Use Good Stuff Turns 1!

It’s our first birthday! 

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Hello everyone, Blick here! Needless to say, this is a very special day for us. A whole year has passed since we launched this blog, and what an incredible time we’ve had. As we’ve continued our Use Good Stuff journey, we’ve been learning and sharing as much as we can about living more sustainably in our own homes. The best part of this project is being able to connect with wonderful and likeminded people, so we can all help each other make more conscious choices.

After a year of posting, Use Good Stuff now contains a whole lot of information about a very broad range of topics. The vision from the very beginning was to have a little hub of information that was free and easy for people to find, written by a collaborative team who are passionate about it, but are also still figuring it all out.  I think we are well on our way to achieving this, and while it’s taken a lot of hard work and dedication, it’s been worth every bit!

This milestone is an important one, so I wanted to celebrate the only way I know how. With food. Since I moved to Wellington last year, unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to get the whole team together for this occasion. But our (impossibly handsome) graphic designer William and I teamed up to bake a tasty cake for this momentous event. We went with a vegan lemon cake,  and oh golly, it was good. We added nutmeg to spice things up a bit, which is why it didn’t turn out looking like a traditional lemon cake (also we burnt it a little, shhh). Here are some pictures of our birthday cake adventure:

Now to get all gross on you, I wanna say how much I appreciate all of the support this little blog gets. It’s a labour of love, costs money but doesn’t make any, and some weeks I can spend all of my free time working on it. But literally none of that matters when I see people engaging with it, enjoying it, and learning from it. Thank you all for reading, and for encouraging.

Of course, the biggest thanks are for the beyond-cool team we have. William, Poppy, E Cus and James – you are all very inspiring and talented. Not entirely sure how I convinced you all to take part in this, but I’m very glad you’re here! Thank you for an incredible year, I’m very excited to see where the next one takes us.

– Blick ❤

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