eco-friendly

The Ethics of Veganism – A Question

before you begin reading, you should be warned this post is a departure from my typical posts…..now, please continue… Guilt vs. Practicality… ….that’s kinda what I’m talking about here today…and I’d love some input on this dilemma and where guilt (if determined) should be placed and the thoughts of other vegans / new vegans, and, […] Read more…

Emerald Eco Friendly Products

So, you know my eco-goals each year include lessening waste – including the waste of paper products. We’ve done away with paper napkins at our house and also use paper towels minimally – we have quite a stash of good rags ready at all times to help with clean-ups, spills, etc. We haven’t gotten away […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Attacking Fleas with Salt

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

Let’s talk Vodka!!

Ahhh vodka, it seems you’re not just for happy hour anymore. (truly, I can’t even remember the last time I even went to a happy hour – I simply have them at home now – getting old I guess!) My interest in these using vodka tips started with a quick article I read in Health magazine and, […] Read more…

Tip Tuesday – Green vs Toxic Cleaning

Are you still bringing toxins into your home for cleaning? Are you not even sure what these toxins are and what the alternatives are (like I was)? Let me help. Here’s a list of ingredients that can be in your toxic cleaning products: Alkylphenol ethocylates (APEs) and Nonyphenols (NPEs) Ammonia Fragrances – which could contain […] Read more…

Tip Tuesday – Vegan Field Roast

So, last year on Tuesdays, I called my posts “Green Tip Tuesday” and I shared tips on adding a little “green” and eco-friendliness to your household. This year, I’m going with simply “Tip Tuesday”. I can still share green tips, but also want to share vegan products (which I consider green too) and also any […] Read more…

Green Giveaway – Misto Spritzers

Yes, though I haven’t written much about it lately, I’m still always looking for ways to “GREEN” my home. Recently, I’ve been working on getting rid of any and all aerosols I have. I know CFCs were banned from aerosols in the 70s and aerosols (in the US anyways) are nowadays considered more earth-friendly because […] Read more…

Green Summer

I think it might be time for a “GREEN” summer update – what do you think? I thought it would be a good idea to let you know I haven’t given up my “green” ideals…and hopefully I can give you a little motivation along the way. There are just so many ways to take small […] Read more…

Confessions of a Guilty Traveler

I have something to confess…. For all my efforts at making our household greener and more eco-friendly, I fail terribly in one specific area – TRAVEL. I do feel a lot of guilt about this. Unlike my normal reaction to guilt this guilt does nothing to move me to change this behavior. It all began […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Greener 2011

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 […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Wrapping Paper Recycle

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 […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Gifts

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 […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Share

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 […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Style

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 […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Holiday Decorating

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 […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Magazines

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 […] Read more…

Healthy & Happy Vegan Anniversary!

One year ago this month I made the commitment to go vegan. I’ve been a vegetarian on and off for most of my life, so it didn’t seem like too big of a stretch to go vegan. I’ll admit at first, I had to be more conscious of my choices especially eating out and especially […] Read more…

In Pursuit of Crunchiness

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. […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Carbon Neutral Blogging

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 […] Read more…

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