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Today marks day 35 of quarantine because of COVID-19. Even typing that out feels like I’m writing a science fiction novel. It’s a weird, weird time. I’ve been writing in my journal as much as I can because I want to be able to look back and remember my emotions, the world’s experience, and how […]

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The Lockdown Diaries – on sourdough, slow living, & the collective pause

Apr 19

Hello lovely! And happy New Year. I can’t believe we’re already in March. Each year as I get older time seems to pass quicker and quicker. 2020 has been a busy one for me so far. I’m currently writing this blog post on a 9 1/2 hour plane ride back to the states. I’ve been […]

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Reminiscing in Paris | Slow Travel

Mar 4

The sustainable gift guide below contains affiliate links, meaning that by purchasing an item through the link on my post, I would receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting me this holiday season.  In my opinion, you’re either the kind of person who does everything last minute or the one who has it all […]

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The Sustainable Gift Guide For Her

Nov 25

I’ve picked up a new hobby this past week: hand embroidering. I always imagined it as an outdated little thing that takes too much time and is only for people who can draw more than stick figures (i.e., not me). That is until my sister mailed me her sweet go at embroidery and I fell […]

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My Ultimate Hack For Creativity

Oct 11

Whew, it’s been a busy month over here in the U.K. for us and came to a culminative end with a trip to the Scottish Highlands last week. Our friends that are more like family, Jon and Christine and their sweet baby girl, Rosalyn, came to visit. This is their second year in a row […]

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A Little Road Trip To The Scottish Highlands

Oct 7

Slow living is… …Noticing the frost on the window in the morning and choosing to sit with it for a few moments. …Taking an extra slow sip of tea to truly enjoy all the flavors. …Moving your body as a celebration of your health rather than a punishment. …Savoring every morsel of food for all […]

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What Slow Living Means To Me

Sep 30

By slowly switching to a more sustainable closet, I’ve noticed that I’ve been buying a lot less frequently and really focusing on wearing and loving what I already have or any new purchases. I think the two main factors to this are: Sustainable pieces are more expensive. That’s because they are actually factoring in the […]

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My Sustainable Fashion Wishlist

Sep 27

Another year passed, another summer is gone, and another welcome to autumn. Today is the first official day of fall. “Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” -Friedrich Nietzsche I truly do love this time of year. I think it’s really the most coziness you can get. Together time. […]

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Slow Living Activities For Autumn

Sep 23

Today I’m turning 26. I didn’t really think about life after 25, if I’m being honest. Not because I’m morbid, but just because 26 felt sooo out of reach, especially when you’re young. Yet, here I am. 26. Married. Happy. And starting a business with one of my best friends. It’s also This Dotted Line‘s […]

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Ringing in 26 with This Dotted Line

Sep 18

Did you know that we are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep? We’re so into this idea of being busy and wearing busyness as a badge of honor that we often lose out on one of the most important parts of our day: sleep. I believe one of the biggest keys to living a […]

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10 Affordable & Eco-Friendly Mattress Brands

Sep 16

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