We are back from our holidays in France, in Languedoc.
Pictures were not all taken by me (too difficult with 3 young kids to supervise), it is just for the pleasure of the eyes. The pleasure mainly to buy directly from the producers (when possible).
We ate in galore: melons, zucchinis, tomatoes, apricots, plums, goat cheese…
Our house had a lovely vegetables garden providing us with different kinds of tomatoes, zucchinis, bell peppers…let’s not forget our 4 hens providing us with a few eggs each days ( a hen can produce between 180-280 eggs a year depending on the breed) to the delight of the kids and the adults.
We also gave them a lot of the peels which were intended to the compost as well as their own eggshells (wonderful source of calcium for the chicken).
Needless to say that a lot of people grow their own vegetables and fruits without the help of any chemicals.
It is also one of the largest wine world producers.
The region is blessed with enough rain and sunshine to grow almost anything.
Sadly, it was not the season of figs and blackberries, we missed them by a month.
Wonderful family times, food, wine, scenery, hikes in nature, kayaking, medieval towns all over the region.
Happy to be back in Asia.
Bathroom shared by 4 persons, 1 adult, 3 children and 1 dog (she baths in it too).
So you know, my hair has always been very thin & few and needs extra help and crap on it: volumising shampoo, mousse and hairspray. Those add to the clutter and the hairspray can cannot be recycled (I use about 1 bottle a year) but being minimalist is not about depravation but finding happiness in a more simple life without so many things. At this stage in my life I would not be happy without those since I use them everyday and they make me feel better about myself.
1- Picture of entire bathroom
2- Bathtub/ shower ledge: solid (non packaged) soap used by the entire family, in the pump kids/ dog local organic shampoo (large bottle from Bella Sapone $210/ 1L), my shampoo from P&S Avalon volumising organic about $100/ 400ml.
body brush (for exfoliating…) head massager (hoping it will help with hair growth), in the case: foot scraper, cuticle pusher.
3- solid soap and sponge to clean/ remove makeup on the face every night + makeup case.
4- under sink 1: You can be minimalist and still enjoy makeup & fashion, my book collection (guilty pleasure) on makeup and outfits, they seem frivolous but I still enjoy them from time to time. The organic apple cider (about $30/ bottle is used once a week on my hair to remove all the crap I put on my head
5- under sink 2: We have a total of 10 towels which is plenty even when we have guests.
6- hair products
compostable toothbrushes + essential oils.
Face products (serum+ face & eye products from Native Essentials, I return for reuse the empty bottles), chap stick from Lavera, Lush solid deodorant (unpackaged), homemade toothpaste.
Almond oil (excellent to remove waterproof mascara)
Share your tips if you know how we can optimize the space, lower the waste even more.