Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Bonjour & Welcome! Conscious by Chloé is a Sustainable Lifestyle Blog focusing on Zero Waste, Slow Living, and Ethical Fashion coming to you from Central Oregon.

The Conscious List

Kamala and Jow Let's Go by Do-Hee Kim for Conscious by Chloé

Visual by Do-Hee Kim

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? If you haven't done so, and (unlike me) you're a US citizen, I hope you're gonna vote. If you're not sure how to do that, check out Vote Save America, where you'll find all the details relevant to where you live.

Here are a couple links to things that have caught my attention or kept me busy this week:

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What are your plans for the weekend?

10 Little Things

Self Portait by Conscious by Chloé

It's been a long while since I last published in the 10 little things section.

We don't necessarily notice them, but those little things put a little magic into our lives.

Here are 10 little things that have been making me happy lately:

  1. Seeing deers on my morning walks.
  2. Pumpkin soup.
  3. The local newspaper crosswords.
  4. A new cookbook.
  5. Propagating plants.
  6. Petrichor.
  7. A warm shower before bed.
  8. Fresh sheets.
  9. A new desk I made (with a little help).
  10. Sunday croissants.

What little things have been making you happy lately?

The Conscious List

Hygge by Conscious by Chloé

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? After our camping trip was cancelled 2 weeks ago, we're contemplating going to the coast tomorrow.

Here are a couple links to things that have caught my attention or kept me busy this week:

  • Word of the season: hygge.

  • This kid's look in my fall mood.

  • Black-owned Etsy shops.

  • Fall cooking - This utensil has been on my second hand watchlist for a while now.

  • Don't know what to do with your produce stickers? Mail them to Stickerman!

  • The enlightening book I'm reading this week - #BLM

  • I'm looking for a cute basket for the vintage bike I found for a steal at the thrift store yesterday (see it it my Insta Stories).

  • I really really want to watch this movie - Miranda July 4 eva.

  • Money talk? I started listening to this podcast (in French).

  • Local event - See you there later today?

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What are your plans for the weekend?

Habit Shift - Reading to Appreciate and Understand the World Around Me

Girl Reading Book by Conscious by Chloé

At the beginning of the pandemic, I had a really hard time reading. My mind would go wild and after turning a page I would realize that I had been reading it without reading it. Does this ever happen to you?

The only solution I found was to download an audiobook and listen to it while going on a walk.

That's how I "read" my first book of the pandemic: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Fast forward a couple weeks and I found myself in a new house in a new town and a library stocked full of amazing books and the option to check them out safely.

That's how my pandemic reading really started. I signed up on the library's website, got my card and login in the mail, created a reading list on the library's website, placed holds online and waited for an email notification to come and pick up my next reads.

My regular trips to the library bring me a lot of joy and are the perfect excuse to take a break from work and go for a walk.

Unsurprisingly, my 2020 reading list has been showing 3 major themes: POC authors (#BLM), food (having a proper kitchen and direct access to nature make me want to forage and cook all day every day), and home decor (did I mention I moved?).

Black Author Reading List 2020 by Conscious by Chloé

POC Authors

I've had a hard look at my reading list and made a point to actively look for black and brown authors. I also searched historic and antiracist books to raise my consciousness about race and (systemic) racism (see my complete reading list).

Plant Magic Christine Buckley Organic Sunscreen by Conscious by Chloé

Food & Herbs

Hoping to stay put for a while in my new place, I want to learn about the local fauna & flora, go foraging, dry, dehydrate, preserve, pickle and cook. While on the one hand I do not want to add to my house chores and mental load, I also want to make mindful and healthy living and eating a priority.

The New Bohemians Cool & Collected Homes Justina Blakeney by Conscious by Chloé

Home Decor & Organizing

One day I'll build a house and will be able to chose the color of the walls and the placement of the windows. But for now, I gather all the tips and tricks to make a (rented) house a home.

Girl Reading Book by Conscious by Chloé

You can find my 2020 reading list here.

2020 Pandemic Reading List by Conscious by Chloé

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What's on your reading list?

The Conscious List

The Foraged Home by Joanna Maclennan for Conscious by Chloé

Picture by Joanna Maclennan

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I'm gonna go through my wardrobe and do some editing & switching for the colder season.

Here are a couple links to things that have caught my attention or kept me busy this week:

  • I just finished reading this book and want to go foraging (here's my 2020 reading list).

  • I was asked about my style rules in this interview (go to rule number 9).

  • Local farmer Andrea Bemis published a new cookbook (I LOVED her first one too).

  • I've lost the one I got last year so this time I'm gonna get a very bright one.

  • I wouldn't be able to survive this election season without this podcast. I also highly recommend the group thread during the vice/presidential debates.

  • Once I'll have switched up my wardrobe, I'll refer back to this board for styling inspiration.

  • Octave copied the design of this cutting board to make one from a letftover piece of walnut and did an amazong job!

  • I watched this TV show this week and all I want is to have bangs, drink tea and wear cozy colorful sweaters.

  • I love how Isabel documents her life in the mountains.

  • I'm looking for a pair of cozy slippers, please share sustainable recommendations in the comments below.

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What are your plans for the weekend?