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My Experiences With A Capsule Wardrobe

"The only time a real-life 30x30 situation happens is if you take a trip that lasts 30 days."<p>I used to be really into fashion blogs. Ok, maybe not …

Clothing

The Ultimate Homemade Toothpaste List

Tempted to try homemade toothpaste, but aren't sure how to go about it? Well you are in luck!<p>You may recall my experience making homemade toothpaste …

homemade

Zero Waste Travel Tips: Air, Car, Hotel and More

I love getting out and exploring a new location. There are so many things I love to see and do while traveling.<p>First I love to eat the local food. …

Travel

Homemade Face Powder

Ever have life force your hand?<p>Twice I had intentions of making my own face powder, but didn't. Instead I ran to the store and bought some more …

Cocoa

Baby Chick Essentials

We got some more chicks! If you get the newsletter, you've already received a sneak peek of the chicks. Sign up so you don't miss any more happenings!<p>…

Books we love

This list of books we love will be constantly updated so it’s worth checking back after a while. Zero Wasters prefer the ebook version, you can find …

How To Use A Safety Razor For A Close Shave And Not Get Cut

Worried shaving with a safety razor is going to be a blood bath? I'm here to tell you not to worry; it won't be like a scene out of a horror film …

Shaving

7 Things I've Learned Since Having Chickens

1. They are really easy to take care of. We go out once or twice a day to check on them. We let them out of their coop a couple of times a week, make …

Rematch: Plastic Free Bathroom

I'm a competitive person. Now for most things I'm gracious and helpful, but if it comes to games or my husband: I will win. So needless to say when I …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ameraucana Chickens

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …