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September 26, 2015

Seasons and salt blog

There are more Selfie-Related Deaths Than Those Caused by Shark Attacks. It appears we’ve officially declined as a global culture. Well, okay statistics regarding 12 people doesn’t define a whole culture, but it’s pretty darn note worthy. Are you aย selfie enthusiast?

Zero Waste Traveling: What’s In My Purse. Okay, I’m going to get really personal here for a minute. If you’re a guy, please move along to the next item. Ever since listening to the podcast interview with the gal behind Zero Waste Home, I keep thinking about all the waste that goes along with my, ahem, monthly flow. Bea talked about her solution for that being the ‘cup.’ And now I am seeing the girl from this blog post talking about the cup again. Has anyone ever used one? It seems so strange, but it also seems like it could be potentially a lot less wasteful and more comfortable than the dreaded counterparts.

Have you ever heard of CoHousing?. The price of housing is on my mind a lot these days. We have fallen in love with a part of Portland (mostly the schools and people) where most of the homes exceed our budget. But we are stubborn and determined to find a way to make it work and keep our kids in this wonderful school cluster. I showed this article to my husband and he’sย dreaming and scheming about how to start his own.

Speaking of small spaces. Apartment Therapy why you gotta inspire me so much?!ย Small Space Secrets: 7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Hallways.

Dress Like a Parisian: Can We Skip the Makeup? It’s so interesting to hear how other women present themselves in other countries. The (French) author of this blog laments American’s “overprocessed” faces. I think I tend to agree. But it can be hard to know where to stop. We add subtle changes to our look over time (hair, makeup, etc) and after awhile are we completely altering our natural appearance? Food for thought this weekend.

Where is the kiss-blowing emoji when I need it? ;)

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  • Erin September 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Making the switch to a menstrual cup has completely revolutionized my period. I definitely recommend it! I think it’s easier, cleaner, cheaper, and more streamlined. I’ve “evangelized” to all of my girlfriends and slowly but surely they’re converting :)

    • Andrea September 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Okay Erin, hearing you say this is truly making me consider this!! Do you have a favorite brand you like? I can’t believe I’m considering this, but it really does make a lot of sense!

  • Heather September 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Diva Cup user here! (well, not currently as my flow is still absent due to breastfeeding) It took almost a year for my friend to convince me but I am so glad that I have it a try. Comfortable, easy, plus no more dryness that tampons can cause. Aaaand no waste! Woot woot! ?

    • Andrea September 27, 2015 at 11:54 pm

      Ahh! I’m so intrigued! Thanks for sharing Heather!

    • Andrea September 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Two very good reasons!!!

  • Hanna Baror-Padilla September 28, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Thanks so much for sharing my latest post, Andrea!

    I was totally scared at first to use a cup, but love it now. Once you get the hang of it after the first couple months, it becomes a breeze! I first talked about making the switch here: http://blog.sotela.co/someones-gotta-do-it/

    I’ve even converted my sister and godmother to using the cup as well. I promise it isn’t as bad as it looks :)

    • Andrea September 30, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Wow, that’s so interesting to know! I am glad someone is talking about this. :) Off to read your blog post…

  • Alicia October 2, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Another cup user here. It’s amazing and I’ll never go back. It’s so much easier (after the learning curve) and less wasteful. There are tons of options, so read up! I use a MiLuna (mostly because the divacup is a bit on the flimsy side for my taste and I didn’t want one with a stem).

    The drawback is there’s a bit of trial and error before you find “the one” and in learning how to use it. Sometimes the standard use guides don’t work; we’re all built a bit differently so it’s bound to happen. Well worth the trade off, though.

    Make sure to visit menstrualcup.co Tons of info on brands there.

    • Andrea October 2, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Alicia, thanks for the insight! I didn’t realize there were so many options. Definitely going to check out that site, thanks a bunch!