When I created this blog, it was so I could help people weed through the growing number of zero-waste products that were on the market. What items are worth buying and which aren’t? For the most part, I have had great success going zero-waste. I love shampoo bars, organizing my closet help me reduce the amount of clothes I was buying and I even figured out how to reduce my waste when it came to oral care, which was by far, one of the areas I was most worried about.
There haven’t been many fails on this blog but boy-oh-boy do Dryer Balls make that list.
Last week, I kicked off October with a homemade Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and my answer to a Pumpkin Muffin from Dunkin. I wanted to show you that you can enjoy seasonal treats without having to sacrifice your low waste ideals or shelling out $5 for a cup of coffee.
This week, I’m continuing the series by making my own Hocus Pocus cookies.
This post has been sitting in my draft folder for eons. It’s something I’ve been excited to share but deodorants are a tricky subject. I’m no expert so it felt very weird for me to tell you that you should switch to a natural deodorant.
Instead, I’m going to give you a little bit of background on why I switched and you can make the decision yourself, how about that?
So, here’s the thing with the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew- There are a lot of steps if you want to get it exactly like Starbucks. But none of them are hard. In fact, it all comes together fairly quickly. I’m including the recipes first and then adding my notes and tips below them so please read through. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below!
So last week’s produce bag DIY was a little fancier than the bags that I started with last year. As I had mentioned, I cleaned out my closet early in 2019 and I had a lot of t-shirts left. I had already done a big t-shirt clean out a few years back and made a t-shirt quilt (my absolute favorite use for shirts that have meaning to you- old concert t-shirts, yours first marathon, etc.) but extra t-shirts have a sneaky way of making their way into a closet. One second your closet is nicely organized with pieces you actually wear, the next you have free t-shirts from charities you went to, Kickstarter campaigns you sponsored or gifts someone gave you. And guess what? You never wear them!
Let me start this post by saying I definitely, most certainly, do not identify myself as “a sewer”. I know the basics, I can muddle my way through some simple instructions or pattern but I’m working off my mom’s 30 year old Kenmore and I mess up, a lot!