sustainability

  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: sweatshirts

    The ultimate minimalist wardrobe trick? Feeling comfortable in your own skin, er, sweatshirt. I’ve said before that the biggest indicator of whether something is going to have staying power in my wardrobe is its…

    March 21, 2017 32 Comments
  • act: a day without a woman.

    “No paid or unpaid labor.“I rolled the sentence around in my brain for a good week before determining that if I was going to participate in the women’s strike, so was James.Here’s the riddle:…

    March 7, 2017 41 Comments
  • make-believe: springtime

     The past week or two has felt like something of a make-believe spring in Brooklyn. We’ve had unseasonably warm days flanked by seasonably chilly ones. Bodegas are filled with daffodil blooms, tree pits are…

    March 1, 2017 16 Comments
  • cloth diapering with diaperkind.

    This post is sponsored by Diaperkind, an online shop and cloth diaper service for New York City.My name is Erin, and I’m a cloth diaper enthusiast. Promise, I’m not a weirdo. I’m not going to…

    February 22, 2017 85 Comments
  • self-care, two ways.

    It’s February in the year 2017 and if ever there was a time for acknowledging that we need to be gentle with ourselves, it seems this is it. Self-care is having a moment, you…

    February 6, 2017 21 Comments
  • gift guide: gifts to shift habits.

    It’s no secret that I get excited about the fresh start of a New Year and so it won’t come as a surprise that I like to think of the holiday season as a…

    December 12, 2016 34 Comments
  • simple matters 11: suzie ryu.

    Suzie Ryu | Trollhagen & Co.I’ve been following Suzie on Instagram for years now. Catching glimpses of the progress she and her husband have made on the historic schoolhouse they’re renovating in upstate New…

    December 7, 2016 14 Comments
  • clutter-free holiday decorations.

    We needed to take things up a notch with our holiday decorations this year. I knew we’d put up the usual lights and candles and tree, but I had a hankering for something extra sparkly,…

    December 6, 2016 34 Comments
  • gift guide: gifts that give back.

    Since we find ourselves in a season of gift giving, I thought it might be nice this year to pull together just a few of the lovely things I’ve come across this season that also…

    December 5, 2016 32 Comments
  • gift guide: a charitable giving primer.

    Many people feel especially motivated to lend a helping hand around the holiday season and for some folks, that might mean taking a look at their coffers (or skill sets) to see who else they might…

    November 28, 2016 47 Comments