I’m on a mission.

I know it’s been a long time. I can make excuses. I have a busy job. I have two cats. I have boyfriend who needs reminding to make me dinner. I’m an aspiring crossfit athlete. But you know what. I still have all these ideas in my head about reducing my carbon footprint and trying…

Picture Perfect Portugal

I happen to be lucky, no privileged. I am able to travel and spend my money on travel. I know this comes with a CO2 cost and weighs on my mind at times, but this is my environmental vice. What am I to do? I can’t imagine not travelling and exploring new places. Our planet…

Becoming a Morning Person?

Blah… so I guess I’m not doing so well with meeting my 2017 goals. I’m the worst morning person. I have been so sleepy all week! I keep hitting snooze. Oh how am I going to change this? I blame it on the Monday and Tuesday evening’s cross country skiing sessions. It just completely wears me…

On Tour: Seaside Towns in England

Sea breezes, craft beers, and vegan desserts. These are just a few of my favorite things that come to mind when I think of the past weekend. My beau and I were in England for a long weekend visiting family. He grew up in the seaside town, Broadstairs. It’s quite the gem. Charles Dickens spent…

Goal Setting for an Epic 2017

Happy New Year environmental enthusiasts of the world! I’m excited for 2017. I know lots of people think that 2016 was a crap year. I get it. A lot of terrible events took place, Trump as elected president, and a bunch of top notch celebrities passed away. Despite all of these downsides, I had a pretty…

Seasonal & Sustainable: Advent Calendar

There were so many great things about being a kid during the month of December. One of them being, eating a piece of chocolate every morning for 24 days. I opened my advent calendar as soon as I woke up and sometimes I would take two, and regret it so much the day that I…

Iceland: Eating like a Local

Iceland is an amazing country with some of the most stunning landscapes that I have ever seen. They also have an interesting food culture, including delicious waffles, geothermally grown tomatoes, and fermented shark. Believe it or not, whale and puffin are not on the list of foods that are commonly eaten by Icelanders, but are…

Seasonal & Sustainable: Making Ornaments

Crafting is cool. Making one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments at a local ceramics studio, cooler. I have totally been on board with being seasonal and sustainable this year. One of the first activities I did was to make homemade Christmas ornaments. One of my friends organized this Christmas making workshop for a friend’s birthday at a local ceramics…

Seasonal & Sustainable

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas (is nearing). I love this time of year. I love winter activities (except ice skating, ice skating is lame, sorry Nicki). I love putting up Christmas decorations. I love the holiday parties. And I love walking…

Iceland: From Plant to Plate

Everyone is talking about Iceland. The glaciers, the northern lights, the hiking, the landscape, the volcanoes, the music, the endless possibilities of the adventure-backpacker’s paradise. It’s well documented, maybe even a little over done. However, one thing that people aren’t really talking about, and that I certainly didn’t know about, is how it’s cutting the…

These Boots are Made for Walking

Sorry! I have been a little M.I.A. lately. I just finished up a course, went on vacation, and started a new job. It’s been a little crazy. But I have so many exciting things to write about and to tell you about. First up a short post about a new product that I found, Kavat…

Thoughts on Jäsön Deodorant

I have been trying the Jäsön deodorant for the past week or so. It works from time to time. I have friends that use it and love it, but here is a run down of my experience. In the future I will review other deodorants (I know, so exciting!) against the same criteria. Initial application…