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To Tree or Not To Tree

To Tree or Not To Tree

By | December 3, 2012 at 7:27 am | No comments

Photo by Eva Rees via flickr When tradition meets sustainable living, things can get complicated. From the food to the decorations, holidays can get a little tricky to navigate while trying to reduce your impact. That's why, a few years back when I started to take eco-living...

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Pumpkin Patch Kids: Here’s What To Do With Your Leftover Jack-O-Lantern Bits!

Pumpkin Patch Kids: Here’s What To Do With Your Leftover Jack-O-Lantern Bits!

By | October 29, 2012 at 10:37 am | No comments

Photo by rjiva via flickr Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. Everything good happens - the trees change, the weather gets colder, the holidays roll around, and pumpkin carving happens. We take it pretty seriously around our house. Not only is it an excuse to get...

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Green Pop Music: Pacha’s Pajamas, the World’s First Superhero for the Planet

Green Pop Music: Pacha’s Pajamas, the World’s First Superhero for the Planet

By | September 26, 2012 at 11:39 am | No comments

Click on image, above, to see in full It's 2012 and our kids are constantly being sold on something new - dolls, toys, little kid-sized cars, crazily colored foods and beverages, whatever weird new kid’s meal is being featured by your local fast food restaurant - and...

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Organic Panic: Why Organic Food Is Healthier for Your Body and the Planet

Organic Panic: Why Organic Food Is Healthier for Your Body and the Planet

By | September 12, 2012 at 11:21 am | 2 comments

Photo by avrene via flickr If you’ve read the news in the last two days, there is a lot of commentary on “a study that shows the benefits of eating organic aren’t what we thought before.” The study, and the articles more so, highlight that eating organic doesn’t...

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MRSA, Germs, and What it Means to Coexist

MRSA, Germs, and What it Means to Coexist

By | September 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm | One comment

Photo by Dr. Vishwajeet Singh via flickr I am not a medical doctor, nor am I prescribing supplements to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any diseases. I’m writing about my experience with gross bacteria, grosser antibiotics, and the journey back to homeopathic...

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DIY Hair: How to Keep Your Hair Manageable and Scalp Happy This Summer

DIY Hair: How to Keep Your Hair Manageable and Scalp Happy This Summer

By | August 22, 2012 at 11:35 am | No comments

Photo by Hoosadork via flickr Sensitive skin and fine hair are a bad mix in summer, where I’m equal parts sweaty and covered in product (sunscreen, shampoo and conditioner, hairspray, lotion, etc). My skin responds well to being clean and moisturized, so that’s a...

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How to Plarn

How to Plarn

By | July 31, 2012 at 9:53 am | 2 comments

Photo by copabanannas via flickr What exactly is “plarn”? I’d actually been doing this craft long before ever hearing the word, which evolved in the crafty ecosphere that creates lots of cute words for things. If you’re like me, you don’t always remember your...

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Benefits of Growing Your Own Food and Saving Seeds

Benefits of Growing Your Own Food and Saving Seeds

By | July 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm | No comments

Photo by Healthy Lunch Ideas via flickr I don’t usually like to get all doom and gloom, but there are some issues I feel very passionately about. And ethical, sustainable food production is one of them. Traditionally speaking, societies have had close relationships with...

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Summer of Salads: Produce in Season from June to August

Summer of Salads: Produce in Season from June to August

By | July 19, 2012 at 10:49 am | 2 comments

Photo by Forkable via flickr Being a vegetarian, I joke a lot that I’m on an “all-carb diet” of pasta, bread, chips, crackers, cereal, doughnuts, doughnut holes, muffins, cupcakes... well, you get the idea. I have to be diligent about getting the right amount of produce...

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3 Herbal Supplements to Give Your Body a Holistic Boost

3 Herbal Supplements to Give Your Body a Holistic Boost

By | July 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | One comment

Photo of  Ashwagandha root powder by americanspice.com via flickr I’m caught between a rock and a hard place as far as personal health goes. I try to do the all-natural, herbal, holistic things as often as possible, but I’ve also been dealt a lot of really severe...

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