“No one is going to stand up at your funeral and say, ‘she had a really expensive couch and great shoes.‘ Don’t make life about stuff.”
Each new item I bring into my life is chosen with intention, love and care. I don’t want to be a mindless consumer, and yet I do still need to consume. And so, I do it consciously.
When I can, I shop second hand for what I need. It’s better for the environment, for your community and for the nonprofits you’re supporting. Your dollar is your vote.
I know July is almost done but I have been taking this particular capsule a little bit slower than my others. My body is constantly changing and shifting as little one grows and changes. My bump appeared just recently and so I was able to use my already existing capsule through June.
Most recently I’ve added belly bands (so I can continue to wear my beloved Madewell dress pants) and my sister and I found some second hand maternity treasures at the thrift stores in Charlottesville. Make what you already have work for your growing bump for as long as you can. When they no longer work search for second hand items.