your Life
We sat downstairs and watched this movie last night. It’s on Netflix and it’s only an hour long. But it brings up a lot of really good food for thought if you are considering moving towards the Tiny Life. As I’ve mentioned before, this movement is not just about living in a smaller, more efficient … More Tiny: A Story About Living Small