One Step to Greening Your House

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. – Rachel Carson Sometime in 2015 I started to really scrutinize our household products and my health and beauty products. I will admit that this is one area I […]


Think Dirty – Apps to Help Inform Green Buying

Later this week I’m going to share a list of products I’m using these days and where I am in the process to clean up my product usage and make more environmentally justified decisions. As I make this transition to more eco friendly products, I have turned to a few apps and websites to help […]


My Glorious Return to a CSA

Back about three years ago when I started this blog I had recently joined a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Co-Op. But then grad school, life, and multiple moves got in the way and I sadly had to relinquish my share. But this spring I am SO excited to say that I will finally be returning […]


Can I throw this compostable cup in the trash?

Short answer: Sure, but what you may not expect what happens to it next. Trowing it in the trash should be a last resort. Long-ish answer…  My office recently sent around an email stating they had decided to make the switch from a large, urn-style coffee pot to a pod based, single serve one. The reasoning […]


Online Consignment: A Summary

By now I have (somewhat) successfully tested three online consignment services; PoshMark, ThredUp and I was surprised by some of the results, entertained by others, and annoyed by a few. To better understand what started this and my process, make sure to read my introduction post to reducing the clutter. First, let’s break down how […]


The Good, The Bad, and ThredUp: Online Consigning Part 4

Check out the other posts in this series for the back story on my reducing the clutter and turning to online consigning via PoshMark,, and ThredUp: Reducing the Clutter: Online Consigning Part 1 Online Consigning: PoshMark Review Online Consignment: Review Oh man. Ok, this is funny. I’m still laughing as I type this. […]


Online Consignment: Review

I’m doing a series on my experience with online consigning. Check out my introductory online consigning post here. Also make sure you read Part 2 about PoshMark. After my initial excitement of PoshMark wore off and I hadn’t heard from either one of the other services ( or ThredUp), I was starting to feel pretty […]


Online Consignment: PoshMark Review

Be sure to check out Part 1 of this series to get background on my mission of reducing the clutter. As I mentioned in Part 1, PoshMark is completely different than the other two services I am using to clean out my closet and reduce the clutter. Instead of the lazy man’s online consignment shopping (stuff it […]