You tree-hugging bees have been loving my Zero Waste posts and it couldn’t make me happier! It’s amazing that more and more people are trying to switch up their lifestyles for the sake of our beautiful planet and our young children.Read more
Tired of that cramped messy feeling when you walk into your room? Bored of spending 20 minutes every morning just looking for that one scarf that goes perfectly with your fall jacket? Well, a busy room can create a busy life. That’s why minimalism is becoming so popular. Read more
Once again it’s the season of consuming! Disposable decorations, throw away party favors, and garbage, garbage, garbage! So that’s why here at andthebee we are trying to slowly help people move towards a more “reusable” and minimal-waste lifestyle. Our favorite way to do that is by also supporting small businesses and talented artisans. The best place to do all of the above? Etsy!!
So let’s replace those disposable sponges, napkins, and paper towels for fun halloween themed reusable ones! And let’s get those plastic easily-broken trick-or-treat buckets out and bring in some cute personalized totes! Etsy has all your Halloween needs!
Are you slowly making a transition to a zero or minimal waste lifestyle? Trying to cut back on your disposible consumption? Well, the best way to do so is by tackling it step by step! So why not start with your makeup routine?
It can be hard to find zero waste makeup products in stores which is why I always look to Etsy. Etsy is a great way to not only find natural, organic, cruelty-free, vegan, and/or zero waste products but to support real people trying to follow their dreams as well.
You will really be surprised at how many zero waste beauty products are on Etsy and you will be even more surprised how much you love them! A lot of stores will even give you a discount on your next order when you send back the recycled and recyclable packaging. Other stores sell their products in 100% biodegradable containers! We love that!
So let’s get you moving towards your new planet friendly lifestyle! Read more
Looking for a fun way to freshen up your drab apartment? Something modern, chic, and classy to bring a bit of spunk to a boring room? Well, why not consider switching up your solid colored walls for a totally fresh alternative? Wallpaper!
I loved the detailed wallpaper in my mom’s kitchen when I was growing up and so you can imagine how excited I was when I heard wallpaper was back in style! This time though, we’ve got fresh and chic new designs to change things up.
When I was looking for wallpaper designs that weren’t too retro or out of date, I knew that Etsy would be the place to go. The artisanal touch gives these wallpapers originality and your guests are definitely going to notice it.
Etsy is just one of those internet shops that make you feel good about shopping. You can support real people trying to live through their art while still getting high-quality products that are unique and chic!
So let’s get started!!! Read more
Wow! My last post “8 Lovely Etsy Shops for Zero Waste Products” was a huge success! I’m so proud and glad to see that there is a rising interest in living a conscious lifestyle that supports the planet. The more waste we can eliminate from our everyday lives the closer we will be to living waste free.
What is Zero Waste?
“Zero Waste is a philosophy and a design principle for the 21st Century. It includes ‘recycling’ but goes beyond recycling by taking a ‘whole system’ approach to the vast flow of resources and waste through human society. Read more
I love supporting Etsy and their fabulous artisans! I especially love supporting them when they are putting time and effort into creating products in eco-friendly manners. Even more so, when those products help us consumers shop in eco-friendly manners (like a Zero Waste lifestyle)! It’s a win-win!
What is Zero Waste?
“Zero Waste is a philosophy and a design principle for the 21st Century. It includes ‘recycling’ but goes beyond recycling by taking a ‘whole system’ approach to the vast flow of resources and waste through human society.
Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace.”
Whether you’re a daydreamer who walks through the botanical gardens to pass the time. Or, you’re a hardworking weeder who never has clean fingernails. Or maybe you’re houseplant obsessed and have created a jungle garden indoors. Whatever your plant obsession involves, you are a garden goddess.
The incredible artists of Etsy have done it again and brought us creative and artistic pieces to display our love for the garden. In supporting these artists you can feel good about a little online shopping. Read more
It’s 2018 already! Can you believe it? It’s time to hang up a new calendar so you can start marking all those important dates you have coming up this year. That special trip to Nicaragua, your cousins 30th birthday, and your favorite artist playing in a town near you! Those are hardly things you want to forget!
As always, Etsy never ceases to impress me with the quality of artwork they have. There are so many beautiful handmade calendars by so many talented artists it’s going to be hard to choose just one! Read more
It’s a new year and you’re looking to clean-up your lifestyle a little bit. Bring some cleanliness and organization into your life with some new and fresh storage ideas. Afterall, a clean house is a clean mind! Check out the amazing artists on Etsy to see what storage solutions they have come up with for you. Here are 20 of my favorite fresh storage ideas to help you get started on your search!