About Meredith

meredith-bay-tyack-headshotThank you for visiting MeredithTested.com!

I’m Meredith and am a total goofball just trying to mend my stressed out ways by taking a simpler path. I am working hard to achieve my dreams, and I am working hard to appreciate what I have. I am trying to live a healthy, mindful life with fewer things and less anxiety.

I am 30-something and live in Vermont. I’ve lived coast-to-coast and love exploring new places. I am married to an amazing guy (we’ve been together since college), have an adorable dog named after a Beatles song and we have two kids.

I’ve been embracing “life editing,” minimalism and the “buy me once” philosophy of careful consumption for a while. I started Project 333’s capsule wardrobe experiment in January 2016. We live in a small-ish 2 bedroom, 950 sqft. home.

In 2016 I committed to attempting a zero waste lifestyle with my family and am documenting our changes, challenges and advice here on MeredithTested.com.

I love food and cooking. I’ve been following a paleo-ish diet ever since completing my first Whole30 in 2012. I’ve since completed several more rounds. I try to focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods, lots of vegetables, local meat and poultry, some fruit, fats like olive oil and nuts, coconut oil and grassfed butter. I have been completely soy free since 2007 and gluten free since 2012.

I try to limit my dairy, sugar and alcohol consumption but I do like to indulge! I pretty much can’t turn down delicious cheddar cheese, sugary treats and I love trying new hard ciders and unique cocktails.

I am a guest writer for the Burlington VT Moms Blog.

Want to know more about me, this blog, or just say “hi?” Do you have an eco-friendly product or service you want me to review? Email meredithtested (at) gmail.com. I am not accepting guest posts at this time but I am always happy to hear from you!

Follow and chat with me on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!


p.s. Check out my blogroll of other sites I think you might enjoy.

Standard FTC Disclosure About Affiliate Links and Sponsorship: In order to support this blog, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. I only recommend products or services I have personally used and trust. I would first recommend trying to find an item secondhand but I know that my readers have requested more specific information and sources for products I discuss. I will disclose within the post any affiliate links. Affiliate links aren’t scary, I promise, it just means I may earn a tiny commission or points or something else depending on the specific affiliate agreement.  It doesn’t change your shopping experience or pricing at all. It helps me support this blog and continue to bring you helpful content. If you have any questions, I’m here —> meredithtested@gmail.com or leave a comment. 

Thanks for your friendship, readership and support 🙂


4 thoughts on “About Meredith

  1. What zero waste book would be the best to get, in your opinion. I would like to give a book on this to my 16-year-old daughter for Christmas. Thanks!

  2. I found one of your images after a google search. I would like to use it for a presentation I am developing that teaches people about trash and recycling in Massachusetts. Can I get your permission to use 9 reasons to refuse single use plastic?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.