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Wednesday Wisdom: Straws are For Suckers!

 

Straws Are For Suckers

Skip the straw!

Single use straws are made from plastic which never breaks down and the average person uses 580 straws per year within their lifetime.

As time progresses, plastic may separate into smaller pieces but never completely break down which causes many problems for marine wild life.

Plastic straws also can contain BPA which can lead to a number of disorders such as diabetes and heart disease.

Here are Some Ways to Quit Plastic Straws:

  1. Tumblers

Tumblers are a great way to save plastic because they’re reusable!

They’re also easy to find in places such as Starbucks, Walmart, Amazon, and Walgreens.

 

 

2. Stainless Steel Straws

Stainless steel straws are reusable and do not contain chemicals that interact with the product you are consuming.

These straws are also easy to clean and dishwasher safe!

Savvy Straws are a great way to save the environment as well and come with their very own cleaning brush to ensure that it’s squeky clean.

This brush is also great for cleaning sport bottles and sippy cups as well!

Here is the link: https://onesavvylife.com/products/savvy-stainless-steel-reusable-straws

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3. Ice Straws

You can make your own straws in the freezer and they will just melt away after you’re done using them.

Here’s the link to the Ice Straw Mold Tray: https://www.amazon.com/Barbuzzo-10-317-Ice-Straw-Tray/dp/B002MUC1NA

 

4. Skip The Straw:

Say no!

If you don’t have your reusable straw with you, or you just don’t have one no worries. Just take the lid off and slurp away!

There’s always an option if you don’t want to use a straw!

 

5. Silicone Straws:

These straws are non-toxic, and a healthy alternative rather than plastic straws.

The best part of these straws is that they’re easy to store! You can just toss them in your bag when you’re done using them!

Here’s the link to GreenPaxx Reusable Cool Straws

http://www.reuseit.com/greenpaxx-greenpaxx-reusable-cool-strawsandtrade-4-pack.htm

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If you want to get involved with the movement, here are some campaigns to check out!

The Last Plastic Straw: http://thelastplasticstraw.org

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Take Action: Plastic Straws: https://www.5gyres.org/plastic-straws/

1496456110571One Less Straw Pledge Campaign: https://onelessstraw.org

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Lastly, I would like to shout out a good friend of mine, Tatiana Brierley for the amazing post idea.

 

 

Wednesday Wisdom: Change Your Routine

Life is either

Changing the routine you’re used to can be challenging.  It’s something that’s so comfortable and homy why would you want to change it?

Sometimes you need a change from your routine. Maybe a change is the very thing you need, but you wouldn’t know until you take that break.

Now you’re probably thinking well how do I change my routine? Anything you do differently than you normally would that’s a change.

Try doing one thing the complete opposite that you would do something. If you’re used to working from home, try going to your local Starbucks and work from there for the day.  Order some coffee, grab a seat and get to work.

I find that the atmosphere at Starbucks inspires me to write. So today, I decided instead of writing at home why not come to Starbucks instead. Of course, I had to order one of my favourite drinks Caramel Iced Coffee for an additional boost.

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If you’re used to completing your chores in the afternoon, try switching it up a bit and completing them in the morning. You might find that you enjoy cleaning in the morning way better than cleaning later on in the day.

If you’re the type of person who loves being outdoors all the time, try staying home for the day and see how you enjoy it.

It doesn’t matter what you do differently in your routine, as long as it’s a change. It doesn’t matter how small or how big of a change you make, as long as it’s a change.You wouldn’t know that you enjoy something until you try so why not?

You’re bound to discover new things about yourself and new things that you love.

You won’t ever know that you enjoy something, until you try. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone so what are you going to change about routine?

 

 

 

A Huge Thank You

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So today I saw this notification on WordPress.

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I can’t believe there are 100 people following me on WordPress. Thank you so so much for all the support, it honestly mens the world to me. I hope I can continue to write content that you guys enjoy!!

I never thought when I first started blogging that I would be getting support this fast, but I’m so grateful that I am.

I’ve been blogging for about two months and I can happily say that all the feedback I’ve received was all positive! Thanks again to all of you who are reading this. I can’t thank you enough for all the love and support.

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DIY: How To Make Lipsticks Out of Crayons

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For this DIY you will need:

  1. Crayons
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. An empty container to put the lipsticks in.
  4. A spoon to put lipstick into the container
  5. A glass bowl (or any bowl that can be heated)
  6. A pan

Step 1: Remove the wrapping around the crayons.

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Step 2: Put the crayon into a bowl that’s able to handle heat.

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Step 3: Fill a pan 1/2 way with water and put the pan on low heat.

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Step 4: Put the bowl with the crayon into the pan.

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Step 5: Add in your coconut oil.

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Step 6: Stir until the mixture looks like this. Make sure there’s no lumps and everything is mixed thoroughly.

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Step 7:Pour lipstick into the empty container.

Step 8: Let it dry for about thirty minutes.

Step 9: Enjoy!!

These are the colours I created using this technique. Here are the swatches of the colours I did.

Blue

Pink

Majenta

Black

Grey

Green

Purple 

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That completes this DIY and I hope you guys enjoy it! If any of you guys try this out, I would love to see what colours you tried. Don’t forget to give this post a like and thanks for reading!