July baby steps challenge: composting

That’s a photo of our produce scraps from the past week or so. I’ve been saving them because I knew composting was going to be the July baby steps challenge. Yes, I know that rubberbands aren’t compost-able. Or are they? I have to admit I’m intimidated by the whole idea of composting. I don’t live […]

Buy Nothing New mid-year report

Yesterday I realized that I’m exactly halfway through my year of following The Compact. As I looked at a couple of my first posts, I couldn’t believe how differently things have gone from what I expected when I embarked upon this journey. The woman who set off on a panicked shopping spree for the perfect […]

June baby steps challenge: air dry laundry

That’s my husband, and that’s me in the background hanging the laundry. But this isn’t our house, this is the London home we stayed in last summer when we did a house swap with a couple there. It was fabulous: they stayed in our home in Los Angeles and we stayed in theirs in London. […]