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25 Dec 2016

ZERO WASTE SHOPPING ESSENTIALS


Have you ever been to a package-free bulk store? If you haven’t, you’re totally missing out!
As I mentioned in my ‘5 ways to go green’ post, zero waste shopping is sooo beneficial for the environment. And also for your health. And your wallet, honestly! But how exactly do you zero waste shop? Let me explain!

11 Dec 2016

WHAT I ATE THIS WEEK [DINNER]


Hi there! YESSS I'm back with a new post! If you're a vegetarian or vegan (or you'd want to be), I hope this post gives you an insight into what I eat on a daily basis. Maybe it gives you a spark for a recipe idea or maybe it persuades you to eat vegan more often, whatever it is, I hope it's somewhat helpful for you!

14 Nov 2016

UPDATE!

Hi there!


You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t posted anything new the past two weeks. Just wanted to let you know that I can’t guarantee a regular posting schedule the next weeks/months.

Uni has been so incredibly busy over the last weeks that I just haven’t found the time to write anymore. I’m really disappointed that I haven’t been able to post, mostly because I love doing it and it relaxes me. School can just be really overwhelming sometimes.

I will be posting new things over the next few weeks and months, but I can’t promise a regular schedule. :) You can always follow me on Instagram (here!), where I post more often! 


I know I don’t have to explain myself, but still, I wanted to let you know. (Just in case you thought I had given up on blogging, well, you’re not getting rid of me that easily haha!)


See ya soon!

30 Oct 2016

3 DELICIOUS OATMEAL RECIPES


I know what you might be thinking. Oatmeal?? OH YES! A lot of people don't like oatmeal and trust me, I used to be one of them. But let me tell you, I’ve learned to love it! My first ever attempt to make some epically failed. I didn't like the taste or the texture of it at all. I noticed how my dad and brother did seem to enjoy their oatmeal, so I just had to give it another go. I started experimenting with flavours and ended up really liking my oatmeal in the morning. I present to you: my three favourite flavour-combo's!

23 Oct 2016

SOLID SHAMPOO BARS


I recently started using an amazing new product: solid shampoo bars! I know what you're thinking: solid shampoo? She must be crazy! Trust me, I'm not! These shampoo bars replace your standard liquid shampoo bottles and they have so many benefits that you just can't say no to!

16 Oct 2016

DESIGN & INNOVATION CAMP


This week, I wanted to write about something completely different. Obviously, it still has something to do with sustainability and the environment, but more so, it's about design. So last week, I attended a two-day innovation camp organised by my university and two Belgian companies.

9 Oct 2016

5 STUNNING USES FOR COCONUT OIL


Do you have a jar of coconut oil in your house? If so, what do you use it for?
This amazing natural oil is all over the internet and in people’s houses these days. Coconut oil usually comes in solid form, but it can easily melt into a liquid when applied to your skin, but also on a hot summer day or if you live in a warmer climate. 
Coconut oil is such a versatile product. It can be used in the kitchen (as a substitute for butter) and in the bathroom (to make your own beauty products for example).
So this week, I decided to share my coconut-knowledge with you and I listed my five favourite uses for coconut oil!


2 Oct 2016

QUICK AND EASY PASTA DIABOLIQUE


This past week, I started my second year of uni. I still live at home, but one of my best friends moved into a university dorm room last week. When I asked her how she was doing, she told me that she was struggling with cooking her own food. She wanted quick and easy recipes who are healthier than her microwave lasagna, but she didn't really have any ideas. So I decided to give her a hand. This next recipe is a vegetarian (and vegan) pasta with one of my favourite sauces of all time: diabolique!

25 Sep 2016

LET'S TALK ABOUT PLASTIC AND PHTHALATES!


It’s time for another post in my ‘Let’s talk about plastic!’ series. This week, I’m telling you everything you need to know about phthalates. If you’ve read my post about plastic bottles and BPA and you feel like you’re having a déjà vu, trust me, you’re not! :)
BPA and phthalates are two completely different things, starting with the fact that phthalates are much more common and, sadly, a lot harder to avoid.

18 Sep 2016

DIY NATURAL DRY SHAMPOO


Dry shampoo. Some people use it and love it, some people don’t. Personally, I’ve always been a big fan! I am definitely the kind of person that can’t be bothered to wash my hair once every other day, let alone every day like some people do!
I’m lucky enough to say that my hair doesn’t tend to get greasy that quickly. And unlike a lot of people think, washing your hair too often is actually the main reason why your hair gets greasy. Want to know why that is?

11 Sep 2016

DECLUTTERING MY CLOTHES - THE KONMARI METHOD


Last week, I told you about 'The life-changing magic of tidying up' and the KonMari Method. Over the past few days, I found some spare hours to tackle the first category: clothes. I went through every single item in my closet and only kept those that I loved.

4 Sep 2016

TIME TO DECLUTTER! – THE KONMARI METHOD


For months, I saw the internet rave about this book ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up’ by Marie Kondo. Last week I finally decided to head to the library and rent the book. Sadly, they didn’t have the English version (I love reading in English) so I had to settle for the Dutch version haha.

Soooo, if you don’t know about this book or you would just like to know more, keep reading!

28 Aug 2016

ROASTED MEDITERRANEAN VEGETABLES


Since temperatures are rising again in Belgium, I decided it would be only appropriate to post a recipe that screams summer! This vegetable oven dish will fill your kitchen with a mouth-watering Mediterranean aroma that will trick you into thinking you’re on a terrace in the south of France!

21 Aug 2016

LET'S TALK ABOUT PLASTIC BOTTLES AND BPA!


I thought it would be a nice idea to create a little series on my blog where I talk about more ‘serious’ environmental subjects. I didn't really know a good name for the series, so for now the posts are just going to be titled 'Let's talk about..'. :)
So for the first post of the series, I’m talking about plastic (water) bottles and BPA.

14 Aug 2016

DIY REUSABLE COTTON ROUNDS


Well, these reusable cotton rounds are actually squares. And they’re not even made of cotton either haha! Great way to start off a blogpost! I guess I didn't know what else to call them. Hmm... Well, you know what I mean right? The things you use to apply toner, remove makeup etc., usually of the disposable kind.
If you would like to know how you can make them yourself, keep on reading!

7 Aug 2016

REFRESHING RED BERRY SMOOTHIE


When my mum and I have some spare time on Sunday mornings, we like to make ourselves a fresh smoothie or a green juice. And let me tell you, I love smoothies! They are a great addition to your breakfast, they contain more than enough fruits to meet your advised daily amount but above all, they taste delicious and are super-refreshing!

1 Aug 2016

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5 EASY WAYS TO START OFF YOUR GREEN LIFE


I often notice that a lot of people genuinely want to live a greener life but they just don't know how and where to start. If you struggle with this problem as well, today’s your lucky day because I've listed 5 easy-to-make changes to start off your green life!

GRACEFUL & GREEN - AN INTRODUCTION


Hi there!


My name is Juliette and you've just stumbled upon my corner of the internet! If you would like a sneak peek into my life, you can click the 'About Me' button at the top of this page.

My plan for this blog is to fill it with all sorts of green lifestyle, food and DIY-related posts, written with an ecological mindset.


Ever since I was little, I've been very passionate about how we can all help improve our living environment (or at least how we can slow down global warming and make our impact less disastrous haha). Throughout my life, I’ve always noticed that a lot of my friends and family members want to live an eco-friendly life, but they just feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. And that’s where I come in! This blog can help you guide your way into a greener life.

I will try to post once every two weeks, probably on Sundays. I have got quite a busy uni schedule though and I'm also very new to this whole blogging-thing, so bear with me on this journey! :)


Soooo I guess all there's left to say is: ENJOY!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments.


Lots of green hugs!