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Moving on: to thisdreamsalive.com I’ve gone self hosted

After a wonderful four years with this blog, I've packed it up and transfered over to thisdreamsalive.com. I'm making the leap towards becoming a full time writer, and I absolutely intend on blogging being a part of that. The new website has all the content this one does so any new blog posts will be… Continue reading Moving on: to thisdreamsalive.com I’ve gone self hosted

Coffee · Eco-Friendly Living

Coffee in a teabag: New Kings Coffee

AD | GIFTED The people at New King's Coffee were kind enough to gift me boxes of their coffee bags. I love coffee but I'm also very concerned about the environment, and New King's Coffee is a beautiful combination of both. Coffee in a tea bag is the most convenient thing ever, I don't have… Continue reading Coffee in a teabag: New Kings Coffee

Eco-Friendly Living

How to be green this Halloween

As much as I adore Halloween with every fibre of my being, it is a big environmental hazard. With so much cheap, over-processed single-use items plaguing the season, I'd say it's just as bad as Valentine's Day for the environment. The only reason it's probably just behind Christmas is because we don't gift people things… Continue reading How to be green this Halloween

Eco-Friendly Living

Become a Tree Hugger: 10 ways to save trees

Trees are so important for our planet, from giving us the oxygen we breathe, absorbing Co2, providing food, and homes for wild life - we can't live without them. Yet, billions of trees are cut down each year to make room for agricultural land, development, or paper. Trees are one of our best defences against… Continue reading Become a Tree Hugger: 10 ways to save trees

Eco-Friendly Living

Becoming a Cactus Mom: Cactus Puberty

In my last update I mentioned how my cactus is in some weird cactus puberty growth spurt. It's grown considerably since then. As it was struggling to stand up I had to give it some help, and it very quickly got taller than the coffee stirrer supporting it. It turns out plants have growth spurts… Continue reading Becoming a Cactus Mom: Cactus Puberty

Eco-Friendly Living

Five Good News Climate Change Stories

When you look into what the future holds if we don't successfully curb the climate crisis in the next decade is bleak. I see news that just sends me spiralling, and it's hard to find hope with such a momentous task at hand. I feel angry sometimes, I'm in my early 20's and just finished… Continue reading Five Good News Climate Change Stories

Eco-Friendly Living · Food & Drink

Summer hack: Homemade Iced Tea on the go

Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link, I make commission from each sale made though it.  Last summer I shared my favourite DIY iced coffee to cool down with and now it's only fair that I share iced tea. I'm more of a coffee person, but I do love herbal teas. My bottle from WAKECup is… Continue reading Summer hack: Homemade Iced Tea on the go

Eco-Friendly Living · Travel

How to travel green this summer

Summer is well and truly upon us, and that means jetting off the new exciting locations on holidays. As wonderful as travelling is, it can have a pretty negative effect on the environment, as flying makes up 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions - and is set to grow. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)… Continue reading How to travel green this summer

Book Reviews · Eco-Friendly Living

Book Review: Turning the Tide on Plastic

With climate activism becoming a larger part of my blog I wanted to read up on plastic pollution as I continue to write about how we can help live more sustainably, Lucy Siegle's book sounded like a great starts! "Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again" is… Continue reading Book Review: Turning the Tide on Plastic

Eco-Friendly Living

Becoming a Cactus Mom: One Year Later

This day last year I began my upcycling journey with my broken coffee cup, and the start of this series, when I planted my cactus seeds. People were actually much more interested in the idea that I initially anticipated, and some people commented saying they were considering getting their own cacti. Here's what happened in it's… Continue reading Becoming a Cactus Mom: One Year Later