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Eco and Art: Zero waste tattoo care

Eco and Art: Zero waste tattoo care

Shay Steeves

So, you’re going to get a new piece of art added to your body - so exciting! But wait, you’re living a low waste lifestyle now, so how are you going to get your tattoo done sustainably?? When it comes to tattoos, a lot of work goes into not only the art of the piece itself, but also into the preparation and care of the creation when it has been finished. Not to mention the subsequent worry of waste that comes along with getting a tattoo. From the disposable razor used to shave the area to the plastic wrap to...

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30 Self Care Rituals In Under 30 Minutes 

30 Self Care Rituals In Under 30 Minutes 

Summer Hanson

Finding small moments throughout the day for self-care helps me bring my best self to my work, my family, and my hobbies… And what’s more important than feeling like your best self? In my mind, self-care is a worthwhile investment, even if it does take a little time.  To help motivate myself, I recently brainstormed a list of little things I can do each day that are good for me, and made a game for myself to make it fun! Every 2 weeks, I make a handwritten scoresheet for this “good for me” game in my bullet journal, and every...

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The end of an era: Our last month in the Ballard storefront as we move entirely online

The end of an era: Our last month in the Ballard storefront as we move entirely online

Summer Hanson

Dear friends, By now, you may have heard the bittersweet news: March will be our last month in our brick-and-mortar storefront, and we are shifting our business entirely online. If you haven’t yet had a chance to listen, we share more about our story and our intentions for this shift in the first two episodes of our podcast. Between now and 3/28, we are open for our standard hours and services, including contactless pick-ups on Wednesday from 11am - 2pm and in-store shopping Friday through Monday, 11am - 5pm. We will be accepting mason jar drop-offs at our Ballard warehouse...

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Beet hummus and what to do with those beet greens!

Beet hummus and what to do with those beet greens!

Rachel Chen

We’re gonna switch it up a bit this week and bring you a recipe you can EAT!  One of my favorite snacks is carrots or crackers with hummus. Making hummus is a lot easier than you’d expect, and you can easily tailor it to your personal preferences! Today I’ll be sharing a recipe for beet hummus, a fun spin on hummus that is super colorful and packed full of extra nutrients. Every time I cook with beets, I always think of that Portlandia 911 sketch… “sir, it’s beets” Just me? Aha, aaaanyways, let’s get into the recipe. At the end...

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How to DIY the Perfect Texturizing Hair Spray

How to DIY the Perfect Texturizing Hair Spray

Marrakech Maxwell

If you’re like me, and you're skeptical of anything deemed “curly hair enhancing” or any wording close to that, I hear you. I often get nervous that what I'm putting in my hair might be filled with synthetic or unnatural ingredients. However, I've also been wanting to find a good hair care routine that enhances the naturally wavy hair I already have. I have wavy-ish hair depending on the day but have been looking for a way to have my hair feel done without actually having to do anything. I especially have been looking for something that would give my...

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Black-owned low waste brands we love!

Black-owned low waste brands we love!

Genevieve Fisher

In honor Black History month, we wanted to share some of our favorite Black-owned, low waste brands. Several of these are already our vendors, so maybe we're a little biased, but hey, we collect the things we love :) I've divided them into categories for ease of shopping.  Skincare Mary Louise Cosmetics has face masks, cleansers, serums and soaps (think cardamom rose scent!) in low waste packaging Anne's Apothecary is one of my personal favorites. They have masks, toners, treatments and the most beautiful jade gua sha tools. They have things like floral water and spot treatments too. Oui the People designed...

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