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Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. We are drowning in it, it is surrounding us, it has gotten to the point where we do not even notice how much unnecessary rubbish we are using on a daily basis. Saying that, I know there are many people doing a fair bit trying to avoid rubbish, without making a huge effort. And I´m so proud of every single one of you making little efforts. Every little bit matters. and if you are reading this, thinking you can do more  you are probably right.

You can become a little bit more eco friendly by taking tiny steps and making effortless but important changes. One change is to bring with you a eco-friendly coffee keep cup. If you are a regular on the go coffee drinker, why not have a beautiful easy to wash coffee keep cup with you?

I have my keep cup at work, so when I get a coffee during work, I have it in my own beautiful cup. I drink about 4 coffees a week, so that is 4 plastic lids and 4 paper cups saved every week, which is 208 lids and 208 cups in one year.

IMAGINE HOW MUCH RUBBISH YOU CAN AVOID WITH SUCH A SMALL EFFORT?!

 

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As you all know by now I´m a advocate for purchasing everything vintage, our planet has reached a  tipping point of being cluttered by more than anyone need of anything materialistic. Supporting vintage trade will hopefully slow the production of new things down, it is taking time, but every little effort helps.

Wearing vintage I receive far more compliments when I don´t. Probably 8/10 times wearing vintage I´m given a compliment compared to when I´m not wearing anything vintage it happens not even half as many times. I love clothes and my style is very important part of the person I am, so receiving compliments for my vintage clothes gives me a lot of joy.

This lovely piece of wool cardigan was bought at a vintage & antique market in London, we stumbled up on while discovering new areas. It only cost my 10 pound, which it was so worth. You may find the most beautiful pieces when you are not looking for them. 


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Allow yourself to be absence when you really need it, just listen to the signals your mind and body are trying to give, if you dont you are bound to hit a brick wall at one point. I do feel better when I get to be creative and work on my blog, so even though I take breaks when I have to, I do feel the craving for being back at it, very quickly.


February is already in full bloom, so time to share another monthly eco tip with you lovely people. I started brusing with bamboo toothbrush a while ago, they have even started selling them in the normal grocery store here in Norway, which is great. They do not cost a fortune, they are much much better for the environment and I personally think it looks nicer than a ugly plastic toothbrush. I have also become much more aware of only bying products not tested on animals or with any animal by-products in it, as I have made a transition to be 10% vegan. The fairy floss tooth powder from Lush Cosmetics is also on my eco tip for February, together they make a hell of a team.

Brush with the planet in mind 


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If you have´t yet heard of or tried beeswax wraps you should set that as a goal for this coming week. Locate the nearest / easiest place to purchase them and start wrapping your food leftovers or sandwich.
Beeswax wraps are made of cotton / linen cloth covered in beeswax which makes the cloth wrap-able. It is much much better than using single use plastic or foil pluss it looks way nicer, especially bringing your sandwich to work in a cute little wrapping cloth.

 


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If you, just like me, want to eat delicious food, still be ethical, healthy & satisfied to the max?!

The you have to visit Oslo Raw, either if you live in Oslo or just passing by. Oslo Raw are one of the few spots that have 100% plant based & natural food, drinks. cakes and other amazing sweets here in Oslo. The cafe is very small and cosy, so it can be a bit difficult to get a seat, but duringer warmer days you can sit outside, which helps a lot.

 

Lovely staff, fair prices, plant-based, healthy, delicious as it gets.  

 

Oslo is slowly catching on the plant-based trend, so cafes and restaurants are finally starting to offer a better variety of  plant-based foods and I`m sure there will be more all plant-based” cafes or restaurants on the market the next coming years.

 


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Hi again lovelies, hope your 2018 is starting off well? I finished off the year with a really beautiful outfit, inspired by the 20s. I believe that vintage can be just as good as buying new, actually it is better from a ethical & environmental perspective. Going for vintage gives your look a more unique touch, individuality & the amazing greatness of being more eco friendly.


I wore a complete vintage outfit for New Years, besides the shoes. 

Faux fur jacket & velvet dress were bought in London this weekend.
Chanel bag was bought in Sydney.
Hairband I made myself from old fabric bands, and the feather is an old one from my mums grandmother. 
Jewellery is all after my grandmother. 

 


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Hi lovelies, it is Monday. Almost half way through December and all though I dont really care to much for christmas, I am going to spend my days off with my family in Larvik. I´m working until the 23rd, so I do not have much time this year preparing food and I dont wanna put to much pressure on my mum either.

I therefor did some research, as it is going to be 3 days of family time and food, I wanted to eat something a bit different than usual. I did some research and found the perfect answer to my food dilemma.

The vegan christmas food box from www.veganermat.no
(only available here in Norway)

It covers everything you need for a tasty, easy and cruelty free christmas dinner & brunch. Perfect if you are after a little different food this christmas or you simply wanna add some more healthy plant based food to your dinner table.  

 

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LAST ORDERING DATE IS TODAY 11.12.17 SO DONT MISS OUT ON AN EPIC FEAST 


 


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Christmas is just around the corner, the time of year when people spend ridiculous amounts of money on things most people do not need. It starts with the christmas calendar, one gift for each day counting down to christmas eve. I personally is not a tradition type of person, and specially traditions involving buying is something I try to not participate in.

 

I´ve decided to not do any christmas calendar this year, simply because I prefer spending that money on important things, rather give to charity, spend money on experiences together with your partner our family/ friends. 

 

 


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Hi lovelies, winter is here, and it is still a long time to go until spring time. Winter here in the north is very long, dark and from time to time moody, way worse than I actually could remember.
Therefore I see the importance of setting goals, which will help keep my motivation up and somehow pull me through during moody periods.

 

I´ve decided that winter time requires less goals than the other seasons, as the season is much more challenging for you, so instead of focusing on to many goals, focus on a few and really work towards them.


MY GOALS

 

Do yoga three times a week, sign up for yoga classes at a yoga studio after christmas & meditate 3 times a week.

On my days off  really listen to my body giving it the nurture it needs & get at to see some day light and breath fresh air, even if it is only for a little bit.

Save a decided amount of money, as I do have a goal for the next year, that I´m not going to share until I´m sure I will be able to do it.

 

 


If you like me, find the winter long and daunting set yourself some goals including one that is at the end of the winter, it can be rewarding yourself to something you really want to to, see or need. Then  you have something to work towards and you can see yourself getting closer to the goal, especially on difficult days.

 

 


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I LOVE LOVE LOVE my super oversized faux fur coat, that my grandma gave to me 6 years ago. It is probably from when she was in her 30s, so it has had a long life. I´m keeping it safe and sound, so hopefully I can pass it on to someone else when I feel to old to wear it.

Vintage and clothes passed on by older relatives are just amazing, don´t take it for granted, keep it in mind next time you consider getting rid of something special you have.

 


 

OUTFIT

Jacket – vintage faux fur 
Skirt – vintage
Top – cut up from a dress
Boots – old primark boots


Be true to yourself
Speak your mind
Wear your trademarks with proud attitude
Stay you

 


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