Since we are now safely passed the mid-November mark, it's an acceptable time for a Christmas post! As a kid, one of the staple Christmas traditions in our house was the advent calendar. Chocolate every day, before lunchtime! What a friggin' treat. This year I decided that I wanted to bring back the advent calendar … Continue reading DIY Christmas Advent Calendar!
Since giving up dairy earlier this year, I have been missing some of my favourite baked sweet treats. I wanted to give dairy and egg-free baking a go but really had no idea where to begin, so started with a trusty Google search and took it from there. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and … Continue reading Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies!
Lately, I’ve been struggling to find motivation. Whether it be to exercise, to cook proper meals, or to go out and socialise - it just hasn’t been coming easily. Lack of motivation is something we all battle sometimes, but recently it’s been creeping in to places I don’t want it to. As much as I … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green
It's our first birthday! 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 … Continue reading Use Good Stuff Turns 1!
A little while ago, I made a post about switching to a vegetarian diet. I noted that I would probably go vegan eventually, and that I would really miss cheese. Well, now I have… And I do. But it has certainly been a lot easier than expected. Just like last year when I was removing … Continue reading Livin’ La Vida Vegan
We’ve covered ethical clothing and fast fashion, so now it makes sense to move on to the feet! Footwear is a tricky one. Quality, affordable shoes can be hard to find at the best of times. Add other criteria like sustainable, ethical, and vegan, and the pool starts getting pretty empty! This especially seems to … Continue reading Save Our Soles – Ethical and Sustainable Footwear
Hello everybody and welcome back to Use Good Stuff for 2016! The new year is when a lot of us start setting new goals - whether we stick to them or not, the intentions are good! If you still have room on your list for a few more resolutions, how about adding in some new … Continue reading 2016 – Make It Green!
Goodness gracious me, what a year this one has been! 2015 has been a crazy but super fun ride. Use Good Stuff has seen a lot of support and success over the last 8 months, and we are very appreciative for every bit of that. We hope that 2016 will bring even more wonderful things, … Continue reading December/2015 Round Up
This month has been another busy one! We've had a few really good updates on the blog over the last few weeks, and are getting ready for the end-of-year wind down. We hit our 50th post last week which was a pretty exciting occasion, and also quite surprising to think we have done that many … Continue reading November Round-Up
The end of October is usually when I start having a bit of pre-holidays panic. Once again I have not started planning or shopping for Christmas, I'm realising that time is running out, and have resigned myself to the fact that all of my loved ones will be receiving socks or chocolates, or perhaps a cool … Continue reading October Round-Up