• sustainable gift guide angelasabalancedlife
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    sustainable gift guide | 2019

    The holidays are around the corner. Black Friday is upon us next weekend and everyone will be out buying gifts for their loved ones (and maybe for themselves). With this shopping season I wanted to share my some sustainable gift options for those that may be in a similar situation to me. I’m coming up on my one year of not buying fast fashion, which has also changed my views on buying new in general. That being said, I still want to gifts for own family and friends – I’m just taking a different approach. I want to be sure the gifts I’m giving will actually be used, are sustainable,…

  • simple sustainable swaps
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    simple sustainable swaps

    As I continue on my journey for balance, I’m trying to be more aware of my impact on the environment. This used to never cross my mind and now it’s always in my thought process with nearly everything I do. With this change, I’m doing my best to find sustainable swaps that fit my lifestyle and help the planet. I’ve already made a number of the swaps that I’ve shared include quitting fast fashion and switching to bamboo toothbrushes. Others things include always carrying a water bottle, something I’ve done for years. Not only are these swaps great for the planet, but many are great for your wallet! Investing in…

  • Travel

    our portland | maine honeymoon

    When we were planning our wedding, Jake and I went back and forth about whether or not to take a honeymoon. Ultimately we decided on Portland, Maine because it was on my list of places to travel to during fall. We also knew that when the honeymoon came along, we would be happy to have some vacation time after all the wedding planning. We booked our trip in July with our wedding being in September, and admittedly we forgot we had even booked the trip until right before walking down the aisle. Is that what you’re meant to think about right before getting married? HA! our portland | maine honeymoon…

  • Beauty

    fall beauty favorites | 2019

    I’m back! Summer was crazy busy with our wedding planning and all the activities that come along with a wedding. Now that all of that is wrapped up, I’m finally able to set aside some time for my blog and hopefully my Instagram which has also been neglected. I thought I’d get back on track with some of my favorites from over the summer and beginning of fall. A lot of these makeup products were used on my wedding day. Something else that I’m trying to be mindful of lately is purchasing cruelty-free makeup and beauty products. I’m not 100% CF yet, but I’m taking steps to get there. The…

  • Lifestyle

    my fall wish list

    It’s Labor Day weekend, marking the unofficial end of summer and beginning of the fall season. Though if I’m being honest I start celebrating pumpkin season in August. It seems that right after Labor Day, the weather starts to become cooler in the morning and evenings, and I start anticipating all things autumn. Hence my fall wish list. Summer really has grown on me compared to my younger years, but I can’t help getting excited with everything I’m going to do as the cooler months come in. I feel more relaxed during autumn and things seem to slow down. Which I’m good with. In fall, I love to open the…