Who says New Year’s is the only time you can make resolutions? Yes, we know eight out of 10 people don’t stick to them–maybe that has something to do with the fact that they are things we really don’t have any intention of doing (like vowing that this is the year we will finally quit drinking, give up chocolate or make nice with our mother-in-law). But we don’t care. Resolutions can be made any time of the year, so instead of waiting four more months, why not let the change of seasons be your motivation?
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Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer–which traditionally marks the beginning of autumnally-induced depression. A conditioned response resulting from years of heartbreaking back-to-school displays and the end of all things fun, it’s pretty natural to see the return from your last long weekend of summer as a dirge into crummy weather, muddy shoes, and a desire to dive into the many seasonally-mandated meals that fall brings. More
So we may have complained about the cold fall weather, but we do like fall. Seriously. And one of our favorite things about the next few months is taking outdoorsy weekend trips. We like apple-picking, leaf-peeping, fall hiking, and carving pumpkins that we’ve picked ourselves. Basically, if you can see a family doing it in an L.L. Bean catalog, we’re all over it. Unfortunately, not everything in L.L. Bean is super eco-friendly, so we found some of our favorite green gear to wear, pack, and keep comfortable with on your day trips for the next few weekends. More
Most people resolve to do things around January 1st, but I like to challenge myself to new tasks around September 1st. The change of seasons, that “back-to-school” feeling (even if you’re not in school), and that I’ve-been-lazy-all-summer-not-it’s-time-to-kick-into-gear type of inspiration … More
Eco-Friendly Fall Fashion: Everyone knows the best part of fall is the clothes. Ecouterre put together a list of 14 earth-friendly picks for fall that are fit for campus or the office. (via Ecouterre)