Ways YOU can help save Earth!

Earth day is this Saturday! We all have birthdays to celebrate our lives on so it’s only fair that the earth gets one too. After all, if it didn’t exist we wouldn’t either....

Ways YOU can help save Earth! -- Space Diaries

Chugging down that train of thought, did you ever stop to think about how harming the earth will backfire on us and harm the people living on it too? Yes – that’s me and you! So here are some ways we can be earth super heroes together! If we all do a little here and there, we can make a big difference!

Stop using the garbage can

Okay of course I don’t mean that literally (although some do and it's pretty incredible). I mean start thinking twice before you throw something out. Can you reuse it? Can you recycle it? Can you compost it? The blue and green bins do have a purpose you know – and a good one too! Let’s let them do their job, ok?

Turn out the lights

Earth super heroes – here’s your job on the weekends! Turning out the lights when you’re not using them is the easiest thing you could do and it saves electricity instead of wastes it. All it takes is the flick of a switch. And take advantage of the natural sunlight when you can! After all that’s one of the reasons why it’s there.

Spare the plastic or save the plastic

Zip-locs and plastic grocery bags – nemesis of the earth. Plastic doesn’t decompose so when you throw ’em out and they end up in landfills, all they do is sit there! So why don’t you save them the boredom and let them move onto their next life. Or just stop using plastic altogether and explore other options out there like reusable containers and cloth shopping bags.

Ways YOU can help save Earth! -- Space Diaries

And save the water too

Turn off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth! I’m sure you’ve heard it a billion times and if you still haven’t listened to that great piece of advice – do it now! And have you ever considered how much water you waste when you take a 10 minute shower? Yeah I’m not gonna do the math but that’s a lot of water going down the drain – literally. Spare earth the 10 minute concert. You can sing in other places too.

Say so long to hairspray

Unless it’s the earth-friendly kind that doesn’t come in aerosol cans! Who knew that our seemingly innocent helpers actually hurt the ozone layer that protects us from the harmful  UV rays of the sun?! Friends, our lives are more important than our hair.

Make less or eat more (but don't) 

I’m sure we all know the sorrowful tale of food and waste. So I’ll spare you the sad story and just ask you to next time make/take less food or finish everything on your plate. Don’t let it go to waste. And I know it sounds cliche but it’s true – think about those who are less fortunate than you. (Ok that rhyme was both amazing and unintentional.)

Ways YOU can help save Earth! -- Space Diaries

Go vegetarian

Raising animals for meat uses up a lot of resources and produces a lot of greenhouse gases. So by eating less meat or dropping the food group entirely you’re actually contributing positively towards the environment.

Get some exercise

I know how convenient it is to hop into your car and drive to your destination but poor Earth will be left in the dust coughing up those fumes. Consider stretching your legs and walk – or bike! – to your destination if it’s local and think public transportation or carpooling if it’s further away. By helping yourself get some exercise you’re helping the environment too!

 

+Have another tip on how we can save earth? Please share it below! And make sure you share these tips with your friends. I’m sure they’d want to be considered heroes too!

Holy Guacamole!

I am happy to announce that spring is well on it's way to Vancouver....

Today actually felt like spring because 1. It was hot out 2. I wore shorts and 3. I cut the lawn for the very first time in my life?!

Anyways...

My go-to spring outfit has always seemed to be a pair of good jeans and a fun tee. So let's talk about them! 

Firstly, this t-shirt is the best. I mean holy guacamole there's an avocado on the pocket! I discovered it at Old Navy and immediately fell in love with the shirt transfer/embroidered look. I have a feeling this t-shirt will be worn repeatedly over the next several months! 

Secondly, I've been living in these jeans since the fall (no to my fellow siblings-in-Christ...not that fall). If you're looking for a good pair of high waisted black jeans that will keep it's shape, than these are it. They're nice and tight but have the right amount of stretch to keep 'em comfy. I'm definitely gonna be shopping for more denim at Urban Outfitters

+What is your spring uniform? 

Little Yellow Canary

How to wear a canary yellow frock in winter AND spring....

Hello hello! Long time no see! Sorry for the hiatus but I'm back at blogging again! I thought I'd try something new around here...if you know me than you know I love fashion. Fashion blogs are what got me into blogging in the first place! So I thought I'd play around with it a bit more on Space Diaries. 

Today I'm sharing my new favourite dress with y'all. It's the first addition to my spring 2017 wardrobe. But since Vancouver hasn't fully warmed up all the way, I wanted to show you two ways to wear it during transition from  winter to spring.

If you can recall my first ever style post, then you've seen my first trick before. I love layering long-sleeved turtlenecks underneath sleeveless dresses in the winter time. And if it's warm enough you can drop the tights to give your outfit a little more balance. 

Denim jackets are my go-to for spring and fall. They provide enough warmth without heating things up. The jacket paired with this dress also makes me feel like I'm going to a picnic! I bought this jacket from American Eagle Outfitters a looong time ago but you could still pick up a similar one from there! (Or this one from Urban Outfitters that I'm currently crushing on!) 

Wearing: Old Navy swing dress

Space Style: Hide & Seek

If you didn't already know that I live in the Vancouver area, then by the end of this post you will because I'm about to talk about the weather....

Winter has been acting so strange this year. When I thought it was finally about to be spring, we had a huge snowfall. Then came the pouring rain then the sunshine. In fact early today it was quite overcast so I thought it would be the perfect time to take some photos...until Mr. Sun came out. So I waited it out until he finally disappeared behind some clouds. But by the time I popped outside, he was out to play again which in the end turned out for the better since I love the way he casted a golden highlight on these photos. Really it was a game of hide and seek.  

Wearing: Old Navy sweater (old - similar), Target hat, Thrifted skirt, shoes (similar) & belt 

Up your beauty regime with rosewater

Put your Valentine's roses to good use! Not only does rosewater smell lovely but it's packed full of great benefits for your body and mind. Here are the pros of rosewater as well as some tips on how you can incorporate it into your beauty routine....

Benefits of rosewater + a recipe -- Space Diaries

I first discovered rosewater after I came across Turkish Delight. (Thanks Narnia!) When my mom, sister, and I decided to try making some for ourselves, we set off to the grocery store to purchase the ingredients and one of those ingredients was rosewater.

I remember thinking to myself that rosewater was the nicest thing I had ever smelled in my life. It had such a soft, feminine aroma to it. So I didn't stop at baking. I captured that rosewater in a bottle and sprayed it everywhere -- in my room, on myself. Looking back I was doing my body a huge favour. 

(Btw our rosewater Turkish Delights tasted darn good. If you want a recipe, let me know and I'd be delighted to do a post on it... 😉)  

Now for those great benefits of rosewater...

  • It maintains your skin's pH balance, controls excess oil, calms irritated skin, removes dirt and clears clogged pores so it's the best natural cleanser and toner out there
  • It hydrates and revitalizes your skin, giving it that extra lift 
  • Rosewater's antibacterial properties aids in healing scars, cuts and wounds
  • It contains antioxidants that help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue
  • Rosewater's antiflammatory properties reduces dandruff and also moisturizes and promotes hair growth
  • It boosts your mood (like chocolate!) and eases stress and anxiety, making you feel relaxed which helps for a better good night's sleep 
Benefits of rosewater + a recipe -- Space Diaries

Now that you're aware of rosewater's many benefits, make yourself a bottle of it to spray onto your skin, hair, and pillow. All you need to do is simmer some fragrant rose petals in water, strain it, fill up a bottle, and spray away!

+How will you incorporate rosewater into your beauty regime?