This past weekend we found the cutest town a little inland from San Diego, California called Julian.
We originally just went for the apple picking since all of the orchards near us are affected by fire but, there is surprisingly a lot to do in this little area! After we went apple picking at Peacefield Orchards and grabbed a bag full of apples, we discovered a little cider bar. This bar had ciders of all flavors from Spicy Jalapeño to Apple Pie. Once we finished our cider flight we headed out and passed by a pumpkin patch filled with pick your own pumpkins and lots of hay for all the fall vibes. Finally to end our day we stopped at Packard’s coffee shop and took pictures with the one and only Tardis from Doctor Who!
It’s not secret that the earth is in worse shape then it was 100 years ago, however there simple things we can do to help Mother Earth get back in fighting shape.
1. Don’t shop fast fashion. What is fast fashion exactly? It’s those mega chains that make $0.05 garments over seas and then ship them back here and sell them for $20. It may seem like a deal, but that one shirt caused pollution not only to manufacture, but also to ship over. I know it’s not logically to completely stop shopping at these types of stores, especially for those on a budget, but buying one less piece a month can make a difference. Looking for a sustainable brand? Try this one:
2. Bring your own shopping bag! This one sounds simple, but it’s one I’m still not very good at practicing. Bring your own tote bag if you plan on doing any type of grocery, shoe, or clothing shopping and save some plastic and paper. Need a cute tote bag? Check out this beautiful BAG
3. Have you had your eye on some designer pieces? Find a store that sells them secondhand! I don’t mean a thrift shop, but there are lots of websites that specialize in selling designer items at a discount. Find a great piece for less and help the environment by taking away one less piece of trash and one less piece needed to be manufactured. Curious about second hand designer items? Check out my favorite place to shop: