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Why I Won’t Keep A Zero Waste Jar

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“Roughly 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day is produced by Americans.
“The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago.”
“…And yet there are a growing number of people—often young millennial women—who are part of a zero-waste movement. Their yearly trash output can be small enough to fit inside an eight-ounce mason jar. These are not wannabe hippies, but people embracing a modern minimalist lifestyle. They say it saves them money and time and enriches their lives.”

touts National Geographic Article “How People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year”

Naturally, as a self-proclaimed sustainable person, I am supremely jealous of how “good” these bohemian minimalists are…
And I doubt how realistic their lifestyles are for us to emulate.

Lifestyle

Shuga Pie Shop in Babylon, Long Island – NY

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Shuga Pie is a must-stop if you are near Babylon in Long Island. Our long walk from the Babylon LIRR stop, around Belmont Lake State Park, led us in the past Shuga Pie, which was pretty lucky considering their shop is pretty removed from the retail traffic of the Main Streets of Long Island towns.

It was a rewarding detour as their cakes have a very homemade feel to them, which brings home so much nostalgia to a Pennsylvanian who grew up with Amish whoopie pies around the home, and they have so many flavors, the most difficult thing you will experience in the day is choosing which ones to consume. +++++ if you’re a vegan, like us, they offer multiple vegan Shuga Pies!! 

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Why I Love Blogging, But Have Not Posted On Here in A Long Time

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Blogs are riddled with posts like these. Unless you are a pro or an extremely devoted hobbyist (maybe you have OCD or a lot of free time), it is hard to keep up with blogging when life is throwing so much your way. It’s not a city versus country mouse scenario… …in that I live in one of the fastest moving cities in the world, and therefore have too much flying my way. I think any writer can suffer from this condition – the human condition, where we have so many demands on our attention that we cannot any longer … Read More

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When Panic Becomes Fuel

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Today I drove my boss to a meeting in Greenwich, CT. It rained. It poured. It made me sleepy for a half second, but then the “Engine Coolant Low – Safely stop the car” signal popped up, and it quickly became an adventure: Would the car overheat and explode? I’m just kidding. I knew we’d likely see smoke first, or because the car is a top-of-the-line luxury SUV that must be able to post 100+ warnings, I figured some kind of “engine is about to explode” or “light on fire” signal would come on when death was imminent. That, and … Read More

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Would You Ever Outsource Your Cleaning Chores?

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The sparkling and glamorous lifestyle of staying in a co-op apartment begins with us each doing our part to keep the common area clean. For me that means waking up early and getting in everyone’s way as they head to work and I sit and clean the 6 dusty stair flights of our walk up building. The water turns black with silt floor by floor, but I enjoy the slow, repeated movements as I prepare for Halloween watching movies on Amazon Prime from my phone: And As I meticulously rub down the railings and crown molding along the wall edges. … Read More

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Behind Every Woman…

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Running a petsit business. Managing 3 properties right outside NYC Managing the affairs of a prominent and busy NYC family. Mentoring a group of middle schoolers that are organizing the first free Gifted and Talented tutoring program in NYC at University Settlement Pro Bono admissions consulting for some amazing and inspiring high schoolers How do I make it all happen? (By not having children, but more importantly) My husband, Sandy Patch When it’s 5:50a and we have to head out the door to catch a 7:11a train to our hike, he offers to walk and feed the dog we’re watching … Read More

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Would you throw an open host Sunday?

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In this lovely and inspiring Cup of Jo (photos courtesy of Cup of Jo) Home Tour of LaTonya Yvette in Brooklyn, she mentioned that she likes to host Open House Sundays. Not Open House in the real estate sense o trying to sell an apartment. Say LaTonya: We do ‘Open House Sundays.’ I’ll tell people my doors will be open from this time to this time so just come! I love having a space for people to have fun and throw it down. Oh my gosh! While we love throwing Game Board Nights and dinners… Could we handle even one sole, … Read More

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How often do you go somewhere and everyone treats you with kindness and respect? My Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre Review

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How often do you go somewhere and everyone treats you with kindness and respect? NEVER. At least not living in NYC 🙂 So when my husband and I went to see 8th Grade we were stark raving mad/thrilled to face by face, encounter smiling, friendly staff eager to make our experience a good one. It was a little bit like being in Get Out, where everyone is just smiling at you through tears, minus the forced feeling on their parts. For some reason we don’t live in a world (country) where people want to be friendly to you You have … Read More

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Am I a Redhead if I have Bright, Fiery Orange Hair?

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I try to steer away from self-congratulations, especially in regards my appearance. I live in a city full of 9s and 10s, wagging about in the yoga pants with all the cut slits in the right places to accentuate their flesh. I feel like a 6 on a good day, but Dammnnnn Lesley @hairlove_nyc f’ing brought the house down with this vibrant mix of yellows, oranges, and reds! Personally, I never thought I could be a redhead. I’ve obviously done blues, silvers, purple, and pink. I’ve done various levels of blonde. But when we were in Toronto week ago, while … Read More