Why Healthcare is REALLY Important Featuring Oscar Health

Our healthcare nightmare This time last year, was a hard time for A and I. We had just moved into our first home (so money was tight) and we had finally come off of my old company’s insurance plan. I had been working in corporate for years and while I truly hated most of the experiences I had at that company, I was very thankful that we had such great insurance. I didn’t have to pay much at all, and the coverage seemed to apply to everything. And while I pondered at length over my decision to leave (you can…

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The Best Piece of Advice I Was Ever Given

Recently I had the honor of having a personal article published in Bust. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bust, it is a kick-ass, groundbreaking, women’s lifestyle magazine and website that aims to connect with bright, influential young women. The magazine was founded in 1993, and is published six times a year. It has an attitude that is funny and feminist, but still addresses key issues for a variety of topics, including sex, the fashion industry, music and politics. BUST defines itself as “a cheeky celebration of all things female and a trusted authority on up-and-coming trends among discerning, educated,…

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D.I.Y. All Natural // Toothpaste (Dentist Approved!)

Hello Peeps! A few weeks back we were chatting about our new series: D.I.Y. All Natural where I shared our recipe for D.I.Y. Windex. Originally when I came up with the idea of doing a series based on all natural D.I.Y.’s I was thinking it would be for cleaning products exclusively. But, the funny thing about looking at ingredients labels, is that one you start it is hard to stop. I have been obsessed with finding out what is in our mouthwash, toothpaste, deodorant etc. Let me tell ya, the facts are not great. While brushing your teeth is obviously…

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My Zero Waste Shopping Kit

As many of you know, a year ago A and I took a big leap and moved to Austin, Texas from Columbus, Ohio. We knew one person here, and had no real idea what we were getting ourselves into….mostly we were just eternal summer children chasing the sun. Truth be told, I think moving here was the second best decision of my entire life (next to marrying A…cue cheesy “awww’s”). Austin is the most unique place I have ever lived (and that includes Santa Cruz, San Francisco AND New York) because it is filled with a plethora of interesting folks.…

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Copycat West Elm Oil & Vinegar Bottle

So you guys know me, I am a cheap lady. I call it being “fiscally responsible” but really all that means is that we just bought a house and a dog, and another cat and we are going to Europe in October so we need to find ways to save money. That being said, I am a consumer, and I can understand the wants and desires for all the pretty and expensive things we come across on the internet. Recently, I was hunting for an oil and vinegar set since we have never had a proper one and I thought it…

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