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
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'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
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
Hi everyone! The weekend is almost here. I am looking forward to enjoying the weather and visiting with friends. While you're out this weekend, I have two quick challenges for you to try. I will be trying them myself. I believe living a more eco-friendly lifestyle starts with small steps and everyone can contribute something. … Continue reading June’s Weekend Challenges
Hi everyone, hope your week is going well so far! I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Cheri from StrawSleeves, an eco-friendly company that is working to alleviate the world's plastic pollution problem. I learned a lot and I am very excited to share this post with you. One of today’s major environmental concerns … Continue reading A Spotlight on StrawSleeves
Streaming music, rather than purchasing physical copies, is better for a minimalist and sustainable lifestyle, and luckily, there are many streaming services available. I chose to purchase a subscription to Pandora Plus. Click the heading for my review.
Social media, I've learned, must be utilized only as a celebration of a life well lived. It cannot be enjoyed as life itself, because it isn't life. Allow social media to inspire, educate, and connect you. Follow only the accounts that speak to you in a positive way. Don't allow the achievements of others make you question your worth or importance, for you have a story and a passion that only you can share. What will it be?