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    Grocery IQ: Never forget your grocery list again

    One of the most useful apps on my phone is a free grocery list app called Grocery IQ. As a person who visits the grocery store often, it’s very handy to have my lists all in one place on a device that I always have with me. I can add to it no matter where I am and just pull it out whenever I’m at the store. More

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    Celebrate all things vegan with Vegan MoFo

    It’s that time of year again when bloggers from all over the world put fingers to keyboard to write as much as they can about vegan food. It’s called Vegan MoFo, which stands for Vegan Month of Food. It was started years ago by the Post Punk Kitchen as the vegan blogger equivalent of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). More

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    Handmade Pottery: Interview with Jeanette Zeis

    I am a big fan of practical art. Artwork that one uses everyday while going about regular life brings beauty to the mundane. One of my favorite practical artists is potter Jeanette Zeis. Based out of Portland, Oregon, Jeanette has been making pottery full-time since 2008. Her beautifully crafted work consists of houseware items like bowls, […] More

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    USPS Releases Stamps Celebrating Farmers Markets

    If I had a top ten list of favorite activities in the summer, going to the farmers market every week would definitely be on it. With local growers selling produce that was sometimes picked just that morning, it is the place to go to find perfectly ripe fruits and vegetables that taste better than anything […] More

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    9 Vegan Meals You Already Know How to Make

    When people ask me for advice on going vegan, the first thing I tell them is to look at the meals that they are already making regularly. Most of us tend to make the same things week after week. So I suggest starting there first. At my house, tacos, scrambles, pizza, and salad make regularly […] More

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    Create a Gallery Wall with Postcards

    Remember when you used to easily recognize your loved one’s handwriting? With texts and social media playing a larger and larger role in the way we interact and connect, handwritten letters are becoming a rarer commodity. Holidays, weddings, and funerals seem to be the only time people put pen to paper, mouth to seal, and […] More

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    DIY Movie Screen for an Outdoor Movie Night

    While movie theatres have gotten slicker over the years with 3D, IMAX, and stadium seating, there’s still something quintessentially summer about the drive-in movie theatre experience. With a bucket of popcorn and the warm July air all around you, there are few things better. Unfortunately, drive-in movies have gone the way of the dinosaur cassette […] More

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    Say Goodbye to BPA & Beautify Your Beverage with Glass Straws

    Several years ago a Little Shop of Horrors-variety dentist turned what was supposed to be a routine teeth cleaning into a painful years-long affair in which my teeth were incredibly sensitive to cold. Having a glass of ice water or cold green smoothie brought lots of discomfort with it. Rather than living a life of […] More

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    Buy Handmade: Unique Jewelry Using Real Plants

    In 2014 it’s easy to go to any store and buy a product that is mass produced and uniform in style.  With no character to differentiate one from the next, it’s simple to find things that are perfect to the point of boring.  That is why I am so enchanted with handmade artwork. When we buy handmade, […] More

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    Review: Caitlin’s Super Natural Deodorant

    When I phased out antiperspirant from my bathroom cabinet years ago, the other options available were less than stellar. I tried brand after brand, each time disappointed in its staying power. But nowadays, it seems I’m hearing about a new, natural deodorant once a month. From rub-on creams to oils to sticks to even making […] More

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    How to Get a Vegan Meal Anywhere

    A common concern about going vegan is that it will be complicated to find places to eat. In a world littered with fast food restaurants on every corner, there aren’t nearly as many all-vegan restaurants. Does going vegan mean a lifetime of hummus sandwiches from home? Hardly! Even in small towns, you just have to […] More

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    How young were you when you became old?

    The first time in my life I remember being aware of aging, I was just three or four years old. I was with my favorite aunt, and I adored her. I’d do anything in the world for her. On this day she pulled me onto her lap and asked me, “Just stay this size forever.” […] More

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    Favorite Reusable Products for Picnic Season

    As we come into picnic season, now is the time when people start gathering paper plates, paper napkins, paper towels, and packs of plastic straws and flatware for summertime get togethers. Why not minimize waste, save some trees, and save money by not buying products that are immediately thrown in the trash?  Instead, put together a […] More

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    Keep Hunger at Bay with Millies Savory Teas

    I believe it was that great philosopher, The Incredible Hulk, who once said, “You won’t like me when I’m angry.” While my even-tempered disposition tends to safely stay in the Bruce Banner realm, there’s one time of day when irritability can get the best of me – when I’m hungry. I know I’m not alone in […] More

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    Start a Gratitude Journal & Feel Happier Today

    Every time that we open our news browser, we are reminded of what is going wrong in the world.  With all of the sadness, it’s easy to feel weighed down and burdened.  But just as terrible things happen every second of every day, so do good things.  There are babies born, couples wedded, new jobs […] More

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    Review: The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

    If the call of spring cleaning and de-cluttering has been speaking to you, you may want to check out The Joy of Less by Francine Jay. The Joy of Less is a guide for organizing and simplifying one’s home.  The author starts the guide by giving some compelling reasons why a person should embrace a […] More

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    Say Sayonara to Counting Sheep: How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    A high end concealer may be able to work miracles, but you know what’s even better at leaving you looking refreshed, revitalized, and full of mental vigor?  A restful night’s sleep.  Of course, sometimes that is easier said than done.  When life’s stresses get in the way, it can be hard to get the long, […] More

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    LVX: A Luxury Vegan Nail Polish Brand

    After kicking my nail biting habit almost two months ago, I have been searching for that holy grail of polish.  At this point I’m basically the Indiana Jones of the polish world.  Since I spent so many years without any chemical smell on my fingertips, it’s something I notice right away – either in application, […] More

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    Toss Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Say Goodbye to Canker Sores

    Like puberty and taxes, for many years I thought canker sores were just an unfortunate fact of life.  I’d be chewing on a handful of popcorn one day, and with a painful bite, I’d chomp down onto an unexpected sore in my mouth.  With a yelp and a cry, I’d make a mental note to […] More

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