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12 Things I No Longer Buy and Plastic Free July

While I have changed a lot of my ways when it comes to my closet, I am also finding ways to do better in all areas of our home.  When it comes to living more sustainably, I’ve found there are several things I don’t need to buy anymore.  Things that just don’t serve a purpose or things I legit don’t use or need, but felt like I did at one point.  It is currently Plastic Free July.  A month that…

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Three Questions With Mya of Kokom Scrunchies

  I am so excited to introduce you to Mya, the creator behind Kokom Scrunchies. Mya Beaudry is a talented 11 year old Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. Since starting Kokom Scrunchies in the fall of 2019, Mya has always ensured that all Kokom Scrunchies are handmade with love in Canada. Mya named each of the original Kokom Scrunchies after Indigenous role models in her life. She says she hopes to inspire others in her journey. What started off…

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Three Questions With Christine of Awasis Boutique

Christine Marie is the founder of Saskatchewan based brand Awasis Boutique.  Christine is a Mom of two little ones and a woman of Metis + Filipino roots. While taking time off from teaching to be a stay at home Mom, Christine put her teaching areas of Home Economics + Native Studies to use. What started off as sewing a few bibs + aprons for another Mom, soon got some exposure on social media and Christine quickly started receiving multiple orders. This…

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Indigenous Canadian Brand Guide

I am passionate about supporting small, Canadian owned businesses.  Over the past couple of  years, I’ve been making an effort to shop more BIPOC owned, small, Canadian businesses.  There are some incredible small Indigenous owned brands that I have shopped with and so many more I keep discovering.  If you are looking to shop Indigenous shops, but aren’t familiar with many, I have created a list as a starting point.  The list includes apparel brands, beauty and wellness items, home…

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Nesting For A New Season

As we are now at the mid-way point of September, I am busy nesting for the upcoming season.  Yes, Fall is, quite literally, right around the corner, but so is the season of our family.  Our family of five has a season and Fall happens to be ours.  Not sure what I mean?  In October, we celebrate my Husband’s birthday, Thanksgiving, our wedding anniversary, and Halloween.  In November, it’s my oldest’s Madelyn’s birthday and my birthday.  In December my twins,…

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