We’ve covered zero waste gifting, but wrapping and unwrapping the gift is oftentimes the best part! Traditional wrapping paper isn’t always recyclable, especially if the paper contains tiny shiny, glittery particles. It’s no surprise that we create 25% more waste from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, with a large portion being disposable paper waste.
Gone are the days of purchasing sticky facial cream from a shady company on GroupOn boasting the miraculous skin tightening properties of snail serum.
Things I regret this year: Getting though to a local radio station after 20 attempts to win Tom Petty tickets, only to fail at naming ONE song the band sings. I still choke up thinking about that lifetime fail. Not visiting A SINGLE pool this summer. What have I been doing with my life? Things I definitely don’t regret this year: Making more time for family on the parent’s farm. Heading to an Influencer Summit at Expo East in Baltimore after a near last-minute invite. For those wondering what Expo East might be, it’s a trade show connecting over 1,500 sustainable, ecofriendly brands to consumers. There are seminars, acres and acres of sampling and plenty of networking events; basically what your organic loving, green living, tree hugging, crunchy dreams are made of. I had no expectations and knew literally no one except the person that extended the invite, but I definitely found my people and my spark. There are SO MANY amazing brands and individuals out there making the world a better and healthier place by sharing their passions; be it an all …
Why did we choose Boulder, exactly? It’s the perfect, central location between Denver and the Rocky Mountain National Park and it’s a smaller, more walkable city boasting TONS of healthy eateries, outdoor adventure and sustainable initiatives.
Just in time for Earth Day, I’m wrapping up my sustainable kitchen series, and although there is much more to cover in this journey, I hope you’ve discovered a few techniques to implement on your way to creating a more sustainable kitchen and ultimately, lifestyle.
In this four part blog series, I’ll discuss how I’ve created a more sustainable kitchen, reduced food waste, saved money and positively impacted the globe. BONUS-you’ll definitely eat healthier as well. Part one tackles kitchen organization and inventory.
Another year has come and gone and what a rollercoaster of inspiration, creativity and growth it’s been! A bit over a year ago, I happened upon the concept of minimalism, and I truly believe my life has been fully aligned with the concept. Here’s a quick recap of what I’ve learned and thoughts on 2017 before you’re off to enjoy the festivities and ring in the New Year: BOLDLY AND UNAPOLOGETICALLY WORSHIP: Every single path I’ve taken in this crazy life was determined for me long before I was even born. I’m still a work in progress, but giving in and acknowledging that He alone is the provider of all blessings has taken time. My wish for the New Year is for people to see HIM through MY actions. GIVE MORE: Having a minimalist mindset has allowed for more freedom to give back our time and resources to causes we believe in. The payoff of knowing you’ve bettered the world in some way feels far greater than succumbing to selfish desires. WASTE LESS: Minimalism has opened my eyes to how much we in …