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#usewhatyouhave#diy#homemade#christmascrafts#zerowaste#becreative#reuse#christmasdecorations#christmas#upcycle#handmade#christmasdecor#ancestralskills#namaste#yogalover#yogaforbackpain#bodypositiveyoga#thisiswhatayogilookslike#yogaforallbodies#yogajunkie#spoonieyoga#yogamodifications#accessibleyoga#yogawithcats

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Finally got to posting my product empties for the months nov and dec.
Pictured are
1. @hemaniherbalpk purifying facewash definitely going to repurchase as it is an amazing everyday facewash.
2. @fairandlovelypk facewash which i also use as a make up remover because after cleansing i cant stand the lotion feeling.
3. @lorealhair 6 oil nourish shampoo for those pesky event days.
4. @sunsilkpk for every day use
5. My favorite #dentonic which has replaced my toothpaste for over 4 months now.

Definitely going to repurchase all these again.

#dailyneeds #productempties #decluttering #nobuy #usewhatyouhave #noimpulsebuys #repurchase #HERbals #hemaniHERbals


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I deerly love making things ...
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#cork #deer #reindeer #crafts #christmascrafts #usewhatyouhave


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Finishing up my last event for the 2018 season like this 🥂

In the 32 weeks as @therealfloristalbury I have had the pleasure of partaking in 25 Weddings/Events. Raised Money or donated to 7 Local charities and I am ONE DAY OFF my very own Charity Event for @restartalburywodonga 🎉

2018 has been one of great growth, hard work, heartbreak, risilliance and beautiful empowerment.
What an amazing adventure ❤❤ #selflove #gome #treatyoself #ithasnotbeeneasy #itsnitmeanttobe #ithasbeenworthit


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Sustainable sprucing! Living in a sub-tropical climate means TONS of beautiful greenery and flora! Plenty of sustainable options that grow right in your back yard! ! ! ! 🌸🌴☀️#sustainableliving #sustainablegardening #usewhatyouhave #myecojourneyflorida


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Before bed training staying ready for tomorrow #invictafc #fights #mma #mmafights #usewhatyouhave #hotelworkout


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My first ground slate knife.  This is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while and I was very pleased with the results.  I actually started out with a much bigger knife, but got a bit too aggressive rubbing it against a stone and kept having sections flake out on me.  The knife shrunk as I tried to smooth things out and chase the edge down, but I eventually ended up with a passable little cutter.

It’s actually sharper than some of the knives in my kitchen and diced up an onion with ease.  I assumed that this material would only be good for cutting fish, vegetation, or maybe skinning, but just for fun I tried carving on a few sticks and found that it held up and could potentially be useful on soft woods.  I don’t think pretty feather sticks are likely, but I do want to do some more testing with it and see if I can get some decent shavings before inevitably breaking it by trying to split wood.

Grinding slate like this by hand is very tedious.  A little arrowhead might take a half hour or more, but I spent well over four hours hunched over shaping and sharpening this piece.  For practical purposes I would likely be better off just smashing slate and using the resulting naturally sharp edges and replacing them as they dull, but this was a fun project and ended up being quite a bit more functional than I expected.

The comparison with the Izula II from @eseeknives knives seemed apt, both for size, and a reminder that there is always room to bring a real knife.

#groundslateknife #stoneknife #rockknife #primitiveknife #primitivetools #firstknife #usewhatyouhave #trysomethingnew #neverbored #experimentalarchaeology #ancestralskills #sharprocksinaction #survivalknife #bushcraftknife #izula #bushcraftskills #bushcraft #survivalskills #survival #knifeskills #outdoorskills #outdoorprojects #naturalmaterials #localmaterials #bushcraftusa #bcusa


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My first ground slate knife.  This is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while and I was very pleased with the results.  I actually started out with a much bigger knife, but got a bit too aggressive rubbing it against a stone and kept having sections flake out on me.  The knife shrunk as I tried to smooth things out and chase the edge down, but I eventually ended up with a passable little cutter.

It’s actually sharper than some of the knives in my kitchen and diced up an onion with ease.  I assumed that this material would only be good for cutting fish, vegetation, or maybe skinning, but just for fun I tried carving on a few sticks and found that it held up and could potentially be useful on soft woods.  I don’t think pretty feather sticks are likely, but I do want to do some more testing with it and see if I can get some decent shavings before inevitably breaking it by trying to split wood.

Grinding slate like this by hand is very tedious.  A little arrowhead might take a half hour or more, but I spent well over four hours hunched over shaping and sharpening this piece.  For practical purposes I would likely be better off just smashing slate and using the resulting naturally sharp edges and replacing them as they dull, but this was a fun project and ended up being quite a bit more functional than I expected.

#groundslateknife #stoneknife #rockknife #primitiveknife #primitivetools #firstknife #usewhatyouhave #trysomethingnew #neverbored #experimentalarchaeology #ancestralskills #pnwrocks #sharprocksinaction #survivalknife #bushcraftknife #bushcraftskills #bushcraft #survivalskills #survival #knifeskills #outdoorskills #outdoorprojects #naturalmaterials #localmaterials #bushcraftusa #bcusa


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This mornings practice was playing with straps & props in new ways...I use my robe tie as a strap because its soft & fuzzy and not scratchy like my straps lol. Using straps to prevent over stretching & also to get into poses I usually avoid like #bowpose or #plowpose was great. Dont be fooled into thinking it's a cop out, you'll still weerrkkk. And yes I slept in so my lil sanctuary is HOT AF already! @ 25 mins condensed to 1✌ Mittens is 1🐱is supervising 😂
#yogaforall #yogafortherestofus #yoga #bodypositivity #namaste #yogalover #yogaforbackpain #bodypositiveyoga #thisiswhatayogilookslike #yogaforallbodies #yogajunkie #spoonieyoga #yogamodifications #accessibleyoga #yogawithprops #yogawithcats #yogastrap #yogaprops #progressnotperfection #usewhatyouhave #yogaeverydamnday


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Heart. Exploding. 😍 Over on stories I’m sharing more #usewhatyouhave #lovewhatyouhave holiday home decor🎄 And in true #ballinonabudget fashion, I’ve got you covered with everything from FREE holiday printables to how I used a $7 piece of garland to decorate multiple places!


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Start today, grab a blanket, a pillow & a robe tie...use a thick book as a block, whatever. I used to feel like I couldn't afford to 'really' start practicing because I didn't have the cash to splash on yoga toys but it really doesn't matter. I watched a beautiful interview with my hero @mynameisjessamyn where she says she used books taped together for years & it changed my perspective. Having pretty yoga clothes & mats doesn't make you a better yogi. Go for it, just BE 😘
#yogaforall #yogafortherestofus #yoga #bodypositivity #namaste #yogalover #yogaforbackpain #bodypositiveyoga #thisiswhatayogilookslike #yogaforallbodies #yogajunkie #spoonieyoga #yogamodifications #accessibleyoga #yogawithprops #yogawithcats #yogastrap #yogaprops #progressnotperfection #usewhatyouhave #yogaeverydamnday


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Leftover sweet potato soup stored in a jar with a silicone top. Years ago I ditched Ziploc bags and Tupperware and replaced them with stainless steel, glass and silicone containers. Better for the environment and for my family! .
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#zerowaste #usewhatyouhave #fromscratch #castironcooking #greenliving #ecofriendly #organic


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I needed more pantry storage, so I started working on a little DIY project with some wooden boxes. #DIY #statussimple #usewhatyouhave #modernfarmstead #organic #bulkshopping #zerowaste #pantry #organizing #kitchenstorage #everyonedeservesahealthyday


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@chrischristian1033 is so happy he just discovered there's a grid pattern on the other side of the wrapping paper he' actually offered to wrap his own gifts that I got him (the already boxed ones, of course). #thankyouwhoeverinventedthis #luvit #motivation #goodidea #wrappingpaper #wrappingpresents #merrychristmas #happyholidays #perfectionist
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...PS: this man has been known to use to tin foil and paper towel to wrap gifts in the past (yes, there was wrapping paper available to him). #lol #usewhatyouhave #wrapitup


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Salvaged denim + salvaged sheeting + batting scraps + vintage perle cotton thread = gorgeous texture. 😍 I'm making another practical gift that will also hopefully be lovely to look at and touch. I know some people don't appreciate the puffy texture look/feel, but I'm quite confident that the recipients of this gift will.
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#meditativestitching #heartfulstitching #borostitching #sashiko #usewhatyouhave #reducewaste #salvageddenim #salvagedfabric #reclaimeddenim #makedoandmend #handmadewithlove #handmadechristmas


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Christmas Activity Centre - today I set up my sons table with a basket of scrap wrapping paper, scissors, ribbon, stickers, construction paper and glue ... he used all these materials in any way he wanted to create and explore ... great activity to practice cutting and glue while using fine motor skills #Christmas #christmasactivities #christmascrafts #december #friday #christmaspaper #cutting #glueing #create #explore #playbasedlearning #imagination #ece #preschool #learningfun #momlife #toddlerlife #momof2 #toddlerboy #activetoddler #busytoddler #littlehands #keepthembusy #usewhatyouhave #arts #artsandcrafts #toddler #kids


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This guy always hangs out by the fire at our home. He is out of a box of Christmas stuff from my parents house - he is prob around 70 years old. #elfontheshelf #beforeitwascool #holidaylove #usewhatyouhave #vintagechristmas #vintageelf


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A story on simple provisions - take these leaves, or the twigs, or even the compost layer in the background. So many times this year, I was desperately in need of a provision. It was just that kind of year.. and, as with each of the things you see here, I simply put out the intention that I needed them, and I kept chugging along as best as I could in the meantime. Someone wrote earlier today that permaculture has taught her patience.. A-WOmen to that 🙆 Can you relate??
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The leaves - I had actually just finished putting a layer of compost on the other side of the bamboo teepees and thought to myself that I really needed a nutrient rich covering for the inside of the teepees. I put out the intention that I needed more leaves. No sooner had I thought it, I looked down in the swale where I was working and realized that I was standing on a nice batch of freshly fallen leaves! Score! So I tucked them into the teepees and gave thanks 💚 .
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The twigs - very similar story. Several years ago, I needed something to really give our main garden beds a sense of completion, but I had no financial resources to put toward it. Then, I realized that our white willows had been freely shedding twigs across our property all winter. That was the start of my wattle-esque borders, and I have maintained the relationship with the willows each year, especially when I expand into new beds.
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The compost - after the kind of ridonkulous weather we had pretty much this entire year, I knew the gardens needed some serious TLC before winter.. but, after said year, I was also very strapped for cash. I just kept putting the intention out there that I needed a provision, and, out of nowhere, a friend gifted me with a trunkful of really good horse manure. I composted it down with our leaves and our kitchen compost, and voila!
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I have been fortunate to have simple provisions come through for me and my family all year. It really has made all the difference. Someone up there has been listening 😉 Thank you 💚


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My favorite utility closet hack: HANGING SHOE ORGANIZERS! On the blog I’m sharing how easy it is to organize the clutter that these random items bring into our closets, cabinets & junk drawers 👠💡🔨 (link in profile)
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#decoratingonabudget #organizingonabudget #budgetorganizer #shoeorganizer #organizinghacks #utilitycloset #newuses #creativeorganizing #creativeorganizer #repurpose #usewhatyouhave #visualorganization #closethacks #ontheblogtoday #amazonforthewin #smartsolutions #cleaningsupplies #storagehacks #utilitystorage #declutter #declutteryourlife #organizeyourlife


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Even tho' my shop is closed for a few weeks, these are still papery days. Years ago, I made these little lampshades from some mulberry paper a friend gave me. They were looking pretty shabby, so I gave them a gentle brushing and pasted them freshly onto the metal frames that fit over the light bulbs. They will be good for another many years now. When I get some organic cranberries next grocery shop, I'll make my traditional little piles of them at the base of each light and they will shine, red and jewel-like throughout the season.


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OMG! Do I need any more canvas??? Looks like I'm painting some smaller works this year! I hate to admit.... I have a few more to add! #canvashoarder #nomorecanvas #usewhatyouhave #artwork #oilpainter #abstractpainting #reuse #christidreese


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Orange. garland. is. everywhere. Feelin’ all the festive feels up in here. #naturalchristmas #seasonalliving #seasonalrhythms #usewhatyouhave #naturaldecor #naturalhome #keepitsimple #simplyhome #lesswaste #holidaymagic


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A selfportrait from when I use to live in Brooklyn and had a lot of time on my hands... the skirt is actuallyc2 panels of curtains & the dresser I sanded and painted all by myself & the chair was a hand me down 🤩 it’s all in the details #sonderlskies#selfportrait#love#curtainskirt#usewhatyouhave#daylight#fashion#editorial#brooklyn#nyc#curlyhair#lantinaphotographer#yellowskirt


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Roasted brussel sprouts with pepperoncini peppers. Reminiscent of delicious appetizer @chukoramen
#fridgedoor challenge #fridgegoals #usewhatyouhave #plantbased #eatyourveggies


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Replacement only No/Low buy parameters:
1. Replacement only no-buy until april 1st. Example: if I run out of my only mascara I can buy a new one.
2. Replacements must be cruelty-free.
3. During april I can only buy a product if I used one up in that category or I dont have one in that category. For example: if I use up a lip liner by april but I still have one left, I can still buy a new one. Also if you have no eyeliners you can buy one if you want.
4. No impulse buys, think about something for at least a week before purchase.
5. Don't buy backups unless its glossier boy brow. (Since I have to buy it from the glossier website and its the only thing I use in my brows.)
6. I can buy a limit of 2 eyeshadow products (palette and cream eyeshadow).
7. Try to only buy during sales. (like the april and november vib sephora sales).
8. Use up more products than I purchase money wise.
9. Participate in project pan this year.
10. Unsubscribe from beauty brand emails.
#projectpan #minimalism #usewhatyouhave #makeupinventory #nobuy #lowbuy


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A simple example of how you can use natural materials and what you already own to decorate your table for this year's Christmas feast! 🎄
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I quickly put this together a few weeks ago when I foraged the bark and leaves for a photo for our zero waste Christmas decorations and gifts article (you can find it via our bio if you missed it) and it's still decorating our dining table.
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Add a pretty table runner, some fabric napkins, some leaf confetti, and heaps of food ready to be eaten and you have a gorgeous festive setting. No need for plastic and glitter (which is just more plastic)!
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How are you decorating your Christmas celebration this year? 💮❄️🎀
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#christmas #christmasdecorations #tabledecorations #plasticfree #christmastablesetting #zerowaste #allnatural #usewhatyouhave #foraging #lowimpact #zerowastechristmas


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