Rose Petal Bath Bombs D.I.Y.

There is nothing I love more than receiving a surprise bouquet of roses. It is sweet, thoughtful, and it makes the house smell great and feel amazingly homey. The only problem is that I can be a seriously nostalgic person, and parting with said flowers once they’ve reached their expiration date can leave me feeling blue. Not to mention I have a total phobia of wasting anything so I get way bummed composting flowers. That is why this year I decided to find a way to utilize my Valentine’s Day flowers as much as possible. I will be posting this…

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8 Tips For Becoming a Morning Person

As long as I can remember, I have always been a morning person. Well, I used to naturally be a morning person. Then college happened. To put it lightly, I began to sleep the sleep of a drunk teenage boy.  I mostly chalked this up to be due to my senior year of college and the toll that it took on my mental state – staying up so late that I called going to bed “taking a nap” since it wasn’t even long enough to constitute a night’s sleep. But then after I graduated from college, and got a real…

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Banana Bread Bundt Cake (Vegan)

For Christmas this year, A and I decided not to do gifts since we had just purchased our first home and were trying to save our money. We did however, get each other a Costco membership and call it a “gift”. Costco is like heaven for the environmentally conscious. Everything comes in large bulk containers, meaning that there is so much less packaging being used, and they don’t offer plastic bags, which is equally awesome. The only problem with shopping in bulk is that you have to worry about perishables expiring and creating food waste. Luckily, I am very phobic of…

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Change One Thing // Show the Bees Some Love

Image via Hello friends and happy Friyay!!! Whoo-hoo we made it (why is it that short work weeks sometimes feel the longest?)! This week has been absolutely nuts for me, but equally awesome! I got to participate in a letter writing campaign for Planned Parenthood, a tree planting with Keep Austin Beautiful, and I got to do some awesome environmental grant research for the National Wildlife Federation. Plus we have so many exciting things happening right here at Something Swell Media, but we will get to those later (seeecretsss *insert winky face emoji here*). Anyways, today we are talking about…

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16 Vegan Pantry Staples

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful President’s Day weekend, we had a great time here in Austin. It was our first day to reach over 90 in 2017 and it was stunning. We spent this weekend doing a tree planting with Keep Austin Beautiful, catching a show at Independence Brewing, and eating some incredible vegan grilled “cheese” sandwiches at Bouldin Creek Cafe. It was magical. Anyways, back to work right? Today we are talking about the vegan staples everyone aspiring to be vegan should keep in their pantry! A few months ago I watched the documentary Food Inc.…

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