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Toiletries: Plastic Free Travel

With all the traveling I've been doing I figured I'd share what is in my travel toiletry bag. I've got some products I love, and some items I'm …

Hacking

Why All Of My Dishes Are White

I'm usually not one to get jealous easily. But when I saw a mosaic another blogger made from her broken dishes I was suddenly green with envy. She …

Christmas

Ways To Refuse Plastic Bags While Shopping

Does this ever happen to you? You pop into the grocery store to pick up a few items for dinner. You load your items onto the belt and as the …

Heartbroken

We had a massacre. All of our chickens were killed. Hubby woke up on Tuesday morning and found that something had gone into the coop and dragged each …

Pets

Ameraucana Chickens

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Chickens

Liebster Award Nomination

I would like to extend a huge thank you to Skin and Satori for nominating me for a Liebster Award. It is a huge complement and I am very flattered. I …

Girl Scouts

Zero Waste Silverware Kit

Plastic silverware and straws are the bane of my existence. It uses a tremendous amount of resources to produce, package, and deliver the silverware …

Recycling

Food Preservation for Beginners

<i>Never tried “putting up” food before? Getting started with food preservation is easier than you think! No special skills or equipment required. Save</i> …

How to Put Your Yard to Work for the Planet ~ Eco Friendly Landscaping

<i>Eco friendly landscaping benefits you AND the planet! Save money, improve air quality, and capture carbon in your yard with these strategies. Put</i> …

How to Get Free Plants for Your Garden

<i>Don’t spend a fortune on your garden — you can get a lot of plants for free using the strategies below!</i><p>Buying plants for your garden can add up …

How to Grow Your Own Cotton

I really want to teach my kids where things come from. I wanted to show them how their clothes are made from natural resources like cotton. This year …

Gardening

The Last Garden Markers You’ll Ever Need

Isn’t it hard to find a good row marker for your garden? Who wants to spend a million dollars on those adorable store bought ones? Those are great, …

How to Plant a Garden with Kids

The garden is a wonderful place for kids to learn, but how in the world do I plant a garden that kids work in and eat from? It can be a challenge to …

5 Reasons to Start a Sustainable Living Blog

5 Plus 1 Reasons to Start a Sustainable Living Blog<p>Going green, sustainable living, environmentalism, advocating for a cleaning world aren’t just …

10 Easy Steps to a Green New Year

How to Have a Green New Year<p>There are so many resolutions for a green new year. Some people choose not to mess with resolutions at all because they …

Spring into Action: Earth Day Activities

Take Alternative Transportation<p>As much as I like a quick car ride to work, it often serves as a barrier to me and my environment. There is so much we …

Review: Plaine Products Conditioner

My mom used to always say, "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." This isn't really a student/teacher scenario, but I was searching …

Hair Care

My First Zero Waste Purchases

I have purchased a number of items recently that will help me in my journey towards zero waste. Don't think that going zero waste means you have to …

Recycling

How To Turn 5 Gallon Buckets Into Nesting Boxes

Hubby and I had to reinforce our chicken coop because the puppies were jumping up against it. Our dogs and chickens do not mix. Since we had cut …

How To Be Zero Waste In A Hotel

You would think that traveling by myself would mean I'd finally have the freedom to do things the 'right' way and not worry about what others were …

Green Beer for St. Patrick's Day

I was at a friend's house for St. Patrick's day and they had green beer, and it was delicious! I quickly had to find out what it was. Well low and …

10 Ways to Find Cheap or Free Garden Resources

Gardening can be a super expensive hobby, an inexpensive way to produce top quality food, or a super inexpensive form of both. It depends on how you …

8 Things They Don't Tell You About Going Zero Waste

After your aha moment you are very motivated to do a trash audit and work toward reducing the amount of trash you create. Like all things it's shiny …

How to Have a Waste-Free Holiday

Packing confetti made from shipping paper and old wrapping paper<p>Food<p>Food waste is also one of the biggest waste contributors and it makes up to a …

How to Make a Homemade Stepping Stone Patio

Would you love to have a unique and personal place to hang out in the yard? You can make your own unique homemade stepping stone patio. We …

Landscaping

Cook 1 Chicken, Make 3 Meals

I saved a ton of money and time buying one whole chicken and making it into three wonderful meals. Buying whole chickens is much more economical than …

How Much Water Does Your Garden Need?

How much water does your garden need? <b>Watering once a week</b> is the best practice, up to twice a week in the dry heat of the summer. Watering every day …

How To Do A Trash Audit

The average person creates 4.3 pounds of trash <i>per day.</i> That translates to 30 pounds a week and over a 1500 pounds of trash per year. The unfortunate …

The Aha Moment of Zero Waste

Parking lots aren't usually the location for aha moments. You expect them in classrooms or presentations or during conversations, not while walking …

New Year Green Resolutions - 1st Quarter Update

Less that 10% of people feel they are successful at keeping their new years resolutions. That's not overly surprising. Most people aren't making …

Eating