Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Conscious by Chloé is a lifestyle blog focused on Zero Waste, Sustainable Living and Ethical Fashion written by Chloé Lepeltier.

Have a blissful week-end #13

Zero Waste Road Trip by Conscious by Chloé

What are you up to this week-end?

On Saturday, I'm teaching a workshop at my neighborhood farmer's market and on Sunday, we're leaving for a road trip across Washington State.

I hope you'll have a great one and in the meantime, here are a few links from around the web:

Portland recommendations:

Photograph by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

To-Do List #1

To-Do List by Conscious by Chloé

I'm back from a wonderful 2-week break I got to spend with my parents in Florida and I'm in full "back to school mode" - even though I have one more trip scheduled before the end of summer.

Since I'm long time lover of lists - I may or may not have a book titled The Art of Lists in my bookshelf - I decided to share my weekly to-do lists with you and use you as accountability partners give you a little glimpse of my day-to-day goals/activities.

I hope they'll inspire you to set up goals for your week, don't hesitate to share them with me. Let's support each other, shall we?

1. Answer Zero Waste PDX-related emails

I'm getting many requests to come speak at local businesses about my zero-waste lifestyle. I need to dive a little more into it, prepare presentations, set up rate sheets and plan these talks under the Zero Waste PDX brand. This will take time, so first things first, I'll answer emails and let people know when I'll be ready to take on this new project.

2. Sign up at the gym

The last couples months have been pretty hectic and I gained A LOT OF weight. So today I'm signing up for a 2-week trial at my local gym to try to figure out whether I'll be able to stick to it. I visited many studios and tried many different activities last year when I signed up for Classpass but I could not find the right fit or stick to one discipline. I think I need accountability, so maybe semi-private classes could be the solution? I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, don't hesitate to send programs/studio/gear recommendations my way.

3. Prepare farmers' market workshop

I volunteered to teach a natural cleaning products workshop at my neighborhood farmers' market next week-end and need to take a minute to get supplies, tweak the last presentation I prepared for the last time I taught it and promote it.

4. Repair Birks

I might have already done this one (you know that if you follow me on Instagram because I was in full back from "holiday/let's empty this suitcase and clean everything up mode". I'll post a full article soon if you're interested.

5. Sell iPads

I upgraded my dad's iPad and want to replace mine too (I actually might get a Kindle instead), so I need to post them on Craigslist or Facebook marketplace to sell them locally.

6. Paperwork for my retirement
You know, freelance life. I've been putting this thing on hold for... years. I have a deadline for September, so now is the time!

7. Meal prep
You've read the paragraph about the gym, so, of course, I need to work on what goes into my body too. Octave usually cooks, but I want to take control of the menus, so he might be the one doing the washing up for some time... My idea is to give the week-end meal prep a try and see how it goes. I finally got Andrea Bemis' book and I'm so excited to dive into it. Do you meal prep, how is it going?

What about you? What are your goals for this week? Share them with me and let's motivate each other!

In-Flight Essentials

In-Flight Essentials by Conscious by Chloé

Following up on Tuesday's article about jet lag, and considering I'm flying across the country to meet my parents in Florida next week, I thought I'd share with you my in-flight essentials to make my air travels as comfortable as possible:

  • ESSENTIAL OILS ROLL-ON - I like to massage a little oil on my temples to help me fall asleep and prevent migraines. To be used with moderation so the scent does not inconvenience your fellow passengers.

  • EAR PLUGS - Constant captain announcements, babies crying, neighbor snoring, you name it. My ear plugs are the first thing I put when I get on board. I even sometimes only wait until I've left the plane to take them off. It makes the transition to the outside smoother.

  • FACE MASK - I still do not get the logic of blind opening and closing policy of the airlines I've travelled with. So my face mask is my best ally to trick my body into thinking it's sleeping time.

  • CASHMERE THROW - I'm always cold on airplanes, no matter how hot it is. So socks and a soft throw are a must. I usually repurpose my throw as a big scarf or a picnic blanket according to my destination. And it's so much more comfortable than the ones provided my the airplanes (which are usually wrapped in plastic!).

  • COLLAPSIBLE CUP - This one is my latest travel purchase. I used to only fly with a stainless steel canteen but realized that a cup is pretty handy for the occasional tomato juice (say no to single use plastic cups!).

What's the one thing you always pack for a long flight?