Sadie Cornelius

Sadie is a vegetarian and an avid recycler who loves riding her bike and practicing yoga. She is passionate about the planet, conserving life’s precious resources and making the world a better place for generations to come. A big fan of up-cycling, Sadie loves yard sales and vintage stores to find new uses for old things. She loves to cook, clean and enjoy the many parks and outdoor spaces in DC where she currently resides with her husband. Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

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ProFlowers Review: Read This Before You Send A Bouquet

ProFlowers is a popular online flower delivery service and part of the FTD family. They offer a large selection of flowers, plants, and gourmet gift baskets.
Could the company’s vast size lend itself to less attention to detail, resulting in lower quality flowers and customer service? Learn more in our review of ProFlowers…

thredUP Reviews

thredUP Review: Our Firsthand Experience With Secondhand Clothing

There’s something about the thrill of finding that one, unique dress, handbag or pair of shoes when you’re hunting through racks at TJ Maxx or sifting through piles at a flea market. What if those one-of-a-kind finds came to you and you could browse thousands of items without having to get dressed? You can, thanks to thredUP!…

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Turo Reviews: Is it the Airbnb of Cars?

Traveling and need a way to get around town to explore on your own? Or carless and looking for a way to run errands? Car rentals are the more traditional route to go, but car sharing services like Zipcar and Car2Go are racing to give consumers more options and flexibility to rent short-term vehicles. But what if those services don’t exist in your city, or you need a car for a more extended period? Thanks to Turo (formerly RelayRides) you can rent vehicles from others who aren’t using them (like the Airbnb for cars) and often they’ll be more convenient and affordable than other car rental services. Learn more about how Turo car rental works, how much it costs and more (including our personal experience using the service) in our Turo Reviews…

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Best Kettle And Teapots (By Type)

There’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea (especially on a cold or rainy day). Tea kettles and pots come in all shapes and sizes with various features. From classic cast iron kettles to fancy electric ones with all the bells and whistles (literally). Which kettle is your cup of tea?…

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Love With Food Review: Lots to Love

Love snacking but are tired of munching on the same old, go-to foods? Enjoy eating healthy but feel like you’re spending a fortune on expensive products? Snack boxes are a fun way to sample a wide-range of surprises each month that are delivered straight to your door. You have many options when it comes to healthy snack box delivery, but Love With Food is not only a healthy snack box option that is a nice alternative to store-bought snacks, they also support a hungry child in need with every healthy snack box delivered to you. Learn more about this healthy snack box subscription including features, pricing and more…

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Interview with Ally’s Bar Founder: Ally Murphy

Ally Murphy is not only an accomplished professional cyclist (competing at some of the biggest and most elite U.S. and world events) she’s also found time to start her own energy bar company. This native Californian, turned North Carolinian, makes and sells three flavors of delicious and nutritious bars made with local sweet potatoes. Read on to learn more about her and behind the business including sustainable and eco-friendly practices…

HelloFresh meal on plate

Say Hello to Easy, Delicious Cooking: HelloFresh Reviews

Have a kitchen and the basic tools to cook? Love to cook but don’t have the time or desire to come up with recipes each week? Then you’ve got what it takes to be a chef for Hello Fresh. They provide simple, easy to prepare meals delivered to your doorstep each week saving you the hassle of looking for recipe ideas and spending time grocery shopping. How does Hello Fresh work exactly? And how does it compare to other meal delivery services? Read on to learn the pros, cons, pricing info and details on how you can say hello to easy, delicious food in no time…

Blue Apron box

Blue Apron Reviews: Become A Top Chef

Meal delivery services are quickly becoming a popular way to enjoy home-cooked meals without the hassle of menu planning or grocery shopping. In addition to being convenient and fun, an added benefit of meal delivery services is that they provide the exact portions of ingredients which eliminates food waste. Blue Apron is one of the largest and most commonly known meal delivery services, and we ranked them first for best value in our Best Meal Delivery Service Review. But we encourage you to read on to learn more including how it works, pros, cons, pricing and more…

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The Female Betta Fish is a Catch!

When it comes to keeping fish as pets one of the more favored fish species is the Betta fish. And often the male Betta fish of choice because of it’s longer tail and dominating personality while the female Betta fish goes overlooked. However, in this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the female of this Siamese fish species to convince you otherwise that women rule. Everything from their history to general appearance, natural habitat and what you need to know about keeping female Bettas in captivity…

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Best Compost Bin: A Down And Dirty Comparison

Looking for the best compost bin but feeling lost in the weeds? Composting is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while also creating fertilizer to help your garden flourish. In our experience it also decreased kitchen odor from food rot in the trash can while also reducing your amount of trash, especially if you combine it with recycling. Earth’s Friends has researched the best indoor and outdoor composting bins so you can feel confident with your decision and get to composting soon! Get ready to toss away those scraps into a stylish and smell-free system while lowering your impact on the landfill…

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Ways To Conserve Energy At Home & Work

Respect your mother! Mother Earth, that is! Earth Day is April 22. But you don’t need an excuse to save the planet or a complete overhaul to your lifestyle in order to make a difference. There are several ways to conserve energy and minor things you can do in order to help preserve the earth’s most precious resources. We’ll share some tips on how to conserve energy (and some money) both at home and at the office…

Nanday Conure

Everything You Need to Know About the Nanday Conure

The Nanday Conure is one of the most commonly kept conures when it comes to keeping these brilliant birds as pets. With a good level of care, these birds can provide companionship and entertainment for twenty plus years. In this article we will cover a number of things you need to know in order to keep a healthy Nanday Conure including: determining whether this is the right pet choice for you, life in captivity, diet, behavior and preferred habitat…

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