Plastic Free July – A Sustainability Start

One of the things that I have been working on over the past few years is trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle by making conscious choices in what I buy and how I shop. Some of this has led to focusing on shopping local, focusing on slow/ethical/sustainable fashion, and buying less in general. In addition to that, I have been trying to reduce the amount of plastic in my life and I wanted to share the start of my sustainability journey as part of Plastic Free July.

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Updates, Transitions and Changes

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Oof… It’s been a really long time since I’ve updated this blog (-_-). To be honest, as my domain has come up for renewal the past few years, I have been thinking – is this the year I finally shut it all down? The last 2.5 years have been difficult in different ways and lol would not be what I would consider the best years. Finding the time and energy to commit to a blog that wasn’t working/relevant anymore didn’t seem to be worth the effort, although 2020 might be the year I try to pivot and create a space that makes sense to me and not worry about whether or not it generates likes and views. In this current time and place, I feel like a blog dedicated to reviewing food etc. is not the right thing for me anymore. If that is what you’re looking for, Instagram is probably a better fit! Of course, there are many people who do a much better job than I would, especially those with beautiful photos and reviews in their stories and captions. Truthfully, I have reached the point where I am a not great influencer – I am not interested in it as a side hustle and am tired of the politics and drama around influencer communities, so I say no to opportunities and events, which certainly isn’t the most brand friendly. The pressure to post and constantly chase the new is tiring and it turns out – too much for this procrastinator.

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Living La Vida Local: Honest Dumplings ATB Boostr Campaign

Hello my lovelies! It’s time for another edition of “Living La Vida Local” and I want to talk about Honest Dumplings and their new ATB BoostR campaign. I am a huge fan of crowdfunding campaigns in general as there is something about contributing to a new business idea that I love. I find pitches, ideas and just a good story really compelling and one of my favorite platforms to find projects is ATB BoostR. I particularly like ATB BoostR because it is provincial platform and I can find a lot of interesting local projects that I may not know about.

In this case, I was invited by Honest Dumplings to their crowdfunding campaign launch party last night. The party was going down in their new facility in downtown Edmonton (10552 114 St) – you can also visit the retail space there (for now – hours will increase in the future) on Thursdays and Fridays between 12-6pm! Their BoostR campaign runs until July 14, 2018 and they are seeking $10,000 to help get their dumpling factory going.

Honest Dumplings

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