Life has been handing me some lemons lately, and it has been very tiring trying to deal with them. This is one of the reasons I’ve been quiet.

This is normal for people my age. I realize that. At midnight on my birthday last month I began having a mid life crisis that I didn’t have much time to truly think about until recently.

When I was 20, living in my very first apartment, I discovered minimalism and began my first ever blog. While that blog is now long lost in the blogosphere, I’ve never really stopped trying to declutter my life. If you knew me personally and have been inside my current apartment, you would not guess that about me. I am very cluttered and I have a lot of sentimental things. But, it has come to my attention that I truly do need to minimize and begin a journey of mindfulness.

So the slow process begins…I want to downsize and rid myself of excessive things that I do not need. I plan on minimizing how much plastic I use, and be better about recycling. I also have begun independent study into medicinal herbalism, and will be trying my hand and creating my own salves and balms!

That’s it for now. I just wanted to make a quick update in between my busy work day hours. We’re nearing the end of our busy season, so soon I’ll have more time to blog and create!

Have a wonderful day!




Why Hello :)

Hi there!

I’m┬ástarting this blog because I want to share my enthusiasm for green living and eco friendly products, along with the new initiatives I am taking now that I live in Wilmington, NC, and have way more opportunities than I did in Charlotte. I work a day job so I’ll have to schedule my posts accordingly, but I’m extremely excited!

A little about me – My name is Stephanie. I’m 24, and I run another blog/business called The Missing Gypsy where I sell my cross stitch patterns and showcase my original and some un-original work. I’m a graphic designer at a publishing company in Wilmington, NC. I uprooted my life in Charlotte for a new job and so far I am loving it! I live in an awesome apartment with my boyfriend, a fat cat named Elliott, and a spoiled dog named Bodhi.

Why did I call this blog Unless? It’s all about The Lorax. Dr. Seuss has always been a huge part of my life, both in my values and an influence in my artwork. The Lorax in particular is my favorite, and that one line has been stuck in my head my whole life: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.”

And it’s simple. All you need to do is care ­čÖé