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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 …

Holidays

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 …

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 …

Recycling

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 …

Cooking

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 …

Gardening

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 …

Recycling

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 …

Recycling

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 …

Peanut Butter

Roasted Red Pepper Baba Ganoush

Just the thought of red pepper baba ganoush brings me back Hawaii. I was first introduced to baba ganoush at my dearest friend's house who I met in …

Vegetarian Food

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping: Bulk Buying Tips and Supplies

You don't normally think of grocery shopping as intimidating, but the first time you decide to go bulk shopping using your own bags it can be! I know …

Hacking

March 2017

Are you tired of dealing with a mountain of plastic bags after your grocery shop? Do you feel guilty about the fact that the plastic bag you just …

Hacking

We Should See THIS More Often

"Well, you don't see that very often," the man said to me. "We should see it more often," I muttered mostly to myself.<p>Hubby and I went to the beach …

Less Waste Car Tavel

We needed gas, had to go to the bathroom, and we were hungry. Naturally, the gas station is the place to stop. Unfortunately the gas station can also …

Gas Station

February Garden Update

Ever have plans that go awry?<p>Ha! Who am I kidding? A more impressive feat would be if someone had a project go totally and completely according to …

Gardening

When The Urge Strikes: No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Ever have one of those days when you just want to make cookies? Well I have them all the time, but thankfully I rarely do anything about that urge. …

Dessert

Basics Of Cast Iron

So hi, I’m the husband. I can honestly say I never thought I’d be writing a blog post here but I got the call from the bullpen to write about …

Homework

Homemade Soft Pretzels

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to make a food product each month. So for January while my sister-in-law was visiting we decided to tackle …

Safety Razor

I feel like safety razors are becoming all the rage and I couldn't be happier! I switched over to mine several months ago and I wonder why I didn't …

Hacking

How to Make Plarn

Why Do I Make Plarn?<p>There are so many reasons, I love to make plarn and it’s one of my favorite upcycling projects. I have mentioned it quite a few …

Healthy Kids Fun Pack! Free Printable

You have found your way to our FREE Printable Healthy Kids FUN Pack!<p>Congratulations!<p>I’m super excited you are interested in making healthy choices …

Kids

Cook One Pork Roast and Make 5 Meals

I cannot believe how amazingly versatile, inexpensive, and wham pow tasty pork roast is! You can cook one roast, and make a ton of meals from it. The …

Flowering compost urinals adorn smelly corner of Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Two compost urinals topped with miniature gardens have been installed at a notoriously smelly site in Paris - behind the Gare de Lyon station in the east of the French capital.<p>The bright red installations with openings at the front are fitted on top of bins containing straw, …

Paris

Process Art for Valentine’s Day

I love love love Valentine’s day. I love letting the kids create tons of wonderful process art creations. When I spend time with the kids making …

Holidays

5 Advanced Bathroom Swaps

Have you read the 5 Simple Swaps To Make In The Bathroom? Well these are 5 other things you can do that will reduce your waste to next to nothing. Am …

Food Does Not Belong In The Trash

If there is one thing I'm coming to learn during this process it's that food should never go in the trash. The Duke University Center for …

Sustainability

Board Games I'd Like To Have

Hubby and I frequently host a game night at our house. We joined a Meetup game group when we were in Hawaii and fell in love with the comraderie and …

Board Games

The KISS Principle

Have you heard of the acronym KISS? Well, if Wikipedia is to be believed it was started by the Navy and stands for, "keep it simple, stupid." We …

January Garden Update

We had been growing a few things over the winter, but due to the location of the sun it wasn't growing very much. Then in the beginning of January we …

Gardening