Author: Carl Holbrook

Essential Steps to Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Essential Steps to Lead a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle begins with essential steps that are close to the main ingredient of life. By following the right set of steps, you will be able to lead a perfect life and live to the main stages of the same. While getting started and making suitable changes to your lifestyle seems like a hard task at first, you will eventually get used to it. Since it's never too late to begin, read the following and acknowledge the many ways through which you can witness change. 1. Physical Exercise and a Well-balanced Diet One of the first steps towards achieving a healthy life is to exercise and follow a well-balanced diet. In this manner, you will be making changes that are needed to proceed ahead confidently. But before jumping into conclusions, seek expert help and understand all that they...
What’s New Between My Legs?
Zero Waste

What’s New Between My Legs?

What happens at this level after pregnancy, childbirth, lochia and a capricious return of childbirth? It’s because my little feminine balance has been a bit disrupted in recent months. Well ok it was for a good cause I grant you, but I had to relearn how to function with my new body, its new menstrual habits and find new solutions. This is what this article will be about, without filters, because there is nothing taboo about it. Periods have been around since the dawn of time, it's not dirty and half of adult humans experience them. So that's enough of this hypocrisy and secrecy around one of the most natural things that exists. As a reminder of previous episodes, before my pregnancy, I had nothing really specific to mention at this level: very regular periods, over a period of 4 ...
Washable Diapers: Routine, Quantity, Price, Washing, Cleaning…
Washable Diapers

Washable Diapers: Routine, Quantity, Price, Washing, Cleaning…

And it is now 4 1/2 months as I speak to you that our little Ysé came to turn our lives upside down and fill it with happiness, laughter and innocence. So we've been using reusable diapers for several months and everything is going really well. Although the beginnings were quite complicated... So what does it look like 549 washable diapers later (yes, 3 1/2 months of diapers gives that...you can better imagine what it would look like if it had to be thrown away...)? PS: For your information, I wrote an article on reusable diapers before becoming a mother, where I explained their economic and ecological advantages. OUR BEGINNINGS? We made the decision to only start using reusable diapers when we returned from the maternity ward because we told ourselves that we would surely h...
8 Tricks That Save Me The Most Money
Save Money

8 Tricks That Save Me The Most Money

1- BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITH MARSEILLE SOAP People have been talking to me about this technique for years, I had even tried it once a while ago without really liking it... And then I said to myself that it's only idiots who don't change no opinion! So again, we got started with my boyfriend and it was adopted. We bought a small piece of Marseille soap scraps from Day by Day 2 months ago and we still have 80% left! Amazing how little you need to properly clean your teeth. A good brushing (because in the end that's really all that matters) and your teeth will look great! >> Cost : €0.45 per piece of soap the size of a chocolate bar (sorry, no other comparisons in mind!) 2 - MAKE MY VEGETABLE MILK This is one of the last recyclable packaging that I bought for the following...
DIY Nourishing Body Cream
DIY

DIY Nourishing Body Cream

Here is a perfect body cream recipe! So natural, healthy and nourishing at the same time, it's a marvel! You can find this type of homemade body cream recipe quite easily on the internet but it was while testing one of them that I said to myself that it would be cool to change it a little and upgrade it. to make it modular and adaptable to everyone’s needs! Of course, to stay in the zero waste spirit, it is preferable to buy the ingredients below in bulk, but I must say that in France I have not yet found any. You will therefore be able to find all the necessary ingredients in glass containers (reusable and recyclable for life) by dividing your purchases between organic stores, Mademoiselle Bio or Aroma Zone for example. PLEASE NOTE: These are natural solutions and not magic potio...
Mini Roadtrip With Baby In The Netherlands
Roadtrip

Mini Roadtrip With Baby In The Netherlands

It's been a while since we last talked about traveling around here! Since my return from my world tour I have no longer posted articles about traveling... And yet it is not for lack of having continued to travel: Germany, Mexico, London, Bay of Somme, Morocco, Belgium, Andalusia... But I don't know, maybe the desire to share on this subject was no longer there at the time! So here I am back with a new article on our first roatrip outside France with Ysé, our daughter born at the end of August and who was 2 1/2 months old during this trip. This time we decided to discover the Netherlands by trying to go a little outside of the classic Amsterdam, already because we did it in 2015 , but above all also because of the price of accommodation! Madness... So we decided instead to discover...
The 5 Benefits This Lifestyle Brings Me
Lifestyle

The 5 Benefits This Lifestyle Brings Me

I PROTECT THE PLANET and that is still the main consequence of this way of life. I have considerably reduced my amount of waste and this reduces my environmental impact. I consume differently, always thinking first of all about conserving materials and natural resources. In addition to making my contribution to protecting the environment and no longer having to take down trash cans (and that's great!), I noticed other unexpected benefits. I SAVE MONEY because buying in bulk allows me to find products, of equivalent quality, between 5 and 80% cheaper. We no longer pay for the packaging or the marketing around it and buying at the right dose allows you to save money. Buying raw foods is less expensive than ready-made or processed meals. I buy less unnecessary items and I have stopped over...
Ma’m, It’s A Girl
Baby Girl

Ma’m, It’s A Girl

Having a daughter...I never thought it would stir up so many things within me and that it would lead to such strong self-questioning. I remember this day in April 2018 very well. I left for my 4th month pregnancy appointment with my midwife. Raphael not being able to free himself, I went there alone, just a routine appointment, no news planned. During the appointment I started to question the fact that I didn't feel the baby moving yet. My midwife then suggested that I do a quick ultrasound to show me the position of the baby in order to help me visualize the inside and better feel the movements. At the time of the echo she said: “ooooh but now I see everything, I can tell you the sex of the baby if you want!”. We didn't have a preference, really none, but we wanted to know the...
DIY Anti-Transpi & Anti-Odor DEO
DIY, Lifestyle

DIY Anti-Transpi & Anti-Odor DEO

When people ask me about my lifestyle, the question of deodorant often comes up. Yes because we must imagine that I leave my body fallow so as to no longer produce waste! While I don't reassure you at all, I'm still as flirtatious as ever, it's just that I use alternatives thanks to homemade recipes ;-) For years I have used an Alum stone which for me is ultra effective against perspiration...but not always against odors. Well it’s still minimal eh!! But I wondered if it was possible to find an alternative that would absorb perspiration just as well but also cover any odors. So here is my recipe for anti-sweat & anti-odor deodorant , my favorite among all the homemade products I have made! Ingredients for a small 100 ml jar: -30g coconut oil -40g of baking soda -30...
DIY Advent Calendar
DIY, Zero Waste

DIY Advent Calendar

Used to having my own advent calendar since I was little, I had to find a zero waste alternative for this year! By picking ideas from here and there, I created my own calendar based on...toilet paper rolls! Usually I put my empty rolls in the composter, but so I accumulated them little by little. As I started a little too late to accumulate 25 (you have to go with 2 to finish 25 rolls in 15 days!), I went to collect rolls from my friends... Classy! Inside I originally wanted to slip small chocolates or "good for", but given the tragic events of recent days I asked my darling to write me messages of peace and love for put them in. So it will be a surprise every morning when I open my cartons! You'll need: - 25 empty rolls of toilet paper (let's say 26 because there is always ...