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Today my 4.5 year old looked into the woods and said, “Mommy look! Isn’t it beautiful? But, all that stuff from food wrappers in there isn’t. Why do people put it in there?” 💔
I replied, “I don’t know. But you know that you can only control you, right? So you just do what you know is right. Right?”
“Yea.... Mommy you are the best.” He replied with a hug that warmed my heart. —
Not trying to boast (him saying I’m the best is just his way of expressing love these days... not complaining though ❤️).
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But the reason I’m writing this is that we all can “only do you.” If we all did our part to prevent litter from entering nature, did our part in picking it up when we saw it, did our part to reduce waste, did our part to be kinder to the only planet we have... imagine the possibilities ❤️ #teachthemyoung #ourplanetourhome #ecofriendlyliving #nextgeneration #bethechange #goingzerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #minimalistfamily #globalwarming #globalwarmingisreal #climatechangeisreal #doyourpart #goinggreen #plasticfreeliving #zerowasteblogger #greenliving #zerowastejourney #greenmom #crunchymom #hopeforthefuture
Today my 4.5 year old looked into the woods and said, “Mommy look! Isn’t it beautiful? But, all that stuff from food wrappers in there isn’t. Why do people put it in there?” 💔 I replied, “I don’t know. But you know that you can only control you, right? So you just do what you know is right. Right?” “Yea.... Mommy you are the best.” He replied with a hug that warmed my heart. — Not trying to boast (him saying I’m the best is just his way of expressing love these days... not complaining though ❤️). ___ But the reason I’m writing this is that we all can “only do you.” If we all did our part to prevent litter from entering nature, did our part in picking it up when we saw it, did our part to reduce waste, did our part to be kinder to the only planet we have... imagine the possibilities ❤️ #teachthemyoung  #ourplanetourhome  #ecofriendlyliving  #nextgeneration  #bethechange  #goingzerowaste  #zerowasteliving  #zerowastehome  #minimalistfamily  #globalwarming  #globalwarmingisreal  #climatechangeisreal  #doyourpart  #goinggreen  #plasticfreeliving  #zerowasteblogger  #greenliving  #zerowastejourney  #greenmom  #crunchymom  #hopeforthefuture 
Your habits are what you choose them to be. Such powerful words. Is there some habit you have been wanting to change? Maybe shopping too much? Maybe buying lots of processed packaged foods? Maybe even just staying up too late? 
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Realizing that your habits are your choice is powerful.  Who says you have to wait until January 1st to start to change them. Why not start now? Why not take one step towards changing a habit? Your habits are your choice after all. ❤️#dailyhabits #resolutions #minimalism #minimalquotes #changeyourhabits #motivation #minimalistblogger #zerowasteblogger #zerowastehome #goingzerowaste #minimalista #minimalistamom #zerowasteliving #smallchanges #momlife #minimalistmom #greenmom #simpleliving #simplify #setyourintention
Your habits are what you choose them to be. Such powerful words. Is there some habit you have been wanting to change? Maybe shopping too much? Maybe buying lots of processed packaged foods? Maybe even just staying up too late? ___ Realizing that your habits are your choice is powerful. Who says you have to wait until January 1st to start to change them. Why not start now? Why not take one step towards changing a habit? Your habits are your choice after all. ❤️#dailyhabits  #resolutions  #minimalism  #minimalquotes  #changeyourhabits  #motivation  #minimalistblogger  #zerowasteblogger  #zerowastehome  #goingzerowaste  #minimalista  #minimalistamom  #zerowasteliving  #smallchanges  #momlife  #minimalistmom  #greenmom  #simpleliving  #simplify  #setyourintention 
There is something in the twinkle of Christmas lights that is magical (even though I know they are not the “greenest” thing we own 🤷🏻‍♀️) #notperfectatall 
That garland and mini tree (both which are several years old), our tree, and a few lights in front is pretty much the extent of our decorations this year. Keeping it simple per usual. But we do have holiday music playing on repeat nonstop daily since Thanksgiving 😂❤️🎄. ___
What are some ways you have simplified this holiday season?
There is something in the twinkle of Christmas lights that is magical (even though I know they are not the “greenest” thing we own 🤷🏻‍♀️) #notperfectatall  That garland and mini tree (both which are several years old), our tree, and a few lights in front is pretty much the extent of our decorations this year. Keeping it simple per usual. But we do have holiday music playing on repeat nonstop daily since Thanksgiving 😂❤️🎄. ___ What are some ways you have simplified this holiday season?
Play is the work of childhood, so lets not overcomplicate it. I love seeing childhood creativity. Those letter blocks on the floor were just a birthday cake after being used to spell names and, before that, make a tower. 
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Yes sometimes simplicity is hard. Would it be “easier” to just buy my kids a bunch of electronic toys that look “fun” whenever they get bored? Maybe, but what does that teach them? How does that foster creativity? What does it teach them about happiness? That it’s in the next great purchase? Not even mentioning who wants to maintain all that “stuff.” Who wants to see all those toys eventually go to a landfill? For me simplicity may be hard some days, but it is worth it ten times over. ❤️❤️❤️ #simplicityparenting #minimalistmom #minimalisthome #montessoriathome #lessismore #simplicitymatters #simpleliving #minimalistfamily #zerowastehome #playroom #playroomdecor #konmari #simplechildhood #zerowastejourney #minimalistamom #momblogger #minimalistblogger #zerowasteblogger #simpleplay #unstructuredplay
Play is the work of childhood, so lets not overcomplicate it. I love seeing childhood creativity. Those letter blocks on the floor were just a birthday cake after being used to spell names and, before that, make a tower. ___ Yes sometimes simplicity is hard. Would it be “easier” to just buy my kids a bunch of electronic toys that look “fun” whenever they get bored? Maybe, but what does that teach them? How does that foster creativity? What does it teach them about happiness? That it’s in the next great purchase? Not even mentioning who wants to maintain all that “stuff.” Who wants to see all those toys eventually go to a landfill? For me simplicity may be hard some days, but it is worth it ten times over. ❤️❤️❤️ #simplicityparenting  #minimalistmom  #minimalisthome  #montessoriathome  #lessismore  #simplicitymatters  #simpleliving  #minimalistfamily  #zerowastehome  #playroom  #playroomdecor  #konmari  #simplechildhood  #zerowastejourney  #minimalistamom  #momblogger  #minimalistblogger  #zerowasteblogger  #simpleplay  #unstructuredplay 
So, we live in a big house. (We love our neighborhood, location, hosting our out of town family, etc. etc.). Before starting this account I was afraid of being judged because of the fact that we call this house home. We live in a big house, and I’ve been on a journey to live a more minimalist lifestyle. Two opposing things can be true at the same time. Don’t be afraid to share your story because it doesn’t fit neatly into a box 📦 ❤️ #minimalisthome #minimalistinspiration #minimalistmom #minimalism #simpleliving #minimalista #minimalistlifestyle #minimallove #simplifyyourlife #declutteryourlife #konmarimethod #lessismore #minimalistamom
So, we live in a big house. (We love our neighborhood, location, hosting our out of town family, etc. etc.). Before starting this account I was afraid of being judged because of the fact that we call this house home. We live in a big house, and I’ve been on a journey to live a more minimalist lifestyle. Two opposing things can be true at the same time. Don’t be afraid to share your story because it doesn’t fit neatly into a box 📦 ❤️ #minimalisthome  #minimalistinspiration  #minimalistmom  #minimalism  #simpleliving  #minimalista  #minimalistlifestyle  #minimallove  #simplifyyourlife  #declutteryourlife  #konmarimethod  #lessismore  #minimalistamom 
So back in the day I used to buy pre-chopped onions, carrots, and celery to save on time... or so I thought. Little did I know how horrible single use plastic is for the planet, how fresh veggies taste better, and that it is more economical to buy everything whole. You, after all, are the one paying for the packaging (and sometimes the preservatives too 😖).
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So I’ve discovered a few tricks to still save on time. One trick is that you can actually chop onions and freeze them chopped! Here I’m already chopping to cook dinner, so I just did a couple extra, and I will store them in the freezer until I’m ready to use them. Save the planet✅ healthy ✅ easy ✅ affordable ✅. ___
What else can you chop and freeze ahead of time? 👇 #goingzerowaste #zerowaste #foodprep #foodprepping #mealprep #minimalistmom #realfoid #wholefood #zerowastehome #ourplanetourhome #zerowastejourney #cookinghacks #momlife #simplify #simplelife #zerowasteliving #zerowasteirl #lowimpactmovement #plasticfree
So back in the day I used to buy pre-chopped onions, carrots, and celery to save on time... or so I thought. Little did I know how horrible single use plastic is for the planet, how fresh veggies taste better, and that it is more economical to buy everything whole. You, after all, are the one paying for the packaging (and sometimes the preservatives too 😖). ___ So I’ve discovered a few tricks to still save on time. One trick is that you can actually chop onions and freeze them chopped! Here I’m already chopping to cook dinner, so I just did a couple extra, and I will store them in the freezer until I’m ready to use them. Save the planet✅ healthy ✅ easy ✅ affordable ✅. ___ What else can you chop and freeze ahead of time? 👇 #goingzerowaste  #zerowaste  #foodprep  #foodprepping  #mealprep  #minimalistmom  #realfoid  #wholefood  #zerowastehome  #ourplanetourhome  #zerowastejourney  #cookinghacks  #momlife  #simplify  #simplelife  #zerowasteliving  #zerowasteirl  #lowimpactmovement  #plasticfree 
Nothing cozier than eating freshly popped popcorn on the couch with your kiddos before bedtime. ❤️ What are your favorite ways to add some cozy simple fun to the everyday? (side note: popcorn also makes a great and very affordable snack for kids of all ages 🙋🏻‍♀️😋) #simplify #goingzerowaste #zerowastesnacks #zerowastefood #minimalism #minimalismwithkids #minimalistmom #zerowastejourney #simplesnack #zerowastecollective #zerowastehome #zerowastepantry #minimalisthome #simplifymotherhood #cozyhome #cozyliving #minimalistamom #bulkfood #plasticfree #plasticfreeforthesea #zerowaste
Nothing cozier than eating freshly popped popcorn on the couch with your kiddos before bedtime. ❤️ What are your favorite ways to add some cozy simple fun to the everyday? (side note: popcorn also makes a great and very affordable snack for kids of all ages 🙋🏻‍♀️😋) #simplify  #goingzerowaste  #zerowastesnacks  #zerowastefood  #minimalism  #minimalismwithkids  #minimalistmom  #zerowastejourney  #simplesnack  #zerowastecollective  #zerowastehome  #zerowastepantry  #minimalisthome  #simplifymotherhood  #cozyhome  #cozyliving  #minimalistamom  #bulkfood  #plasticfree  #plasticfreeforthesea  #zerowaste 
After you pass that feeling of “we have to go somewhere”... after you stop suggesting activities for your kids... comes the magic of a child’s imagination. 
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Today was such a low key day of hanging around. The kids made a fort, raced a few toy cars, pretended, read with us, and played outside. A simple normal uneventful day of raising kids. It was beautiful ❤️ #childhood #simplechildhood #beautyinsimplicity #minimalist #minimalistmom #minimalistamom #imaginativeplay #minimalistfamily #childhoodunplugged #familytime #dayofrest #familydowntime #unplug #simplicityparenting #simplicitymatters #lessismore #minimalistmama #simpleplay #imaginativeplay
After you pass that feeling of “we have to go somewhere”... after you stop suggesting activities for your kids... comes the magic of a child’s imagination. ___ Today was such a low key day of hanging around. The kids made a fort, raced a few toy cars, pretended, read with us, and played outside. A simple normal uneventful day of raising kids. It was beautiful ❤️ #childhood  #simplechildhood  #beautyinsimplicity  #minimalist  #minimalistmom  #minimalistamom  #imaginativeplay  #minimalistfamily  #childhoodunplugged  #familytime  #dayofrest  #familydowntime  #unplug  #simplicityparenting  #simplicitymatters  #lessismore  #minimalistmama  #simpleplay  #imaginativeplay 
Did you know most gift wrapping is actually not recyclable? According to a USA Today article, any paper that is metallic, has glitter, has velvety flocking on it, has bows, has glue, or has plastic tape is not recyclable. So literally for the use of a few minutes in time it will sit in a landfill for many many years. 
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There are many eco friendly alternatives including reusing paper from your recycling bin, using paper that is not coated or laminated, using newspaper, or wrapping in cloth.
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Here I used a cloth bag that is 100 % reusable to wrap the homemade peanut butter balls we made for my son’s preschool teachers. 
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These bags were gifted to me from The Ruby Swan. I added a link in my profile to the shop. They also kindly gave me a coupon code to share of 53% off 🙌. The code is MM53 
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Do you have any other #lowwaste or #zerowaste gift wrapping tips to share? 👇 #holidaywrapping #ecotips #ecofriendlyholidays #christmaswrapping #greenpresents #holidaydecor #zerowastejourney #goingzerowaste #zerowasteirl #zerowastefamily #goinggreen #minimalistamom #giftideas #giftsforteachers
Did you know most gift wrapping is actually not recyclable? According to a USA Today article, any paper that is metallic, has glitter, has velvety flocking on it, has bows, has glue, or has plastic tape is not recyclable. So literally for the use of a few minutes in time it will sit in a landfill for many many years. ___ There are many eco friendly alternatives including reusing paper from your recycling bin, using paper that is not coated or laminated, using newspaper, or wrapping in cloth. ___ Here I used a cloth bag that is 100 % reusable to wrap the homemade peanut butter balls we made for my son’s preschool teachers. ___ These bags were gifted to me from The Ruby Swan. I added a link in my profile to the shop. They also kindly gave me a coupon code to share of 53% off 🙌. The code is MM53 ___ Do you have any other #lowwaste  or #zerowaste  gift wrapping tips to share? 👇 #holidaywrapping  #ecotips  #ecofriendlyholidays  #christmaswrapping  #greenpresents  #holidaydecor  #zerowastejourney  #goingzerowaste  #zerowasteirl  #zerowastefamily  #goinggreen  #minimalistamom  #giftideas  #giftsforteachers 
Did a quick #reset of this space. Just because things have always been one way does not mean they have to stay that way. For the past few Holiday seasons the tree has been near our stairs, but here I think it has more room to breathe and be enjoyed (for now 😂🤷🏻‍♀️). Also I took out the leaf from that table, and I’m selling our china cabinet. It’s just stuff after all, right? #resetyourspace #simpleholiday #holidaydecor #lessismore #resetmyspace #minimalisthome #minimalistholiday #konmari #konmarimethod #simpledecor #minimalistmom
Did a quick #reset  of this space. Just because things have always been one way does not mean they have to stay that way. For the past few Holiday seasons the tree has been near our stairs, but here I think it has more room to breathe and be enjoyed (for now 😂🤷🏻‍♀️). Also I took out the leaf from that table, and I’m selling our china cabinet. It’s just stuff after all, right? #resetyourspace  #simpleholiday  #holidaydecor  #lessismore  #resetmyspace  #minimalisthome  #minimalistholiday  #konmari  #konmarimethod  #simpledecor  #minimalistmom 
It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it. – Charlie Brown
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Let’s remember what’s most important this holiday season ❤️ #family #familytime #simplethings #momlife #minimalistmom #minimalism #mommyandme #familypictures #holidayseason #zerowastehome #zerowastelife #minimalistlifestyle #minimalista #minimalistamom #theimportantthings #greenmom #holidaylove #toddlerlife #motherdaughterlove #staylittle #minimalisthome #minimalistfamily
It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it. – Charlie Brown ___ Let’s remember what’s most important this holiday season ❤️ #family  #familytime  #simplethings  #momlife  #minimalistmom  #minimalism  #mommyandme  #familypictures  #holidayseason  #zerowastehome  #zerowastelife  #minimalistlifestyle  #minimalista  #minimalistamom  #theimportantthings  #greenmom  #holidaylove  #toddlerlife  #motherdaughterlove  #staylittle  #minimalisthome  #minimalistfamily 
A few ways we reduced waste this Thanksgiving were using compostable decor and cloth napkins gifted to me from @mymyrtlewood 
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More ways on how you can easily reduce waste during Thanksgiving (or anytime really!) up on the blog. Link in profile. How have you reduced waste this holiday season? 🌱❤️😊 #goingzerowaste #lowwaste #reducedwaste #goinggreen #greenmom #zerowastemom #zerowastefamily #crunchymom #zerowastehome #lesswaste #greenholiday #ecofriendlyholiday #sustainablefamily #simpleholiday #tabledecor #thanksgivingdecor #minimalistholiday #cozyhome #simpleholidaydecor #minimalistholidaydecor
A few ways we reduced waste this Thanksgiving were using compostable decor and cloth napkins gifted to me from @mymyrtlewood ___ More ways on how you can easily reduce waste during Thanksgiving (or anytime really!) up on the blog. Link in profile. How have you reduced waste this holiday season? 🌱❤️😊 #goingzerowaste  #lowwaste  #reducedwaste  #goinggreen  #greenmom  #zerowastemom  #zerowastefamily  #crunchymom  #zerowastehome  #lesswaste  #greenholiday  #ecofriendlyholiday  #sustainablefamily  #simpleholiday  #tabledecor  #thanksgivingdecor  #minimalistholiday  #cozyhome  #simpleholidaydecor  #minimalistholidaydecor 
Do yourself, your wallet, your time, your energy, and the planet a favor... say no thank you to Black Friday.  How are you avoiding the mayhem of materialism today? #blackfriday #materialism #climatechangeisreal #goinggreen #minimalism #minimalist #minimalistamom #zerowastehome #goingzerowaste #zerowastelife #minimalmom #minimalistfamily #conciousconsumer #consumoconsciente #ourplanetourhome #sustainableinfluencers #zerowastecollective #zerowaste #shoppingban
Do yourself, your wallet, your time, your energy, and the planet a favor... say no thank you to Black Friday. How are you avoiding the mayhem of materialism today? #blackfriday  #materialism  #climatechangeisreal  #goinggreen  #minimalism  #minimalist  #minimalistamom  #zerowastehome  #goingzerowaste  #zerowastelife  #minimalmom  #minimalistfamily  #conciousconsumer  #consumoconsciente  #ourplanetourhome  #sustainableinfluencers  #zerowastecollective  #zerowaste  #shoppingban 
The most positive result of #minimizing has been getting back to myself. Breathing in the fresh crisp air this morning while jogging solo on our nearby nature trail is priceless. No new purse or outfit could ever hold a candle to getting outside. No need to go fast or far just get back to what speaks to your heart ❤️#selfcare #minimalistmom #getoutside #outdoortime #simplicity #minimalist #minimalism #outdoorrunning #outside #simplepleasures #zerowastehome #zerowaste #zerowastelife #simplethings #naturetime #konmari #minimalistamom #natureisbeautiful
The most positive result of #minimizing  has been getting back to myself. Breathing in the fresh crisp air this morning while jogging solo on our nearby nature trail is priceless. No new purse or outfit could ever hold a candle to getting outside. No need to go fast or far just get back to what speaks to your heart ❤️#selfcare  #minimalistmom  #getoutside  #outdoortime  #simplicity  #minimalist  #minimalism  #outdoorrunning  #outside  #simplepleasures  #zerowastehome  #zerowaste  #zerowastelife  #simplethings  #naturetime  #konmari  #minimalistamom  #natureisbeautiful 
I used to love to shop. It was my favorite “hobby.” I used to dig for the best deal. I used to buy buy buy... thinking it was the key. I used to admire people with more... thinking if I had more I’d be happier. Not any more. Today I share how my #minimalist journey began. Link in bio. #minimalistjourney #newblogpost #momblogger #minimalisthome #minimalistblogger #zerowasteblogger #minimalistmom #whitelaundryroom #laundryroom #simplehome #konmari #declutter #konmarimethod #mariekondo #minimalism #minimalista #minimalistamom
I used to love to shop. It was my favorite “hobby.” I used to dig for the best deal. I used to buy buy buy... thinking it was the key. I used to admire people with more... thinking if I had more I’d be happier. Not any more. Today I share how my #minimalist  journey began. Link in bio. #minimalistjourney  #newblogpost  #momblogger  #minimalisthome  #minimalistblogger  #zerowasteblogger  #minimalistmom  #whitelaundryroom  #laundryroom  #simplehome  #konmari  #declutter  #konmarimethod  #mariekondo  #minimalism  #minimalista  #minimalistamom 
In this season of never ending obligations and events... learn to say no... so you can say yes when it really matters. 
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Minimalism isn’t just about clutter. It is, for me, about making room for what is important. 
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Try to protect your time this season. Do you really need to give that filler gift? Do you really need to go to the mall and get caught up in the “more, more, more” mentality? Do you really need to clutter up your schedule? Or can you simply say no unless it’s 
100 % YES? #minimalista #minimalism #minimalist #minimalistmom #lessismore #konmari #edityourlife #alwaysaworkinprogress #zerowastelife #ecofriendlyfamily #greenmom #crunchymom #zerowasteblogger #minimalistfamily #zerowastehome #minimalisthome #zerowastetips #lessclutter #clutterfree #declutter #lesseaste #goinggreen #simpleliving
In this season of never ending obligations and events... learn to say no... so you can say yes when it really matters. ___ Minimalism isn’t just about clutter. It is, for me, about making room for what is important. ___ Try to protect your time this season. Do you really need to give that filler gift? Do you really need to go to the mall and get caught up in the “more, more, more” mentality? Do you really need to clutter up your schedule? Or can you simply say no unless it’s 100 % YES? #minimalista  #minimalism  #minimalist  #minimalistmom  #lessismore  #konmari  #edityourlife  #alwaysaworkinprogress  #zerowastelife  #ecofriendlyfamily  #greenmom  #crunchymom  #zerowasteblogger  #minimalistfamily  #zerowastehome  #minimalisthome  #zerowastetips  #lessclutter  #clutterfree  #declutter  #lesseaste  #goinggreen  #simpleliving 
This week I decided to try a new addition to my #morningroutine. Waking earlier to enjoy hot lemon water (with a tsp of apple cider vinegar) and then my black coffee. This little time has honestly made a huge difference in my morning. It has given a boost in both mood and energy. You must fill your own cup before you can fill others. Not to mention the snuggles from my 4 year old early riser doesn’t hurt either 💕#simpleluxury #morningmotivation #morningcoffee #zerowastehome #minimalisthome #minimalism #minimalluxury #simplethings #minimalistmom #minimalistdesign #zerowasteliving #intentionalliving #momlife #morningrituals #minimalista #homesweethome #minimalists #minimalistwithkids #minimalistfamily #minimalfamily #greenmom #greenmumma #crunchymama #crunchymom #minimalmom #konmari #konmarimethod
This week I decided to try a new addition to my #morningroutine . Waking earlier to enjoy hot lemon water (with a tsp of apple cider vinegar) and then my black coffee. This little time has honestly made a huge difference in my morning. It has given a boost in both mood and energy. You must fill your own cup before you can fill others. Not to mention the snuggles from my 4 year old early riser doesn’t hurt either 💕#simpleluxury  #morningmotivation  #morningcoffee  #zerowastehome  #minimalisthome  #minimalism  #minimalluxury  #simplethings  #minimalistmom  #minimalistdesign  #zerowasteliving  #intentionalliving  #momlife  #morningrituals  #minimalista  #homesweethome  #minimalists  #minimalistwithkids  #minimalistfamily  #minimalfamily  #greenmom  #greenmumma  #crunchymama  #crunchymom  #minimalmom  #konmari  #konmarimethod