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Two years of being Facebook-free

It's been more than two years since I quit Facebook. It feels both good and bad. It's good that I don't have the same negative feelings that stemmed from using Facebook. I don't feel like I don't have enough "friends"... Continue Reading →

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

Wow, 2018 is over! We had a lot of good times and bad times, but mostly bad if I’m being honest. My great-uncle passed away, my dad got cancer, Danny had a couple of health scares, and our car broke... Continue Reading →

Best Plastic Bag Alternatives

I’ve been trying to reduce my waste for over a year now. I’m definitely not perfect, and I still have a long way to go, but I’m pretty proud of my progress. One of the things that I’m proud of... Continue Reading →

Stella’s Story

It’s been almost exactly one year since we brought home our lab/boxer mix, Stella. Our lives have changed pretty significantly since we adopted her, but they’ve changed for the better. She was just 15 pounds when we brought her home,... Continue Reading →

Lemony Fennel & Kale Salad

One of my favorite things about summer is having a CSA share. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basically it means that we get a box of vegetables and eggs from a local farm every week, which we prepaid for... Continue Reading →

Buffet Table Rehab

Can you ever have too many projects to do? If working on them gives you joy, I think the answer is no. Between work, classes, chores, friends and family obligations, I feel like I never have free time to spend... Continue Reading →

6 Easy Ways YOU can start living Zero Waste

When people hear zero waste they think, naturally, about creating absolutely zero waste in their life. This is almost certainly impossible. I don’t even know why it’s called zero waste and I wish there was a better name for it.... Continue Reading →

Houseplants and garden plans

Spring is almost here! Although it looks nice and sunny outside, it’s still cold. Even though it’s cold, there are lots of green shoots coming up in our garden. One of the most surprising things I’ve learned about myself since... Continue Reading →

Can you be zero-waste with a pet?

A couple posts ago, I talked about my new interest in going zero-waste (link). The amount of food waste and plastic trash in landfills and in our oceans is mind-boggling. Unfortunately, there isn’t much we as consumers can do about... Continue Reading →

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