Lifestyle

Guest Post: Donating My Hair

This is a guest post written by Laura. Check out her blog!

Hello, my name is Laura. You might have seen me around on Lauren’s channels — I am her best friend after all, meaning I often also carry out duties such as personal assistant and/or personal photographer.
Years ago Lauren donated her hair to charity, got a pixie cut, and basically never went back. When I decided to follow her lead and also donate my hair, she asked me if I would write a post for her blog about it. So here we are. I hope you enjoy it.

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Books Sustainability

Book Review: 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me for review by the publisher. In no way does this affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

by Kathryn Kellogg

Age Group/Genre: Non-Fiction, Sustainability
Publication date: April 2nd, 2019
Publisher: Countryman Press
Pages: 256
Format: ARC

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Synopsis

We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying “no” to straws and grocery bags, and “yes” to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers.

In 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. “It’s not about perfection,” she says. “It’s about making better choices.”

This is a practical, friendly blueprint of realistic lifestyle changes for anyone who wants to reduce their waste.

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Lifestyle Service Dog

4 Things I Learned From My Puppy’s First Few Weeks Home

Photo by Laura

Wounded hands? Check. Puppy-proofed/extremely minimalist house? Check. Tears, frustration, and insecurity? Check.

My life has changed dramatically since bringing home my golden retriever puppy Nugget on December 9th, 2018. We’ve only been together for a little over 2 months but I feel like I’ve already learned ten years worth of lessons. Every day is a challenge, but also a learning opportunity!

Here are just 4 things I’ve learned since I became a dog mom:

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Lifestyle

2019 Goals & Resolutions

Happy 2019!

Setting goals is something I like to do all year long, but I especially look forward to the New Year. It’s a fresh start and everyone is focused on self-improvement, which is always inspiring.

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Service Dog

Pupdate #1: Visits, Waiting & Stress

Just a little update on my service dog puppy situation… or a “pupdate”, if you will. 😉

The last update I wrote was about the birth of the puppies. Since then, we’ve visited several times and it’s been great to be able to see my puppy growing up from the beginning, even if I don’t yet know which of the little ones will be mine. I’ll find out on December 5th, when all the puppies will be tested on personality and temperament. A few days later, on December 9th, I will be taking her home with me!

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