How to shop a Middle Eastern Food Market

Growing up in the Middle East, certain staple items like spices, breads, and cheeses were always stocked in our pantries and refrigerators. That’s why specialty and gourmet food stores and markets are extremely valuable in the United States. Arabs frequent these stores to stock up on foods and ingredients that remind us of home.

Dear Thrift Stores: We Love You, But Please Stop…

Oh thrift stores. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. We love thrift stores so much we dedicated an entire podcast to thrifting and sustainability. But every now and then thrift stores do things that make us scratch our heads and wonder why they do them. In this episode, we discuss things stores do that may hurt the thrift experience or in some cases, completely damage the item.

Vintage Off the Shoulder Dress

I found this vintage off the shoulder dress at the Salvation Army recently. I tried to challenge myself to modernize it with trendy accessories and I just couldn’t get myself to do it. I kept falling back on older feminine pieces like my straw bag and pink Prada shoes.

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil vs. Moroccan Oil

What is Argan Oil?
Actual argan oil comes from the fruit of the Argan tree which is native to Morocco. It is rich in Vitamin E and is great for skin, nails, and hair. Most mainstream argan oil is diluted with ingredients and preservatives, so naturally, 100% argan oil is the best option.

We Went to Goodwill Every Day for A Week. Here’s What Happened.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the best way to find all the good stuff at thrift stores is to go often. So now that we have some extra time on our hands, we did a little experiment and went to Goodwill five days in a row. We share the lessons we learned, the things we found, and whether or not we’d do it again.