7/7/16

Trimming my waste: Week 26 (#plasticfreeJuly)






Goals - Week 26: 
  1. Commit to #plasticfreeJuly
  2. Make an extra effort to avoid single-use plastic items
  3. Spread the word

It's week 26! That means I'm now halfway through my challenge to trim my waste. To celebrate, I'm committing to yet another challenge for the month of July. The #PlasticfreeJuly ask is a simple one: can you avoid single-use plastic items this month? For the whole month? For a week or even just a day? It's annoyingly hard to do... our world is full of the stuff. 

Here are 15 ways to reduce your reliance on plastic this month: 


6/27/16

Trimming my waste: Week 25 (mending spree!)



Goals - Week 25: 
  • Repair things I love to wear
  • Admit that I'm not going to lose "those 5 lbs" before September (and so resize stuff!)
  • Go on a mending (rather than a spending) spree

I live in Chicago. It's either cool or cold a lot and I wear some version of jeans most of the year (because I have the kind of full-time job where that's ok). Then summer happens. It feels like it will never come and then it does. And it always surprises me. The first time I try on things I haven't worn in a year... well, it's rarely fun. Because I've gained a few inches. Or because I realize my favorite things are still unwearable. Because I neglected to fix something that was a problem a year ago. 

In the last couple of weeks, motivated by actually going on vacation during the summer (something I never do!), I've been tackling some mending. Here's what I took on: 

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