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A LITTLE CHRISTMAS BREAK

I’m going to take a little Christmas break from the blog, but I’ll be back again in the New Year!

The last couple of months has consisted of plenty of exams, finding a master thesis supervisor and handing in the contract for the master thesis, lots of work and finding Christmas presents, so to say the least, there has been a lot going on. I’ll therefore take a little Christmas break, and spend loots of lovely family time, reading some lovely books, watch some good movies (I’ve currently started a Harry Potter-marathon with my friend, so excited!), and just be present in this lovely Christmas time. Therefore I won’t make blogpost in here before we hit 2019.

But, sometimes it’s a good idea to unplug and recharge. This can give you new motivation, inspiration and energy. If you ever feel like you are getting tired of doing something- then try to take a little break. Most often I find that after a short period of time away from something I regain my motivation and inspiration and I am eager to start again.

 

Thank you!

So, I just want to finish this year off with saying a HUGE thank you to all of you lovely people following along! There have come so many new people along this year, and I’m beyond blessed and grateful for you all, and I’m so happy that you can find some inspiration here.

Please also always just let me know if there is anything you want to read about, or if you have any questions.

Now all I have to say is – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I’ll see you all again in 2019 (which is a year I’m beyond excited about!) <3

 

PS, if you need some reading during the Christmas, then I have 2-3 years of content on this blog, so feel very free to browse through! You can read about the power of breathing, 7 cozy winter self-care practices, how to find your soul sisters, what a lady-comp is, my favourite health books, 10 ways to cut down your plastic use and so much more! 

Inspiration

EN MERE MINDFUL JUL

Glade jul, grønne jul 🎄 Ønsker du dig en jul med mere bæredygtighed, der ikke går på kompromis med hyggen, så er Sustain Dailys julestafet som skabt for dig! Hver dag åbnes en ny låge til masser af juleinspiration, så du dag for dag kommer tættere på en grønnere jul.

 

Vi kender nok allesammen den klassiske julesang “sikken voldsom trængsel og alarm“, og det er netop sådan at julen kan virke for mange, som værende lidt stressende og med masser af ting man skal nå. Julefrokosterne om hjørnet hvor man skal medbringe dit og dat, og huske at have en gave med til pakkelegen, alle julegaverne der skal på plads, og alt der skal forberedes til julen.

Pyha, man kan godt forstå at det for mange hurtigt kan virke uoverskueligt. Derfor er det vigtigt, at huske at finde lidt ro her midt i december ræset, og det er netop det jeg gerne vil opfordre til i dag.

En Mere Mindful Jul

1. Tag tid til bare at være

Drik en varm kop te, eller gløgg, og nyd det. Nyd en julekage mens du læser i en god bog, med lysene tændt, under et varmt tæppe. Husk at skab tid til også at nyde denne tid. Lige så meget som julen kan betyde travlhed, lige så meget hænger julen sammen med hygge og kærlighed. Så husk at værdsætte denne tid på året, og nyd det.

  

2. Vær nærværende der hvor du er

Du sidder måske til familie tam tam, men sidder allerede og stresser over at du mangler at købe 7 julegaver, at købe et juletræ og klargøre jule menuen. Prøv at læg alle tankerne og bekymringerne over alt hvad du skal nå til side, og bare vær lige der hvor du er. Vær nærværende der hvor du er, og sæt pris på julens begivenheder. Hyg dig med din familie når du er der, og prøv at gør juleindkøbet hyggeligere. Tag ud med dine veninder, kæreste eller mor, eller dig selv, når du skal finde julegaver eller handle ind til julemaden, og kombiner det med en hyggelig café tur. Vær der hvor du er, vær i nuet.

3. Find ud af hvad julen indebærer for dig

Sæt dig ned og find ud af hvad julen indebærer for dig, eller hvad du gerne vil have den til at indebære. Måske vil du allerhelst bruge så meget tid med din familie som muligt i denne tid, så prøv at få gjort dette. Måske, vil du gerne se de klassiske julefilm under en dyne med en kop te, så husk at gør dette.

 

Jeg håber at dette skriv kan minde dig om alt det gode ved julen, og minde dig om at sætte farten lidt ned, og virkelig at nyde juletiden mens den er her. Jeg ønsker jer alle en rigtig god jul!

Rabatkode

Som noget helt særligt har jeg fået lov til at give jer der læser med herinde 20 % rabat på Sustain Yearly Julemagasinet. Alt du skal gøre er bare at bruge koden: CamillaJUL . Rabatten gælder kun i dag d.10. december.

Inspiration

DIY CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

It’s December, and time to start thinking about Christmas gift ideas. Therefore, I have some DIY Christmas gift ideas I want to share with you today.

A great idea could be to make homemade skincare products, whether that be for your mom, sister, aunt or grandma. And I have a few recipes you can use for making just that.

1.  Body Butter Recipe

2. Deodorant Recipe

3. Lipbalm Recipe

I hope you could find some inspiration for some homemade Christmas gift ideas. And, Merry Christmas to all of you!

 

Read also: 20 Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas

Happiness Holistic & Spiritual living

TILBAGE TIL DET VIGTIGE

“Julen er hjerternes fest ❤ Hvis dit julehjerte banker for bæredygtighed, bevidst forbrug, klimavenlige hverdagsvaner og inspiration til et grønnere liv, så er Sustain Daily Julestafet til dig. Vi viser dig hver dag i december, hvordan du kan tage dine grønne værdier med ind i juletiden.

Dette er låge nummer 13 i Sustain Daily Julestafet, og i dag skal det handle om at finde tilbage til hvad julen virkelig handler om.

Julen er efterhånden godt over os, og for mange betyder det julestress og jag. Det synes jeg er noget så ærgeligt. For dengang jeg var lille, så var julen den bedste tid – og der var ingen stress, ingen gaver der skulle nå at købes, eller noget med at man skulle nå dit og dat.

Dengang handlede det bare om at nyde den der helt specielle stemning der kun er i julen. Det var magisk, og selvom jeg også var glad for gaverne, så var det mere det med, at det handlede så meget om nærvær som virkelig var det vigtige. Alle de aftener man sad og så julekalender sammen med sin familie, julebag med familien, juleture i Tivoli, og at drikke te og spise gode julekager og snakke.

For det er i virkeligheden dét, som at julen virkelig handler om. Nærvær. At bruge tid sammen med dem man holder af og elsker.

Julen er for mange blevet en årstid der handler om gaverne og det materielle, og at man skal finde den rette gave, huske at få pyntet op, og stresse over at gøre klar til gæsterne kommer juleaften – så man kan hurtigt komme til at glemme hvad det egentlig er det hele handler om. Og det er synd.

Nærvær

Derfor vil jeg gerne opfordre alle til at tænke lidt over, hvad julen egentlig betyder for dig. Prøv at lade være med at stresse over de mindre ting, som alligevel ikke er helt så vigtige. Vend istedet for tilbage til det vigtige – tilbage til hyggen og nærværet.

Brug mere tid med familien og vennerne, og det behøves ikke indebære at du disker op med hjemmelavet konfekt og julesmåkager, hvis det ikke er det du har lyst til. Så køb istedet for nogle, eller smut en tur på café og bare nyd hinandens nærvær og selskab.

Environment Inspiration Sustainable Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

20 SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Today it’s going to be all about more sustainable Christmas gifts! Maybe you’ve already found most of the Christmas gifts, or maybe you’ve stopped receiving and giving gifts? Nonetheless, here you get some Christmas gift ideas which is a bit more sustainable. These are also great suggestions to give if you know of anyone being interested in zero waste and sustainability.

1. Experiences 
Get plenty of ideas for experiences to give right here.

2. Stainless steel straws
Stainless steel straws isn’t just pretty, they also help reduce plastic.

3. A wooden hair brush
A good wooden hairbrush is a lovely thing to give in a present, mainly to women.

4. Safety razor
A safety razor is a perfect gift for someone interested in “zero waste”.

5. A reusable to-go cup 
A reusable to-go cup is a cool gift, especially because there are so many different ones on the market. Fx are the ecoffee cup or the KeepCup some good suggestions.

6. A cool reusable bag 
Who doesn’t love reusable canvas bags? I’m in love with this one

7. Skincare in glass or tin
A lovely oil, a good face creme or a facial scrub in glass or tin, then it doesn’t get much better. Some good suggestions are brands such as Isangs or Voelve

8. A homemade bodyscrub  
There is nothing like homemade gifts, give your mom, aunt or sister a lovely homemade bodyscrub which they can use for real selfcare days.

9. A homemade bodylotion 
Another lovely gift to give is a homemade body lotion. If you want to give a really nice gift, then you can make both the bodylotion and the bodyscrub and perhaps also give a dry brush. It’s the ultimate selfcare gift.

10. Give a tree 
What is more sustainable to give a person who loves the climate, than a tree? At least I cannot think of anything more sustainable to give a person, and I’m sure anyone loving the Planet would love getting that as a gift.

11. Give a subscription
It can be a subscription for Netflix, Spotify, Mofibo, Yogavivo or something else. Of course the subscription should match with the person you are giving the gift to.

12. Reusable cotton pads 
Reusable cotton pads is a great gift. It’s a super simple way to save the Planet for more unnecessary trash, and they are just really pretty!

13. Soy candles 
There are so many lovely soy candles, and what is more Christmasy and cozy to give than candles? Just look at these here and here.

14. Organic bed linen
If you’re looking for some organic bed linen it can become an expensive thing to buy. Therefore it’s a perfect thing to give to someone who loves sustainability. Just look at these here and here.

15. Organic clothes and underwear 
Just like the above, giving organic clothes and underwear is a great gift idea. There are many lovely brands such as Organic Basics, Woron or Dilling Underwear.

16. Natural make-up 
Miild makes the most lovely make-up out of pure and natural ingredients, and the packaging which the make-up comes in is made out of 90% recycled cardboard.

17. Kindle
If you know someone who loves to read, then a Kindle is a perfect gift idea. A Kindle is kind of an “iPad”, but where you can only read books on it. It’s specifically designed to be small and handy, and the screen is designed so it doesn’t reflect lighting and it’s therefore perfect to read on.

18. Plants
Plants are always lovely! Give a plant which you know the person you are giving it to will love.

19. Giftcards
Give a giftcard to a place you know where the person you are giving it to will buy from. It could fx be a giftcard to study books if it’s a student, or a giftcard to a shop selling sustainable products if that is what the person is interested in.

20. Give money to a charity organisation
If you’re going to give a gift to someone who loves animals, then give the money to a charity which supports animals, or refugees or something else, and give a little card where you mention how the gift has helped someone else in need.

Do you have any other great gift ideas? And what is on your wishlist for Christmas?

Inspiration

WHAT’S ON MY WISHLIST

Christmas is coming up and I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’ve been wanting lately and I’ve put them on my wishlist. I’m trying to focus more and more on that the things which I bring into my life should be of good quality and be things which can last me for many years. I also try to focus on that thing such as make-up and skin products should be as natural as possible and good for the skin, and that the products that I bring into my life should be sustainably made and be produced of good quality materials.

Perhaps you can find some inspiration, either for yourself or, for one of your dear ones.

1. Miild Bronzing Powder

2. Miild Mineral Powder

3. Woron soft bra

4. Aiaya mini pouch

5. Yogamii leggings

6. Savemyface pillow

7. Evolve Radiant Glow Mask

8. Yogamii Strap top

What’s on your wishlist? 

Inspirering people

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY FEELINGS

Så er julen ved at være ovre, dog er der stadig ferie og det er skønt. Jeg blev sørme syg henover julen, og brugte meget af juleaften på at pudse næse – skønt. Dagen efter var jeg meget syg, så der lå jeg hele dagen på sofaen og så SKAM samen med min mor og søster (hvilket dog også var rigtig hyggeligt). I går var jeg til julefrokost med min familie, og senere i dag står den på Tivoli tur med min familie og min kærestes familie, simpelthen så hyggeligt.

Jeg håber at I havde en skøn juleaften, og nogle dejlige juledage, og at I har brugt dem sammen med dem I holder af.
På billederne kan I blandt andet se den fineste nye elkedel jeg har fået, samt en fin lille guld te ske/lukker, og derudover har jeg fået nogle skønne bøger og en masse andet godt.

Christmas is about to be over, yet it is still Holiday, which is lovely. I got sick during Christmas, and spend most of my Christmas eve sneezing – wonderful. The day after I was sick as well, so I laid on the couch the entire day and watched the Norwegian tv show SKAM together with my mom and sis (which was really cozy). Yesterday I had a Christmas lunch with my family, and later today I’m going to Tivoli with my family and my boyfriend’s family. 
I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas, and some lovely Christmas days, and that you spend them with those that you care about. On the pictures you can see the finest new electric kettle which I got, and a little golden tea spoon/closer, besides that I got some wonderful books and other lovely stuff.

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CHRISTMAS VLOG 2ND ADVENT

I går var en super hyggelig 2. advent. Min kæreste og jeg sov lige til vi vågnede, spiste morgenmad, åbnede vores pakkekalendre, lavede juice og en god frokost. Og så tog vi ellers afsted mod familie bageren, for at mødes med det meste af min familie og bage julekager i massevis. Jeg lavede en lille vlog fra dagen, øver mig på at gøre dem bedre og bedre, lad mig endelig vide hvad I synes om den! Jeg håber også at I havde en skøn 2. advent, og at I har jer en dejlig jul indtil videre. I dag kl. 12 får jeg endnu en eksamen, så jeg kommer nok ikke til at være så aktiv herinde før jeg har afsluttet mine 2 eksamener (er færdig d.16. december!). Men derefter har jeg hele januar fri, så glæd jer til masser af ting og sager herinde! Glædelig jul!

Yesterday I had a lovely 2nd Advent. My boyfriend and I slept till we couldn’t anymore, ate breakfast, opened our Christmas calendars, made some juice and a good lunch. Afterwards we went to the family bakery, and met up with most of my family to bake Christmas cookies. I made a little vlog for the day, I’m practicing more and more with the filming, so please let me know what you think about it! I hope you all had a wonderful 2nd Advent, and that you have a great Christmas so far. Today at 12 o’clock I’m getting another exam assignment, so I’m not going to be so active on the blog before I’ve finished my 2 exams (I’m done December 16!). But I have free from school all of January, so look forward to a lot of good stuff in here! Merry Christmas! 

Inspirering people

Christmas and a Camera Lens

Juhuuuu! Så fik jeg endelig sparet penge sammen, og købt mig et nyt objektiv til mit kamera! Og jeg elsker det allerede. Jeg elsker, elsker at tage billeder, og jeg elsker når der kommer mere ‘dybde’ i det, og man kan have fokus på nogle ting, mens andre fremstår slørede, og til det, er dette objektiv bare perfekt! (Olympus 45mm 1.8).

Jeg har lige hentet det hjem i dag, så det er helt nyt, men nedenfor kan I se nogle billeder jeg har taget med det. Samtidig kan I også se lidt af vores julepynt herhjemme i lejligheden. Og glædelig december!

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Yay! I finally saved up enough money for a new lens for my camera! And I already love it. I love to take pictures, and especially when there are more depth to the pictures, and you can focus on certain things and in the meanwhile other things seems more blurry, and for that this lens is perfect! (Olympus 45mm 1.8).

I’ve just gotten it today, so it’s brand new, and in this post you can see some pictures I took with it. In the meanwhile you can also see some of our Christmas decoration in the apartment. And a merry Christmas to you all! 

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Royal Copenhagen Christmas tables

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Smuttede med min veninde ind forbi Royal Copenhagen (på Strøget) og så Royal Copenhagen julebordene, som hvert år bliver pyntet og dekoreret af forskellige kendte mennesker (designere, skuespillere, musikere osv.). De var virkelig fine i år, men der stod også flere designere bag. Hvis du ikke kender til konceptet, så kan du læse min artikel jeg skrev for OplevByen.dk sidste år om selvsamme emne (hvilket faktisk var min første artikel for dem).
Så hvis du gerne vil i julestemning, så smut endelig derind forbi – og samtidig kan du jo også lægge en tur forbi Højbro Plads hvor der også er kommet julemarked op, hvor du kan købe nogle lækre juleting at spise!

I stopped by Royal Copenhagen with my friend today and saw the Royal Copenhagen Christmas tables, which each year gets decorated by different famous people (designers, actors, musicians etc.). They were really pretty this year, but there was also a lot of fashion designers behind it this year. Last year I wrote an article for the website I volunteer for, about the concept, but it’s in Danish, but you can find it right here.
So if you want to get into the Christmas spirit you should step by there, and meanwhile you can also step by Højbro Plads where the Christmas Market has come up, here you can buy delicious Christmas food!