Goodbye 2016. As each year comes to an end, we reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the new year ahead. It’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh, if you will. Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of negativity as it relates to the summation of this past year -…… Continue reading Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017.
Happy Monday! I just got back from my first backpacking trip on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. Trevor and I took Friday off from work and arrived at the trail head for Shi Shi beach that evening and backpacked the short 2 miles in. The beach was absolutely breathtaking and unlike anything I had ever…… Continue reading Weekend Recap and Sweet Potato Curry
Communities are incredibly powerful. They allow us to feel connected, to develop relationships with like-minded people, to share experiences , to work towards a common goal, to feel valued, and to be our most authentic selves. There are easily a hundred other reasons why community plays a vital role in our lives, but I think…… Continue reading Buy Nothing – Why Every Community Needs One
February 10, 2016 marks an important day; it’s the day I pledged to stop eating meat. At first, it was just a little experiment…a test really, to see if I could do it. It’s been one month today and my vegetarian game is still going strong. In fact the game is so strong, I’ve even contemplated…… Continue reading Why I Stopped Eating Meat
I grew up in a family that LOVES to hold on to everything. I can’t begin to explain the amount of artwork I created in second grade that is collecting dust in my parent’s basement or the countless souvenirs I’ve brought back from trips that are shoved into every corner of the house. I am by no…… Continue reading The Ultimate Purge Pt. 1
Once upon a time when I was ignorant, I used to think that Mason Jars’ only purpose was to serve as fancy cocktail holders at trendy restaurants. Then I moved to Seattle where I learned mason jars are actually used for utility *GASP* At one of my simplicity and minimalism meetup groups, we discussed the…… Continue reading Mason Jars – More than Just Trendy Cocktail Holders
Hello Blogiverse! As I’m sitting at my desk, my fingertips quickly grazing the tops of my keyboard, I can’t help but reflect on what a surreal experience this is. I’ve been [loosely] talking about starting a blog for more than a year now but have found every excuse in the book not to. I’d continuously tell…… Continue reading Hello from the other side!