I Dare You

Fairdare | the beauty in simpleWe all get dressed everyday. We dress for style, we dress for function, we dress for the weather, we dress for the occasion, but not often enough do we dress for the people or the planet. My friend and favorite blogger, Jane, is daring us to change that. She’s started a powerful and important new website called “fairdare” whose intent is to dare us to dress fair. Here are her words…

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Purse Dump

Keeping a Minimal Purse | the beauty in simpleThere was a bag check at the concert I attended last week. When the guy looked into my purse he said, “Wow, that’s the easiest bag I’ve ever checked,” and ushered me through. I looked at my husband with a grin and said, “The beauty in simple.” It gave me the idea to dump my purse contents out for you all to see. There’s absolutely nothing interesting about what I hold in my purse. What might be interesting (to some) is what I don’t carry.

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Picking Up for Peace

Tibetan Prayer Wheel | the beauty in simpleMost days I go for walks. It’s my form of meditation, exercise, and connecting with the natural world. I don’t know what triggered it, but the other day when I was walking I was hit with sinking feelings of sadness and despair from all the horrible events happening in our world. I can’t make sense of it all.

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Cleaning with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Vinegar and Baking Soda for Cleaning | the beauty in simpleI have a confession. I love Bon Ami powder cleaner. It works so darn well. The Environmental Working Group gives it an “A” score, so it’s not the worst thing I could be using, but there’s a lot of waste with all those empty cans. I always put the empties in the recycling bin, but I’m not confident they’re recyclable. Denver doesn’t accept foil coated paper board. I have no idea if the gold paper covering the Bon Ami can is considered foil or not, but I would guess the metal caps aren’t recyclable. My guilt got the best of me and I finally made the change to a better cleaning powder.

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