Style Inspiration: Bold Spring Shoes April 20, 2015

Finally after a long and chilly wait, it seems that Spring is here! This morning I woke up to the sound of birds chirping and the cats enjoying a nap in a warm sunbeam. This winter has felt especially long and horrid, so to wake up to some true springtime weather had me jumping with joy. Spring may not be my favorite season, with all the rain and mud, but this year I am welcoming it with eager arms. Even though spring weather isn't my favorite, I love spring fashion! It always feels so good to pull out dresses and bright colors after a cold and bland winter. I was inspired by this wonderful spring weather to put together a style inspiration post!
Ethical Spring Fashion
Dress: People Tree // Shoes: Hetty Rose Shoes // Purse: Matt and Nat // Earrings: Mata Traders // Bracelet: Manumit // Nail Polish: RGB Cosmetics

What I Have Learned From My 5 Year Relationship April 6, 2015

On Sunday, April 5th, I celebrated my fifth anniversary with my boyfriend. Of all the anniversaries we have celebrated together, this one seems particularly special. I'm not sure if it's because we are currently looking to move in together, or that five just sounds like an auspicious number. For whatever reason, this anniversary has had me looking back at these past five years and thinking about how far we have come. From the days of butterflies and excitement during that first year, to the strenuous and difficult two years of sickness that followed, to the last two years of figuring out our lives as college graduates. We have grown so much, not only as a couple, but as individuals as well. We are not the kids we were back in April 2010.

I have learned a lot during these past five years; about life, love, being happy. It has been turbulent at times, and boring at others. There are some many things I wish I could go back and tell that 20 year old girl. I'd tell her to hold on, that life would get better. I'd tell her to be more calm, patient, and understanding. I am sure in another five years, I will feel the exact same way about my current 24 year old self.

Today, I want to share with you some of the more important lessons I have learned about being in a long-term relationship. I am by no means an expert, but experience has taught me a lot. I hope that some of these lessons I have learned can help you too. Maybe not for those of you who are just starting your relationship, but for those who are at that important two/three year mark. Things change the longer you are together. Once you have reached that point where it's clear, this is a long-term commitment and this person may be your life partner, hopefully this advice will help you start off on a solid foundation.

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream Review March 23, 2015

meow meow tweet deodorant cream review
My plant-based journey is never ending, and I am constantly looking for small changes I can make in my life for the better. One small change I have been trying to make this year is switching to a more eco-friendly and healthy deodorant. For my hippie friends out there, you probably know the struggle. It seems that a natural deodorant that actually keeps you smelling fresh is nearly impossible to find. I don't even have a big B.O. or sweating problem, but every "natural" deodorant I tried seemed to be a massive failure... till now.

I decided to really tackle this natural deodorant problem this month and started scouring the web for reviews and advice. Eventually, after a lot of searching, I noticed one brand pop up a few times with positive reviews; Meow Meow Tweet.

The name alone was worth investigating. Meow Meow Tweet is a small company based out of Brooklyn NY. Boom! Right off the bat I am getting excited! I prefer supporting small businesses and it is "local" for me (I live a few hours away). I was actually able to pick up the product locally at a natural cosmetic store in my state. Like many small beauty companies, Meow Meow Tweet focuses on small batch production (another thumbs up). Their products are all natural, and I mean all natural. The ingredients list on their products are so simple you could make them in your own kitchen (if you wanted to spend the time and effort, of course).