Weekend Links 4/28/17

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This week felt like it would never end or get better. Each day I woke up exhausted and unmotivated and today was just the icing on the cake. I was almost late to class, forgot close-toed shoes for lab, and forgot to eat breakfast and lunch. I felt like a complete mess, but I prevailed. I got up, I showed up, and I survived. And despite the terrible start to my day I decided to make the most of what was left. I went thrifting, ate dinner with friends, and cuddled a pupper. And thanks to those simple little actions I ended a rough week on a happy note.

How this week felt…

Incase you missed last weekends chance to march for change.

Indoor gardening for soil haters.

You and 6/10

Pretty jeans that would be fun to recreate. (Cause there is no way I’m paying $129)

Perfect summer adventure bag/basket.

Beautiful white kitchen redo.

Some pretty earrings and a dress to go with.

DIY napkins

I hope you have a good weekend and don’t forget to engage in self-care if you’ve been having a rough week!

Weekend Links 4/21/17

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So this weekend, despite the impending doom of midterms, looks like it is going to be a good one. Saturday is Earth day, and here in Bellingham that means that there will be a myriad of events to attend. So many events to choose from, yet I can only be at one place at a time, bummer! After surveying my options I opted to March for Science instead of sitting inside listening to talks. When in doubt opt for action. Climate change is real my friends and I encourage you to get out there and March for Science this weekend! What are you doing to celebrate Earth day this weekend?

Find your nearest March for Science

A pretty dress to make for summer

Summer capsule wardrobe bags that are pretty.

I stumbled across this and her blog and am kind of in love now.

Everyone in Bellingham is wearing stacked rings and its so beautiful that I need to hop on this trend.

This embroidered patch is pretty rad… hehe

A podcast series that I devoured in two days this week.

A little reminder.

Empowering documentary that I watched in class this week. (P.s. it’s on Netflix)

A beautiful Portland home.

I hope you have a terrific weekend!

Weekend Links 2/17/17

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Obligatory post transfer orientation vegan donut run.

This long weekend started out with a dose of sleep deprivation and a day full of new things in Bellingham. After a long drive home after night lab I caught a few hours of sleep before getting up early to head to Bellingham for my new student transfer orientation. But of course when in Bellingham, you must do fun things and eat good food. So we ate at Soy House again, because that place is amazing, and also picked up some vegans donuts. After all that fun I was pretty exhausted, so the rest of the weekend will probably be fairly relaxed. I think working on projects, snuggling my pup, shopping at my favorite health food store, and eating lots of good food is what’s on the agenda. Here are a few links from around the internet for you weekend…

A beautiful little camper.

Something delicious I want to make this weekend.

Some cool collage ideas, especially for a college dorm or apartment.

A desk and chair combo, I am in love with right now.

Also absolutely obsessed with these live edge mirrors right now.

Always loved paper crane art, seriously want to do something similar in my apartment.

Super cute necklace.

I know Valentine’s day is already over, but this is too cute not to share.

Cute weekend sewing project.

How I feel whenever I am surrounded by non college student food.

I hope you have a terrific weekend!

Weekend Links 2/3/17

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Driving over Snoqualmie  pass last weekend.

This week has been a busy one for me and when I was finally done today, I didn’t know what to do with myself! I had nowhere I had to be, nowhere I had to drive to, just me and a whole lot of time. I started out this lovely weekend with lunch with a good friend, then proceeded to finish a knitting project.  I am hoping to take some time for me tomorrow and so far that looks like going to yoga and maybe a hike. Anyway, I hope you all had a good week and don’t forget that despite the mess you can find yourself in some weeks, to remember that it will all be okay in the end. Here are a few links from around the internet for your weekend…

Tiny houses, my new obsession.

8 face masks to try out this weekend, I tried the banana turmeric one tonight.

Beautiful beetroot seeds that I want to buy to plant in the spring.

A beautiful blog.

Um, this looks amazing…if only I had a kitchen this weekend.

A cool student travel blog.

A song I’ve been listening to on repeat this week.

How to be an active ally to immigrants and refugees.

Something to remember amidst the chaos of the past couple weeks.

 

Zero Waste Bathroom

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Over the past couple months I’ve been working to narrow what I use in the bathroom and try to greatly reduce the waste that I produce. Currently I am still using shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in plastic bottles. But once I finish those I will be looking to switch to things like bar soap and bulk conditioner. For now, these are some simple changes that I’ve been able to make over the past couple of months.

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The first thing I switched to were bamboo toothbrushes from the brand brush with bamboo. It was a little hard to get use to the texture of them at first, because I had grow up using hard plastic toothbrushes my whole life. But after a month of using them it was completely normal and now I will never want to go back to using plastic ones. And it seems that my gums are a lot healthier thanks to the softer bristles.

After toothbrushes came lotion. I’ve never been a big user of lotion, but my skin has been a lot drier this year. (Probably due to moving to a drier climate.) For my face I started using jojoba oil that I got in bulk and then I switch to sweet almond oil when I was at home over break. Now I am currently using a mix of the two every morning and my skin has never looked better. I don’t use lotion on the majority of my body, but my feet and legs tend to get dry. So once in a while I try to use some zero waste body butter I made, using this recipe.

The last couple switches only happened over christmas break. For christmas my mom gave me a safety razor, which works wonderfully! And I made homemade chapstick to replace the tube of Burt’s Bees chapstick that I had been using. Then finally and probably my most used and recent switch is a stainless steel tongue cleaner I got for christmas. I use this twice a day after I brush my teeth and I find it way more effective than scraping my tongue with a plastic toothbrush, like I use to do.

Eventually I would like to make my own toothpaste and deodorant when I run out of the ones I am currently using. And I think it would be fun to experiment with making my own makeup. But that is very low priority on my list because I given up wearing make up all together.

Let me know if you’ve been working to switch to a zero waste lifestyle and what changes you’ve made so far.

 

Weekend Links 1/13/17

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I woke up this morning to discover that it was -11ºF outside, I had to blow dry my hair for the first time in months for the fear that my hair would freeze off. It feels like winter here will never end, but at least I have a warm bed to curl up in when I don’t have class. It is too cold to go outside this weekend, but I am not really sure what I am going to be up to. I definitely need to knit a hat, otherwise I think my ears might freeze off! I hope you had a good week and your winter is much milder than mine. Here are a few links from around the internet for your weekend…

I wish I was somewhere warm like this

Healthy hot chocolate

how college feels right now

Cute paper flowers that won’t die in the cold.

A really powerful documentary.

Cozy + ethical sweater

He will be missed.

A beautiful idea to create less plastic.

Simple + local pottery

Something cute

Have a fantastic weekend!

Weekend Links 1/6/17

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This week I started my 2nd quarter in college. As per usual, it has been pretty slow and really cold and snowy. This weekend I am planning knit and read under piles on blankets. And on Sunday, I’ll probably spend the day studying and getting ready for the next week. I hope you all had a excellent week, here are a few links from around the internet for your weekend…

Disturbing smog time lapse.

Cute handmade dresses.

Ethical and sustainable basics

A be instagram account.

Something tasty to make this weekend.

A project for the weekend, to go with tea, blankets, and netflix.

Sad, but thought provoking article.

Bright and cheery home.

Best cities to travel to in the winter.

On new years resolutions… 🙂

I hope you have a superb weekend!

 

Weekend Links 12/16/16

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This week I finished my first quarter of college! The last two weeks were full of snow and ice and I was pretty happy to come home. 38º degree weather doesn’t seem so bad after 15º temperatures plus a wind chill. This weekend I am heading off to Bellingham to visit my brother.It will be good to visit Bellingham again, and I expect the weekend to be full of fun and adventures. Here are a few links from around the internet…

I love all things tiny house.

A beautiful travelogue.

Some healthy, but delicious recipes for Christmas.

Beautiful photos that make me want to travel.

Tasteful winter decor, my favorite type.

Cute Life Aquatic patch.

I love these gift guides.

A book to read on the train.

Polar bear prison.

Something funny.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

Weekend Links 10/1/16

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Walla Walla is a great place to go cycling! This is about 3 miles away from my college.

What are you up to this weekend? I had a busy first week of college and I was so thankful when Friday finally came. I celebrated surviving the first week with an 8mile bike ride on Friday. It is still sunny and fairly warm here in Walla Walla, so it’s good to soak up the warmth and sun while I still can. Saturdays are always days of rest and fun and my Sundays are usually for doing grocery shopping, laundry, and getting ahead on my homework for the week. Here are a few links from around the internet….

An eco-friendly blog that I’ve fallen in love with!

A good post about eating healthy and vegan in college.

Sad, but interesting NY Times article.

If you need a little cuteness in your life check out this doggie instagram.

As a pre-med student, this podcast sounds pretty interesting.

These otters are just too cute.

A really good article about the sugars you should fear, and that fats that you shouldn’t.

These look amazing and they are still healthy!

Shopping waste free at the farmers market.

I’m obsessed with this really cute science jewelry.

I hope you are having a terrific weekend!

Weekend Links 9/24/16

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What are you up to this weekend? I survived the week long orientation for college freshman and now I have a one more day until classes start for fall quarter. Today was a laid back and relaxing day, while tomorrow I prepare for the week with loads of errands. I hope you had a great weekend, and here are a few links for your weekend…

If I wasn’t on a college student’s budget and I had lots of time, I would totally make this.

A really great post with career tips for women.

A fall baking recipe that I really wish I had the resources to make!

A little beautiful juice and smoothie book that just came out.

Who does love Melissa Clark or zucchini bread?

A cute fall tote bag and it’s vegan leather, if that is your thing.

A little humor to end this post.

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