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?
There’s so many things to consider when living life with your “eyes wide open” as I like to say. But, what is the most important? Or, when you’re staring down the barrel of a new purchase, whether it’s almond butter or a new sweater, what qualities and factors consistently rise to the top? For me I might be OK with a product not being made … Continue reading [Poll] Priorities, Priorities
When you make a commitment to live mindfully and shop with quality, longevity and multi-function in mind, sometimes the cost can (rightfully) creep up there. If your budget allows, gifting one of these incredible items is sure to make the recipient ecstatic. We all may have different definitions of “luxury” (I even have different opinions depending on the situation), but here are my current ideas … Continue reading 2013 Gift Guide: High-end
It’s easy to buy gifts for kids. There are lots of cool toy options everywhere – even the grocery store! What’s always been hard for me is findinggifts I feel good about (ex: not giant hunks of toxic plastic made overseas.) So, for birthdays and such I usually end up throwing a gift card or cash in a card and calling it a day. I … Continue reading 2013 Gift Guide: Just for Kids
Remember when you went to the store and the best stuff was right there at eye level and there was only one choice – the best one? Yeah, me neither. Welcome to “Meredith Tested,” a blog dedicated to testing out different products, (or foods, drinks, shirts, socks, websites, podcasts, you get the idea) to find the best of the best. If you’re like me and … Continue reading Welcome to “Meredith Tested”