How to Read More (& 2019 Book Favorites!)


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” – George R.R. Martin

I frequently get asked how I manage to read so much on a yearly basis. Yesterday, I officially hit my Goodreads reading challenge of 50 books for 2019! Yay! By the end of the year, I anticipate having read another 10 books or so.

A sampling of this year’s books.

The simple answer to how I do it is… pure love of reading. I love entering new worlds and getting lost in them. It truly is a hobby for me. But there are a few little things that make it a bit easier for me to read as much as I do.… Continue reading...

My Favorite Zero Waste Snack

Snacks seem to be one of the worst offenders of excess packaging. Most of which can’t even be recycled. So beyond fruit (which, let’s be real, feels a bit too healthy to feel like a treat) and overpriced bulk candy, what’s a low waster to do? Enter popcorn.

Popcorn is mostly healthy (depending on your toppings), can be completely zero waste, quick to make, and delicious. I buy popcorn kernels in bulk, pour a bit into a brown paper bag (reuse until you can’t anymore and then compost it), and microwave for about three minutes. If you’re feeling fancy/making a large quantity/hate microwaves, you can make this on the stovetop with a little bit of coconut or vegetable oil.… Continue reading...

October Mood

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Happy October! It still feels like summer down here in Texas after an unseasonably warm September. I’m hopeful for cooler days by Halloween though… Until then, I’ll live vicariously through these images (and a short trip to New York to enjoy some chillier temps). I decorated the home with some amazing pale pink Porcelain Doll Pumpkins from the local grocery store. At the end of the season, the flesh will make pumpkin soup and the rind will go into our compost.… Continue reading...