Me, My Blog and Why
I live in Ottawa and describe myself as a planet-conscious/moderate neat freak with a recessive frugal gene. I am trying to balance family, odd part-time jobs and life with humour and caffeine.
This blog is my personal space, my passion and connection to community. Implementing healthy and eco-friendly changes in our home has been a frustrating process. I am bumbling along using a trial by error method and have a long list of misses to show for it. I focus on healthy living, green ideas and environmentally friendly products I think are goodies. I also throw in some yummy food talk just to mix it up a little. This is my attempt to encourage small green changes, save some money (and headaches!)…and have a few laughs.
In 2010, the Mindful Merchant received first place in the Ecology & Social Justice category of the Canadian Weblog Awards, a juried competition. OttawaStart listed the Mindful Merchant in their 26 Ottawa Essential Blogs - 2011 Edition.
For more blah blah blah about me, check out my CWA interview with Schmutzie.
Marketing and PR folks – I welcome updates about environmental initiatives, community/charity events, and earth friendly product information. I do not write reviews for payment or free product. I do not participate in promotions or giveaways. Anything I suggest I purchase myself, personally use, and really really like. The opinions I express are entirely my own.
I love to hear from readers. LOVE IT! Feel free to comment or send an email.
- Contact me at themindfulmerchant (at) gmail (dot) com
- You can also find me on ‘The Twitter’ @mindfulmerchant