November is here! Where has the year gone by? I can’t believe 2019 is almost at its end—it seems like just yesterday it was just April… Anyhow, fall is now in full swing and the bounty that comes with this season is always something I look forward to. See how I’ve incorporated these things into my journal this month~
San Francisco is establishing one of the widest plastic straw bans in 2020, prohibiting even compostable plastic straws (PLA) because they act like conventional plastic in our environment if littered. This means that single-use straws sold in San Francisco must be now biodegradable, which is fantastic by all means! Establishments all over the city are getting an early start, such as many boba places switching out plastic for bamboo fiber straws and also selling metal options.
Those who want to reduce this waste one step further should think about owning their own straw—one that can be washed and reused multiple times. I only own two types: bamboo and metal. Here are some thoughts on these two popular straw options…
Spooky season is here, and it’s right here in my bullet journal! October 2019’s spreads are extremely exciting for me; I love all things cryptic, supernatural, and magical and I was more than happy to include these vibes in this month. Please enjoy my journal and help yourself to the downloadable sticker printables.
It was time to replace my pillows. Since the beginning of this year, my extremely flattened and compressed one led to painful stiffness in my neck and shoulders… the quality of my rest decreased dramatically! After deliberating on which pillows to buy, I took a gamble on Buffy’s Cloud Pillow via an Instagram ad, and it turned out to be a great purchase. Read more for general background information on Buffy and my review of their Firm Cloud Pillow.
Hi everyone, here’s another opportunity to see my bullet journal! Here are September’s spreads, they’ve arrived a bit late because I just came back from vacation. As always, the printables are free available in the link below.
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to learn a bit more about sustainable hair care. We’re going to focus on two products I’ve just started using: the Heali Kiwi shampoo bar and the Guardian conditioner bar, both by Ethique.
I found out about the sustainable personal care brand, Ethique, through my friend Tessa’s wonderful sustainability blog, Grown Acorn. Her website has been a wonderful wealth of knowledge and advice in learning more about waste reduction and the incorporation of environmentally-friendly practices into daily life. It’s helped me more easily transition into an environmentally-conscious lifestyle.
Hi all! I haven’t posted April-June since I’ve been incredibly busy. By the time I could take pictures of those months… they were already filled up with my personal entries. As a result, we’re going straight to the upcoming month, July! This is the first month in my new Minimalism Art City Notebook (review here).
You’ll notice that I kept the exact same format from my last bullet journal post! These layouts have worked well for me and it was easy to translate them from a Rhodia to Minimialism Art’s dot grid pages.
Available for download: make your own stickers or print on regular paper to paste into your own journal! The dimensions are the same as what’s seen in my A5 journal.
Hi all, this is a continuation of events from our April trip to visit my best friend in Santa Cruz County. I struggle with anxiety, and it gets amplified in social situations and during travel. On our mini-road trip and over the course of the entire day, I was extremely tense and on edge; as a result, I was acting toxic to my partner and pushing all my negative emotions onto him. Here’s what happened and how we handled the situation.
I had a fun time during our 1-Night Stay in Santa Cruz, but it was also an emotionally-charged experience. It tested my relationship with my partner. This ultimately strengthened our bond and style of communication.