Stoked on YOU on Pinterest

Holy smokes!!! You guys are the best :). I kind of just found out I can see what’s been pinned from my humble baby made-to-travel and I am STOKED! Thank you pinners for sharing! You’re really picking some of my favorite posts and it makes me so happy that you’re finding things you want to keep/share/read/like/try on made-to-travel. I mean truly making me sooooooo happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You can check out what’s being pinned from made-to-travel… View Post

Good Habits: Spring Clean-Tackle Your Mail Clutter

(photo source) So if you’re one of those people who have always been diligent with paperwork, let me just tell you I’m a little jealous because this is an area I’ve always struggled with. But I’m getting into better habits to tame the paper monster that work better for my lifestyle and I thought it would be a good time to share. Stop the Junk Before It Starts Go paperless!! We are in the future and you can receive most… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

(image source) Friiiiiiiday!!! Yay! I’m super excited for a friend that will be arriving this weekend. Yipppeee for friends visiting from faraway places! I hope you have some fun plans too. Start your weekend mode right now and relax and enjoy some of the reasons why I hearted the internet this week. Above- I adore this free desktop background from Lovely Indeed. A brilliant way to start any day. I just signed up for Curbly’s newsletter to get this How… View Post

Consciously Trending: Spring Things

(tear drop vase $18) Well you wouldn’t really know it’s officially Spring here in NY-gray and actually snowy! But that is not going to keep me from dreaming of Spring things. I just treated myself to the above bud vase to hang over my desk. I think it’s a sweet treat to have a flower just for me in my office space. For Spring I’m mostly craving really pretty fresh colored pastels in unexpected places and fabrics and the other… View Post

Good Words…On Caring

(print available at Quotable Life) I just love this quote from The Lorax. The responsibility of caring and the privilege of giving is something that was instilled in me at a really young age and I am truly grateful to my mama who really taught us this. As a social worker my mama has lived a life dedicated to the service of helping people in great need and she is incredibly dedicated and passionate and magical in this work. In… View Post

Reader Request: Ethical Black Flats

So the gorgeous Noelani mentioned that she was looking for some black flats and maybe it would be a good idea for my next ethical footwear post, and I agree- so here we are! I’m sure Noelani’s not the only one in the search of the perfect black flat, so I was really happy to go on a little hunt for a variety of this classic shoe. All these lovely black flats are cruelty free and made ethically. Melissa Dreaming… View Post

Smile File: Giraffe Manor

I probably couldn’t even imagine a more magical place than Giraffe Manor. Giraffes happen to be my favorite animal ever and waking up in the morning to these beautiful creatures would definitely make me feel like I was still dreaming. (images via) Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel located a little outside of Nairobi on 12 acres of land within 140 acres of beautiful indigenous forest and has become famous for its residential herd of Rothschild Giraffes that graze its… View Post

What I Wore-Fuzzy Monster

I’m a little fuzzy here but that’s only because I’m doing the I’m not in boots dance :D!!! Whoooo hooooo!!! This past weekend it was sunny and gorgeous, which makes me really happy. If I had my choice I would be walking around barefoot, but I will not because that is incredibly dangerous in NYC so wearing shoes and sandals will have to do. (hat-old/no longer shop here; sunglasses-ray bans; jacket-bought in UK travels; sweater-thrifted via Buffalo Exchange; bag-Closet Dash;… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Happy weekend!!! I love a Saturday morning, don’t you :). Please enjoy some of my most hearted links from this week. Ethical Deal of the Week: I love the Kijani Bracelet by Badala available at Pure Citizens for $10. I think it’s both delicate and urban. Pure Citizens is a flash sale site for all ethical products. Need an invite?! Here ya go! Banning plastic bags totally works. Super helpful chart on the shelf life of food. This is GREAT.… View Post

Cruelty-Free Skin Care from the Drugstore

Hi friends! I’ve been meaning to do a post about cruelty-free skin care available right from your local Walgreens, CVS or Duane Reader and when Kimberlee tweeted me that her cousin was looking for cruelty free skin care I thought well, no better time than the present. All the products in this post are cruelty free, paraben free and made in the USA annnnnd you can probably find them at a drugstore near you! My Cruelty Free Face Routine Some… View Post

Ha I Made It! DIY Ring Holder

I really love clear home accessories and so have been hording interesting and sturdy clear plastic packaging to DIY for a bit. I had a ring storage problem, since I wear rings every single day and lots of them… while others have wrist parties I definitely have finger parties! So I wanted to make a ring holder that was pretty, but also was grab and go and this has been working perfectly for me. What You’ll Need Sturdy plastic packaging… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Happy Friday! I hope you’re looking forward to the weekend, I know I am! Great deals are definitely one reason I heart the internet and I find so many great ethical deals while I research during the week that just don’t make it onto made-to-travel and I found this quite a pity. So I’m going to try including an Ethical Deal of the Week alongside my link roundup; aka I Heart the Internet. Please enjoy! Ethical Deal of the Week:… View Post