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Rethinking + Revising Holiday Traditions

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During the heavy consumer period that is the lead-up to the holidays, we can often feel lost, overwhelmed, and out of touch with the joy we are supposed to be finding this time of year. In this blog post, we dive into rethinking some traditions within a sustainable lens to choose differently (really in any traditional instance) and how our family shifted the family jammie and Advent calendar traditions to be more sustainable and authentic to our family.

The Christmas Tree: what's sustainable? Featuring our Family's DIY Tree

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Which is more sustainable: the real tree, the fake tree, or neither? What do we do when it comes to Christmas trees in trying to live more sustainably? 

And, a DIY tree that uses discarded materials!

Breaking away from Consumer Culture: The Wait Period

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A visual breakdown and example of how a wait period can help us take control in our relationship with the consumer culture we live in.

Visible Mending + Resisting Lifestyle Change

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Now, let's just call this an "inspirational post" - as in, I am inspired to actually get better at sewing techniques and this is by no means an expert showing you how to get the...

Tick Spray Refillery Recipe

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One unfortunate outcome of a warming/changing climate is the amount of tick activity and concentration that has changed for our region.  From the Canadian government's website: "Increased temperature increases the survival and activity period of...