All posts tagged: natural living

7 Tips for Becoming a Thrift Store Master!

There are some negative stigmas attached to the idea of thrift shopping and while I know it’s not for everyone I see a lot of positives to thrift shopping that far outweigh the negatives. Why do i like thrift shopping? -Unique items -Limited negative effects on the environment -Save money -Creativity (I love adding my own crafty touches to items that I purchase) -Calming (there is something calming about searching through racks of clothing looking for hidden gems) -It’s fun! (at least I think it is) I’ve been a thrift store shopper for my entire life. At times I’ve thrift shopped because financially I had no other option but the other times I’ve shopped at these stores fully by my own choice. Throughout the years I’ve learned some great tips that I’d like to share Make a day out of it! Bundle thrift shopping into one day (choose a day each to shop week, biweekly, monthly etc.) and hit the thrift stores that are in your area. Thrift stores are often bundles together in groups which makes …

Green is Inn: Picking an Eco-Friendly Wedding Venue

In the summer of 2013, my husband and I were in full wedding-planning mode. The main item that we wanted to knock off our wedding to-do list was the “venue.” We were doing Google searches for local ceremony venues and found pages and pages of halls and churches but nothing was standing out. We decided to forgo the traditional route and instead started searching for non-traditional ceremony venues and found a list of parks, community halls, and museums—perfect! Our first choice was a botanical garden but unfortunately, the location was on the outskirts of town. Seeing as we were holding our ceremony and reception at different locations, we wanted to limit the amount of extra drive time required of our guests. Instead, we decided to be married in a local school museum. The building was originally a school that opened in 1905 and has rich local history. We liked this location for several reasons: It is local so this shortened travel time. Very few of our guests had even heard of it (this is great …

Hello Eco-Conscious Wedding Enthusiasts,

My name is Britney and it is my intention to use this page as a platform for sharing ideas and inspirations to encourage environmentally savvy weddings. In Canada the average wedding costs $31, 685 and much of this money is spent on items and services that are later discarded. If the notion of going green seems intimidating then let me assure you that even small and thoughtful changes can make a large difference and these eco-conscious choices will help to make the special celebration less excessive. The general principle that this page follows is the simple rule of the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. There are many ways to integrate this principle and it’s much easier to do than you may think. Thank you for stopping by The Eco-Bride Project