“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." - #MarkTwain

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“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” – #JohnRuskin

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Beautiful walk to the beach with the kids and dog! It was sunny, warm, spacious and just what we needed. AND there wasn't any complaining! Thankful for our gorgeous home & planet!
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Beautiful walk to the beach...

See that laptop and books right there?

Yeah, it's been sitting in that same spot untouched all day. Mason has completely hit his limit with this "distance learning". And I'll be honest I'm almost ready to call it summer break already(a month early)! It was going so well until about 2 weeks ago when his defiant personality decided it was done with this type of schooling, and depression and social anxiety in full swing! Isolation is so tough on ours/everyone's mental health and I don't know if we can take anymore of it! 
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #socialdistancing #quarantinelife #isolation #distancelearning #momlife

See that laptop and books...

The gang is coming over for #SCOOBMovieNight today! #SCOOB is now available to watch instantly. 
Join #SCOOBMovieNight via the Twitter Watch Party tonight at 4PM PST. 
Will you join us? 
Be sure to check out my blog for a chance to win your own SCOOB party box including the movie. 
#WBpartner #scoobydoo #entertainment #warnerbros #WB #movies #stayhome #movienight #familytime #quarantinelife

The gang is coming over...

2020 is the year I told myself I'd start focusing on a healthier lifestyle and one thing I've been working on is eating a plant based diet. I've still got a ways to go but I'll get there and so far I feel great! 🌳I've partnered with LightLife to bring you this post, but all opinions are my own. One thing I'm new to is tempeh, after eating the vegan tacos I made, I'm totally sold! I made these amazing tacos with sweet potatoes and Lightlife Original Tempeh. I didn't miss the meat at all!
🌳Tempeh can be used for a number of meals as a protein replacement, available for purchase at your local grocery store(I've found ours at Fred Meyer and @imperfectfoods ) typically for $3.49. Easy to prep, vegan certified, has a savory and slightly nutty flavor, non-GMO and 12g of protein. 
#sponsoredpost #momsmeet #lightlife #tempeh #plantbased #vegan #health #wellness #healthandwellness

2020 is the year I...

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She's my sunshine baby; loves being outdoors, bugs(even spiders), bees, plants and of course the sunshine!! #sunshinebaby #optoutside #pnw #toddlerlife #pipermae #spring #savethebees #momlife

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First Steps to Zero Waste

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Are you familiar with the term Zero Waste? If not, the goal is for no trash to be sent to the landfills, the ocean or incinerators. I invite you to take a good look at your life, your kitchen, even your bathroom and take note of all the plastic. Did you know plastic can take up to 1000 years to decompose? I never really considered myself to be wasteful; I recycle, reuse and re-purpose somethings. Then I took a good hard look at my pantry and decided no I’m not doing everything I could for my environment and vowed to make a change.

Take a look at my local refuse company’s reminder infographic, sadly my family uses a ton of the non-recyclables and there for goes straight to the landfill.

I’m doing this for a few reasons; one for the environment and to throw less plastic away, two for simplicity, and three less processed stuff. All things my family could benefit from. We only get one earth and life so why not treat them with respect. Below I’ve taken a picture of my pantry, if you’ll notice there’s a lot of processed foods, and plastic. Those are things I really want to focus on eliminating.

If you’d like to join me in trying to waste less, below you’ll find things to keep in mind.

  • It’s a process going waste free! Don’t try going straight to Zero Waste over night by throwing out all your “garbage” that defeats the purpose. Use up all your stuff that you already own, ie. use all your plastic ziplock bags before purchasing reusable ones. Zero Waste is the goal not a hard target.
  • Sit down and write out the reason(s) you want to do this, that way when you’re feeling down it’ll hopefully give you a little motivation.
  • Join Zero Waste Facebook groups, they have some for beginners. Join your local Buy Nothing Facebook group it’s the perfect group for Zero Waste.
  • Do research. Research what can be recycled and what cannot be. Research zero waste alternatives.
  • Follow Zero Waste Influencers, don’t get discouraged by them but look to them for motivation. Remember we’re all in this together, literally.

I’ve started out slow and over the past week I’ve made a few more changes to our lifestyle. I do not grocery shop without my reusable grocery bags and produce bags, recycling glass instead of throwing away. I’ve had these glass jars in my pantry that I put to use, after buying lentils from the bulk section and using my reusable produce bags. I was able to score a ton of cloth napkins on my local Buy Nothing group. The next week I plan on purchasing bamboo toothbrushes, re-usable ziplock bags, small and medium cloth bags, finding the best choice for dish soap, and making our own bread.

 

I’d love for you to follow our journey of going Zero Waste, I’ll share more on my Instagram stories.

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“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." - #MarkTwain

“A man cannot be comfortable...

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” – #JohnRuskin

“Nature is painting for us,...

Beautiful walk to the beach with the kids and dog! It was sunny, warm, spacious and just what we needed. AND there wasn't any complaining! Thankful for our gorgeous home & planet!
🌻

Beautiful walk to the beach...

See that laptop and books right there?

Yeah, it's been sitting in that same spot untouched all day. Mason has completely hit his limit with this "distance learning". And I'll be honest I'm almost ready to call it summer break already(a month early)! It was going so well until about 2 weeks ago when his defiant personality decided it was done with this type of schooling, and depression and social anxiety in full swing! Isolation is so tough on ours/everyone's mental health and I don't know if we can take anymore of it! 
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #socialdistancing #quarantinelife #isolation #distancelearning #momlife

See that laptop and books...

The gang is coming over for #SCOOBMovieNight today! #SCOOB is now available to watch instantly. 
Join #SCOOBMovieNight via the Twitter Watch Party tonight at 4PM PST. 
Will you join us? 
Be sure to check out my blog for a chance to win your own SCOOB party box including the movie. 
#WBpartner #scoobydoo #entertainment #warnerbros #WB #movies #stayhome #movienight #familytime #quarantinelife

The gang is coming over...

2020 is the year I told myself I'd start focusing on a healthier lifestyle and one thing I've been working on is eating a plant based diet. I've still got a ways to go but I'll get there and so far I feel great! 🌳I've partnered with LightLife to bring you this post, but all opinions are my own. One thing I'm new to is tempeh, after eating the vegan tacos I made, I'm totally sold! I made these amazing tacos with sweet potatoes and Lightlife Original Tempeh. I didn't miss the meat at all!
🌳Tempeh can be used for a number of meals as a protein replacement, available for purchase at your local grocery store(I've found ours at Fred Meyer and @imperfectfoods ) typically for $3.49. Easy to prep, vegan certified, has a savory and slightly nutty flavor, non-GMO and 12g of protein. 
#sponsoredpost #momsmeet #lightlife #tempeh #plantbased #vegan #health #wellness #healthandwellness

2020 is the year I...

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