September has arrived, and I'm committing to a shopping ban for the entire month! I began what I call "No Spend September" last year, because I think it's a great way refocus on what really matters in life, like spending time with loved ones and helping other people, so I've decided to bring it back! … Continue reading No Spend September is Back!
It’s the end of August and the end of my month-long focus on clean beauty. When I originally cooked up the theme for this month, I thought I would use the book, No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, by Siobhan O'Connor and … Continue reading Clean Beauty: A Revolution Or Consumer-Driven Craze?
It’s been years since I first read about the dangers of aluminum as an active ingredient in anti-perspirants, but I must admit, it took me a while to switch to using aluminum-free deodorant 100% of the time. Not only did it take my body some time to adapt, but not all so-called “natural” deodorants are … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) Aluminum-Free Deodorants
I had no idea before visiting, but apparently the Sun Valley, Idaho area is a thrift shopper’s paradise. I was in town for a conference, and I learned that it’s quite a wealthy pocket of the country. Apparently lots of rich people have vacation homes in the area, or simply frequent the Sun Valley Resort … Continue reading Thrift Shopping in Sun Valley, Idaho
I was lucky enough to spend some time in gorgeous Sun Valley, Idaho last weekend, and since it was Plastic Free July, I did my best to avoid plastic, and waste in general. I wasn’t perfect, but it was a lot easier than avoiding plastic in Las Vegas! Here’s how I did. On the Plane … Continue reading Plastic Free Travel: Sun Valley, Idaho
Since my recent trip to Las Vegas for a friend’s bachelorette party coincided with Plastic Free July, I thought I’d challenge myself to eliminate plastic waste as much as possible during the trip. Las Vegas certainly isn’t the most eco-friendly of cities, but sometimes you have to abide by other people’s wishes and make the … Continue reading Plastic Free July Travel Edition: Las Vegas
I recently got my first box from Imperfect Produce, and I was so excited that I decided to share my thoughts on the experience so far. This post is not sponsored; I just wanted to spread the word about a company that I believe is doing great things! If you’re not already familiar with them, … Continue reading Review: Imperfect Produce
One of the absolute best ways to make the world a better place is by making ethical food choices. Every time you eat, you’re making a choice about the kind of world you want to live in--for most of us, that’s a least three votes a day! Instead of participating in a food system that … Continue reading How to Eat Ethically
A while back I mentioned that I had enrolled in an introductory nutrition class. One of the perks of my job is that I get to take free night classes, and since I have been interested in nutrition for a while, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more. The class was … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Food from an Introductory Nutrition Class
I'm a huge fan of second-hand shopping. There's a tremendous amount of clothing already in existence, so much so that the average US-American throws away 81 pounds of clothing per year (Savers, 2016). Not only that, but new clothing takes a huge amount of resources to produce. So when I felt like my wardrobe needed … Continue reading Second-Hand Clothing Haul (Haulternative)