• Link Round Up #109 + Garden Update

    It’s been a hell of a week down here in Texas… we were very lucky with our power (unlike my parents 2 miles away… thankfully, they were able to make it over here safely and spend a few days in the warmth). If you’d like to help the many people in need… check out the following resources. View this post on Instagram A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) I’m not looking forward to seeing what the community garden looks like next week after all this snow melts… we’re pretty nervous about all the onions that have been planted… while cold hardy, I definitely don’t think they are meant to…

  • Eco-Friendly Finds: Target Edition

    In the past, it’s definitely felt like being eco-friendly also meant paying a lot of money (or having to get things shipped from far off zero waste stores) to get things like bar shampoos, refillable deodorant, cleaning supplies, etc. At times, it has seemed like being eco-friendly just wasn’t for the normal person who buys most of their necessities at the local grocery store/Walmart/Target/etc. (Big Target fan here!) BUT — good news ahead. It seems like a lot of the big box stores are now carrying eco-friendly products (because, surprise, there’s a demand for it!). Sure, is some of it imperfect? Yeah. But is it still a big step up.…

  • Link Round Up #108 + Garden Update

    Carrot harvest time! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Less is Meera (@lessismeera) Mental tools to survive the winter. A list of favorite Etsy shops. Places to donate unwanted items. How to get a hobby. They say this isn’t America.

  • Zero Waste + Eco-Friendly New Year?s Resolutions (for 2021)

    First off, I’m using the word ‘resolutions’ very loosely here… if 2020 taught us anything… it’s that plans/goals/resolutions can very, very easily go down the drain. So. Be kind to yourself. For me, these are aspirations… goals… a few things I hope to try out this year. There’s a new refill store in Dallas! Yay! It seems they have a booth at the Dallas Farmer’s Market every Saturday + Sunday for a few toiletry + home essentials. I’m so excited to try them out once I run out of some current stuff. I definitely want to try out their liquid dish soap, laundry detergent, and body cream! Keep an eye…

  • Healthy Habits in a Trying Year

    At this point… no one wants to hear “you should eat healthy!” or “do a HIIT workout 5x/week!” … many are just trying to survive/get through this year without feeling guilty that they aren’t doing the “right” thing. I’m definitely on this boat but at the same time… I also don’t want to feel like total physical (and mental) crap. So how do you balance the two? Enter tiny, achievable habits that don’t involve saying “No, that’s not allowed.” For me, that looks like the following: Add water. Not “drink water instead of copious cups of chai” but rather… just have the cup of water around while drinking chai. At…

  • Link Round Up #107 + Garden Update

    Winter is here and the garden is growing! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Less is Meera (@lessismeera) In other news… I added to my Christmas village with this DIY A frame cabin putz house. Made out of a cardboard box + acrylic paint + cotton balls + Christmas ornaments + epsom salt (for the snow)…. all things we had in the house. And I love it! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Less is Meera (@lessismeera) Favorites from the week: Why social media makes you feel old. On hyper seasonal eating strategies. Why Americans have turned to nesting. A guide to gifting mindfully…

  • 2020 Holiday Gift Guide (from Small(er) Businesses)

    Shopping small is always, always important but especially so this holiday season. Many small businesses are struggling and it’s up to those fortunate enough to be able to buy gifts during this time to support them! Yes, you may have to plan your gifts a bit more in advance and wait longer for shipping but it is so worth it. The gifts below are nothing big… just little things that spark joy or feelings of comfort… which I think is perfect for this year. Girlfriend Collective Please Recycle Socks: Recycled and recyclable socks? Yes, please. I especially love the mocha color! (This is probably the “biggest” business on this list……