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Tuesday Tutorial: Iced Vanilla Coffee with the Hario Coffee Dripper

Iced Vanilla Coffee: The final product. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Iced Vanilla Coffee: The final product. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Coffee is a part of every day life. I have quit before cold-turkey, but I always come back to coffee because it is a delicious and enjoyable part of everyday life. Especially when you make it yourself. That, or I’m just addicted.

INTRODUCING The Hario Drip Coffee Maker. Ever since I got my hands on a Hario drip coffee maker, I have told everyone I know about it. This little device eliminates your need for a traditional coffee maker, which I tend to avoid because it is big and bulky, hard to clean, and takes up precious counter space.

For an aspiring minimalist lifestyle, a traditional coffee maker is made obsolete with the simple purchase of the Hario. It is versatile, durable, and transportable by being able to be thrown ina backpack or suitcase on any trip! I have been told the popular Aeropress  Continue reading


Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Anything

This scene looks just as beautiful, whether you are wearing a suit or wearing torn jeans.

This scene looks beautiful no matter what you are wearing. Whether you wear torn jeans or a suit, you can appreciate the springtime scenery just the same.

“It is not the person who has, but the person who wants more, that is poor.” – Seneca the Younger

I recently had an experience inside a super-hip clothing store. You know the kind. The ones you can only find in a mall.  I found myself in line about to buy a shirt that was 75% off after biking 10 miles to the local Apple store.

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Treat Your Bike Like Other People Treat Their Car

Mother's day gift: the renovation of this awesome Raleigh.

Mother’s day gift: the renovation of this awesome Raleigh.

There is often a level of snobbery when it comes to identifying with your bike, and what kind of accessories you don’t need. Kickstands, lights, bells, whistles, mirrors, helmets, and multiple gears often get kicked to the curb. Continue reading