It’s summer vacation time, everybody! You are probably at your desk, daydreaming about the Eiffel Tower, or white sand beaches, or riding that new ride at insert-name-here theme park. Now, I don’t want to rain on your parade, but if you are anything like me, you forget about the lines you wait in, the public transport you ride in, and the long road trip which can all be less than glamorous.
But in our household, we have a steadfast game that we play to help pass the time on vacations. What’s funny is that you don’t need anything for this game, you can play it anytime anyplace, however we only play this game on vacation! I think it has to do with running out of things to talk about because it’s been 2 weeks of just the two of us and we have experienced every moment together! We can’t say “Hey! My co-worker told me a hilarious story at work today!” because on vacation, your travel partner was already there for the story.
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This year, I took a big step in my creative life. I attended my very first creative conference. After comparing a few different ones, I decided on Craftcation, a makers conference that I had heard of for many years, but never thought to actually attend. I had this idea in my head that vacation days are to be used for trips to far away lands with new adventures, not for a conference in my home state that would take time away from exploring. Girl, was I wrong.
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For the 2nd edition of “10 Questions with…” we are spending some time with my new food blogger friend, Kiya Schnorr. Kiya and I found each other on instagram and through a few classy jokes about bratwurst, I knew that we were each other’s people.
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I try my best to live a pretty eco-friendly lifestyle. I’m not perfect at it. I am nowhere near the almost godliness of the no-waste people, but I try. And with the popularity of self-care, Mari Kondo, and our society’s latest attempts at living a slow(er) life, I think we are all yearning for simple and concrete ways that we can clean up our routines.
For me, that’s finding ways to care a bit more for our planet. The following products and tips are all great examples of easy and innovative ways to tweak your lifestyle to be a little bit more green (without having to go fully off the grid and start composting your own waste).
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