It is that time of year again. Time to hit the books, get back to classes, and wind back up after a long summer. For me, this is the first time I have gone back to school in three years and I am beyond terrified. So, in case anyone is feeling the same way (anyone?) I am rounding up my top ways to make the transition back to school a bit easier on all of us. Because I need advice more than ever right now? AAANNNNDDD GO!
Happy holiday season my babes!
I love the holidays! I will be the first to tell you I am not the most religious person out there. BUT I will say that the spirit totally gets to me. This time of year is so freaking cold and dark (literally) that the best thing to bring light and love into your life is by spending time with your family. And drinking a ton of hot chocolate. But I swear the family ranks #1! I love how family can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Personally, I have my mom, dad, and siblings that I love (most of the time ha!), but I also have a chosen family consisting of a lot of my close friends from college. Just make sure to take some time for yourself, sip on some hot cocoa, and give everyone you love a big HUG. Also, spend sometime in an igloo because they just built one in DC and I am PUMPED!
Ok! Onto the gifts!
Hi ya, friends! Happy Tuesday it is! As a person who lives alone, I find more and more how difficult it is to use up all of my groceries at the end of the week (especially if there is a spontaneous Indian food run. Hello!). And y’all, this is not just a problem I have! About 40 percent of the food produced in the United States each year is never eaten, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That means the water, fuel and labor that went into growing that food is also wasted. This staggering amount of waste equates to about $162 billion lost every year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I was determined this year to do my part to eliminate food waste. The trouble was I did not know where to start!
And that is where our friend, the freezer, comes into play!
Ever since I was in middle school, I have always been a “lists” person. You know what that is?
It is a person who has lists for what they need to do for the day. It is a person who never goes to the grocery store without a list. It is a person who writes out their weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. It is a person who even has lists for her lists.
How else would I keep track of my lists?