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Easy, Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts Daniel and I are idealists, but over eleven years of marriage, we’ve learned that we’re not really romantics. We spend a lot of quality time together, so trying to make Valentine’s Day into something exceptional has never worked for us. In the past, we’ve tried to go out to dinner, but …

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MLK: “Let Us Be Dissatisfied”

“Let Us Be Dissatisfied” Excerpted from The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Presidential Address, August 16, 1967 “…There are forty million poor people here. And one day we must ask the question, Why are there forty million poor people in America? And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic …

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The Service Industry Changed My Heart

The Service Industry Changed My Heart This post was originally published in 2015. I tell the college-aged women at my church that service industry work builds character, and I truly believe that. You’re being paid to interact with whoever comes in the door; to answer even dumb questions with kindness; and to treat rich and …

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Get Rid of Unwanted Things Responsibly

Get Rid of Unwanted Things Responsibly This post was compiled and written by Hannah Theisen, Alice Robertson, and Leah Wise. Any aspiring minimalist or zero-waste living enthusiast will eventually run into the ethical issues with getting rid of stuff. Most of us who are on this lifestyle path haven’t been minimalists or conscious consumers from …

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A History of Kantha: Ancient Upcycling

Originally published in 2017, this post was sponsored by Dignify. Photos provided by Dignify. Shop Kantha Quilts here. A History of Kantha At the thrift shop where I worked, we processed hundreds of pounds of textiles a week by hand, sorting out the good from the bad, the clean from the stained. Inevitably, we were …

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Sustainable End of Year Sales 2021: ABLE, Backbeat Co., Etc.

Sustainable End of Year Sales Happy second day of Christmas! Traditionally, Christmas was celebrated until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. So if you feel a bit frazzled from Holiday cooking and gatherings, kick up your feet and celebrate for a few more days. I hesitated to put together a sale post this …

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