Low Waste January: Plastics Be Goneish

For January, my low waste quest is to start removing plastic bottles from my life. After learning what I have, I wish I did this sooner.

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Sustainability for 2019

I spent a large portion of 2018 organizing my life. For a few weeks, my apartment was filled with boxes that I stuffed with keepsakes, clothes and papers. I was in a cleaning frenzy, spending hours scrubbing grout and painting rooms. It seemed that overnight I had discovered my life was filled with clutter and…

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Eucalyptus Wall Hanging

Ever since I taught myself how to macrame last year I haven’t been able to get enough of fiber art, especially if I’m the one making it. What I love most about this specific wall hanging is that one) It only requires you to know one knot- the larks head and two) it incorporates eucalyptus. …

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DIY: Reindeer Holiday Ornaments

From Thanksgiving to about February, I tend to become very introspective about my life and the direction it’s headed. Recently, I’ve been reaccessing what I have in my home and have began to declutter what’s inside. One of the first things to be placed into storage was my holiday ornaments and decorations, since I only…

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DIY Holiday Gift: Whipped Body Butter

This DIY whipped body butter recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift. It’s customizable, easy with skin loving ingredients you probably already have at home.

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Molten Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies (Pss, they’re gluten free + vegan!)

Truth be told, these brownies are more like a lava cake and work better with a spoon than fork. But if you don’t mind a messy dessert, you may find yourself making this Thanksgiving themed dessert year round. It’s gluten-free and vegan, but don’t let that put you off. It’s seriously good. Ingredients Brownies 1…

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10 Hudson Valley Holiday Markets to Visit

Hate shopping the mall? Check out ten Hudson Valley based holiday markets to visit instead.

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Editor Notes: July Favorites

uly was a whirlwind of work and desserts. True to my word on Instagram (follow me on @theupstateedit), I started an #icecreamseries. This has basically involved me driving around Hudson Valley in search of local creameries. The funny thing is that when you’ve made it your job to eat dessert, you become quickly sick of…

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Editor Notes: August

This month I tried to do as many “summery” things that I could. I ran outside, attended some events but try as I did, August whooshed by before I completed everything on my to-do list. It’s hard #adulting some days, isn’t it? Trying to work and enjoy the summer is something I still don’t have…

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