Sustainable Lifestyle

Boutique Closet Sale: a discussion on clothing

Boutique Closet Sale: a discussion on clothing

Clothing generates a huge amount of waste in our world; discarded clothing makes up a significant percentage of landfills. This massive industry contaminates land and rivers with toxic dyes and cotton-growing practices. Big brands manufacture in places like India and Bangladesh, hiring women and children for cheap labor in dangerous conditions. We can raise the standard with the choices we make and companies we support. One way to impact is to buy and sell second-hand!

Travel Favorite: From Beauty to Snacks - How I Stay Sane While Traveling

Travel Favorite: From Beauty to Snacks - How I Stay Sane While Traveling

Vacation = treating, binging, and feeling crappy when all is said and done. That's what I used to think. When I lived in California I was over 2,000 miles from home and I got a lot of experience with long-distance travel and I began to learn convenient tips that weren't compromising for my body.

Organic Tea: Is it the Real Deal?

Organic Tea: Is it the Real Deal?

This spring I began replacing my conventional teas with Organic, mostly herbal ones.

An important part of reducing my body's exposure to toxins is buying organic as much as I can. Organic means there's a higher standard for quality growing and ingredients and often having a 3rd party certification (like USDA) provides integrity assurance that organic isn't just a company claim.

There are a lot of hype out there about "organic" and "natural" products and a lot of brands and companies to wade through. The more I read, the more I discovered fakes! It led me to ask: "how do I know it's the real deal?"

Monthly Green Round Up

Monthly Green Round Up

I've decided to start sharing new products I'm trying and the steps I'm taking on a monthly basis toward a healthier lifestyle and sustainable home! Growth and improvement don't happen over night. Small, but intentional steps add up over time. With that being said, welcome to the first installment of Monthly Green Roundup.

Skin Care Essentials

Skin Care Essentials

One of my goals for 2017 is to build a solid skincare routine. My skin has always been pretty low maintenece, but now that I'm in my mid-twenties and can definitely tell that it's changing and I want to be more proactive in keeping it healthy

5 Swiss Water Process Coffees

5 Swiss Water Process Coffees

Do you love coffee, but hate the way caffeine gives you the jitters? Are you looking for more toxin-free decaf coffee sources? Maybe you're here wondering what the heck is Swiss Water Process??? Well, you've come to the right place!