Link Round Up #32 (and Black Friday thoughts!)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of food, family, and football! We’re now mostly decorated for Christmas and are settling into this magical season. My Black Friday will be spent lounging with leftover pie, watching Hallmark Christmas movies, and perusing online… which means a lot of adding things to my cart and then X-ing out of the page. While I’ll pick up some Christmas presents, Keds shoes (since I wear through shoes rather quickly due to my flat feet), and skincare on sale, I tend to stay away from the madness of physical stores and try to be very mindful of the items I am buying online.… // Continue reading.

Online Zero Waste Buying Resources

Depending on where you live, it can oftentimes be difficult to find some items in bulk (i.e. without packaging) or even plastic-free items — particularly when it comes to cleaning and certain body care products. Here’s a list of places you can order online for either package free or plastic free products.

Note: I will update this list as I find more shops online!

Package Free Shop: Home, personal, and travel products.

The Refill Revolution: Home (including essential oils!), personal, containers, and pet.

Zero Market:  Home, personal, and containers.

Tiny Yellow Bungalow: Home, personal, and containers.

Wild Minimalist: Home, personal, pet.… // Continue reading.

The Little Things

On this election day, I’m inspired by A Cup of Jo’s post on simple pleasures. After the 2016 election (a night I spent crying in my bathtub with a panic attack), I find it important to balance my hunger for change on a large scale with gratitude for the simple things on a personal level. I vote, I volunteer in my city, I donate to candidates/organizations that represent my values, I work a job that aligns with making the world a better place. I read fluffy novels, cuddle with puppies, spend too long figuring out what color to paint my nails, decorate my house to look like a Christmas elf threw up on it.… // Continue reading.