video: scent collection and project use up my stuff

No video last week because life was a whirl…

This week, I’m reviewing my scents and analyzing my current collection. Two of the scents mentioned are part of my “project use it up“, so those will be in constant rotation during the coming month. My plan to is to use up what I have, cull what I don’t wear, and curate a minimalist scent wardrobe to match my mood. Baby steps. This is an edited collection and one that will be curated with time.

video: using things up… Empties #2!

In an effort to make better use of the things I buy, I give you my second Empties video ๐Ÿ™‚

Lots of products mentioned here, including health stuff, bath stuff, and some general lifestyle bits. I intended to list them all, but life happened and I lost track of time. So just watch for details and feel free to leaveย any questions in the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy to share my thoughts on all and any products mentioned, or feel free to leave a recommendation.

Apologies for video quality issues, I noticed some blurring as I was editing, but I recycled all the products before I watched the video. Lesson learned.

life: upgrading my gear

Happy post-binge/consumerist-frenzy day! You’ll have noticed no video yesterday. Why? Because I bought the one thing I had been hemming and hawing over for months… a new laptop! At last! I can do things at ludicrous speed! Seriously. My laptop was 7 years old and feeling it. Now I have a fancy new HP envy and it makes me feel all kinds of feels. I was briefly tempted to upgrade my camera, but I decided to hold off. My current cam is not the greatest, but it’s functional and serves my needs for the moment.

So what I’m trying to say is… yesterday’s video will go live on Monday with lots of bookish goodness.

In the meantime, bask in my excitement

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video: sparking joy – working on conscious consumerism

I’ve been thinking about the things I buyย โ€” the things that add to my life and the things that make me cringe at the waste (mostly of space and money). I’ve been making a concerted effort to shop mindfully and really think about the things I bring into my life. Where will they fit in my home? How will they add to my state of being? Will they last or will I regret the purchase in 6 months? It’s a challenge, particularly because I have no one to answer to but myself (part of the reason I decided to document this process in the first place is to holdย myself accountable). I’m learning and growing. There are some things I’ve purchased recently that I should have checked myself on, but I bought them anyway. I’ll try harder next time.

Now that I’ve rambled long enough, watch the video to learn more aboutย the things don’t buy anymoreย and the things I’m working on as I move towards a more conscious lifestyle.