• Life,  Recipes

    Rhubarb + Rose Iced Rooibos Tea

    Iced tea is one of the many things I get excited about come warmer weather. There are so many different flavors and recipes to try, caffeinated ones give the perfect mid-afternoon energy boost, and they are so refreshing. Our rhubarb plant is thriving this year, which means that it is huge haha! If you have a rhubarb plant, you’ll know what I mean. I’ve been wanting to try a new recipe, and one that uses rhubarb only seemed fitting. I also LOVE tea, so a rhubarb iced tea seemed perfect! Also, rhubarb recipes always look so pretty and pink (although this one turned out orange)! And who doesn’t want to…

  • Beauty

    My 10 Criteria for a Perfect Product

    Shopping for a new product can be challenging or even straight-up stressful. There are so many options and so many people suggesting their “faves”, but how do you choose which one to try first? In this post, I am sharing the #1 criteria – plus everything else I consider “bonuses” – that I look for in a product before deciding to buy. First, I suggest figuring out what is most important to you. For example, I strongly believe in animal rights so I always look for a cruelty-free symbol or “not tested animals”; although the latter can be misleading since many companies’ suppliers test the product ingredients on animals. Maybe…

  • Environment

    2 Ways Plastic is Harming Marine Life + How You Can Help

      Marine animal art by Washed Ashore made entirely from ocean plastic. Plastic pollution is a hot topic right now. With videos showing up on your Facebook feed of divers swimming through loads of plastic, and pictures of a sea turtle-turned-unicorn by a plastic straw, I tend to think that everyone knows how big of a problem plastic in our environment is. But I’ve found that is not the case. I hope that this post will help make it really clear how marine animals such as sea turtles, fish, and dolphins are affected by plastic pollution, plus provide you with some ideas of how you can personally decrease your impact.…

  • Beauty,  Hair

    5 Cruelty-Free Hair Products I’m Loving

    For a while I was struggling to find some staple hair care products that I can turn to time and time again. After asking my hair stylist, friends, and searching the internet for positive reviews, I can finally say that I LOVE the products I am sharing in this post! So without further ado, here they are! KEVIN.MURPHY REPAIR-ME.WASH This proteinizing shampoo has bamboo leaf extract and green pea protein plus three other key ingredients to restore, nourish, and replenish the hair. Plus it smells amazing! I could feel the difference the first time I used this shampoo before I even rinsed it out. I would never have spent so…

  • Environment

    Top 5 Easiest Ways to Go Green in 2018

    Happy 2018! Since there are still about nine months in this year, there is still plenty of time to add goals and resolutions to your list. Maybe you want to eat healthier, go to the gym more, or even make your lifestyle more eco-friendly 😉 Here I’m sharing my top five easiest ways to go green in 2018 (I bet you’ve already made a couple of these swaps)! Swap your plastic water bottle for a stainless steel or glass one.  Stainless steel water bottles are so much cuter than plastic! Plus, they don’t have all the icky chemicals plastic ones do (BPA isn’t the only harmful chemical in plastic). I…

  • Style

    The Simple Outfit Formula I Wear 9 Months Out of the Year

    I know it is officially spring now and everyone is all excited about the latest trends and warmer weather pieces (I am too!). BUT it is still only April and has barely reached a daily average temperature of 50 degrees here in Seattle, so I won’t be wearing sun dresses or sleeveless tops without a sweater for a while haha. Even though we do get really nice weather in the Pacific Northwest for a significant portion of the year, much of the sun we get still comes with cooler temperatures….and since I am always cold, I have to dress warmer than probably most people. Because of this, I have had…