• Lifestyle

    3 ways to refresh in the new year

    It’s the New Year. Time for new beginnings. Time to refresh. A lot of people use the New Year to re-evaluate their goals and environment. Personally, I enjoy setting new goals for myself each year and setting myself up for a successful year. I’m here to share three ways that you can refresh in the New Year that I personally will be doing in the first few weeks of 2020. clean your social media feed Do you find yourself continually scrolling through Instagram unsure of what you’re following? Are these profiles bringing value to you and your goals? If you are continually scrolling past images without engaging with them, then…

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    3 reasons to bring lunch to work

    It’s no surprise that meal prepping and bringing your own lunch to work saves money. In my opinion, there’s so many benefits to packing your own lunch every day for both you and the environment, and I’m here to share a few of those with you. Before jumping into these benefits, I want to share a few things that will help you stick to packing your own lunch. First, purchase a lunchbox or use a bag that allows you to bring everything you need. I have this lunch box that has been perfect for bringing two meals and snacks for the day. I still have to bring a few extra…

  • Lifestyle

    black friday thrift haul

    Black Friday was different for me this year. It was one year since quitting fast fashion! So the thrift store became my shopping store preference. Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I picked up some basics to add to my closet and a few gifts items! Check out my haul on YouTube. Thanks for watching!

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    Lifestyle

    sustainable gift guide | 2019

    The holidays are around the corner. Black Friday is upon us next weekend and everyone will be out buying gifts for their loved ones (and maybe for themselves). With this shopping season I wanted to share my some sustainable gift options for those that may be in a similar situation to me. I’m coming up on my one year of not buying fast fashion, which has also changed my views on buying new in general. That being said, I still want to gifts for own family and friends – I’m just taking a different approach. I want to be sure the gifts I’m giving will actually be used, are sustainable,…

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    simple sustainable swaps

    As I continue on my journey for balance, I’m trying to be more aware of my impact on the environment. This used to never cross my mind and now it’s always in my thought process with nearly everything I do. With this change, I’m doing my best to find sustainable swaps that fit my lifestyle and help the planet. I’ve already made a number of the swaps that I’ve shared include quitting fast fashion and switching to bamboo toothbrushes. Others things include always carrying a water bottle, something I’ve done for years. Not only are these swaps great for the planet, but many are great for your wallet! Investing in…