Taking a Break

Recently I was faced with the prospect of having a night all to myself. It’s not that I don’t love spending time with Friends and Family, but more that I do love a bit of me time but am often confronted with how to exactly spend this time. During this rare time I feel like…

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The Environmental Tax I’m Willing to Pay

The other day, my boyfriend and I did a shop at our local store that sells everything without packaging, that is, you BYO containers and fill them up in the store with whatever you need. They sell everything from cleaning products to self care products and food items. My main reason for wanting to go…

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The Vase

I was recently gifted a vase as part of my bridesmaids bouquet, it’s a lovely vase and I don’t currently own one of my own. However, my boyfriend does own one. His definitely isn’t the nicest of vases, it’s made of thick, clouded glass (clearly not expensive or great quality) but nonetheless does the job.…

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Bathroom Renovation on a Budget – Part 1 – Minimalism?

So…my boyfriend and I are going to renovate the bathroom/toilet. We are aiming to do this on a smalllllll budget. Mostly because this is not a forever home, this is a starter home and it’s important that we don’t over capitalise because it’s highly unlikely that it would significantly increase the value of the property.…

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Post Christmas Clear Out

Has anyone else had their post Christmas clear out yet? I started mine today and it feels mighty fine. I was blessed enough over the Christmas break to be the recipient of a number of very thoughtful gifts, however whenever I bring new items into my home I like to get rid of things that…

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Pantry Clear Out

Last weekend, we cleared out the pantry. When I say cleared out, I mean everything was removed before anything was considered to make the cut and make it back on the shelf. Things had got to the point where you couldn’t find anything let alone find space to put anything new in. It was most…

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Credit Cards, Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

Credit cards have a tendency to get a bit of a bad wrap. Which, in many circumstance is fair enough. But, not always. Growing up when I was having difficulty with something (the printer is usually a good example) I would immediately blame the printer whereas both my parents would tell me it was a…

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When did Gifting Become Over the Top?

I have found myself, on a number of occasions that involve the standard gift giving ritual feeling rather uncomfortable about the gift I’ve given. There are various events that I believe require a modest, yet thoughtful gift. Now, I’m not talking about a wedding (though I do find the new fad of asking for money…

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Less Plastic, Less Stuff

One of the most plastic filled environments in my house is the bathroom cabinet. It’s quite frightenting really, especially being that it’s all single use plastic. As a result, I’ve been attempting to slowly make the switch to more environmental alternatives. Glass, metal and refillables wherever possible. But moreover, I’ve slowly been reducing the amount…

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Wanting What Others Have

Jealousy, envy, longing, keeping up with the Jonses’ or general dissatisfaction. Whatever you like to call it. Comparing stuff, status and our lives with others only leads to excessive consumption and unhappiness. Do we buy things because they are actually what we want? Or is it because we want others to perceive us in a…

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