One of my favorite parts of Spring is the planting. Whereas for house plants, I have absolutely no idea how to care for them, I am good with outdoor plants, especially vegetables and herbs. Spring planting brings out the farmer in me, and I plant, tend, hover, fuss….and then finally, enjoy! Year a
Around the Home: 1. Choose linens and curtains made from eco-friendly materials whenever possible. Over the past few years the Hubz and I have been working to make our home a greener place. Part of that process is being mindful of the products that we purchase and use in our home. We have
It makes a welcome change to see celebrities using their enormous power and influence to stand up for environmental causes such as climate change, animal cruelty and deforestation. By making changes in the home, in the way they travel and even in the clothes they wear, these stars set an importa
et’s face it, Earth is awesome, and it provides us with so many treats throughout our lives. It really gives us everything we need. Let’s thank it!! Making your home more environmentally friendly is a great way to take care of not only the planet, but your own health too.
Growing Organic Goodness Imagine, for a moment, green, leafy vegetables growing in the warm summer sun right there in your own backyard or patio. There’s squash, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, kale, green onion, cucumbers, herbs, and green beans all growing there to pick fresh. Romaine lettuce,
A lot has been said about going green and the importance of it and that is why I am not going to bore you with more. I am sure you know how important it is and thus just give you a few tips immediately: 1. Have color-coded bins in the house so that you and your kids don’t get confused. Simp
When it comes to “products” I like the aesthetic of a commercial package, the written directions telling me how much to use each time, and the added scents and magic powers. I am trying to get over it though because I am learning more and more that homemade cleaning and beauty products can be of
I was the queen of bleach, comet, 409 and any other super cleaning product. Despite the harsh chemical smell, I knew that I was sanitizing the world around me for protection from bacteria and other germs. I was proud… Until I did a little bit of research and had to change my thinking entirely.
Materials used for home repair and remodel make a big impact on the environment. Think of how much wood is used around the home for remodeling work, from creating new walls to installing wood floorboards. Paints and other chemicals used also have high amounts of dangerous chemicals that are r
Ever clean your kitchen and want to plug your nose because the cleaning products themselves smell worse than a dirty sink? Those noxious smells are often signs of toxins—chemicals in your cleaning products that are terrible for your health. Today, there are far more chemicals than there were
You and your family can have a great impact on the environment if you make it your goal to “go green” and use less gas for the car. The changes you make when it comes to your transportation will be up to you, but remember that if you conserve gas, you’ll not only help the planet but will
What’s a girl to do to stay pretty (besides live in a cave)? Here are some simple solutions to help your skin and hair weather whatever Mother Nature brings your way.
Clogged drains literally drain me. They remind me of the time I spent in the dorms my first year in college with my three roommates who washed their hair everyday (you guessed it, they were indeed Caucasian). By our second month into our new living situation the tub was clogged with infinite amounts
It’s easy to be eco-chic year-round (not just on Earth Day every April) with all of the fab environmentally-friendly accessories available these days.Whether you opt for a new recycled tote, jewelry made using reclaimed stones or a pretty organic cotton scarf, going green has never been so sim
In the three years since, I’ve saved thousands that I’ve shuttled toward my savings account (and a little luxury for myself), improved my health, grown closer with my family and, of course, lessened my impact on the earth. I’ll show you how I did it.