I’m putting the positive energy out into the universe. I finished this harvest apron today as a symbol of my commitment to my garden this year. O, Mother Earth, I will forever be grateful if I can harvest and eat even one vegetable that I’ve grown from seed. … More The Harvest Apron
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
An amazing thing happened yesterday. I pulled my soft shell snow pants over my leggings as I prepared for our dog walk and I snapped the two buttons closed. Then I bent over and put on my boots. What’s so amazing about that? When I bent over to put my boots on, THE BUTTONS DIDN’T … More A New Way of Eating
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?
One big aspect of mindful consumption is food and eating mindfully. This includes being aware of what goes into our bodies, being aware of where it comes from and making sure that my eating practices don’t cause unreasonable harm to animals and the environment. (By “unreasonable”, I mean that I understand animals are killed for … More Mindful Eating
We got a new toy for the New Year!! Actually, we bought it in November and it lay idle, still in the box until January 1st. And now, Soldier Boy has gone completely dehydrator-crazy! There are a kabillion different dehydrators out there – ones that heat from the back, from the bottom, round ones, boxy … More The Dehydrator
At the end of a long, winding and incredibly rocky road, there is a little yellow cottage. It’s on .8 of an acre and is surrounded by coniferous and deciduous tress, offering privacy in the summer, colours in the fall and a wonderland in the winter. Join us on our journey to creating our perfect space in the woods. … More Our Canvas (aka The Cabin)