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Recycled Wrapping Paper

Today I went to a baby shower for a good friend.  All the guests were asked to bring a children's book to help start the baby's library.  I thought that was a great idea.  After church this morning I stopped by Borders and picked up a book called Bee & Me.  🙂  I wanted to get… Continue reading Recycled Wrapping Paper


What’s Your Eco-Vice?

If you've read my blog before you probably know that I am a fairly "green" person.  I have reusable shopping bags (and I actually use them!), I shop the farmers' market and grow some of my own food, I drive a hybrid car, I recycle and compost and I'm starting to buy food with less… Continue reading What’s Your Eco-Vice?


Save the Earth by Eating Local

Happy Earth Day!  Today marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  I thought I would honor this day by writing about how eating locally can help save our plant. Did you know that the average American meal travels 1,500 miles to get to your plate?  That's like driving from Kansas City to Augusta, Maine.  Or… Continue reading Save the Earth by Eating Local

Environment · Local Business

Eco Events This Weekend

Two eco-events are going on this weekend that I wanted to let you know about. Earth Hour Earth Hour is a movement around the world that calls people together to turn their lights off for one hour on Saturday, March 27th, 8:30pm local time.  This simple action is a symbolic gesture that small changes do… Continue reading Eco Events This Weekend

Environment · Garden

Recycled Seed Containers

If you are planning a garden this year, you have two options for growing plants.  One option is to buy seedlings at a local nursery and transplant them into your garden.  The second option is to start your own seeds indoors and grow your own seedlings.  Starting seeds indoors is cheaper than buying transplants, however seedlings require… Continue reading Recycled Seed Containers

Cleaning · Environment

Regular Uses for White Vinegar

White vinegar is extremely versatile and valuable around the house. I've seen countless lists in magazines and on websites on all the uses of white vinegar. But how many people actually put those uses into action? There are two ways that I use white vinegar around the house regularly. In the laundry and in the… Continue reading Regular Uses for White Vinegar


A Second Life for Holiday Cards

I love getting holiday cards every year from all our friends and family. I like to see the cards people choose and read their family update letters of what's been going on with them all year. Makes me feel a little bit closer to those who are far away. However I hate what happens in… Continue reading A Second Life for Holiday Cards


Afternoon Links: Recycling Odd Items

Earth Day is on April 22nd so it seems like everywhere you look this month someone is going on about something "green". Every magazine I pick up is "the green issue". Yesterday I was in the bookstore and there was an entire table of books devoted to being green and green living. I'll be the… Continue reading Afternoon Links: Recycling Odd Items