• May Mood

    Although it may seem like life is at a standstill, the seasons still change and nature continues its cycle. This May, connect with nature… feel the cool breeze in the mornings, dine al fresco, tend to your gardens and plants, take walks and notice the birds, open the curtains every morning…

  • April WFH Mood

    ?April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.? ? T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

  • What To Do While Social Distancing

    It’s been some week, huh? I’m sure you are consuming enough news at this point to know the facts about coronavirus and how best to keep immune compromised populations healthy. And, yes, that means “social distance”. My husband and I have both worked from home for many years now so we haven’t taken a huge hit to our day to day activities… but I admit, it’s tough to not go stir crazy. Right now, we’ve been hanging at home except for grocery or takeout pick ups and the occasional quick errand. So what are we to do in our non-working hours? Below are some ideas (including some sent to me…

  • Cruelty Free Skincare Swaps

    Last year, I focused on greatly minimizing my skincare routine (see my morning routine here and nighttime routine here). My skin was a dry mess due to some health issues at the time so my focus was solely on healing. Fast forward to 2020 and my skin is so much better and I seem to have found a system that works. However, on my ongoing quest to make small changes that support a healthier planet, I’ve decided to focus on spending my money on more cruelty free products. (FYI: Cruelty Free Kitty is my go to site on finding brands that that are cruelty free.) These are the three big…

  • March Mood

    ?What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.? ? Kobayashi Issa

  • February Mood

    ?Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.? ? William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Products I Use to the Last Drop: Beauty Edition

    As you may know by now, I find great joy in using things up. I also find that it’s one of the most eco-friendly things that you can do — buy a product you love, use it ALL up, dispose of it responsibly, repeat. Opposed to: buy a product, use half of it, let it sit in your drawer, buy 3 different replacements that you think may be better, and ultimately end up with 4 versions of the same product that go bad and get thrown away. Note: I plan on writing a post about the best ways to recycle beauty product packaging but the general summary is that for…