All-Natural Hair Care ~ ACV to the Rescue (again)

all-natural hair care

So the post I’ve been laboring over all week is just going to have to wait a little bit longer. After being unexpectedly swept up in a couple of projects over the last several days, I decided not to rush (and stress over) it, but simply tackled something else instead. This something else may be shorter, easier, and much less thought provoking, but it’s also a topic I’ve been itching to dig into for months now.

Remember my Eco page? Yeah, no worries if you don’t; it’s been shamefully neglected. But today I’ll take one small step to remedy that … Continue reading

Review: Curava’s Recycled Glass Countertops

When you spend several hours in the kitchen daily, it’s nice to have a quality countertop to look at and work on. But what’s equally important in our home is having one that the environment also appreciates. The vinyl linoleum countertop that was installed when our house was built (aka before I was born) was worn out. We needed a replacement; but after becoming psychotic environmentalists (joking! Maybe…), more vinyl was out of the question.

Enter Curava

Thankfully, we found a company–Curava–that makes countertops from recycled glass, quartz, and resin. The glass they use comes from discarded glass … Continue reading

Vegan Chickpea Curry & Lights in the Dark

Vegan Chickpea Curry

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Speaks For Itself

As a general rule, I avoid talking politics. I try to keep an especially low profile on my Instagram feed, where my focus has been to unite rather than to divide; because like it or not, politics are intensely divisive. And even though, yes, we should be able (and mature enough) to talk about this like adults, it’s not often the case. The subjects are heated and often personal, making it hard to keep our hearts neutral and separate from the … Continue reading

Vegan Q&A: Common Questions, Part II

Vegan Q&A: Common Questions, Part II

Before I jump into my (ridiculously long) preamble and this week’s commonly asked questions, I just want to remind you all that the clearance sale is still running in our shop! While we’ll continue to sell a few select items (mostly to fund this blog space), several products are being discontinued and are thus drastically reduced in price (50% or more!). You might want to head on over before those treasures are all sold out!

And now, let’s get to the good stuff…

Complete Truth

In my last post, I told you that I’d been dragging my feet … Continue reading

Vegan Q&A: Common Questions Part I

Vegan Q&A Common Questions Part I

I’ve been meaning to tackle this post for weeks now, but I think I may have (intentionally?) let it get lost in all of the holiday madness. Truthfully, I’ve been dragging my feet just a little bit, for several reasons. While the questions I’m going to answer today will likely have much shorter replies than the other posts in this series did (as evidenced by the miscellaneous jumble), that’s not what’s making me procrastinate. What is? Well, quite frankly, some of these questions are…stupid.

I almost always get the feeling that they’re not being asked in a real and truly … Continue reading

With Empathy & Respect – Spotlight on Rosie’s Place

Rosie's Place

Homelessness and poverty are issues that I’d venture to say most people who don’t experience them firsthand only consider in passing–maybe around Thanksgiving, when the local food pantries ramp up their requests for donations. After all, it’s not a comfortable situation to imagine yourself in, and particularly not in a world that often feels increasingly unstable, where the worries of food security, affordable housing, and finding employment that provides a living wage mean that many of us don’t feel so far removed from that outcome.

But for those who are struggling with poverty and homelessness, these issues aren’t abstract; they’re … Continue reading

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes & Life Rearranged

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

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So here we are, with an entire year looming before us. At one point, twelve open-ended months would have felt completely daunting (and seemingly endless). I mean, what if they were only a miserable repeat of the miserable year before? Not always something I was ready to eagerly embrace. Gratefully, for the past handful of years my approach has been much more optimistic again. And even if it’s not always exciting to wonder what lies ahead, it is always interesting. What mysteries, magic, and … Continue reading

Cinnamon Applesauce & The Sunday Before

Cinnamon Applesauce

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When I was a much younger version of me, I always felt especially privileged around this time of year. Not because we had a whole lot of extra money to spend on extravagant presents (we didn’t). Not because we were celebrating in some grandiose way (we weren’t). And not because we would soon be gifted the latest and trendiest fashions (we wouldn’t). My sense of self was grossly inflated simply because I was lucky enough to be celebrating Christmas early. Days early, sometimes a … Continue reading

Review: Tentree

 

Tentree

What’s the key to surviving a frigid New England winter? Blankets help, and slippers are great; but most importantly, you’ve got to have a super warm, super cozy sweater. And when you’re looking for superior sweaters, look no further than Tentree.

Not only has Tentree blessed us all with eco-friendly, ultra-comfy hoodies that are perfect for campfires on starry nights or tea on snowy mornings—they also plant ten trees for every item you purchase.

About Tentree

TentreeTentree is a certified B Corporation, committed to creating a positive impact through their ethical clothing. Each item comes with a tag … Continue reading

A Medley of Updates: Christmas Codes & Leprechauns

Thanksgiving 2019

Hey, guys! I hope that you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving. Obviously, ours involved lots of tasty vegan food, but other than that we decided to keep things really low-key. Partly because chill is kind of our thing, but mostly because I’m unexpectedly hosting Christmas this year (for our rather large family). I figured it wise to conserve my energy, knowing that the week before the 25th will likely be a food-prep marathon. It’ll be crazy, but fun, in a completely holiday-ish way. But it’s not Christmas quite yet, and I’ve got some fun updates to share. Like, leprechauns. So … Continue reading