10 Delicate, Everyday Necklaces

We can all love a good statement piece every now and then but a dainty, everyday necklace is more practical (ugh that word gets me down but it is descriptive) and will get lots more use. I’d be happy to wear any one of these pieces and so might your significant other/friend/mom/niece/hard-to-buy-for sister/etc. While it’s true that many women have a preference for color/metal, try … Continue reading 10 Delicate, Everyday Necklaces

Stylish #MadeinUSA Picks from Anthropologie

I love finding Made in America (and fair trade) products at major retailers. While it’s awesome to support small, local businesses, I also like supporting American-made brands sold at larger stores so that the retailers get the message and the “masses” can continue to access these great products/makers. Here are my picks for items currently on Anthro’s website: Glass Milk Bottles, $34 How cute are … Continue reading Stylish #MadeinUSA Picks from Anthropologie

Made in America Makeup Bags

I am on the hunt for a new cosmetics bag to organize my non-toxic beauty products. Who knew there were so many fun, functional, American-made choices? Help me choose, vote for your favorite below! This lipstick print bag for $24 is just so…happy! Fun on the outside, practical on the inside with a waterproof lining. Made in PA by Etsy seller handmadephilosophy. So gorgeous. $179. Designed … Continue reading Made in America Makeup Bags

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Short-Term Diet or Long-Term Lifestyle Change?

Being a mindful and conscious consumer can be hard sometimes. There are incredible, affordable options out there for everything from shampoo to t-shirts that align with my beliefs (ethically made, useful, non-toxic) but I sometimes find myself lusting after gorgeous brand-name grocery items/purses/lipsticks/yoga pants. I might get pretty far down the road towards purchase or consumption before I “catch” myself and am reminded think more … Continue reading Short-Term Diet or Long-Term Lifestyle Change?