Does anyone else have a really, really hard time getting rid of books? They’re like old friends; even if I know I’ll never read one again, it’s so hard to part with. Plus, you fall down the rabbit hole of opening them as you sort and getting sucked into the story again. Although I finally decluttered the bookshelf in my room a few months ago, my mom still has boxes upon boxes of my old kids’ and teens’ books in her basement that I need to go through at some point. Progress, not perfection, right? … Read More »
As of last Friday, we are officially one year out from our wedding day! (Does that make it our -1st anniversary? Not sure.) We’ve been engaged for almost three months and that time has flown, as I’m sure it will between now and our wedding. Today I thought I’d give you a little update as to where we’re at in the planning process. Personally, I’ve always loved reading about other bloggers’ wedding planning and all of their wedding details, and it will be fun for me to look back and see what was happening in our lives one year out.
I’ve also included a few more pictures that my dear friend (and bridesmaid) Laura took the day we got engaged. But if you’re not interested in weddings, feel free to skip this post and I’ll be back on Thursday with more green living tips!… Read More »
Want to know more about the food industry and its environmental impact, but don’t know where to start? There’s a mind-boggling array of literature out there right now that purports to be giving you the straight story about the stuff in your grocery cart–but that literature isn’t all created equal. From diet books to documentaries, from Instagrammers to independent studies, where’s a food industry newbie to start?
Well, literature about the food industry–and really just about food in general–is my genre of choice. It started my sophomore year of high school, when I picked up a copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle to read for a class project. But that book totally hooked me. What I learned about the food industry, and about how far removed I was from the food I ate, from those three hundred-some pages ignited a passion inside of me that I didn’t know existed. I had to know more.… Read More »
Happy Tuesday! Long time, no chat. I had a couple of blog posts planned for last week, but this one had to be postponed to deal with more pressing technical blog issues. My absolute least favorite part of blogging, to be quite honest with you. Thankfully, those are (mostly) resolved and I can get back to posting!… Read More »
As of two days ago, it’s officially been one month since we packed up our lives and hopped a one-way flight to the Bay Area for Eric to start his new job. What?! Time has gone insanely fast, and I chronically feel like we just moved in last week–but that’s moving for you. Anyways, after a reflective chat with a friend back in Minnesota yesterday, I wanted to write about my thoughts on life in California so far.… Read More »