Last Saturday I had the pleasure of taking a watercolor painting class with my mom and sister. Even though I love art, I've never been very good at drawing or painting. I have always been impressed by those with natural artistic ability. The class was held at Nicolette's Tailor Shop, Specialty Gifts & Heritage Lace, … Continue reading A Watercolor Class
I'll admit, when I first walked into Forever21 several years ago, I was excited. I remember walking through rooms upon rooms of cute, affordable clothes while the vibrant pop music blared from the speakers. I was supporting myself on a part-time waitressing job and working through college. Being able to purchase a huge bag of … Continue reading Why Slow Fashion?
When I first started my "green" journey, I remember feeling a sense of mourning over my old habits and favorite brands. I remember thinking, "I won't be able to wear cute clothes again," or "I wish I could just take the easy way out today" or "I miss giving 'normal' gifts." Trying to live a … Continue reading 5 Sustainability Myths
I love Starbucks drinks, but I don't love the plastic cups (4 billion go to landfills each year), expensive prices, or high sugar content (there are 61 grams of sugar in a Grande Mocha Frappuccino®). When I lived in rural central Pennsylvania, the nearest Starbucks was 1.5 hours away! To satisfy my coffee/chocolate cravings, I … Continue reading Homemade Mocha Frappe
I don't usually find anything of value from online news media outlets. It seems like sites such as Yahoo and Daily Mail only post sensationalized stories that exploit situations and leave out key facts and details. I will admit, though, the recent story about Holly Butcher did make me stop and reflect about the fragility … Continue reading Blessings Everywhere
I've wanted to start and maintain an active blog for a while now. I've spent many days and evenings pondering over the theme, the purpose, the content, the layout and the name. Some days, I'd think I was getting close to really diving in, only to hear doubtful thoughts creep in, saying, "Will anyone read … Continue reading Just Get Started
I have been in a baking and cooking mood lately. I'm very pregnant and rather uncomfortable, so sweet treats and hearty foods are very comforting right now! I made these cookies last weekend and they turned out great. I was surprised, since I've honestly never been very good at baking. I think I'm finally getting … Continue reading Fall Pumpkin Cookies
Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you've all had a relaxing day full of family time, crafting, coffee, brunch and maybe a football game or two. It has been a beautiful fall day here in Pennsylvania. I love Sundays like this because they're usually a great day to get lost in a project or craft. After a … Continue reading DIY Autumn Wire Bracelet
I read an interesting article the other day: it discussed the habits of happy people versus the habits of unhappy people. One of the big factors in feeling happy in life is a sense of gratitude. The more grateful people were, the survey recorded, the happier they tended to be. Click the heading for more.
Kayaking is a great way to spend time outdoors and relax during these long summer days. If you're new to kayaking, or need some motivation to hit the water, check out my top five reasons to kayak this summer. 1. It's pretty easy for beginners. If you choose a slow-moving creek or lake, kayaking isn't … Continue reading Five Reasons to Kayak This Summer