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Janaia Roeder, Social Media Director

Since we are a new blog, we thought it would be fun to introduce you to all of the members of our team over the next few weeks. Today we are going to learn a little more about Janaia Roeder, Daisy Tribe’s Social Media Director.

Janaia Roeder, Social Media DirectorAbout Janaia

Janaia is a food fanatic who is always on the hunt for new places to eat, and is open to trying all things at any place— dives, diners and food trucks to Four Diamond Rated restaurants— she’ll eat from them all. When she is not chowing down on delicious eats, she spends her time cooking, baking, exercising, traveling and volunteering regularly with the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay. Born and raised in Canada, she now resides in Berkeley, California with her husband and two children. She writes about food, arts and culture in the Bay Area.

 

10 Things About Janaia:

– Foodie.

– Lover of musical theater.

– Wanderlusting constantly.

– Beach lover.

– Cooking and baking enthusiast.

– Humanitarian.

– Major sweet tooth. Ice cream, chocolate, fruit, donuts, cookies. I crave it all.

– Stay-at-home mother.

– City girl with country roots.

– Social media junkie.

Thanks for sharing with us, Janaia! We look forward to reading about your food adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area!

 

Kati Dias - Daisy Tribe California blog

My Urban Garden

THISWEEK

This week: Working on my urban garden!

 

Amber Stanco Daisy Tribe

Denise Colby - After checking out your blog I’m really excited about your urban garden. The possibilities are endless. Imagine the money you can save by planting your own food. Here’s an idea for you. Did you know you can plant your potatoes or even sweet potatoes in a trash can? Yup, it’s true. In my experience, the red potatoes grew the best. Once they are ready, don’t wash them. That should wait until the day you eat them. Store them in a dark cool place and you won’t have to buy potatoes for months. There are tons of you tube videos to show you how. The best part is, the kids will love taking part in this.

Amber Stanco - Hi Denise! Thanks. So far we have got lettuce, cilantro, basil, jalepenos, lemons, zucchini, and green onions going. All growing in containers. My cucumbers bit the dust but we are learning as we go! I’ll have to try potatoes! Especially since buying those organic is so important with all the contaminants in the soil!

Elicia - Beautiful greens! They look great!

Kendra - So cool! Great inspiration for my own garden!

Our Favorite Things: thredUP

thred up review

Once upon a time, I owned a maternity and children’s clothing resale shop.  Anytime I purged our drawers and closets of kids clothing and maternity wear, it was all too easy to sell any items that still had some life left in them at my shop.  That ship sailed when I found out I was expecting my third baby.

Enter thredUP, an online consignment shop where you can buy and sell new and gently used clothing, shoes, and handbags.

Seriously, a busy mama’s dream come true!  It was as simple as going to the website, requesting a bag that was mailed to me (the first one’s free!), filling said bag with about twenty of my gently used, brand name pieces of clothing, and sending it off with my mail carrier.

All that was left to do was go on with my life! Within a couple weeks I received an email letting me know they accepted fifteen of my items (they donate the rest), and that I had earned almost $50!  Not to mention, I saved on gas and precious time by not having to wait in line to sell my items, or make arrangements to pick up items by a certain date.

Without stepping a foot out my door, I managed to de-clutter my closet, make unwanted items disappear from my life, and grow my bank account.  Although I’ll probably end up giving that money right back to thredUP because I have a passion for buying secondhand and they have an awesome selection of stylish, in-season pieces to choose from.  They have clothes from designers that include Free People, Rag & Bone, and Kate Spade New York. And their selection for kids includes cute finds from Mini Boden, Crewcuts, and Gymboree.

Overall, it was a very pleasant experience, and I’ve already ordered a second bag to fill.  One downside is they do not have a storefront. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the convenience of online shopping, but it is nice to get out of the house every once in a while to browse racks.

Anyway, check them out next time you go to get rid of unwanted clothing, shoes, and accessories.  Happy consigning!

P.S. This post was not sponsored by thredUp. I honestly just love this company and wanted to share my experience with you!

Have you tried thredUP yet?

Tianna Hazard California Lifestyle Website

Elicia - I totally need to do this! Especially after the arrival of our third when I’m ready to let go of baby clothes. Thanks for sharing!

Tianna - Elicia, congratulations on the impending arrival! I’m sure with three littles you’ll love Thred Up as much as I do 😉

Kendra - Wonderful post! I love thred up! I’ve only ever bought clothes from them though…time to send them some goodies and get paid!