• why i quit fast fashion
    Life

    Why I Quit Fast Fashion

    In my 2019 goals, I shared that I wanted to continue thrifting for second-hand items, rather than buying new. This came from a recent change I made at the end of 2018, which was quitting fast fashion. I briefly touched on this in the blog post, but I wanted to go into more details about why I quit fast fashion and share some resources to begin your journey.  I want to make it clear, that this is a very new journey to me and I’m not completely educated on the fashion industry. That’s why it is so important to do your own research and decide for yourself what your stance…

  • 5 Things I No Longer Buy
    Budget

    5 Things I No Longer Buy

    I’ve been making a lot of changes in my life the past few months. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know that last year I went on a budget to pay off my debt. With that, I’ve become more mindful with my purchases and overall consuming less. At first, I quit fast fashion moving towards buying the majority of my clothes second hand. Shopping second hand for clothing has opened my mind to other items from my daily routine that are simply unneeded or aren’t bringing value to my life. And if there is something I’m in need of, there’s usually a selection at the thrift store I can browse…

  • Recipes

    Easy Chicken Sweet Potato Bowl + Sauteed Kale

    I was going to call this recipe an Easy Buddha Bowl with Sauteed Kale. But I discovered a Buddha Bowl is meant to be made with a vegetarian protein source. Now, I’m not against a hearty, vegetarian dish, but there were no beans in my pantry when I first this recipe. Instead, I used leftover turkey from Christmas and chicken from my meal prep to build my bowl. So a lean protein source with some hearty root veggies and sauteed kale, brings me to this easy chicken sweet potato bowl with sauteed kale. After indulging in sweets and not-so-good-for-you foods during the holidays, I was craving something simple and healthy.…

  • 4 THINGS I'VE LEARNED ON MY FITNESS JOURNEY
    Fitness

    4 Things I’ve Learned on My Fitness Journey

    It’s the start of a new year, a popular time to begin a fitness journey. New Year, New Me – am I right? I’ve been on my own personal fitness journey for over four years now. And along the way I’ve learned a lot about exercises and programming, nutrition, and myself as a person. It’s this knowledge that I want to share with others so that they too can find success in their own fitness journey. Fitness is more of a lifestyle now than it is a journey. I love being active and sharing my story with others. As you get started on your journey, it’s important to remember the…

  • Thrift List January 2019
    Life

    My Thrift List | January 2019

    Now that I’m thrifting most of the my clothes, I’m learning to be more open to what’s available at the store in the moment. It’s harder to shop in season at the thrift store when you’re not sure what you’re going to find. That doesn’t always mean that you can’t go in with a short list or an idea of what you’re looking for. You should always go into the thrift store with an open mind! So to keep me focused during my shopping trips and to stay on budget, I’ve decided to create my thrift list! Going into 2019, I’ve decided to reduce my consumption of fast fashion (read…