3 Simple + Sustainable Christmas Decor Ideas for Your Living Room

Want to create a lovely, calm space this holiday season? Here are three tips for incorporating simple and sustainable Christmas decor in your living room.It's no secret I like to keep my decor relatively simple.

And though the holiday season does amp me up a bit, I try not to let the I-must-have-all-the-things-and-do-all-the-things spirit completely take me over.

I find that one of the best ways to manage the frenetic holiday energy is to keep my seasonal decorating quite minimal.

I also tend to put up the majority of our Christmas decor in the living room instead of all over the house.

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3 Simple + Minimalist DIY Fall Decor Ideas

Looking for DIY fall decor that's easy and not too over the top? Well count your lucky pumpkins because here are three simple, minimalist fall decor ideas!Nothing like the changing of leaves and the dropping of temperatures that makes you want to cozy up inside and create some DIY fall decor. Am I right?

Normally I'm not on the ball enough to participate in home decor challenges. But when The Collection Vintage over on YouTube proposed a home challenge that consisted of creating three vignettes featuring budget fall decor, I was like - I may actually be able to do that... and I'm a-gonna do it in conjunction with creating some DIY fall decor!

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How to Create an Interior Design Mood Board - THE EASY WAY!

Learn the easiest way to create a mood board for interior design, using something you likely already have - a Pinterest account!You know those beautiful interior design mood boards you see on Pinterest? Or on the Instagram accounts of super stylish designers?

Ever wish you could make one for your own home, but without having to learn how to use programs like Photoshop or online tools like Canva?

Well, you're in luck!

I'm going to teach you the easiest way to create a mood board for interior design and decor.

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Antique + Thrifted Home Decor Tour

Raise your hand if you love antique home decor. Raised both hands? You've come to the right place! Here's a home tour featuring antique and thrifted finds.Raise your hand if you love thrifted and antique home decor!

If you raised both hands, then you've come to the right place.

Because I'm about to give you a tour of some of my favourite antique and thrifted home decor items that I own.

Most of these beauties have followed me from previous houses. Though I think our sustainable home is where they fit best since we've got kind of a minimalist meets rustic home decor style going on.

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40 Sustainable Clothing Brands That Will Help You Green Your Closet

One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion - and start supporting these 40 sustainable clothing companies!One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion and start supporting sustainable clothing companies.

If you aren't familiar with the term fast fashion yet, it's clothing designed, manufactured and sold by brands and companies that care about the bottom line.

Period.

Fast fashion brands use cheap fabrics, pay their factory workers extremely low wages and create a ton of waste in the process.

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5 Reasons Why You Need To Buy Bamboo Clothing

Why exactly is bamboo clothing such a sustainable option? I'm so glad you asked! Here are five reasons why you need to start buying bamboo.Telling you that you need to buy bamboo clothing may seem a little extreme. Especially for a sustainability blog.

But the truth is - us humans need to start doing a lot of things if we're going to rectify the damage we've done to the planet.

And replacing the unsustainable things we buy with greener options is an important first step.

When it comes to clothing, buying secondhand is a great choice. But what if you don't have access to thrift stores?

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Zero Waste Gift Ideas Even Non-Treehuggers Will Love

Plastic-free and made by awesome, earth-friendly individuals and brands, you can find zero waste gifts for every person on your shopping list!You're a treehugger. In your daily life, you avoid plastic packaging, wear thrifted threads and support eco-conscious businesses whenever you can.

Yet every year as the holiday season approaches, you fill with low-level dread. It's time to buy your friends and family gifts - but they aren't treehuggers like you. They're all normal and stuff.

How can you give them something they'll love, that's also gentle to the planet?

Enter zero waste gifts.

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Wooden Raised Garden Beds + Organic Vegetable Gardening | Our House in the Trees | Episode 9

If you're also looking for inexpensive garden beds ideas - building wooden raised garden beds from old materials is about as budget-friendly as you can get. This summer was our first year using wooden raised garden beds to grown our vegetables and I have to say - it went really well!

Sure, as with any garden season there were ups and downs. But overall I would say we were quite successful.

And a big part of that is due to our raised garden beds.

When we moved into our home last fall, the frost had already settled in. We weren't able to ready an in-ground garden before it snowed.

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40 Sustainable Clothing Brands That Will Help You Green Your Closet

One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion - and start supporting these 40 sustainable clothing companies!One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion and start supporting sustainable clothing companies.

If you aren't familiar with the term fast fashion yet, it's clothing designed, manufactured and sold by brands and companies that care about the bottom line.

Period.

Fast fashion brands use cheap fabrics, pay their factory workers extremely low wages and create a ton of waste in the process.

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5 Reasons Why You Need To Buy Bamboo Clothing

Why exactly is bamboo clothing such a sustainable option? I'm so glad you asked! Here are five reasons why you need to start buying bamboo.Telling you that you need to buy bamboo clothing may seem a little extreme. Especially for a sustainability blog.

But the truth is - us humans need to start doing a lot of things if we're going to rectify the damage we've done to the planet.

And replacing the unsustainable things we buy with greener options is an important first step.

When it comes to clothing, buying secondhand is a great choice. But what if you don't have access to thrift stores?

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Zero Waste Gift Ideas Even Non-Treehuggers Will Love

Plastic-free and made by awesome, earth-friendly individuals and brands, you can find zero waste gifts for every person on your shopping list!You're a treehugger. In your daily life, you avoid plastic packaging, wear thrifted threads and support eco-conscious businesses whenever you can.

Yet every year as the holiday season approaches, you fill with low-level dread. It's time to buy your friends and family gifts - but they aren't treehuggers like you. They're all normal and stuff.

How can you give them something they'll love, that's also gentle to the planet?

Enter zero waste gifts.

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10 Nature-Inspired Mother's Day Gifts

Looking for eco-friendly mother's day gifts? These 10 nature-inspired items are sure to delight the mother earth loving mother in your life - whether that be your mom, mom-in-law, grandma, sister - or yourself!Looking for eco-friendly mother's day gifts? Well, you found them!

Whether you're the treehugger in the family, or your mom is, these ten nature-inspired, green mother's day gifts are sure to delight.

I've never had to wonder where I got my love of nature.

Because my parents infused it into my childhood from the very beginning. Not that we talked about it.

It was just something we did.

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