Pay More for Brand Name, or Less for Brandless

Ever heard of the BrandTax? No, it's not a literal tax that the government charges us, whether the consumer or the company, to pay for or manufacture brand-named goods. According to Brandless, it's actually just the hidden cost that household name companies charge us to buy their goods. This might mean hidden costs that come … Continue reading Pay More for Brand Name, or Less for Brandless

A Few Free and Easily Trackable Ways to be a Growth Hacker

Marketing is something often considered to be a costly investment to many businesses, and therefore many smaller businesses or brand new startups are often hesitant to invest in something that they may believe has questionable returns. However, small and new businesses that want to scale and grow their brand need to invest in marketing more … Continue reading A Few Free and Easily Trackable Ways to be a Growth Hacker

Roman Aroma – The Scent of Freshly Ground Italian Coffee is Closer than you Think

It's not often that you go to an eatery that almost literally transports you to another country. Not that I've ever been to Italy, but my visit to Roman Aroma sure made me feel like I have. Upon arriving, you immediately feel the difference between the American Coffee Shop and the Italian Caffe. The warmth … Continue reading Roman Aroma – The Scent of Freshly Ground Italian Coffee is Closer than you Think

Three of my Favorite Types of Seeds from SeedsNow!

A few days ago, I wrote about a great subscription service for those who love plants, but not necessarily the care-taking aspect of them. However, for every lack of green thumb we have, there are several who love dedicating their time to plants and their watering, feeding, and trimming. Many of us also love growing … Continue reading Three of my Favorite Types of Seeds from SeedsNow!

Thrifting is Evolving – So Here’s Why I’ll Never Shop a Traditional Thrift Store Again.

As a young woman interested in fashion, but aware of the environmental impact that going through clothing has (as well as the impact on my pocketbook), I'm a huge fan of thrifting. Thrifting, however, can be a hit-or-miss kind of experience. You go into your neighborhood Goodwill, spend a good three hours, rummaging through the … Continue reading Thrifting is Evolving – So Here’s Why I’ll Never Shop a Traditional Thrift Store Again.

The Desert Box – One Way to Satiate Your Plant Addiction

Now, there is the savior all us green-thumbed plant enthusiasts need - The Desert Box. The year of the subscription box may just have been 2017, but the trend continues to dominate every market. And with The Desert Box, we see that there truly is room in every market for a subscription box, even for … Continue reading The Desert Box – One Way to Satiate Your Plant Addiction

A Brief Summary of the First Four Chapters of “Show Your Work” By Austin Kleon (And How the Principles Can Be Applied to Real Life)

Last week I just finished the first book of the new year. Ok, I've been trying to work through a few others - one to sharpen my financial knowledge, and one to help me understand meditation as I begin a practice. But Show Your Work by Austin Kleon is one of those that was a … Continue reading A Brief Summary of the First Four Chapters of “Show Your Work” By Austin Kleon (And How the Principles Can Be Applied to Real Life)