A friend of mine was recently discussing what to do with corks in Vilnius. I threw a few into my compost pile, but I'll see after the winter how well they broke down. I discovered a few places to bring the corks for recycling, but decided there had to be something I could do with … Continue reading DIY Christmas Cork Decorations
We're all suffering from some CAD (Covid Affective Disorder) these days and instead of decorating for Christmas already, I decided to decorate with some autumn colors. With the help of Pinterest and inspiration from our beautiful city park, I gathered up some leaves to get started. Bernardinu Sodas After coming home with my collection of … Continue reading DIY Autumn Light Decorations
I have a love/hate relationship with plastic wrap. Sometimes it seems like it's the only thing that will get the job done, but then it is so obnoxious to handle! Living in Europe, they don't sell the stuff with the handy box with the serrated metal edge to cut it off, so it's even harder … Continue reading Reusable Food Wraps
I realize that it's been over a month since I've posted! As a teacher, once September begins, my life gets crazy! So, rather than doing a full on post, I just wanted to write a bit about a few new sustainable things I've discovered recently. New thriftshop purchases I've wanted a jean jacket since high … Continue reading New Sustainable Discoveries
I recently came across someone's blog about the Buy Nothing Project (unfortunately I don't remember who). I was immediately interested and then almost immediately disappointed that there isn't a project located in Lithuania. Not to be discouraged, I looked into starting one here, but I wasn't quite ready to invest the time necessary (It could … Continue reading Free Things!
Since we've been required to wear a mask, I decided it would be good to own more than one. My husband bought our first masks due to the necessity of the law requiring masks that same day. However, I was able to borrow a sewing machine from a friend recently and have been sewing various … Continue reading Mask sewing
In light of the fact that I simply haven't finished a blog yet, here are some random discoveries from this week. This OatSide the Box Vegan ice cream is delicious! Even my husband preferred it to the rhubarb sorbet that I made this week. There are two other flavors, mango and raspberry that we intend … Continue reading This week’s discoveries
One of the exciting realization of moving to Vilnius was the discovery of the bubble tea shop, Formosa. Recently, they have made a few changes for good! Sadly, these changes are not all still in place due to the measures taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The first thing they did was charge a … Continue reading Bubble Tea!
With all of our stores closed, I finally ordered from vandenyne.lt. It’s a Lithuanian environmentally friendly cosmetics shop that popped up on my Facebook one day. I ordered deodorant, face wash, and a new brand of shampoo bar. It was delivered quickly and with the cutest business card that’s printed on seed paper!! I think … Continue reading New products!
One of the best ways that I have discovered local, natural, or organic products has been through visiting markets. Depending on the country you live in or the language spoken where you live, Googling what you're looking for might not be as simple as you would expect. Both in Egypt and Lithuania, I’ve found many … Continue reading Markets