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Sustainable Stories of Indigo

Anyone that’s been in my home as of late can’t help but notice the gluttonous stack of unread magazines sitting on the coffee table. They come in the mail or I see them in the market and the pile grows large and larger waiting to one day be read. Well, a couple of weekends ago I finally got around to tackling the stack of magazines and I was reminded why I don’t just need social media as my only information outlet. Whilst reading a Martha Stewart magazine from July (ehem) I came across the most amazing article on an artist couple’s mission to bring the historic and sustainable practice of indigo-dyeing to America. Chinami and Rowland Ricketts are the artists behind Ricketts Indigo a company that specializes in art and textiles using traditional ways to naturally make dye. With their Indiana farm Chinami and Rowland grow indigo and produce dye that is completely free of petroleum and chemicals that pollute the earth.  From the March seedlings to the two harvests during the summer to the …

Wellness Wednesday: Greenwashing

Ever heard of greenwashing? This term has been something that’s made me stand up and pay attention as of late. One of the reasons I love this blog so much is that it gives me an outlet to bring awareness to things that aren’t mainstream so others can stand up and pay attention as well. There’s so much convoluted information out there and so the ability to hide and disguise is, sadly, all too easy. The most frustrating part of this for me is seeing all the trickery that’s played on unsuspecting consumers who are simply trying to live responsibly. So what is greenwashing? Greenwashing is defined by the Greenwashing Index as: It’s greenwashing when a company or organization spends more time and money claiming to be “green” through advertising and marketing than actually implementing business practices that minimize environmental impact. And Greenpeace defines greenwashing as: Used to describe the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. Tips to avoid greenwashing: Look …

Must Have Kitchen Items

Aside from my bedroom I probably spend the most time in my kitchen. I love to cook and concoct new recipes for everything from smoothies to juices to dinners and desserts. I am often asked what my favorite kitchen items are so I thought this would be the perfect day to share exactly what I cannot live without.  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 1. Vitamix – Without a doubt my absolute favorite appliance in my kitchen is my Vitamix Blender. I use it literally every day at least once. This is the Taj Mahal of blenders, there simply is not one that’s better. Plus it’s super easy to clean which always makes life easier. Yes, it’s outrageously expensive but I assure you it’s worth every single penny. 2. Le Creuset Dutch Oven – I received this as a wedding gift and no offense to my other gifts but this may be my favorite of the lot. It’s perfect for making basically anything and …

Christmas Gifts For The Home

Today, (sorry for the late post) we look at Christmas Gifts for the Home. It’s really difficult to go wrong with a gift for the home, I mean who wouldn’t want a trio of nice wines or a cozy blanket to snuggle in by the fire? I’d personally love both, at the same time. I can’t believe Christmas is only 2 weeks away! Is anyone else as behind in the gift buying department as I am? himalayan salt lamp // blush tray // wine trio // iBlock // soy candle // brass coasters // wool throw // hamper

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thus far my favorite part of November is that it has finally been rainy and cold! If you live in the state of Oklahoma you know what I’m talking about…hello 90 degrees in October. With the new found fall weather comes thoughts of Thanksgiving spent with family and friends…good food, good wine and a beautiful tablescape. I’ve picked a few of my favorite decor ideas for this year’s Thanksgiving table sure not to go unnoticed even with all the yummy food taking center stage. Dinner Plate // Wine Glass // Candles // Linen // Napkin Ring // Flatware // Firewood Basket

Zen List

I don’t know what I would do without meditation, honestly and truly. With my completely overactive monkey mind meditation teaches me how to slow down and quiet the inner talk in my brain. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving in a totally G-rated way. The thing is, I don’t currently have a designated space to go to for my meditation practice. And, being the kind of gal who likes to have a place for everything (so organized you’d think I was a Virgo) I’m dying to create a special mediation place in my home. Being a visual person I’ve put together a little dream board for my future meditation space. I really like all things cozy which is why I chose a fuzzy, pretty rug and a soft squishy pouf to get my zen on. Ganesha has always been the deities I gravitate towards the most as he is the remover of obstacles and let’s be honest who doesn’t need that. Something I’ve been trying to incorporate more into my home are plants …