Plastic Sippy Cup Alternatives

if you are reading my blog, you probably are already in agreement with me that plastic sucks. even BPA-free plastic is still full of harmful chemicals, plastic pretty much never biodegrades so it clogs our oceans and landfills, and plastic recycling isn’t really that great either. however, not much beats plastic in terms of being light-weight and unbreakable. so when it came time for my daughter Prairie to start using a cup, I had a really hard time finding a good one. I figured I would share a few reviews in case you too are struggling, and if you have any suggestions– please please let me know in the comments!

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Cosmic Closet Cleanout


“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.” -Mahatma Gandhi


a couple of months ago I made a decision to clean out my closet & try to pare down my wardrobe. this overhaul was way past due for many reasons. these past couple of years have been some of the most eventful of my adult life- from pregnancy, birth, motherhood, leaving my job, moving from San Diego to Joshua Tree.  as Prairie turned one I suddenly found myself ready to ditch my sweats and explore fashion again, but so much has changed for me both mentally and physically. I needed a fresh start.

I began this quest to find my style. I want my wardrobe to reflect the woman I want to be- one who chooses quality over quantity, and timeless over trendy. ideologically, I also want to try to avoid the temptations of fast fashion and choose ethically made items. I’ve been documenting the progress as a series of #cosmicclosetcleanup outfit posts on my instagram account but want to start sharing here too.

I want to start making this a regular feature here on my blog & would love love love your input and advice!

here’s a little catchup on my new wardrobe thus far:

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Travel Guide to Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree is having a moment. Even if you’ve never visited, you’ve seen it featured in fashion spreads, music videos, and car commercials. Word on the street is that a new season of Twin Peaks is currently being filmed here. There’s a good reason for all the hype, as this convergence of the Mojave and Colorado deserts is both the closest national park to Los Angeles and San Diego, and has a storied history of attracting dreamers, artists, musicians and explorers who have shaped the little town into a destination unlike any other.

One of the most common questions I get asked is for recommendations for visiting the area. So without further ado, here is my guide to making the most out of your desert adventure:

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