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5 Ways to Participate in Plastic Free July

Veganuary. No Shave November. We love to assign challenges to months, making each month a themed adventure of new activities. And now we have Plastic Free July, aimed at one of my favorite topics: reducing excess waste. Reducing waste has many benefits, reaching both global impact as well as each person individually. Plastic Free July is a perfect time to highlight some easy ways to responsibly reduce waste, with the selfish benefit of compound savings over the course of time. I recently  ...

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Gardening

How To Garden in an Apartment for Fresh Produce Anywhere

Some of my earliest memories are set in a garden. I remember riding in the wheelbarrow out to my grandpa’s garden and eating tomatoes fresh-off-the-vine like apples, and stuffing my little 5T overalls full of dirt-caked sweet potatoes. We had a garden in the backyard of the house I lived in growing up. Even in the townhouse, Peter helped me build and plant a garden in the tiny plot of dirt off the patio (before we were dating!). One thing that I knew was possible, but never did, was  ...

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Sustainability

Zero Waste Periods: Natural Alternatives For That Time Of The Month

“This one’s for the giiiiiirrrrrrrrls….” Sorry guys, come back next time. Or continue reading for options for your ladies. Your choice. Okay ladies, let’s talk about something that isn’t talked about enough: the reality of zero waste periods. There might be some of you who think that disposable products are proof that we are evolutionarily superior, but if you’re reading this blog, chances are you are either looking to save money or wanting creative  ...

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Sustainability

Splurge With Purpose: Best Subscription Boxes For Women And The World

I love presents, especially when they come in the mail. It’s something that I’ve just come to accept about the non-frugal side of myself. I also love giving to non-profit organizations and seeing how my purchase in little ole Missouri can profit a small business and/or impact a family on the other side of the world. Combine the two, and I’m just jello. Today I’m excited to share my top three best subscription boxes with you, and why I love them so much. If  ...

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