Adventures in Ubud

A tropical vacation has been a dream of mine for years. Financially, it was never quite achievable and, therefore, was consistently placed on the back burner of agendas. Nevertheless, my desire for such an adventure never faltered. I knew one day I would have the […]

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Secondhand Sundays: Florals & Denim

Blouse & Jeans: UXC Tacoma | Shoes: Secondhand gift from my MIL 🙂 Happy Sunday, everyone! Spring is in the air and though Seattle is clearly not aware (hello rain and gloomy clouds), my love of florals is blooming anyway. Secondhand shopping has got to […]

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The Battle: Insecurity

Insecurities. We all have them and we all love to hide them. A lens and editing features make insecurities a little less risky, right? Sadly, we’ve developed into a culture of effortless perfection. #iwokeuplikethis ring a bell? We’re constantly fed a tangle of images and […]


Designed to Empower: 31 Bits

Necklace: 31 Bits | Top & Jeans: Thrifted | Shoes: Matt & Nat About a month after graduating from college, I moved to Uganda to work for The African Hospitality Institute. This season of life stands to be one of the most healing, life giving, […]

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My Perfect Shoe: Deux Mains

Ever tried to imagine the perfect shoe? Or rather, your perfect shoe? I realize I’m treading in opinionated waters, but really: when you imagine footwear that can carry you from day to night, from city to beach, from wrangling your kiddos to a date night […]


Start Small

Necklace: Mata Traders | Dress: Thrifted | Slides: Deux Mains Hey there and happy Monday! I’ve decided to do more outfit posts around here (awkward, nervous smile). I usually stick to outfit posts when showcasing ethical brands to keep the focus off me. If you […]

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Keep It Simple

T-Shirt: My Sister Org | Jeans: Thrifted | Slides: Deux Mains Buuusy. It’s a word we love and hate all at once. Consistent commitments can be life giving! Overwhelming obligations are simply draining. Busy doesn’t always need to make you cringe, but time is valuable […]

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Not Perfect Linen

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to take a class devoted to understanding and identifying textiles. Though I changed majors several months after completing this course, I still value the hours spent analyzing fabrics, investigating their quality, and learning how they are sourced and […]

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Our Journey to Debt Free!

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” I’m sure we’ve all heard this saying. Well, we were swimming in $50,000 of debt. That’s a whole lot of lemons, my friend. And at the end of the day, we didn’t have the money to buy the […]

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Zero Waste: The Baby Steps

Well, let’s just get straight to it, shall we? I am a wasteful person. A waste-filled lifestyle is not something I set out to master, but as I’ve looked back on this past year, I was quite in shock at how much I waste I […]

Hey, color!

Dress and top: thrifted.  In case you haven’t already gathered this from my blog or Instagram feed: I love color! Now, I’m not encouraging wardrobes that resemble a bag of Skittles (let me rephrase: if that’s your thing, own it!) You see, I find it […]

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Walking in the Jungle

There’s this one particular children’s song I’ve often played for my students throughout this year. The main lyrics are, “Walking in the jungle, walking in the jungle; we’re not afraid, we’re not afraid.” I let this song play a bajillion times and only made a […]

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