Plaine Products || A Closer Look

Plaine Products || A Closer Look

Last month I shared about home goods brand that is doing big things to reduce waste and make organic, clean products accessible to everyone. I've been using Plaine Product's shampoo, conditioner, and body wash for almost three months (I'm about to order a refill- that's how much I love these products) and it's been amazing for several reasons. 

Not only do I completely trust the ingredients in these products (read on to see a full list of exactly what is in each bottle...no chemicals or unpronounceable's), it's changed my mindset about waste and how silly it is that the majority of our body products come in single use bottles that may or may not be recycled, and will likely be thrown out.

I'm so excited to share an interview with Lindsey, the brand's founder (along with her sister), where she gives insight into her long term plans for Plaine Products, what goes in each bottle, and more.  

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Baabuk || Coziness For The Whole Family

Baabuk || Coziness For The Whole Family

Home has always been a bit of a fluid concept for me, especially after "settling down" and having two little kiddos. AJ and I have moved around quite a bit and the sense of continual fluctuation can be hard to handle, especially as a self-dubbed "home-body". How am I to create a sweet, welcoming, stable home for my family if our sense of home is never set in stone, changing from year to year or sooner? 

As trite as it may sound, I've learned that, more often than not, home is less of a place and more of a state of heart. Our physical homes may change often, and the space may not be ideal, but when you surround yourself with the people you can't live without and the things that make your heart smile, then, I think, you've built a home. 

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You Don't Have To Buy Everything I Blog About || Ramblings on Ethics, Consumerism, And Balance

You Don't Have To Buy Everything I Blog About || Ramblings on Ethics, Consumerism, And Balance

"Use my code to get 15% off at checkout".

"Looking for the perfect fall staple? This is it." 

"Invest in fewer, better pieces, and you'll thank yourself later on" 

A few excerpts from my least favorite aspect of blogging: promoting consumption. As a lover of simplicity, intentional slow downs, and ethical fashion and culture, I'm often caught in the crosshairs of two seemingly conflicting lifestyles. The first, promoting the brands I respect, love, use, and believe are making the world a better place. The second, preaching that slow and simple wins the race — not really "wins" but certainly makes your life easier. 

How can someone who has a capsule wardrobe continually promote new brands, add new pieces to her own life, and encourage her readers to do the same? 

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Introducing GRAMMAR || The Last White Shirt You'll Ever Need

Introducing GRAMMAR || The Last White Shirt You'll Ever Need

These two phrases are easily the quickest way to my heart: quality wardrobe staples and good grammar. As it turns out, today's brand has mastered both. GRAMMAR is a crisp, new fashion company hailing from NYC, on a mission to create wardrobe classics that every woman will wear time and again. 

Although GRAMMAR's first collection, aptly titled the Perfect White Shirt Collection, seems effortless, the brand's founder and designer, Althea Simmons, had anything but an effortless journey to see them to this point. In celebration of GRAMMAR's official launch on Kickstarter, I'm sharing a bit of a peek into that story today. 

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Transitioning From Summer To Fall With Sweet Lupine

Transitioning From Summer To Fall With Sweet Lupine

It's been my goal for a few months to curate a general "all seasons" capsule type wardrobe to use all year round. Of course, living in a very seasonal climate (80's in the summer and -30 in the winter...) that's not completely possible. But my goal is to curate a closet full of pieces I can wear all year, with a few truly seasonal investment pieces that will last me for years to come thrown in when I can afford to do so. 

When Amanda of Sweet Lupine reached out to me to work together on a blog post, I initially thought of choosing pieces to feature on our trip to California last month (definitely a summer themed post). However, after I got back and we settled into our new home, I realized that the pieces I had chosen from her shop were actually much more versatile than I had expected. 

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