Reusable coffee pods

I haven’t thrown out a coffee pod since July 2017 thanks to my stainless steel reusable Seal Pod from Crema Joe.

I love our Nespresso machine dearly. It was a wedding gift and a massive boost to being more frugal in our daily lives, but the wastefulness of cheap supermarket pods bothered me and I couldn’t always get to a Nespresso boutique or florist to recycle the branded pods – it was time for an alternative.

While Saturday brunch at one of our amazing local, independent cafes is always amazing, it’s a special treat and no longer a weekly routine for us. Brunch money stays in the bank while I whip up lattes and avocado toast in our own kitchen.

Liz xx

p.s. Expressi pod users can register to be notified by when their Expressi size reusable capsules are available! Here’s the link


Thrift shop haul

I’ve started small on our ‘war on waste’ journey. Carrying a keep cup, using stainless steel refillable coffee pods, refusing plastic and unnecessary packaging, cold wash cycles and making use of the soft plastic recycling. The next thing I want to tackle is clothing.

I am starting with myself and plan to go as long as possible without buying any brand new clothes. If I need something I will head to Vinnies, Goodwill or The Smith Family and buy second hand.

This is today’s Goodwill haul at their end of year sale.

  • Black puffer vest, Witchery
  • White and black stripe turtle neck top, Seed Heritage
  • Black tie top, Witchery
  • Black wool knit sweater, Country Road
  • Black zip up jacket, Witchery

Total = $14.50

About 50% of my wardrobe has been thrifted over the years but this is probably my best haul yet as far as value for money goes.

Where are the best thrift shops in Sydney? I have a few local ones near me but they aren’t the best as far as selection goes. My local Vinnies children’s section is literally a box on the floor 🙄 and this particular Vinnies shop prices damaged second hand clothes almost double the price of similar items brand new at Kmart or Target so I am desperate for some tips!

Liz x