i bought girl scout cookies this weekend, the RIGHT way!
5 weeks until i leave for india!
a few months ago, i was in kenya. we had a 10 year peace corps reunion. it was the first time that we had all been together since we left zambia and was an amazing get-together. over the american thanksgiving weekend, tim found us an airbnb on the beach in mombassa. so off we went! … Continue reading a $7 starfish adventure
did you know that 99% of americans have the same chemicals in their bodies that come from the chemical processes used to make teflon? you know, the stuff that stops food from sticking on your pots and pans? and keeps your coats waterproofed? and keeps your couch cushions free from wine stains? yeah. it's IN … Continue reading 99%
it's been 3 months since i've posted a blog. i've been struggling to keep a schedule for this thing. i want to be consistent, but when you don't feel like writing (and aren't making any money doing it), it makes it harder to force yourself to write about something. this has resulted in no new … Continue reading 3 months later…
I am the proud owner of a plane ticket to Kenya! Owning a plane ticket is my favorite thing. Some people own a house, get married or have a kid. I buy plane tickets. They are pure happiness for me. I don't like sticking around the same place for very long, especially if snow is … Continue reading 6 weeks to go!!!
I hadn't done much except stare at my computer today when I realized I needed a distraction. So instead of watering the garden, I decided to go for a walk. South Dakota winter is right around the corner (I can feel it in my waters) and that usually brings well below zero windchills and feet … Continue reading A Windy Distraction
Let's make reusing fun! I really enjoy crocheting and creating with my hands. So when my aunt cleared out her apartment last fall, she found herself with an entire garbage bag FULL of plastic bags. She could have just recycled them, but instead asked if I wanted them. Enthusiastically, I said YES! Why? Because with … Continue reading #plasticfreelife, with 42 plastic bags
the days are getting shorter. it's dark at 8pm. the leaves are starting to change color. everyone is settled back into their school routines. my tomatoes are finally ready. pumpkin spice is everywhere! and i still have no idea what i'm doing with my life. for some reason i thought that i would have something … Continue reading it’s september
I'm a big fan of documentaries, especially those about where our food comes from. Most of these documentaries have the same basic information: we eat too much processed food, people in low income communities don't have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and corporations make the money while farmers can barely make a living. I … Continue reading Eat Food, Mostly Plants, Not Too Much