The Uncommon Life

Checking In With American Forests

Checking In With American Forests

I asked our friends at American Forest last month what they'd been able to do with our Better to Give donations over the past year. Turns out they've planted more than 59,000 trees across the US. Isn't that incredible? And it's all because of you. Each time you pick American Forests at checkout, we donate $1 to their tree-planting programs. Thanks for your loyal support!
5 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos

5 Tips for Better Smartphone Photos

Hello! My name is Chelsea and I blog over at Tea Talk. My sweet boyfriend, Scott, and I absolutely love taking photos of our adventures, and really love how easy my smart phone has made taking photos on the go for us.Here are some of my tips for better smart phone photos.
Checking in with City Harvest

Checking in with City Harvest

We've been supporting City Harvest – the world's first and New York City's only food rescue organization – since 2011 and we're happy to report that your Better to Give votes have been put to great use!
Take It with You

Take It with You

My name is Bella and I’m a personal style blogger. But I’m not just about fashion. What I am interested in is expressing myself in my dress and doing it in an original and sustainable way. I prefer to “shop secondhand first,” and haven’t met a yard sale I didn’t like. I avoid “fast fashion” and anything that comes out of a sweatshop. Recently someone asked if that limited me, but I don’t think shopping sustainably limits my style; I think it helps me explore it.
Warm Spring Salad with Potatoes and Green Beans

Warm Spring Salad with Potatoes and Green Beans

There are some things, like sandwiches and salads, that you think you should be able to create without a recipe. But then something so great happens that you need to share it with the world, and next thing you know, you're passing a salad recipe out to everyone who will listen to you.