Why I LOVE my period panties. And why you might like ‘em too!

Nicole Inspiring Things, Zero Waste Journey

First up if you’re not a fan of talking about bodily fluids you might want to click away now. Because I’m going to explain why I LOVE my period panties. The next thing on my list to reduce waste in my life was looking at my feminine hygiene products. From the age of 15 I’ve been using sanitary pads and tampons. Again sitting down and doing the maths on the amount of waste I’ve created over the years. I wanted to find an alternative to these products. So as always I booked a coffee date with my best friend Google. …

The Sad Truth About Take Away Coffee. And What To Do About It. www.onebymefoyou.com

The Sad Truth About Take Away Coffee. And What To Do About It!

Nicole Zero Waste Journey

Have you noticed an increase in special days to celebrate specific things? Like Earth Day or World Sea Turtle Day or World Elephant Day. I find it kinda interesting that we’ve got to the point in our lives where we need to have these days. Why can’t every day be earth day and world sea turtle day and world elephant day? With that said. I found out that today is International Coffee Day! Lol ???? And it so happen that I’m writing about coffee today… Talk about serendipity ???? FACT: I love coffee. I can’t get my day started without …

Eco Friendly Toilet Paper: Who Gives A Crap. www.onebymeforyou.com

Eco friendly toilet paper – Who Gives A Crap

Nicole Inspiring Things

Wait what? Eco-friendly toilet paper? When I first came about this term I had no idea that you could get bog roll that wasn’t eco-friendly. Actually I just didn’t stop to give it a second thought. Because it’s one of those robotic things I do on my grocery run. As it turns out using eco-friendly toilet paper makes a big difference! Here are 3 things I learnt about normal toilet paper: The of making toilet paper follows the same process as paper. It’s made from virgin wood pulp. That means we’re flushing our forests down the toilet. It also has to go through a bleaching process which uses …

New Yorker Cartoon Greeting Cards. www.onebymeforyou.com

Little Things That Make Me Laugh Out Loud – New Yorker Cartoons

Nicole Inspiring Things

I remember reading my first New Yorker Magazine, it was on a family holiday to New York in 1996. I was 14 back then and remember sitting on the bog in my cousin’s girlfriend’s apartment and picking up a magazine (you know to pass the time…) As I flicked through the magazine I was fascinated by all the artwork, I don’t remember reading any of the articles but I do remember laughing so hard at the cartoons that my mom had to knock on the door to see if I was ok! Ever since then I’ve always been a fan of …

The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. www.onebymeforyou.com

Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton

Nicole Inspiring Things

I first came across the Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton while wandering the streets of London. I love his random, funny, happy, quirky thoughts 🙂 They just make me LMAO! And to my delight I found these cards at a fun and quirky gift shop right here in Canberra called Living in Style it’s in the Style Arcade in Manuka! Yay 🙂 I couldn’t resist picking some up! This series of random thoughts was created by Giles Andreae, a poet, author and illustrator. He’s also the creator of The Pig of Happiness and Purple Ronnie and the author of many children’s books …

Artists and Fleas Brooklyn. www.onebymeforyou.com

Artists and Fleas Williamsburg

Nicole Inspiring Things, Travel

Another awesome market we found on our little US adventure was Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg. Artists and Fleas have two venues in New York, one in Williamsburg Brooklyn and the other in Chelsea under the High line. It’s a fantastic collection of artists, designers, vintage collectors and makers. Every single stall had high quality goods and we took ages to make sure we looked at everything, we didn’t want to miss out on anything! The awesome thing about these markets is there are new sellers every other week so you’re always finding new designers to follow! We loved the screen prints …

Meeting Jennyrose Design. ww.onebymeforyou.com

Jennyrose Design

Nicole Inspiring Things

A few months ago, back in winter, on my regular trips to the Old Bus Depot Market here in Canberra, I was stopped in my tracks by an intriguing dress by Jennyrose Design. The dress didn’t fit my regular style so I was surprised to be drawn to it so strongly. Firstly it was a turtle neck which I’m not a fan of, and secondly although the bottom of the dress is beautifully embroidered the floral pattern isn’t quite me. In saying that for some reason I couldn’t leave the dress alone! The more I held it the more inquisitive I got about it. …

Guide to Sewing Hems

Nicole Make it. Fix it. Do it Yourself.

Spring has surely sprung for all of us in the southern hemisphere and love is in the air it’s awesome to see all the birds building nests and doing their little mating dance 🙂 Every morning I’m waking up to the lovely sound their chirping and rays of sunshine blasting through the curtains.   As the days are getting warmer I’m excited to finally put all my winter gear away and get out my summer dresses.   And in honour of this glorious sunshine I’d like to share this fab eBook from Colette Patterns. If you ever had a phobia …

Ash & Clay Product review. www.onebymeforyou.com

Ash & Clay Bespoke Skin Care

Nicole Inspiring Things

After a wonderful 3 week injection of family time in South Africa, I’ve arrived back in Canberra 🙂 The long haul flights always seem to take a toll on my skin however on this particular trip I’ve returned with my skin feeling supple and hydrated. The only reason I mention this is that there is such a noticeable difference! And here’s my reason why: About 3 months ago I decided to change my skin care product, I wanted to try something a little more organic and natural. So on one of my trips to the Old Bus Depot Markets in Canberra I …