Category: Lifestyle

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!

This startup proves there’s a more ethical and sustainable way to do tech // ft. Nimble

This startup proves there’s a more ethical and sustainable way to do tech // ft. Nimble

When I think about shopping more consciously, I’ll admit that my electronics and tech don’t top my shopping list. I’ve happily given up my fast fashion addiction to embrace slow fashion, but taking a more conscious approach to the gadgets that power my life, my career, and this blog is mostly uncharted territory for me.

This is partly because I find shopping for clothes fun and do it on a regular basis, but rarely buy new electronics. It’s also because, compared to the overwhelming selection consumers have when it comes to fashion, there are narrower options when it comes to the electronics we buy.

I recently learned about Nimble, a company that takes a more thoughtful and conscious approach to consumer electronics and tech, and I’m thrilled to partner with them to share their story with you.