Tüketim çılgınlığına değen anne eli: Sarah Tyau
Çağın hastalığı tüketim çılgınlığına, aile tasarrufuyla katkı sağlayan muhteşem anne Tyau...
Çağın en büyük hastalıklarından olan tüketim çılgınlığı, neredeyse hayatın her alanını sarmış durumda... Peki, baş faktörü ''doyumsuzluk'' olarak adlandırılan tüketim çılgınlığı nedir, ne zaman başlamıştır?
Bu şekilde tanımlandığında, 'Hayır canım, ne alakası var?' diyeceğinizi şimdiden kestirebiliyorum; ancak ne yazık ki durum... Tüketim çılgınlığı, kişinin ömür sermayesinde var olan nimetlerini, hoyratça heba etmesi olarak tanımlanabilir.
Tüketim çılgınlığının 18. Yüzyılda İngiltere’de başlayan ve daha sonrada Avrupa’ya yayılan sanayi devrimine dayandığını söylemek, sanıyorum yanlış olmayacaktır. Dünya nüfusunun artması, beraberinde ihtiyaçları da arttırmıştır. İstek ve arzuların birçoğu, mecburiyet haline gelmiştir; ki bu durumun en tehlikeli boyutudur.'Ne kadar çok şeye sahip olursak, o kadar çok mutlu oluruz’ düşüncesinden kaynaklan aşırı tüketim, çoğu zaman kişileri mutsuzluğa da sürüklüyor.
Çoğu zaman sahip olduklarımız yeterli gelmiyor
Maslow İhtiyaçlar Hiyerarşisi Piramidi'nde, insanların belirli ihtiyaçları elde etmek üzerine güdülenmiş olduğunu ve bu ihtiyaçlardan bazılarının diğerlerine göre önceliğinin bulunduğunu belirtmiştir. Ona göre, en temel ihtiyaçlar ilk sırada yer alır ve ardından diğerleri sıralanır. Ancak durum artık böyle değil; temel ihtiyaçlarımızın birçoğunu fazlasıyla karşılıyor olsak bile, artık hep daha fazlasını istiyoruz. Aşırı yemek yiyoruz, aşırı alışveriş yapıyoruz ve dahası yaşadığımız her şeyin aşırısını istiyoruz. Sonuç olarak; bir süre sonra tüm bunlar doyumsuzluğa, tatminsizliğe ve beraberinde mutsuzluğa sürüklüyor.Tüm bunlardan şikayetçi olsak da, hepimiz bu çarkın içindeyiz; evet... Popüler kültürün dayattığı bütüüüün akımlara maruz kalıyoruz, kıyafetlerimiz dolaplardan dolup taşıyor, moda diye bir çift ayakkabı daha alıp bir önceki hafta aldığımızın yanına koyarken de utanmıyoruz; çünkü alıştık.
Popüler kültüre kanmayıp kendi çarkını döndürenler yok mu? Elbette var, ancak bir elin parmağını geçemez. Üç çocuk annesi Sarah Tyau da onlardan sadece biri... Tyau, uzun yıllardır yeni kıyafetlerin neredeyse hiçbirine para vermiyor. İlk çocuğu doğduğunda eski elbiseleri değerlendirmeye başlayan yetenekli anne, arkadaşlarından ya da ikinci el dükkanlardan aldığı elbiseleri adeta baştan yaratıyor. Onu, Intagram hesabından da takip edebilirsiniz.
One of my new friends I gained today(Hello to all my new lovely friends I’ve gained lately and to my old friends!) told me this was her favorite transformation of mine and I have to agree! Mostly because I wish I had this in my size.🙂 I turned a size medium jacket I bought from my friend’s yard sale for $3, into a cute and sophisticated jacket/dress for my daughter. The bow is removable and can also be worn on the hair. A full video tutorial link in bio or swipe up on my story. . . p.s. We are breaking ground tomorrow for our new house! I always debate whether to post the updates on our house from now on via stories on this feed or my @dreamhomecometrue feed. Where do you think I should post it? Mainly on my home account and just post one story here saying check out my stories on the other account? Help this sista out by answering this not-that-important question!😆
A simple alteration of making the sleeves shorter and narrowing the bodice. . . The reason why I think every person, especially a woman(no, not being old fashioned, keep reading😉), should learn to sew is it helps you to love the body you have now, not when you’re 10 lbs. lighter. By having the clothes conform to the body you have right now, instead of trying to conform your body to a certain clothing item/size. Instead of buying a certain item and saying, “I’m going to wear this once I lose the 10 lbs.”, you alter the clothing instead to fit that beautiful curve, shape and size that your mama gave you! To celebrate the beautiful, capable body that you have NOW. . . Of course I think every man should learn to sew too(so excited to teach my son when he’s a little older!), but their clothes are more straight down and not as form fitting. But that just means it’ll be much easier! So there’s an incentive for you men! . . I have several dresses that I plan on adding simple alterations to, to make them fit my body better, would you like a tutorial on that? Comment with your favorite fruit if so! 🍉🍇🥥🥝🍑🍒
You know how you look at old photos of yourself and think, what was I thinking with that haircut/clothes? Well, that’s what I think when looking at this DIY refashion I did back in 2010.😬😳🙈 Do any of you remember this one? If you do, comment below, you are one of my oldest followers and I need to give you a virtual high five and a hug! ✋🏼 🤗 But yes, I am not super proud of this one guys, I cringe a little on the inside even showing you this. But we all start somewhere, right?😅 It has potential but I think where I went wrong was if you look at the original on the left, the neckline was too low for me so I was trying to make the front not as low cut so I had to do two twist knots instead of just one. It would look so much cuter with just one twist knot. But maybe it’s not as bad as I think it is? You know how you’re always your own worst critique? What do you think on a scale from 1-10, 1 being ugly and 10 being super cute. I give it a 3.5. Be honest, I can take it!
Refashioned a men’s shirt into a crop top + skirt set for my girl in The Refashion Runway gingham challenge. After competing in that competition in 2015, I told myself that it would be the last competition I’d ever enter, I strongly dislike them! I like celebrating everyone’s unique talents, not comparing and critiquing others to my own, which was what I found myself doing, being the worst critique of my own work but also nit-picking other contestants’ work. I also found out how competitive I could be.😅 . . Do any of you feel the same with competitions? Everyone’s at such a different stage in learning, or had different opportunities and so many other factors, it seems so unfair to be competing with others to measure who is better than the other. Or do you love competitions? I can see why some would, it definitely pushes you and challenges you to be better than ever before! So which one are you?
a very condensed version of my most recent Refashion Revision episode where I transformed a XL men’s shirt into a pinafore dress with a removable bib. Check out the link in bio for a full tutorial. . . I haven’t had the desire to sew lately but all your love and encouragement is giving me the motivation I was lacking, so thank you friends!😘 If you want to see a new refashion, comment with the latest emoji you used!
I decided I was closing my Instagram account. Up until 5 days ago, I was 99% leaning towards stopping it all. I’m just so tired of social media. I truly believe the world would be a better place without it. We would live more in the moment and soak it all in, instead of worrying about getting the perfect IG photo and caring so much what people will think or say or “like”. We would stare into the eyes of our loved ones more. We wouldn’t care so much what others were doing or what we were doing or not doing. No sponsored, perfectly staged, curated photos that can mislead people into thinking why can’t my life look that perfect. People’s confidence would go up. Less hate and judgement. Way less comparison and self doubt. Way less time starring into our phones and more time living. Truly living. And I feel I am just taking that precious time away from you and encouraging you to stare at your phone longer. Why add to the problem when I wish social media didn’t exist? So I made my decision. . . Then I went to @ourrescue preview screening & Carrian from @ohsweetbasil spoke to the audience about how she wants to quit social media everyday. But with her platform, she can spread awareness to amazing causes like O.U.R and use it to help others. I felt goosebumps & I knew that was my answer to what I had been contemplating about for the past 2 months. Social media can be such a self-serving, narcissistic platform. But what if we turn that around & start using it for the benefit of others? Not to gain ego or to feel better than your neighbors, to gloat or boast but with a selfless desire to make others happy? To spread awareness about issues and causes that help the betterment of humanity? I constantly pray & seek for inspirations to share here, in hopes it would help at least one of you. But lately, I lost sight of that and was asking what social media can do for me. I can get back to loving posting on IG by focusing on what I can do for you instead. So tell me, what do you love to see? What can I post about that will make your lives better?