Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Green Tip Tuesday – DeodoMom

I’ll admit, I’m totally one of those people that can sweat…A LOT! Is it a gene thing?? or body type thing? I’m not complaining – I’m way beyond that and have far moved into acceptance. The lovely people at 30SomeWeeks.com offered to send me some of their toxin-free and hypoallergenic DeodoMom deodorant to try. This deodorant has […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Attacking Fleas with Salt

September 4, 2012 by  
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Not that my cute little orca pony, Bubba, could ever have fleas…oh my, heck no. But should he? I know exactly what natural method I would try to get them out of our house. We have carpet pretty much everywhere except the bathrooms in our house. Not exactly my choice, but that’s another story for […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Vinegar Uses when Nature Attacks

The wonders of vinegar. This magic elixir comes in so many forms and can be used for everything from cleaning your house, preserving foods and soothing all your aches and pains. There are so many uses for vinegar. Since it’s just a magnificent time of year to be outdoors, I’d like to focus on how […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Chlorine Remover

Green Tip Tuesday is back!! It’s been far too long, but now with summer winding down a bit, I can get back into my routine (which is, in fact, usually anything but routine!) Might have been better to share this tip at the beginning of summer, but “better late than never”I always say. If you’re […]

Green Tip – Nellie’s Laundry Products Giveaway

In my never-ending attempt at making our house greener and greener, I’ve found a new line of laundry products I’d love to share. Nellie’s All-Natural Laundry Products I have been using the Laundry Nuggets and the Oxygen Brightener for a few weeks now and LOVE them! You know how you’ve probably read that people (and […]

Eco-Tip: The Coco Bidet

(please read this post with a sense of humor) So, paper napkins are a thing of the past in our house. Paper towels – minimalized – as in we still have plenty left on the first roll I opened at the beginning of the year. We tend to use rags now to wipe our counters […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Eco Cosmetics

Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions on eco-friendly cosmetic products – do I use them and do I have recommendations? So, I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorites on Green Tip Tuesday now and again. Now, I’m no an expert. In fact, I’m continually learning, but in my ongoing attempts at creating […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Soft Scrub

Another fabulous recipe from: Homemade Soft Scrub Ingredients: 1 cup baking soda warm water 2 -3 drops liquid soap 1. Combine baking soda with enough water to forma  a paste. 2. Add liquid soap. 3. Apply this no-scratch, chlorine free paste to surfaces and let sit for at least 5 minutes. 4. Scrub with a […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Liquid Dishsoap

I know, I know, you’re thinking “it’s about time she gets back to “Green Tip Tuesdays” Yes, it is about time…I mean I should try to have SOME standards around here. Today, I’m going to share my latest find in “Mother Earth News” magazine. It’s a recipe I’ve been searching for for quite some time […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Greener 2011

January 4, 2011 by  
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Are you still contemplating your 2011 resolutions? How about adding “going green(er)” to your list? There are so many choices we can make every day to move us toward creating a more earth-friendly world. Of course, I’ll continue to share the ways I attempt to create a greener household and life here, but as this […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Cleaning Silver Jewelry

December 28, 2010 by  
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One thing on my “to do” list this week (as I’m off of work) is to clean my silver jewelry. These pieces just seems to be very, very tarnished… probably from a year of hanging out in the open (as opposed to being tucked away in a jewelry box). One non-toxic alternative I have is […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Wrapping Paper Recycle

December 21, 2010 by  
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Have you already finished all your gift wrapping this holiday season?? Or are you like me, doing a little bit each day focusing first on the gifts that needed to be shipped away? Just in case you haven’t purchased your wrapping paper yet, and if you’re not feeling particularly crafty and have the energy to […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Gifts

December 14, 2010 by  
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Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Are you like me trying to complete most of it via the internet? If so, here are a few of “green” gift sites that I’ve been browsing through. The first is: Nubius Organics sells eco-Friendly and reusable lunch bags, water bottles and children’s toys. They also have green […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Share

December 7, 2010 by  
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This week’s green tip is really more of a green share. I came across this blog called “Your Green Helper” and I just think it’s wonderful! It’s what blogging is about really – SHARING. The site shares so much information including organic coupons, green cleaning tips, household “greening” tips, environmental tips of the day and […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Style

November 30, 2010 by  
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Have you heard of this site??? Are you a “green” fashionista?? If so, you gotta check this out: First of all Swapstyle.com is FREE! Here’s what the site says: “SwapStyle.com is a friendly thriving community of eco conscious, clothing loving, money saving women from all over the world who are making new friends and swapping […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Holiday Decorating

November 23, 2010 by  
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I admit it…I’ve already begun my holiday decorating. This year, I went straight from Halloween to Christmas…we’ll be out of town over Thanksgiving, so I figured that was a good excuse to leave those decorations boxed for another year. I was recently asked about green and eco-friendly decorating tips. I thought I’d share some of […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Magazines

November 16, 2010 by  
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My latest “going green” commitment has to do with my addiction to magazines – remember my confession earlier this year? I must tell you, with joy, that so many magazines are coming out with digital subscriptions now – I love this techie time we live in. Slowly, but surely, I’m switching my subscriptions over to […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Bleach Replacer

November 9, 2010 by  
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Last week I was asked by Erin over at the Panache blog if I had tried any substitute for bleach. Here is the recipe I shared with her. (Oh and please check out her blog too…lots of useful information on trends and manners. She really gives you ideas to think about). Back to this whitener…I […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Cleaning Giveaway WINNER

November 2, 2010 by  
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Yes, I’ve been a slacker on the “Green Tips” lately, but, I promise, I have not been a slacker in trying to be more and more green in my home and life. I know that making your own “green” products at home can just simply be a bit much for some people. If you’re busy […]

In Pursuit of Crunchiness

October 19, 2010 by  
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For my “Green-Tip Tuesday” post this week, I’m going to share two of the changes I’ve made (and stuck to so far) in my ongoing pursuit to have a greener and more chemical free homestead – small step by small step. As I’ve mentioned before, one of my favorite blogs to read is Crunchy Betty. […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Carbon Neutral Blogging

October 5, 2010 by  
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I found this intriguing post today over at the Big Green Head Blog on how you can make your blog carbon neutral and therefore blog with a clear conscience. Here’s how it works: (visit 1 Blog, 1 Tree for more info). 1. You blog about this “my blog is carbon neutral” initiative (which originally stared […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Homemade Stain Spray

September 28, 2010 by  
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We ran out of stain spray! Yes, sound the alarm…this is serious. Do you have one of these? Or two of these? I know, innocent enough looking, right? Don’t be fooled though…trouble and stains always follow them around. So, when Pops sounded the alarm that We ran out of stain spray!, I had to remain […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Reusable Produce Bags

September 21, 2010 by  
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This week’s tip isn’t really as much of a tip as a reminder. We all know we should be using reusable shopping bags. Even if you don’t purchase them, you can find a lot of free ones out there – I got a variety this summer at different Music-in-the-Park festivals and farmer’s markets. Even if […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Carbon Footprint

September 13, 2010 by  
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Have you ever measured your Carbon footprint? I’d like to think ours is not that bad. We live in a tiny home, only use our air conditioner about 3 afternoons a year, heat with our fireplace and natural gas in the winter, drive minimally (aside from going to work). Then I realized we do seem […]

Green Tip Tuesday – Cleaning with a Twist

September 7, 2010 by  
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Have you seen these cleaning products before from Twist? I hadn’t until this weekend, but apparently they’ve been around since 2007. Sometimes I feel like I’m a hermit in a cave. They’re plant-based cleaning products. Though I can be persuaded, at times, simply to buy a product based on the packaging – and this may […]

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