Author: Emily Couch

Gone Fishing

I’m single and I’ve found the older I get the more selective I become. I am seriously sick of going on date after date, feeling my sanity ripped from me one cheesy pick up line at a time. So I’ve jumped on the online dating bandwagon, not by choice but out of necessity. I fear I am one bad date away from becoming “that girl” You know the one who keeps to herself, eats gallons of ice cream, home alone on a Friday night while knitting sweaters for her six cats. I refuse, I am far too fabulous for...

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Why Me?

Honestly, I am becoming very pessimistic about finding an appropriate partner via the online dating community. I’ve been “fishing” for about three weeks and I’ve yet to interact with a man that has any kind of intellectual prowess. I swear, men need to be pre-screened before they are allowed to have a profile on any dating site. I’m usually maintain a “glass half full” mentality, but lately my glass has sprung a leak. I’m fearing that negative thoughts have taken over my mind about dating in general. I’m a hopeless romantic and I’ve always wanted to find a man...

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Green Stiletto Salt Scrub

My new green obsession is eco-friendly exfoliating. If you haven’t been exfoliating, it’s life changing and you must make this recipe for my Green Salt Scrub immediately. Exfoliating has many benefits. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, (any woman’s arch nemesis) unclogs your pores, improves the texture of dull skin and helps keep your skin healthy, thus helping to prevent breakouts! Exfoliating will also help you retain that gorgeous tan you’ve been working so hard on if you exfoliate before rubbing on your sunscreen. Naturally, I took a look at the ingredients in my salt scrub...

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Shop Because You Can

I bet you’re saying to yourself, “Emily, how am I supposed to go green and stay ridiculously fabulous?” Well, let me tell you that I LOVE fashion. I love fashion more than some people love their pets and I try to incorporate new pieces into my wardrobe weekly. I am constantly approached by passersby complimenting my choice of outfits and a personal stylist actually asked me to co-write her book because she was impressed with my “savvy sense of style.” I’ll share a secret with you, I shop almost exclusively at consignment shops, thrift stores and Goodwill. Yeah, it’s...

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Java Buzz

If you’re anything like me, you need a jolt of caffeine to get your mind and body functioning properly in the morning. Without my morning brew I am a foggy mess most of the day. Oddly enough, If I don’t get my morning “pick me up,” I walk around in a haze until around 6pm and then I get this crazy burst of energy that lasts until midnight. It vexes me to my very core. I’ve gotten into the unfortunate habit of frequenting coffee shops to get my morning java fix. I have a coffee pot/espresso machine that was...

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Dish Water, Showers and Trash Bags! Oh My!

Have you been wearing your Green Stilettos? It can be hard to break in a new pair of shoes and changing your habits can be a tricky little game. I have three small steps you can take around your house to help manage your environmental impact. Dish Water: I am reading this amazing book called “The Green Book” by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen and was blown away by this factoid about dishwashers: “Run full loads in your dishwasher and save energy, and don’t pre-rinse your dishes before putting them in. Do both and you’ll save up to...

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