Adventures on Assateague Island

It’s a little embarrassing that I am just now getting around to posting these photos, but what can I say? no time like the present, right?

Back in June of 2019, the husband took me on a very special trip; one that I had been asking to go on since I learned about this place in 2016. We went to Assateague Island National Seashore, or as I like to call it, Wild Pony Island.

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Mourning Doves for a Difficult Moment

Hey Internet, it’s been a moment, but I felt like I needed to reawaken this outlet and share some of what’s been going on in my neck of the woods.

The last time I posted something here was in October and it’s just bizarre how much everything – the whole world – has changed since then. Being in NYC, we are grappling with how the Coronavirus has affected our city, our community, and our neighbors. It has been overwhelming and sad, and I, like everyone else, am so grateful to all the brave medical professionals who continue to go out every day and help those affected by this terrible virus. There isn’t really anything I can write that comes close to expressing everything I am thinking, feeling, wishing… I guess all I can say is that I hope you and your loved ones are safe. This is a strange time and one we need to work through together, even though we have to do our best to stay apart. Continue reading Mourning Doves for a Difficult Moment

Tips for a Plastic Free Halloween

As someone who is new to living a zero-waste life, Halloween is kind of a daunting holiday. Between the one-time use costumes, cheap decor, and individually plastic-wrapped candies, there is plenty of potential waste in celebrating All Hallows Eve. But I still love finding ways to celebrate the season, so this year, I made an effort to enjoy the holiday using only natural or re-usable items I already had on hand.

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Recreate this Fresh Fern Fragrance

I am mildly obsessed with Standard Wax’s Green Thumb fragrance. I first stumbled upon it at a Greenpoint local plant shop I adore called Tend. As soon as one enters this lush plant shop, you’re hit with this fresh scent reminiscent of ferns, soil, moss, and grass. It’s like entering an Eden and it’s heavenly!

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House Plants for a Brown Thumb

As much as I long to be a legit plant person and fill my home with so many lush ferns and flowers that the term “jungalow” would actually be appropriate, the truth is, I’ve always had a bit of a brown thumb. Inevitably, I would purchase a new plant with such enthusiasm and a belief that “this time would be different,” and yet within days, the sad plant would be withered from either a lack of nutrients or simply a lack of skill on my part. I wanted to change.

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