14 Thinking Outside of the Lunch Box {+Wild Mint Shop Giveaway}

Lunch containers can be for so much more than school lunches. Since lunch is included in B’s tuition costs, I don’t have to send him with lunch every day so all the containers we have I bought mostly for camping and hiking. Using your lunch box containers for camping and hiking will not only ensure you get the most use out of them but it will also reduce the amount of waste you are producing while you are away from home. Think of it as boomerang camping! I know that it may seem easier to just throw all your food in Ziploc bags and pile those up in the cooler, but trust me, using your lunch containers can be just as easy, save you money, and are way better for the environment.


2 Eat Healthy and Reduce Waste

Eating healthy and reducing food waste go hand in hand. I have always eaten healthy 80% of the time but never really felt like I was setting myself up to eat healthy more than that. My food life was disorganized and as a result I was constantly throwing spoiled food into the composter when I would clean my fridge out to make room for new groceries. Last month I undertook a food and lifestyle overhaul and as a result I feel like I have organized the food in my life. What I didn't expect to happen was such a dramatic decrease in the amount of compost I was producing. I just do not produce nearly as much food waste because I am eating the food before it spoils.


9 My Favourite Uses for Essential Oils

I'm relatively late to the essential oils game. I only fell in love with them just over a year ago. But in love with them I am. I started out small by adding them to my homemade cleaners and then it basically just blew up from there. I was ditching my normal products to combat mold and sore throats, and I wore a clay necklace with a few drops of peppermint essential oil when I was feeling congested.  As I continue to explore new ways to use essential oils in our lives, I wanted to share my favourite uses so far. These are easy for anyone to incorporate into their routine, where you are an essential oil novice or a complete addict. 


2 Stop Feeling Guilty and Put Yourself First

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you have probably noticed that I have started to post a lot of healthy lifestyle pictures. This past Sunday I started a 4 week journey to get back on track with food and fitness. While I have stuck with as much GMO free and organic food as possible, I have still been eating snack foods made by sustainable brands. Somehow I convinced myself that if the chips are GMO free they can't be all that bad. 


1 2014 Ontario Election - Green Party Platform

I'm not going to lie, this platform has my name written all over it. I love the way this party operates, it is like finding my tribe and feeling at home (if that is even possible in politics) and I appreciate that their platform shows exactly how they plan to pay for their promises and what it means to you and me.  That being said, this review will be just the facts and my crunchiness won't cloud the information that I present (as it hasn't in any of the platform reviews). I reviewed their platform 3 years ago and also talked to several Green Party candidates. They were more than willing to chat about their policy and why they want to be in office. Here's the thing, they know they aren't going to win the election (at this point in time) and take the Premier seat but that does not mean that they can't be a voice of reason as MPPs in our political system.