My name is Ariel but hence forth and further known as The Smart Girl in Pants!
Why that name? Well It's been my go to since 2002 so I am sticking with it. I'm also sticking with my zero waste, vegan and attempts at minimalism, so that's really the base of this blog. Our blog will feature tons of DIY recipes (skin care and food!) that The Smart Pants family loves, The how's and why's of what we do, 100% honest product reviews, artistic journal planning, local and online businesses that help us in our goals, our pitfalls and fails... because we are all human and mistakes happen.
I have been vegan for 3+ years (with set backs, no lies) and the Smart Guy is just beginning his venture into veganism! How does he feel about going zero waste? How's veganism from his point of view? Why did he go vegan? Hopefully he will write his own blogs on here but he is a very busy human so I may dictate his words to blog form for him. We also figured, why not try our hand at a bit of minimalism? Let's see how that goes... so far, so good.
We also generally lean towards a more homeopathic life, avoiding as many harsh ingredients as we can. I love to find foraged ingredients for new skin care, good eats and more! Plus our always expanding garden plans! I recently finished my classes on naturopathic medicine and homeopathy so I am very proud of that!
As for me?
I'm just a simple INFJ just trying to make this world a better place for everyone. I'm quiet, often spending my down time with a good book, 'watching' my favorite tv shows (this coming from a gal who barely watched any tv her whole life and I STILL have to do SOMETHING while I basically just listen to the tv...) or crafting something.
I love creating anything and everything I can. Doesn't mean I'm always good at it the first few attempts but I can say I like to try it all. Perfection is over rated while creativity is under stated. My favorite things to make are: advanced and multi step skin care items, cosmetics, holistic remedies, crochet items, sewing some simple things and home decor. Always with vegan and less or zero waste motives in mind.
Gardening and homesteading is one of The Smart Guy and my favorite things to collaborate on. He loves to build things and I love to give him Honey-idea list (which we always team up for). Every year we till the garden and watch nature thrive. We balance each other well with skills in totally opposite areas.
I love to cook and bake, thankfully because the Smart Guy is just finding his niche there. To me, anyone can make great food. Making great vegan food is just a fun challenge I am totally all about! Bring. It. On.
I and The Smart Pants Family; The Smart Guy in Pants, Shorts, Pants and Pantaloons. Along with our Pants Pups, Luna and Loki, our loved rescues.
Any who! Welcome to the Smart Pants Family! We can not wait to get started!
May your day be as great as you make it,
The Smart Girl in Pants
The Smart Girl in Pants