It’s that time of year again! And by “that time” I mean time to take a look back at the five most visited Of Houses and Trees posts of 2018. This year was an exciting ride as I saw my post on creating and printing a design board get more visitors than nearly all my other posts combined, and watched in glee as my post on sustainable design trends enjoyed a mini explosion of activity.
Every year my little green blog gets more and more visitors, which makes me happy not just because it means my hard work is paying off.But also because it means people are becoming more interested in sustainability. And that’s what this blog is truly about! Getting people passionate about protecting the environment and inspiring them to be green in all they do. And by the way – I consider myself one of these people!
So thanks for stopping by. I hope to see more of you in 2019!
Design boards just seem to scratch several of my itches all at once. My love for beautiful spaces, furniture, patterns and colours. My love for seeking out inspiration. My love for creating order in a world full of chaos.
Aside from helping to suppress said chaos with pictures of (eco-friendly!) console tables and fabric swatches, design boards also come in super handy when planning out the design and decor of a room. I mostly use photo editing software to create them, but not everyone has access to such a program nor the know-how and time to work with one. Read more…
We can all do with a little less stuff, am I right? So, this year, one of my resolutions is to stop buying unsustainable products. These five common items are harmful to both humans and the environment and aren’t even necessary when awesome alternatives are readily available. These days, there are so many environmentally sustainable products and methods out there, ranging from those used by our grandparents (cleaning with vinegar!) to those we can thank new advancements in technology for (period panties… for real!).
Here are five harmful, unsustainable products I’m not going to buy this year. Read more…
I consider myself a pretty passionate person. And if you’ve been reading Of Houses and Trees for any length of time, you’d probably agree that when it comes to sustainability and preserving our beautiful planet – I’m all in.
But I’m passionate about more than making the world a greener place. Literature and the art of writing. Listening to and composing music. Creating interior spaces that tell a story. And – for as long as I can remember – dance.
I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work not only as a freelance writer, but also as a dance teacher. Read more…
I write a lot on Of Houses and Trees about eco-friendly interior design and decor, but those aspects are really only part of the sustainability package. Of course, what comes first is the building itself.
I touched on this topic in my post 5 of Canada’s Most Sustainable Buildings, but one of the coolest things about sustainable design (other than it’s planet-saving powers) is that it’s constantly evolving. New technologies plus new ideas meet and mingle and suddenly an ingenious green product or practice is born.
Ever since my eldest daughter could hold a crayon (without eating it), she’s been a crafter. Colouring, stickering, cutting, glueing – she does it all and loves it all. So, of course I’m always on the hunt for the most eco-friendly craft supplies I can find. You’d think it would be easy – after all, most kid’s craft supplies are non-toxic. But just because something is non-toxic to humans doesn’t mean it’s environmentally friendly. I’ve rounded up a few of the greenest craft supplies I could find. All of these products are made from natural materials or recycled content or both!
Let the crafting begin! Read more…
If you’re the commenting kind, let me know which of the above posts is your favourite. It will help me when planning content in the future, because I want to write posts that you want to read!
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Posted on January 13, 2019
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