Since we’re in the midst of building a tiny house this holiday season, I’ve been much more aware of how little space we will have for things in the near future. As a result, giving non-accumulating gifts is on my radar. Here are a few sustainable gift giving options!
Minimalism has become a popular trend, which is awesome. Folks are discarding belongings of all varieties right and left with thanks to Marie Kondo’s advice on tidying and with inspiration from The Minimalist podcast (also their documentary, Minimalism). Continue reading “How Learning About Landfills Can Lead to Living in One”
I never really thought much about my banking. I kept my money at a big, convenient bank (I’ll leave it unnamed, but let’s just say it rhymes with shmells shmargo) and didn’t really research my options. Why should I? There were ATM’s everywhere, the customer service department was always helpful, and they let me put a picture of my dog on my card. I was a happy banker. Continue reading “Banking to Benefit the Environment”
A great thing to do while overseas is to donate your time and energy to a worthwhile cause. Volunteering for a program you believe in is a beautiful addition to your trip, and you can feel good about giving back and supporting a local organization. One organization I found while researching a trip to Costa Rica was Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST). I arrived not entirely knowing what I had gotten myself into, and left a week later with a new set of friends, sharpened Spanish skills, and a deep love and appreciation for sea turtle conservation. Continue reading “Costa Rica // Sea Turtle Rescue”
Good news LA! The Expo extension line to Santa Monica opens today! In celebration of this opening I give you a list of tips & tricks. Over the course of 7 months and after many fails on my part, I have learned a number of ways to make my metro commute the best it can be. So whether you are are commuting to work or just taking a day trip to the beach (because now you can) I hope these tips & tricks will be helpful to you.
So we’ve all had one, one of those ‘Out of the Blue’ revelation moments. I had often thought about the chemicals and hazards in our environment. The noxious stuff in the air, the “who knows what” in the water and the awfulness sprayed on commercial produce – that’s some scary stuff.
To E-Read or Not to E-Read? That is the question I asked myself a few months ago when I first considered purchasing an E-Reader. When they first appeared on the scene, I immediately said, “Well, that’s a new toy I don’t need (and I do need most new toys). Why would I want my books digitalized? I love my books, hardbound with beautiful covers.”
“Stand clear the doors are closing. The next stop is Wardlow Station.” I boarded the Metro Blue line and took a seat next to a window. The rising sun was peaking in and reflecting a golden glow off the seats. The train car was quiet, some people were sleeping while others were listening to music or reading on their phones. I sipped my hot coffee and put on my favorite podcast. Radiolab had a new episode. Mmmm my happy place.
Giving your makeup brushes a nice, natural cleansing might be easier than you think! The other day when I was cleaning out my bathroom supplies (a rare occasion) I thought I’d also give my brushes a scrub (another thing I don’t do often enough). I reached for the cleanser I had used in the past that is specifically made for makeup brushes, but when I read the label I was surprised to find loads of weird chemicals.