DIY

01Jun 2015

It should be effortless to have an environmentally-aligned lifestyle during the summer. We spend every waking moment possible outdoors. We sleep under the stars. Blades of grass are stuck in our hair, the sun has kissed our bare flesh, our toes wiggle down into the cool earth. In summertime we are at one with nature. […]

01Jun 2015

Did you know that packaging makes up about 30% of our waste by weight and 50% by volume? While you can recycle a lot of different types of packaging, it is really much more environmentally friendly to avoid it when possible. Many environmentally conscious Americans are looking for smart ways to cut back on waste […]

18May 2015

Can you wash and rinse a dirty plate in 4.4 seconds using 9.5 ounces of water? Like many in Generations X and Y, I grew up in a home without a dishwasher. What was once seen as an economic slight (the affluent homes I babysat in all had dishwashers) became a source of pride once […]

09May 2015

Spring may have already begun to “sprung” in your area, and now is the time to think about starting your very own eco garden for the season. Think of this wonderful quote by Robin Williams: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” Diving into the outdoors is just the way to get that party […]

03Apr 2015

If your Easter Bunny is feeling eco conscious this year, easy homemade food dyes is a hop, skip, and a jump in the green direction. When you choose to use natural, homemade food dyes to color your Easter eggs, you really take the rejuvenating “new life” theme to a whole new green level. While I […]

14Feb 2015

You could say I’m a bit of a word nerd. When my husband makes a clever play on words in Spanish, it’s almost as if he’s saying “te amo”. Nothing says “olive you” on Valentine’s Day like a corny pun on a cutesy card, along with a heartfelt message, and chocolate, of course. For inspiration […]

11Feb 2015

Happy Valentine’s week everyone! I love spending this time of year with friends watching sappy movies, drinking tea and making projects. Our challenge this week is perfect to make at girl’s night or for getting pampered before a romantic Valentine’s date. Homemade Body Scrubs! Scrubs are an excellent way to exfoliate, improve circulation, refresh, and moisturize […]