Tiny Human Travel Series: Our First Cross-country Roadtrip!

Hello fellow travel buddies and let me welcome you to our first experience of driving across the United States with our tiny humans! Yes, above is our actual route that we took approximately two years ago. Our kids were six and almost one at the time. I can’t even believe it! Any who, let me break […]

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The Picky Composter

Written by: Julie Alright.  I compost, I’m not a professional but I have been involved with it my whole life.  Composting also goes hand in hand with our zero waste life style.  Check out that article here: https://2lanternsifbysea.com/2018/02/16/my-road-to-zero-waste/ There is an art to composting, but I try not to think too much into it. The quality […]

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Compassion

Written by: Julie I saw an advertisement on Facebook for an exhibit called “The Compassion Experience”, which is an organization that has a sponsorship program for children living in poverty.  I actually saw it last year too, we weren’t able to go and I honestly don’t think we were ready.  My son was too young, […]

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The Curious Case of the Serial Purger

This blog post was originally intended to tell the story of our microwave free household (which you can read about in my next post), interesting right?  However, as I began to stew on the origins of my decision, a larger theme seemed to present itself.  Minimalism and how I am a constant purger of stuff […]

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My Road to Zero Waste

Written by: Julie I have not always been a Zero Waster.  But, I have been conscious about the waste I produce and made sure things were being recycled properly.  Looking back, I can see why I am attracted to this lifestyle.  My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have had compost bins and gardens my whole […]

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Traveling with Tiny Humans: The Series

Let me tell ya something, I love love luuvvrrree traveling! To me, there is something so freeing about the ability to just pick up and go somewhere, anywhere and write a new chapter for yourself. Through my younger years, my 20’s and even into the present, I did/do a fair bit of traveling in my […]

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Blame it on Dante’s Peak…

For those of you who are like, “Wait, does she mean the Pierce Brosnan movie about the volcano?”… the answer to that is yes, yes, I do.  (Full disclosure, I didn’t quite realize this until about 20 something years later.) There are a couple of things I have learned through my years (yea, all 32 […]

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The Evolution of a so Called “Prepper”

The Evolution of a so called “prepper” JULIE’S PERSONAL STORY AND PHOTOS My husband and I are from NH where there is LOTS of snow in the winter.  It was our way of life to have multiple heating systems, pantries stocked full of food and extra supplies.  Growing up I had no idea my parents […]

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