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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Warm & CozTea Exchange 2018

Its the 4th annual warm & coztea exchange and I'm exciting to be co-hosting this year with Kayla Nelson from The Accidental Nomad Life Blog, Susan from Restoring the Day, Rebekah from Hargraves Home & Hearth, and Amber from @blessingsabide on Instagram! One of my favorite things about the colder weather is hot beverages, specifically coffee, [...]

National Park Series | Pinnacles National Park | California

We found Pinnacles NP almost by accident, we were wanting to explore a new place while family was visiting. We were thrilled to find this little hidden treasure just off the California coast.  We did a the Old Pinnacles Trail, to the Balconies Cave Trail then the Balconies cliff trail before meeting back up with [...]