We Let our Yard Run Wild. Here’s What Happened

This year has been all about the yard. We schlepped in mulch for weeks, making the orchard look a little nicer. I moved trees from the pond elsewhere so they would grow better and stronger. I planted more perennials by the pond so it would grow lush and green and flowery all summer long. I…

The Problem with Plastic-Free Living

Low-waste living is trending all over the place. Adorable and chic Instagram posts of bamboo and coconut fiber everything is clogging up my feed. And, I’m loving it. But, I also have a problem with it. This type of living isn’t attainable. Plastic-free living isn’t attainable, at all. Unless you decide to make a drastic…

You May Never Go Plastic-Free and That’s Okay

I'm writing this at the top of an aqueduct in France, and while it may seem like a weird place to start writing a piece about plastic-free living, looking out over all of the tourists and the absolute beauty of a park, it got my creativity flowing. Seeing just how efficient and inefficient things are…

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the Planet: How you can Support Change Without Doing Much

Going green is something we should all strive for, no matter our political backgrounds, no matter how much granola we eat, no matter if we burn incense or not. Saving our home is just good manners and makes sense for everyone to do. But, it can be incredibly hard and daunting at times, so where…