What Was I Up To In October

October has been so busy I’ve barely had the time to read about anything relating to sustainability, but I catch-up with it as often as I can. Instead, last month I have been working with several different clients, which has been at the same time exciting and tiring. Running from one place to the next and not having a routine can be challenging and it’s taken a toll on my brain, but I am getting used to it and being able to focus on other stuff now as well!

Happy Favourites of the Week - Confidence - byLiiL

I didn’t write much on the blog last month, but I did manage to cover few sustainability topics. I discussed how we can support sustainability and what its causes can be, as well as introduced the Cradle to Cradle design philosophy book which I enjoyed immensely. In addition, I shared at the beginning of the month some sustainable news that I found interesting.

The Beautiful and Free Berlin - byLiiL

I shared with you how I got more confident with my work, which I still feel and will probably want to talk about it more in the future as well! I’ve been finally getting used to autumn and actually enjoying it. Surprisingly my autumn slump was much shorter this year than last and I see every day something that I enjoy about autumn. I’ve enjoyed some delicious meals from Pumpkin and I told you about my trip to Berlin, which I loved!

Happy Favourites of the Week - Enjoying the Moment - byLiiL

 

How was your October? I would love to hear, share in the comment box below!

With love,

Lii

Happy Favourites of the Week – Enjoying the Moment

Enjoying Weekends – Lately, I have been working out of my house so much that I’ve been really enjoying the time I have at home with my cats and my fiance! Suddenly weekends feel like weekends and if I have a day free in the middle of the week I am definitely out having coffee with a friend!

Happy Favourites of the Week - Enjoying the Moment - byLiiL

Seeing Good Upbringing – Unfortunately, in the UK I see poor upbringing quite often; either it’s parents shouting at their children or children behaving poorly on their own. I always think how I would never have dared to behave in such a way! So it is always a pleasure to see children brought up in a positive way. This week I saw a mum, her hands full and pulling a trolley accompanying her was a three-year-old boy. The three-year-old listened to everything she told him to do, and no surprise she didn’t boss him around or shout, she kept telling him how great he was doing with helping her and listening to her. I was such a heart-warming sight!

Blue Planet 2 – The long-awaited documentary is finally here! We love watching nature documentaries on our weekend mornings and the Blue Planet 2 was a beautiful addition to it! It is wonderfully done and although it shows the mysterious and cute animals of the world it also discusses the dangers they face due to the climate change. It is a whole package and I’ll be enjoying watching the whole thing!

Happy Favourites of the Week - Enjoying the Moment - byLiiL

New Chocolate from Almighty Foods – This delicious liquorice and salt vegan chocolate is an absolutely delicious addition from Almighty Foods! The only problem is that it costs a LOT and I could eat it in seconds!

A Lovely Autumn Walk – Although I am not a fan of dark mornings and evenings and all the rain, I love the slightly crispy bright days that we occasionally have. We had one of them yesterday and accidentally planned a walk for the day. It was beautiful and refreshing!

Happy Favourites of the Week - Enjoying the Moment - byLiiL

Pumpkins – We’ve tried to make a meal out of pumpkin before, but unsuccessfully. However, whilst trying to eat more seasonally we wanted to give pumpkin another try and managed to find a recipe for these great pumpkin burgers and came up with a delicious pumpkin risotto! We are definitely going to try these during next pumpkin season as well!

Happy Favourites of the Week - Enjoying the Moment - byLiiL

Happy Favourites of the Week - Enjoying the Moment - byLiiL

How was your week?

With love,

Lii

A more sustainable autumn ambiance

It is the beginning of September and I cannot believe it is autumn again! Autumn usually means two things for me. One: warm jumpers, candles, the start of school/uni and meeting my friends again and Two: rain, greyness and cold. This year I am not going back to Uni, which is making me a bit sad. I love Uni and studying, so I am dreading the greyness and rain. To keep my mood lifted I decided to research into some soy candles. Soy wax is much more sustainable than paraffin wax candles and as a candle lover, I think I should do the environment a favour and move onto using the more sustainable ones. Here I compiled some of my favourites from my research. I would prefer ordering candles from the UK, just because I live here, however, I do know that there are some US readers there as well so I did a small compilation of US sellers too. Enjoy!

US

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Park & Madison candles

Good information burning times and scents, as well as advice on why to use soy candles rather than paraffin wax candles. Amazing scents!

Motto candle co.

Good burning time and nice packaging.

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Witch City Wicks

Very good burning time, really nice packaging and scents!!

Legacy Candle Co.

Amazing mission, which I can appreciate! Good price and lovely scents. However, there is no information on the burning time, which I would really appreciate!

 

UK

CH Candles

Beautiful packaging, although a bit girly. Nice array of scents with a good price and good information on the burning time. Definitely considering ordering one or two!

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Beauty Scents

Candles look beautiful and the scents so delicious. The postage is also free in the UK! However, there is no information on burning time or safety information, which I find very important when selling candles!!

Croydon Candle Co.

Lovely scents and so cute and minimalistic packaging. Good information on burning time, which is long!

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Lollyrocket Candle Co.

So inspiring! Amazing little sentences, which are great for different events or for a mood-lifting in the middle of the week. Great collection of scents and amazing burning time!

Wax and Woodland

The cutest little candles, which I would never dare to burn! It does provide safety information but not the burning time. However, the price is very reasonable for the intricacy of the product!

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Have you used soy candles? Do you have any brands to recommend?

These pics are from each of the sellers etsy shops.

 

With love,

Lii