I don’t know about you, but all through my teen and adult life I’ve felt like I am just chasing the next thing. In secondary school we needed good grades to get into the high school speciality of our choice, and if we didn’t do vocational high school/trade school, we’d need to chase grades again […]
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It’s May and time to give a shoutout to great bloggers around the web who help make us more sustainable, frugal and reflected people. If you have suggestions for posts to feature for the May edition, email us at ecofrugals (a) gmail.com, or tweet @ecofrugals 😊 Sourdough discard vegan chocolate cake A lot of people […]
Did you think foraging was just something rural dwellers with access to lots of forest were able to do? Think again! As more and more of us live in cities (by necessity or not), there are also more and more opportunities found in said city. You might be surprised to see what opportunities show themselves […]
We have another fabulous guest post for you this week! This one is by Bob Haegele who writes over at The Frugal Fellow, a truly amazing writer who is able to seamlessly merge the frugal, the sustainable, and the financial without kipping a beat. Check him out! Saving money is great, but you might think […]
This is a guest post by the fabulous Moriah Chace who writes over at Our Table 4 Two. Check out her site! And if you’re in need, she is a fantastic personal finance freelance writer. We have always tried to be a one car family. It’s better for the environment because it keeps our carbon […]
Happy Earth day 2020 everyone! Our call to action this year is to encourage you to leave a smaller footprint by replacing (at least) one single-use product in your home with a cloth alternative. It is absurd that we have reached a point in our history where felling a tree, milling it, turning it into […]
Right now, a lot of us are stuck inside our homes and may turn online more often than usual. It’s an anxious and scary time for everyone, which makes it all the easier to feel like we should treat ourselves through online purchases and deliveries. Or perhaps online shopping is helping you distract yourself from the current situation? Whatever the case, take a deep breath and… wait. Stay that hand. For at least 72 hours, try to think of other things.
If you have little to no sewing experience already, this is a very forgiving project to start. It doesn’t matter if the edges are a little wonky or if the thread color doesn’t match quite right. And while it is nowhere near as precise as this post about making cloth masks like a pro, it […]
In these uncertain times, it is easy to feel a sense of powerlessness and hopelessness. The world is changing in ways we can hardly predict. For our own health, it is important to take a step back from the doom and gloom of the news and focus on the things we can actually have an impact on.
How do we, as people and as a community respond to frightening events outside our control? Do we hunker down in our individual homes, or do we look to our friends and neighbors to make sure they too, are all right? In this article, I make the case for the latter approach.