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Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

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Have a blissful week-end #8

Keukenhof Flower Fields in Holland by Conscious by Chloé

What are you up to this week-end? On Saturday, I'm going to vote to elect the next French president (wish us luck). Saturday also happens to be Earth Day, so I'll take some time to reflect on my impact on the planet and reevaluate some of my habits (less dairy, turn off electronics at night, water plants with rain barrel water, etc.). I hope you'll have a great one and in the meantime, here are a few links from around the web:

This French documentary (playing at the Living Room Theaters from April 21st).
This backpack.
101 ways to practice compassion and conservation for mother earth This drinking top.
A week of outfits.
Natural and organic sunscreen.
Currently reading this book.

Portland recommendations

Project Object grand opening.
Earth Day Weeding gathering.
Huarache Sandals making workshop.
Spring Medicine Making class.
Sustainable Fashion Forum.

Since many of you are reading this blog from not too far away, I thought I'd add a special segment at the end of my week-end recommendations, just for you. You can find more local & conscious tips and events on the Zero Waste PDX Facebook page.

Have a blissful week-end #7

Mason jar cozy by Conscious by Chloé

What are you up to this weekend? I'm at home with a cold and will spend the next two days taking care of myself and... working. I hope you'll have a great one and in the meantime, here are a few links from around the web:

I got one of these this morning to clear my sinuses.
It's time to register for the next food swap. Are there any in your area?
This interview.
I just discovered my new favorite online shop section, vintage + US made! Can you believe I do not own one of these?
I'll probably visit this pop-up later during the week-end if I feel a little better.
This album on repeat.
I'd love to stop by this new spot too for a little self-care but might just to go here for a steam.
I need all the comfort food.
Current life saver.

Photograph by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Have a blissful week-end #6

Watering plants by Conscious by Chloé

What are you up to this weekend? I'm going to a plant exchange tonight and attend an open studio on Sunday. Only good things to keep my mind off the fact that I'm in the middle of a 5-day juice cleanse (more on that in a later article). I hope you'll have a great one and in the meantime, here are a few links from around the web:

A fun way to practice your French.

I'm obsessed with these organic shaped planters.

Travel with zero carbon footprint.

I don't know whether I should get these or these.

Free vintage medicinal plant illustrations.

This quilt for my bedroom.

I wonder whether I could DIY this candle.

Planning on visiting this lab next time I'm in NY.

Professional Enthusiast.

I'm preparing my selection for the 10 x 10 challenge. Who wants to join in?

Photograph by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

5 Favorite Conscious Blogs

5 Favorite Conscious Blogs by Conscious by Chloé

I am a big consumer of news and podcasts and have also been an avid reader of all kinds of blogs for the past 10 years. I've relied on a number of ways to keep up with my favorites (RIP Google Reader) and now use Feedly to stay up to date with my daily conscious, style and interior design blogs.

From eco-fashion to minimalism, mindfulness, activism, and zero-waste cooking, here are 5 of the best conscious blogs you can find in my feed, here are 5 of the best blogs you can find in my feed.

Reading my Tea Leaves for Conscious by Chloé

Lifestyle - Reading my tea leaves

Erin Boyle lives in a tiny Brooklyn apartment with her husband and 2 kids. Her blog is a constant reminder to consider every item that enters your life. I read her book this winter and highly recommend you do the same.

Favorite section: It's hart to chose, but Erin's life in a tiny apartment posts are a big inspiration to me.

Style Bee for Conscious by Chloé

Style - Style Bee

Once you've started reading Lee Vosburgh's journal, you'll immediately want to become her best friend... in order to be allowed to borrow all. her.clothes! Check out her Insta Stories, they're a great way to see how Lee styles various outfits from the same base layers.

Where to start: Her 10 x 10 challenge really caught my attention and I'm also currently loving her lounge wear series (#CurrentlyWorkingInMyPJs).

Ashley Neese for Conscious by Chloé

Spirituality - Ashley Neese

I've only been reading Ashley's blog for a couple weeks, but it's already one of my favorites and a great resource for anyone interested in subjects ranging from holistic beauty to mineral therapy.

An inspiring read: Ashley's gratitude practice really resonates with me.

Ecocult for Conscious by Chloé

Information - EcoCult

Ecocult was founded by Alden Wicker, a NYC-based writer whose bold reporting style kept me coming back. Alden is also the co-founder of the Ethical Writers Coalition, which I recently joined.

Why I read Ecocult: Alden's week-end reading is an endless source of information, from eco-fashion, to travel and activism.

Zero Waste Chef for Conscious by Chloé

Food - Zero Waste Chef

I have to admit that Anne Marie's blog is not in my feed (I don't really follow cooking blogs), but I surely have been reading it a lot lately since I've starting experimenting with the sourdough starter I recently brought home from a food exchange.

Favorite recipe: Anne Marie's sourdough crackers recipe is everything I had been looking for after I realized that only a small portion of my sourdough starter was going to be used to bake bread. I used the rest to make these crackers and felt like I had just saved the world (#understatement).

Those are only some of my favorite conscious bloggers. Do you follow any of them? Who else do you follow? Recommend them to me in the comment section below so I can add them to my reader.

Have a blissful week-end #5

Hiking in Oregon by Conscious by Chloé

What are you up to this weekend? I'm going on a retreat with a group of amazing women which will include movies, hikes hot tub soaks and wine tasting. I hope you'll have a great one and in the meantime, here are a few links from around the web:

This guide to a good death moved me a lot.

Getting one of these to label the jars in my pantry.

One of my favorite Portland bloggers.

Who makes your clothes.

Wishlisting this class for my birthday next month.

My first word when the alarm clock rang this morning.

Currently reading this book.

This closet tour.

I usually don't paint my nails, but this color made me look.

A zero waste and minimalist cracker recipe.