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Lifestyle | Bottle Cap World Map

Lifestyle  |  Bottle Cap World Map

In the early 2000s I had learned that my local recycling service did not accept #5 plastics, so if a bottle cap was left on the bottle it came on, the workers were instructed to cut off the bottle top, or throw away the whole thing, sending lots of recyclable plastic in the incinerator. So, I started saving the bottle caps until I could find a way to responsibly recycle them. 

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Lifestyle | New Shoes!

Lifestyle  |  New Shoes!

Let's talk for a hot second about how i turned a trashy old pair of $12 flats... into these gorgeous re-imagined can't-live-without shoes!

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Lifestyle | How To Re-Purpose Your Candles

Lifestyle  |  How To Re-Purpose Your Candles

Like anyone, we love a good soy candle to burn clean and add atmosphere to our home & office. But what to do when your candle has burnt it's final flame?!

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Lifestyle | Our Complicated Relationship With Straws

Lifestyle  |  Our Complicated Relationship With Straws

TL;DR 2024 UPDATE :

I'm STILL using the acrylic straw from Brittany, 6 years later. I almost exclusively use a glass straw and my Stanley tumbler for iced coffee now. And I've switched to Avocado Straws and Hay Straws as single use options for parties and/or cocktails. 

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Lifestyle | The Spix's Macaw & Why I Am Who I Am

Lifestyle  |  The Spix's Macaw & Why I Am Who I Am

News just dropped that the Spix’s Macaw is now extinct in the wild and I am heart broken. I’ve never seen one, haven’t watched the movie Rio, barely know a thing about the species, but the Spix’s (Blue) Macaw is one of those animals that lit me up as a child, and honestly, to this very day. Backstory : The Lorax by Dr. Seuss has always been my favorite book. The lesson behind it, and the colorful imagery of the natural world where the Truffula Trees thrive, shaped who I am today.  Earth’s most vibrant creatures like Scarlet & Spix’s...

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