Mindful Lifestyle

Renewing Reefs in Puerto Rico

By | January 11, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 2 comments

Photo of Puerto Rico shore by lovehateplastic via flickr Funding by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has allowed for the Rincon, Puerto Rico chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to continue progress on their marine debris removal and prevention project....

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Thirty New Pets Through the Mail

Thirty New Pets Through the Mail

By | January 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments

[gallery link="file" columns="6"] Yesterday I received about 30 new pets through the mail (but shhh, don't tell my landlord). 30 pets might sound excessive to you but they don't take up that much space. I keep them in a plastic tub on my balcony and I'll...

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Old jeans + Old Jeans = New Jeans

By | January 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm | One comment

I thought I would share a little all-consuming activity I did over the holidays. My favourite pair of jeans have always been just slightly too short for comfortable wearing with anything that isn't an ankle height boot. Luckily for me, the fashion at the moment is...

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Compact Condo

By | January 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm | No comments

Photo by Telstar Logistics via flickr Bigger is not necessarily better. At least when it comes to houses. This year in America the average house size has decreased slightly. Most likely due to the (*sigh*) "Current Economic Climate" and other money issues. But possibly...

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30 Days of Kombucha: Nature’s Femented Elixir

30 Days of Kombucha: Nature’s Femented Elixir

By | January 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm | 7 comments

Kombucha Kamp is leading a 30 Day Challenge, challenging people far-and-wide to ditch their soda and opt for the ‘booch instead. Now, I haven’t been a soda drinker in ages and have never really been the type to make New Year’s resolutions - especially ones I knew I would...

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Upcycled Wooden Christmas Tree

By | December 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm | No comments

This year is my boyfriend and I's first year in a flat by ourselves and so, in true girly style,  I was excited about our Christmas decorations. Due to space restraints, anything big was definitely out the question. Anything store bought was also off the table. During a...

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A Fabulous Festive Offer from Sugru

By | December 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Photo by HOLSTEE via flickr If you're struggling for a Christmas present idea that ticks not only all the environmental boxes but also the boxes marked "fun, want and awesome" then you're in luck. Sugru, the most magical of all materials, is here to save the big day. If you...

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Not New But Improved: Fixing Old Boots for Winter

By | December 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm | No comments

With winter drawing in and the rain starting to fall I fell upon my yearly dilemma of "what shoes can I wear that will keep my feet dry?" I realize that I don't like spending lots of money on shoes and clothes, and until this year I tended to go for whatever was cheapest...

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In Just One Swish, All Your Dreams Will Come true

By | December 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm | No comments

Photo by Samuriajohnny via flickr Apologies for the fact that this post is about 3 weeks late, but I thought what happened was a nice enough story to tell so long after the event. In the middle of November I organised a Swish (clothing swap) at work for all my lovely, ...

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The Green Movement: Occupy Wall Street’s Biggest Ally

By | November 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm | No comments

Photo by compujeramey via flickr Occupy Wall Street inspired numerous satellite Occupations around the world. The movement is forcing Americans to reconsider the connection between capital and government. It is inspiring students, the unemployed, elderly, and middle class...

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