001. Today I want to talk about the importance of simplicity and creativity when shifting to a more sustainable and earth friendly lifestyle. I definitely consider myself a frugal hedonist who really really really loves the earth and I try my best to align my actions with my values. Over the past couple of years I have made lots of small changes in my life which has led me to a place where I now rarely buy anything new, produce very little waste, focus my energy on my passions and live on a way-below-average-income. It can sound a little crazy at first (and hold on here because it’s about to get cheesy) but since I simplified added more creativity into my way of living I have been so endlessly rewarded with experiences, freedom, passion, happiness and richness that money just can’t buy. 

002. This week I whipped up some granola and bliss balls using three simple ingredients. One of my housemates made almond and coconut milk and kindly asked me if I wanted the pulp of the nuts before he popped it in the compost. As an anti-waste warrior with some creative/experimental flair in the kitchen I happily obliged. I threw the nuts in a blender with some dates and oats, and the result was a doughy-sweet-budget-friendly-treat. Toasted in the oven created granola, and rolled into balls created sweet raw bliss balls. I could have easily added some super food chia seeds or cacao to make it a decadent experience but SIMPLE IS GOOD (and damn tasty too). I’d also like to point out at this stage, that yes the photos above are staged to look aesthetically pleasing but they are simply just a $1 stainless steel tiffin and a mason jar found in second hand stores. 

003. Creativity is EVERYWHERE and is one of the essential ingredients in life. When talking about sustainable living creativity walks hand-in-hand with simplicity. Together they can create, problem solve and address any hiccup that may come their way. The best part about keeping simplicity as one of your core values is really how SIMPLE everything really will become. You no longer need to choose between seven different options because you now only have one (and that’s all you really need). Take your simplified options, squeeze in a bit of creativity and you have an endless source of adventure. 

004. Honestly, I don’t really know WHERE this post was going, but it’s been a hell of a long time since I wrote a blog post so I just thought I would just let my mind explode all over the internet again (and maybe it was slightly thought provoking or mildly interesting to some?). If not I apologise, I promise there is more how-to’s and eco goodness coming up shortly, and less of this mindless-talking thing. 

Lena x

ecoLena Bishopeco