Category: Lifestyle

Bye, Sweaty Summer Nights! The Sustainable Comforter You Need This Summer | Buffy Breeze Review

Bye, Sweaty Summer Nights! The Sustainable Comforter You Need This Summer | Buffy Breeze Review

It’s a hot girl summer – and unfortunately, that also means hot, sweaty nights (and not in a sexy way).

When I lived in Seattle, I had a very warm, down-filled comforter, which was perfect for Seattle’s cold six-month-long winters. But once I moved to California in June, that comforter made my bed into a sweaty death trap!

Thankfully, Buffy offered to send me their new temperature-regulating Breeze comforter to review.

6 Tips for Buying Less and Reducing Impulse Shopping

6 Tips for Buying Less and Reducing Impulse Shopping

Buying less for me isn’t just about sustainability (although of course that’s a huge reason); it’s also about saving money and reducing the clutter in my home and trying to minimize my addition to the endless cycle of consumerism that distracts me from the more important things in life.

Girl, Get Paid! Part 1: How to Create a Media Kit for Your Blog/Instagram

Girl, Get Paid! Part 1: How to Create a Media Kit for Your Blog/Instagram

Of all the frustrations I’ve dealt with over the past two years of blogging—all the website malfunctions, Instagram anxiety, and imposter syndrome—perhaps the most infuriating bullshit has been trying to get paid for my labor.

So, I’m kicking off a new series on my blog to help my fellow female creatives get their $$!

Let’s start with step one: creating a media kit.

Winter 2019 Eco & Ethical Edit

Winter 2019 Eco & Ethical Edit

Winter is all fun and games until after New Year’s when all the festivities are over and the only thing to look forward to are more rain, numb toes, and chapped lips.

That being said, wintertime is the best time to slow down and cozy up with that book you kept saying you’d read and that knitting project you forgot about amid the holiday rush. Here are some things this winter that sparked joy for me; enjoy!

What Marie Kondo taught me about conscious consumerism

What Marie Kondo taught me about conscious consumerism

I have always been a messy person. Every space I’ve inhabited—my childhood bedroom, my college dorm room, my current apartment—has been a victim of my tendency to cover every horizontal space with stuff.

So, with an admittedly skeptical mind, I read Marie Kondo’s famous self-help book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

And, I am now pretty convinced that tidying up will change my life. Surprisingly, I also learned a thing or two about conscious consumerism from Marie Kondo.

The Best Books I Read in 2018  (all by women of color!)

The Best Books I Read in 2018 (all by women of color!)

In 2018, I majorly stepped up my reading game and have been blown away by the poignant, imaginative, and diverse stories I’ve seen on the shelves of my local bookstore and library.

So, in no particular order, here are the best books I’ve read in 2018!