Change One Thing // Rethink That Gift Wrap

Change One Thing: Rethink That Giftwrap This week’s Change One Thing post, is one that is a very tricky one for me to abide by! This week’s post focuses on the wastefulness of gift wrap. I am a total victim to a cute gift wrap purchase, but I have recently fully understood just how much the environmental impact is not worth it. I used to be the person who went into The Container Store and lost their s*** over all of the amazing prints and patterns. That was before I learned that according to the Wall Street Journal, gift wrapping sales…

View Post

Genuinely Cool Stuff 7.19.16

Hello buddies! I hope that everyone is enjoying their week so far! We definitely are, there is so much going on here that things feel pretty crazy and exciting all in one. With all of this craziness going on, we have been a little distracted so I am looking forward to using Thursday’s flight as a time to catch up on some Lenny Letters, finish the two books I have started (The Book Thief and Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl) and seeing what Pokemon I can catch at the airport (no judgements please).  But, don’t worry! I still gathered my…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post