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Vegan is not a dirty word.

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I’m going to preface this little piece by totally and heart openly declaring that I ain’t someone who fears change. If anything, I fear stagnation and [too much] stability. That’s not to say it’s how I’ll be forever, but it’s for now. On the spectrum of a measure for my comfort and joy, with ‘sameness’ […]

PODCAST FLOOZY

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They say that admitting you have a problem is an integral part of healing your addiction. So, here it goes … I’m Emily and I’m a podcast-a-holic. Total sluz for the podcasts. Absolutely cannot get enough. Would pod all day, every day, if I could. Podcasts have exploded into our world over the past few […]

If we haven’t met yet …

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Oh hey there. I thought it high time that we were better acquainted and that you hear the back story of Bless this Mess. Maybe you’re a regular to the blog but know nothing about me, or perhaps you’ve stumbled across this site and are wondering how it’s even possible that ‘the Universe’, profanities, o-gasms […]

5 (SIMPLE AF) WAYS TO START SAVING THE PLANET

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed the evolving theme in my writing and posts but, as of late, I am all about debunking the naysayers and the beliefs that “I’m too small to make a difference” phooey. Apologies for the profanities that will likely be rife over the next few hundred words but furg that. […]

Why I’m ‘vego’ and why I always will be

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I think it has been born out of curiosity rather than out of aggression but the question of “So … why are you vegetarian?” has been thrown at me a fair bit lately. So I thought I would use this forum as a bit of a platform to answer yo’ questions. For ease of reading […]

GREEN UP YOUR LIVING SPACE

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I know one thing, ok two things, to be very very true. At birth I was gifted with both a curious mind, and cursed with a black thumb. Since my little journey into fully fledged adulthood, I have killed a countless number of plants, vegetables and flowers. I know. What a shitty little vego, one […]

UPCYCLED COFFEE SCRUB

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As I sipped on my once weekly treat of a delicious nespresso coffee – I sighed, thinking of the waste and unusable byproduct that the pods leave in their wake. But the coffee grounds that reside have simple been pressed and had water run through them – by no means does that render them useless! […]

PLASTIC FREE JULY

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Hey-o it’s my favourite month! Apart from September. And December. Ok it’s my top three favourite month! Environmental consciousness and standing up for this amazing little planet is my jam – so you can imagine my excitement now that we are approaching a HUGE month of advocacy and errybody is amping up their efforts to […]

IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN (BUT IT’S STILL TOTES DOABLE)

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I don’t know about you, but when life gets a little hectic and areas of my life demand a little more attention – things slip. I drop the ball. As of late that’s been on something that, in the past, has been an absolute non negotiable. Low impact living and environmental//ethical consumption. Look, I’m not […]

Our Incan Journey

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On 30th April – eleven nervous little novice hikers left the big city (read: Ollytaytambo, well it’s sort of big) bound for the adventure of their lives. Eight of us had signed up for the classic 4 day Inca trail, and three for the growingly popular 3 day Lares trail. Today’s post covers the ins […]