Change One Thing // Styrofoam is a Nature No-No

Change One Thing: Styrofoam is a Nature No-No Lots of time when you purchase to-go coffees, order an online product,  or buy meat in the grocery store, it will come in Styrofoam or Polystyrene foam. Scientists have researched that these materials take 500 years to decompose AT THE MINIMUM! How insane is it to think that your split decision to buy turkey breasts can take over five hundred years to be remedied? You have to ask yourself, is it worth it? Lets look at the ways that you can cut back on this evil product that occurs so frequently in our…

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Change One Thing // Almonds Are Thirsty

Change One Thing: Almonds Are Thirsty Growing up in California means that you grow up thinking a lot of things are normal that might not be so normal, i.e. most high schools don’t have a hacky-sack club and a drum circle club, most people don’t grow pot in their backyards and most importantly? Most people don’t spend the majority of their year in an insane drought. California has had serious water conservation issues my entire life, and it wasn’t until I moved away that I realized two things: 1. I hate rain, 2. In other parts of the country people take…

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Change One Thing // Shower With a Friend

Change One Thing: Shower With a Friend As I mentioned last week in my Change One Thing post last week, I grew up in California which is in a mega-drought.  The fact that I grew up there during this time has made me appreciate running water a lot and has also made me deeply aware of the best ways to conserve it. In fact, it wasn’t until I moved away that I realized the term “California shower” (or a shower lasting only 5 minutes) was a thing. On average, most people in American take an eleven minute shower daily. That…

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Change One Thing // New Series

Hello all and happy Friday! This week has been absolutely ah-mazing (understatement of the century). Working on the blog from home is what I have been doing every Saturday and Sunday for over a year so basically now my entire work week feels like the weekend, one of the benefits of doing what you love for a living. The only thing that could end this week on an even higher note would be ANNOUNCING A NEW SERIES! *cue the roar of an excited audience* This is possibly my favorite series ever because I think that it is quick, helpful and fun for…

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Cutting Down on Shopping Waste with BAGGU + a Giveaway!!! **CLOSED**

A special congratulations to our winner Sarah!   When it comes to shopping waste reduction, I am always trying to think of new ways to cut down. An interesting fact to take note of, in most parts of California you have to pay for paper or plastic bags when you purchase things at the grocery store. This got me into the habit of bringing my own bags when I entered college and man, did I notice a huge difference in how much garbage accumulated in my home. Now that I live in Ohio I am always baffled by everyone’s blank…

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