You wouldn't put a bumper sticker on your car that states "My Other Car Is A Kayak" if you're a kayak-less aquaphobe, and you wouldn't wear a t-shirt that says "Boys? I prefer ice cream" if you're a boy-crazy lactose intolerant. So wearing a...Read more
Every Boy Scouts knows that preparation is the key to success; all Girl Scouts know that looking cute and bringing cookies never hurts; and everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarden (after school in my Daisy Scout meetings). Here are some tips and tricksI learned during my years in uniform, and some eco-essentials that will to help ensure you're a happy camper... Read more...Read more
Being a hipster is all about independence, and Independence Day is a hipster's chance to shine. Hipsters are too cool for family fun and backyard BBQs, obviously, but Main Street parades on single-speed bikes melt their hip-hearts like warm apple pie, and 4th of July fashion makes their American-Apparel-led pulses race like they're running a three-legged one...Read more
Every year around July 4th, I face an internal crisis that has nothing to do with patriotism. Rather, it concerns my personal beliefs. You see, I strongly believe that costumes and flair make everything more fun, yet I believe just as strongly in the 3 Commandments of Mamma Nature: reduce, reuse, and recycle. And I'm also very cheap...Read more
Say "yes" to boring, dime-a-dozen, bargain bin ring? No, thank you. You're a beautiful, one-of-a-kind woman with a sparkling personality and a healthy respect for your Mamma-- shouldn't your engagement ring be, too?...Read more
With so many big plans to orchestrate and small details to arrange, order, and organize for yourself before your wedding, it's hard to imagine that you have to outfit and accessorize six other women, as well. But fluster not, you blushing bride, because I've got everything you need for your bridesmaids right here...Read more
After a long, stressful day at work, you decide to make yourself a delic dinner to enjoy while you relax and binge watch Pretty Little Liars, so on your way home you pop into the store to gather ingredients and a bottle of wine. You're on a budget so you scan your Club Card to qualify your purchase for the $0.10 mail-in rebate (don't forget to buy stamps!), but since you didn't plan on...Read more
I once applied for a job where, during the interview, I was required to fix a flat bike tire while blindfolded. I can't really even change a flat tire when my vision is unobscured, so this "real-life-challenge" was especially difficult for me. Luckily, it was a group interview, so about 25 other candidates were able to witness me fumbling around like an idiot.
The job was for a tour guide for one of those...Read more
What's black and white and green all over? These items. While that wasn't funny, it was true because the black and white items featured here were all either handmade with recycled paper or were printed on recycled paper. I know what you may be thinking...Read more
Did you play an instrument when you were a kid? I played clarinet in the middle school band (because it got me out of class), then piano (because my parents made me), then took voice lessons (because it was harder for my music teacher to tell when I didn't practice singing than it was for her to notice I never practiced piano). Needless to say, I've...Read more
I'm about to blow your mind. Ready? Magazines, newspaper, book pages, sheet music, and maps are all just-- wait for it-- paper. So are envelopes, gift tags, party decorations, and a billon other things you buy. Boom. That info probably just rocked your world, so I'll give you a second to...Read more
The coolest thing I've ever found is also the thing I most regret. Let me explain. The time was 2007, the place was Bethany Beach, Delaware, and the thing? Oh, the thing...
Running on the beach everyday, I'd found nearly everything under the sea-- starfish and sea horses, string rays and baby seals (alive and adorable, and don't worry, I helped them return to ocean)...Read more
No matter how "fun" my high school math teacher, Mr. Collins, tried to make math, I hated geometry class and I mainly used my trusty TI-83 scientific calculator to pass notes and play hangman. But as an older, wiser, more stylish version of my high school self...Read more
Every time I go to my grandfather's house, I try to steal one of his hats. Say what you will about Poppie (that he's adorable, charming, wonderful, a keen business man with the spirit of a hustler and a knack for the ponies…), but one indisputable fact is that man's got style. Donned in...Read more
Was your stocking stuffed with gift cards this holiday? You've been buying gifts for everyone else all season long, so now it's time to treat yourself and here are 60 ways to spend your Christmas cash. They're all handmade, they're all eco-friendly, and you can shop them all without leaving your couch...Read more
Deck the halls with bounds of handmade home decor this holiday with these eco-friendly gift ideas. Celebrate baby's first Christmas with...Read more
Whether your sister's the smart one, the pretty one, or the one your siblings tell is adopted (I was that one...), here are eco-friendly gift ideas for each and every one. Handmade from stretch bamboo...Read more
Taken out of context, "You better watch out" sounds terribly threatening. But sprinkle in some Christmas cheer, add dash of ultimatum (of presents), and decorate it with a beard and you have yourself a...Read more
These eco-friendly gift are all under $50, so you won't have to spread the Christmas spirt across three credit cards in order to afford great gifs.
You can be fiscally responsible and your recipient can be sustainable stylish with...Read more
All three colors of our most popular bangle bracelet styles together in one stack. Eco-friendly, versatile...Read more