Selling Mediocrity: Sustainability in an age of transience

I bought insulated work gloves in mid-November. They were leather, with fleece lining and oh-so-warm. The first day we used them out in the yard they tore, and we’ve been patching them ever since. At Christmas, my parents gave my husband insulated work gloves from the Army Surplus. Gloves that should have lasted more than…

Exploring Natural Make-up

I don’t really like natural, hippie makeup. At least, not on me. I like lots of blacks and greys and a bit of intensity. Not too much..I’m sort of ‘yurt-goth’, I guess. kinda… like all aspects of my life, I like to classify my make-up under the term Cyganeria¬†– a sort of artistic bohemia that…

DIY Face Wash and Other Projects

I’m working on becoming the homesteader I’ve always dreamed of being. You know, the one who doesn’t sleep in her make up. The one who buys sustainable, ethical brands and mixes up her own facial products. The one who actually follows through on all these goals and doesn’t get distracted by drugstore products and pretty…