Colorado Travel Guide: Boreas Pass + Giveaway Winners!


Every season in Colorado is beautiful, but autumn is especially lovely. On a recent trip into the mountains to admire the changing colors my family decided to explore a new to us part of Colorado and drive through Boreas Pass. We ended up driving to the summit and then turning around instead of going the whole length of the pass…

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Cool Weather Wishlist


As much as warm weather seems to want to stick around forever I know that cooler weather is right around the corner so here are a few things I’ve been eyeing for this fall and into the winter. This pullover looks perfect for cold weather workouts and hikes. This flannel looks so cozy! I’ve been eyeing one of these from Patagonia for a while…

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Ethical Formal Dress Shopping tips


Homecoming season is upon us so today I’m sharing some tips and ideas for anyone who is looking for an ethical alternative to the standard glittery formal dress that you wear once and then throw/give away. My first tip is to buy second hand or thrift. This is a great idea if you still want a fancier dress but at…

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Fashion Friday: Fall Flannel


Now that Labor Day has come and gone it is unofficially the fall time so I have been pulling out my flannels and dreaming about my ankle boots. For this outfit I paired a flannel tunic with some cuffed shorts because I might think its fall but the weather thinks otherwise. For shoes I wore my black converse. Happy Fall!…

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Redeeming Consumerism: Fair Trade Friday


Today’s Redeeming Consumerism post is about Fair Trade Friday. Fair Trade Friday is a subscription service that provides support to impoverished women by providing you with adorable fair trade products every month. They have three different subscription options. The Original Box for $31.99/month is a box full of various fair trade goodies that range from skin care products to luxury fair…

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My Autumn Essentials


Happy Labor Day! I hope you all had/are having a great day with your family and friends! To celebrate the unofficial first day of fall I’m sharing my fall essentials. Before I start, I have to give credit to Katie Leigh on YouTube (she also has a blog which I will link here) I was wracking my brain last night for…

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Fashion Friday: Ivory Ella


I recently bought a shirt from Ivory Ella. I’ve only worn it once so far but I’m already falling in love with it so I decided to share my review of the shirt and the company with you all. Ivory Ella is  a U.S. based company that was founded in April of last year. They donate 10% of their net profits…

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3 Things I Always Take With Me


Today I’m sharing a few things that I try to never leave the house without. They are the kind of things that I don’t automatically think to keep in my purse, but when I don’t have them I wish I did. First, though, lets talk about this backpack. My friend gave it to me for my birthday and I’m a…

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Fashion Friday: Soaking up the Last of Summer


Who’s ready for autumn? This morning (the day I wrote this) I woke up and the air felt decidedly fall-like. In a couple of weeks or so I think I’ll be excited for autumn, especially when the aspens start changing colors up in the mountains, it’s probably the prettiest thing ever. Right now, though I’m still enjoying summer and don’t want…

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5 Essential Makeup Products for Back to School


During the school year I’m constantly torn between wanting to look cute for class and wanting those extra few minutes of sleep. On the days when I opt for sleep I reach for products that are quick to apply and help to streamline my routine. Today I’m sharing with you the products I recommend as well as specific products that…

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