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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Mini-Series // Organize Your: House

Hello friendlies! Today we are continuing our three part mini-series “Organize Your: _____” with a new section today on organizing your house. When I was a kid, my mom always used the phrase “junk attracts more junk” to explain why my room would get so messy after I had just cleaned it. Her reasoning was that as soon as you put something out of order (i.e. putting your clothes in a pile on the floor or putting papers on your dresser) you immediately are more likely to put more things out of order. Of course as a teenager this saying drove me…

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My New Nightly Routine

Recently I have been struggling with remembering to wash my face (or brush my teeth, ew I know) before bed. I think it is a combination of running all the time, and some personal dramas, but I have been routinely passing out at 9:30 pm on our couch. Unfortunately I don’t have the willpower or self control to wash my face after I wake up on the couch at midnight. I typically just zombie walk to the bedroom where I return to my passed out state.The main problem with this, aside from it being a great way to cause more…

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D.I.Y. All Natural // Windex

A few months back, A and I moved into our first home and it was magical. Well, for us it was anyways. For some I guess you could say it was an absolute nightmare. Our house was very affordable and you could say it fell into the category of a “fixer upper”. The house isn’t terribly old, built in 1995, but I am not exaggerating when I say it literally looked like it had never been cleaned. It also had a puke green kitchen, grease soak cabinets, some holes in the wall and moldy laminate floors, but we’ll get to…

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