Earth Day has come and gone, but it's still Earth Month until next week. For this week's "eco-friendly Wednesday" post, I thought I'd write about one of my favorite hobbies: thrift shopping. Shopping at thrift and/or consignment stores is a great way to find unique pieces, save money, and prevent gently used items from ending … Continue reading Ten Thrift Shopping Tips
Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start. Yesterday was pretty smooth for a Monday. I helped with a data integrity testing project at work, played with Daphne in the backyard, and even packed lunches for work the night before! I felt like the picture of productivity. (These days don't happen too often, so … Continue reading Spring Wish List #1
It's Earth Day! In my opinion, it's one of the most important days of the year. As we go about our busy everyday lives, sometimes we forget just how fragile our beautiful planet really is. Earth Day is a great reminder of the importance of recycling, using resources wisely, and buying well-made items designed for … Continue reading 40 Ways to Be More Eco- Friendly
Of all the decisions that it took to get this blog off the ground, I thought choosing a name was the most difficult. A name is so important and permanent - it's the heart of your brand, and it should be used often and changed very sparingly. It needs to be unique, memorable, and original. … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Weekends are so important. They're supposed to be those amazing lazy days when you recharge your batteries, see friends and family, and work on hobbies. Too often, though, my weekends fly by in a blur. Before I know it, it's Monday morning again. Life is all about balance, but I've learned that it's hard to … Continue reading Tips for a Longer Weekend
April 2019 is the 49th anniversary of Earth Month. Being eco-friendly is more important now than ever: we are nearing the tipping point of climate change, and it's not too late to save our oceans and wildlife from disposable plastic. In honor of this important cause, I am putting together some eco-friendly posts this month. … Continue reading Packing a Greener Lunch
It's finally spring here in Pennsylvania. After what seemed like the longest winter ever, we are finally seeing some sixty degree days and blue skies. I'm sitting outside right now without a coat for the first time in about six months - so exciting! Spring is my probably my favorite time of year. My anniversary … Continue reading Hi, Spring!
Between working, parenting, exercising, and writing in the evenings, my schedule can be pretty challenging. Normally I enjoy the organized chaos and excitement, but a few weeks ago, I began to notice I wasn't feeling like my usual self. After I thought about my long list of obligations, I realized it was no wonder I … Continue reading SmartyPants Vitamins
It's been about fifteen years since I first used a quarter to unlock a cart. Back then, the only Aldi around was about a half hour north from my parents' house. It wasn't a fancy store, but my mom loved going there because the value was unbeatable. "But they don't even give you grocery bags?" … Continue reading Four Reasons to Love Aldi Grocery Stores
It's still sort of cold here in Pennsylvania (and it snowed last weekend!) but you can tell spring is finally on the horizon. The days are longer, the sun has been shining, and we're now into April. To welcome the new season, I realized my closet needed a mini-refresh. I have plenty of winter clothes … Continue reading Floral Zip Front Gramercy Tee