Holiday Shopping for your Fair Trade & Sustainably Minded Friends and Family

As one of these 'difficult' people to buy for I know it can be awkward this time of the year when it's popular to shop and buy for family & friends. So I wanted to give you a few tips on holiday shopping for your fair trade & sustainably minded folks in your life. First, [...]

Wear It Wednesday | A21 Walk for Freedom Colorado Springs

This was Travis and I's second year participating in the A21 Walk for Freedom, the purpose of the walk is to raise awareness of modern day human trafficking. This is one way we both participate to share about human trafficking, while I don't fundraise hard enough for the A21 walk I make up for it [...]

Mental Health Awareness 2019

May is mental health awareness month, it seems over the last few years mental health has had more conversation in public spaces making it more socially acceptable to talk about. Last year my husband was diagnosed with depression, seriously neglected depression and anxiety. It's taken a long time for him to get into a better [...]

Finished Reading: Beating Guns by Shane Claiborne & Michael Martin

I want to preface this post with the following facts: I grew up in Texas, my grandfather was a member of the NRA, and I’ve never held a gun in my life. Beating Guns is a collaborative book written by Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin. Mike attends our church here in Colorado Springs & founded [...]

Sustainability | Reducing Waste during the Holidays

Tis the season for wrapped gifts in bags, with bows, and boxes under a tree... but unfortunately, that pretty shiny, laminated gift wrap paper is, in fact, not recyclable. And to include it in the bin with other paper products can make an entire load unrecyclable. If wrapping paper is metallic, or glittery, or has a [...]

Walk for Freedom | 2018 Colorado Springs

I'm not sure where I get my strong sense of fairness and ethics. I'm always surprised when I meet people and I get into my strong ethics they ask if I was ever in animal rescue. Yeah? Why? My strong love for justice for the oppressed and the innocent is deep, it flows through every [...]