Organic Cotton, Fair Trade Bedding: Boll & Branch Review

As we roll into February already (where did January go so fast?!), Jarred and I are reflecting on our first year as official homeowners, and our first year of truly feeling like we have our very own home together. We bought and moved into this townhouse about a year ago, and have done many things

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Where I Found My Ethical Wedding Dress (+ How You Can, Too)

Some brides start their wedding dress search knowing exactly what they want. Some have no idea where to even begin. Being the picky and particular person I am, I fell into the first category. I wanted a large ball gown (the bigger, the better!), some sparkles up top somewhere, and of course, for it to

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My Early Morning Routine for Productivity + Happiness

Let me start by saying that, like most people out there, I am not a “morning person”. I have never had a morning routine, or any other routine now that I think of it. When I was in elementary school, my mom signed up my younger sister and I for a plethora of extracurricular activities,

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Staying Sustainable While Moving Homes

Moving into your first home is a rollercoaster of emotions. You’re excited, no doubt, but also scatterbrained and overwhelmed. Throw a sad attempt to reduce waste during your move into the mix, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a full-blown meltdown on the horizon. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my own

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My Sustainable Wedding: Planning Update!

J and I are about 8 months away from our wedding date and the sustainable wedding planning is really starting to come together! We’ve got our venue, DJ, photographer/videographer, florist, wedding dress, our engagement photos, and are just about ready to hit send on our (electronic) Save the Date’s. While there has already been a

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My Sustainable Wedding: Bridesmaid Proposals!

There’s a lot of gift-giving that happens throughout the traditional wedding planning process, and if you’re like me and trying to plan a more sustainable wedding, then this can cause a few issues. Not only are so many of the gifts very event-specific (for example, bridal party matching t-shirts), but they’re often not quality products

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