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A Unconventional Prom

Prom this year was very different from previous years. Instead of an expensive venue, we had it out on our football field. And dancing was prohibited. These facts alone make it sound very lame and miserable, but it ended up being a very fun day. Our school rented out bouncy houses, a mechanical bull (which…

Pill Remover Power

A few months ago, after a bit of research, I bought a pill remover (at least I think that is what it’s called) online to revamp my old sweaters and other clothing items that were old and covered with “pills”. Getting pills on sweaters and other articles of clothing is bound to happen as they…

Waste Not, Want Not

Other than clothing waste, there’s a lot of food waste in the world as well. Here I’d like to highlight some cool organizations in my community and around the world that help reduce food waste. In our community and around the world, there are a lot of systems that function amazingly well in rescuing products…

The Beauty of Co-housing and Iowa City’s Prairie Hill

Yesterday while mindlessly scrolling through my public library’s website during Spanish class (whoops! ¡Lo siento señora!) I came across a notice for an informational zoom about co-housing. From the first glance, I was a bit bored, but after further inspection, realized that I’ve been to the place where this co-housing was. Near Benton street in…

My Childhood Dream of Being a Park Ranger

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved camping and being outdoors. One day while exploring our campsite, I stopped in front of a park information board where there was a flyer inviting campers to go on a sunrise nature walk with one of the park rangers. My nine-year-old self jumped on the…

What’s the Deal with Polyester?

Polyester is the world’s most dominant fiber. It makes up more than 1/2 of fiber output. Despite It being a huge part of my wardrobe throughout my life, I knew little about it before reading in-depth about it in Elizabeth L. Cline’s book, The Conscious closet. Here are some things about Polyester: -Polyester is cheap…

What I Learned From My Sustainable Architecture Seminar

A few weeks ago I got an ad on my instagram stories from the sustainable company Ugreen, which was promoting a free week long seminar about sustainable architecture. Although I’m not super interested in architecture, I was interested in learning about sustainability in other forms, so I signed up for it. However once looking further…

A Childlike Love For Nature

What ultimately fuels my passion for sustainability is my love for our earth. I originally wrote this short story as part of a scholarship essay application but it didn’t quite fit the prompt and I ditched it. Instead I’ve decided to include it here on my blog: After a long active day of playing with…

What I’ve Been Making #2

Wow it has been a while since I wrote my first “What I’ve Been Making.” There’s a few things I should catch you guys up on. For the granny square vest, I’ve made a lot of changes from my original design. After scourging through my local craft store and having no luck with finding more of…

Learning From Sisters

Back around Christmas time, my older sister Camilla came home with her husband so we could watch her virtual college graduation with her. There’s something about family coming home that brings so much energy into our house and while she was there, my older sister Olivia taught Camilla and I how to mend. I pulled…

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