Adopt Don’t Shop

One aspect of purchasing secondhand that I have not yet addressed is one that is near and dear to my heart- adopting a pet. After personal experience with adoptable companion animals between my own adoptions and volunteering at animal shelters, my stance on this important issue has only strengthened. I truly believe that if you... Continue Reading →

Rebuilding with Recycling

After putting off both an alignment and an oil change for the past few weeks, I finally set up the Midas appointment for my day off today. Upon dropping off my car, the manager told me to expect a two hour wait before this was all completed. Initially, my eyes widened- two hours of sitting... Continue Reading →

Savvy While Saving

My friend recently moved into her own apartment. Over a year ago, she was in a situation where she had to give up many of her decorations and furniture. Now moving into a new home, she needed to acquire a few things, cheaply, to complete her apartment set up. I knew she had left a... Continue Reading →

Secondhand Solutions

Just a quick note on problem solving. My dearest pet, Gizmo, hurt himself a few weeks ago. At some point immediately after our move, he threw his neck out. This may sound crazy, but the pain was very real- I have never in my pet-owning life seen an animal have muscle spasms like this. Initially... Continue Reading →

Know Your “Why”

6/10/2017 Saturday This is a difficult post to write. But it needs to be said, if I want this blog to grow, and if I want people to know what it is I believe in and want for our environment. One week ago, I was working at an urgent care clinic. I was fortunate enough... Continue Reading →

Yes, Please, and Thank You

4/21/17 Friday Each morning that is over 40 degrees, I force myself out of my plush mattress, tie up my laces, and force myself into a quick run. Learning to push yourself into a morning cardio routine is a game changer; its one of the few things I can point to while living an already... Continue Reading →

Small Home, Big Savings

4/14/17 Friday 11:30am Today’s a beautiful spring day in Chicagoland- 50 with light clouds. Perfect day for a 45 minute drive to Lake Bluff for a sale- what’s 45 minutes when you have 7 episodes of S-Town to catch up on anyway? Admittedly, getting to the Northshore of Chicagoland is not easy. But once you... Continue Reading →

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