“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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 products that aren’t package free or curbside recyclable, I TerraCycle (for free!)… // Continue reading.
Last week’s big news was about Meghan and Harry “stepping back” as senior royals (I was not surprised and think it’s a big hell yeah/mic drop/eff yall moment). Whatever your thoughts on this are, it’s clear that the decision to let go of something this huge was done with their mental health and future happiness in mind. This got me thinking about the great joy that can come from letting something go (whether it be a situation or physical objects). I think the words “letting go” can have a sad/negative connotation but I find so much freedom and happiness in it.… // Continue reading.
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck
How is it almost Christmas?! This last month went by in a blur… a merry, happy blur… but still a blur. I’m looking forward to relaxing, eating, and Christmas-ing with family this week. But before I do that, here are some end of year tidbits!
- Some amazing books were released in the later months of the year and deserve a mention (see my favorite books of the year from a few weeks past). The Starless Sea (meta as hell and won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but if you love stories… gosh, what a love letter to it all… I sank into the pages and it was like a cup of hot tea on a cold night).