2016 Favorites

I’m so late to play this favorites game, but better late than never! Here are my favorite things of 2016! Podcast: Smart Podcast Trashy Books Sassy and uncensored but very conscious of triggers. They cover feminism, different cultures, literary history, and overall romancelandia greatness. It’s free on iTunes as well as their website. Book: Forbidden by Beverly…

A Conscious Consumer Gift Guide

Since I’ve become interested in conscious consumerism, I’ve been reading quite a few blog posts and articles about how difficult this time of year can be because of gifts, whether you are a minimalist and do not want additional things or a zero waster who does not want the additional packaging or an ethical consumer who…

Blogsgiving: Small Business Saturday

In 2011, American Express launched Small Business Saturday, a counter to Black Friday that promotes small business companies. Since then, many small businesses participate, and it has become an official day even outside of American Express. However, AMEX provides excellent PR for the small businesses that choose to promote through them. Shopping small is often…

Fall 2016 Bucket List

I am a fall enthusiast. I know pretty much everyone every says that, but I mean it. I love the crisp air, the knit sweaters, the cozy socks and boots, the scarves, the pumpkin spice everything, the apple cider … I can’t think off one thing I don’t like. And I’m sure we’ve all seen…

Sunday Stills

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, but this week has been a reminder of how blessed and full my life truly is. Friend dates and veggie sandwiches Thrift store and flea market wins Baby Sister’s sophomore year Fair Trade oven mitts Deciding to and mapping out my transition to natural hair…

Shop Small Saturday: Sea Essentials

As a blogger who is a “Buy Local” enthusiast, I feel like it’s practically my obligation to share the various local or small businesses that I love and enjoy. So once a month I will be posting a new segment off my blog I’m calling “Shop Small Saturday” in which I will feature a small business,…