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.

Living an environmentally conscious life has always been important to me and I started this blog to share musings on my lifestyle and document changes I was making to “go green” in every aspect of my life, from organic skincare and non-toxic makeup to eco-friendly baby and pregnancy essentials.

I recently turned the big 3-0 and live in Burlington, Vermont. I’ve lived coast-to-coast and love exploring new places. I am married to an amazing guy (we’ve been together 10+ years!), have an adorable dog named after a Beatles song and in 2014 we welcomed a sweet baby girl to our family. I am currently pregnant and baby girl #2 is heading this way in early 2017!

In the past few years I’ve started exploring “life editing,” minimalism and the “buy me once” philosophy of careful consumption. I started Project 333’s capsule wardrobe experiment in January 2016. My husband and I 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. Check out my recent zero waste updates including photos of our landfill trash and other insights.

I love food and cooking and have been in the food world for several years as a public relations professional.

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, humane-raised (local if possible) meat, poultry and seafood, some fruit, fats like olive oil and nuts, coconut oil and grassfed butter. And oh so many eggs! I have been completely soy free since 2007 and gluten free since October 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 (especially jelly beans – they are my delicious, sugary downfall) and I love trying new hard ciders and unique cocktails.

I am also 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.

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p.s. Check out my blogroll of other sites I think you might enjoy. PLUS, I am now accepting guest posts! If you have something cool to share with my readers, please email me with “Guest post” in the subject line.

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Thanks for your friendship, readership and support 🙂


2 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!

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