And there goes the dishwasher gel...

And there goes the dishwasher gel…

What does it say about the person I’ve become that I get so incredibly excited, I’m talking OVER THE MOON giddy, about another environmentally and economically friendly DIY product that not only actually works but produces better results than the big brand product I’ve been using?  Others may call me crazy however I LOVE throwing […]

Clean ingredients and reusable containers.

Ridiculously easy DIY laundry detergent

I truly never thought I’d go this far.  Never imagined I’d be using baking soda to clean a bathtub or vinegar to make my stainless appliances shine.  However gradually it happened.  One by one the name brand bottles are being used for my homemade brews.  And I have my eye on the ones that remain.  […]

Simple pleasures such as making these can make my day so bright!

Home making it…

I dislike chemicals. Actually that’s being kind. I loath chemicals. I’m talking the unnecessary ones. The ones that have no place disrupting our hormones, poisoning our foods and erroneously making their way into our precious bodies. So when I pull out the homemade tick repellant I embrace the eye roll of my teenage daughter. I’m […]

The hidden gifts of natural dyed eggs...

The hidden gifts of natural dyed eggs…

When I set out to color Easter eggs this morning with my four year old son, I was unaware of the lessons that the process may be teaching him. At first it was simply about creating memories and instilling a yearly tradition. You may recall that last year was our first attempt at making our […]

It’s almost that time of year! Local CSA options…

Last year I posted part of this article under All CSAs are not created equal part II however I thought it worth posting again and including all our local options.  You can visit each farm’s website for a complete crop listing.  Please note that the prices and pick up days and times may have changed.  […]

Not cool Chobani…

Before feeding my family anything commercially produced I do my homework.  I carve out the time.  I make the phone calls.  I send the emails.  I don’t do this for fun.  I do this to safeguard our health and well-being.  So when I willingly jump through all these hoops and scale all these hurdles I […]

All CSAs are not created equal part II

How I love this time of year.  For me it is a time of much anticipation.  So close to once again being able to feed my family fresh, locally grown produce.  Time to get out of the grocery stores and back to the farms!  It is also the time when many of us consider joining […]

Repurposing

Repurposing

Five months ago we needed to have a tree taken down.  As soon as the wind kicked up, be it rain, shine or snow, we watched from the house with fingers crossed that this tree would hold it’s ground.  With each storm another limb would fall and we soon learned that there was nothing we […]

Dyeing to try it

Dyeing to try it

My experience has been that once you make even one change towards a healthier, more sustainable life style the seed is planted for countless others to follow.  So as we began to anticipate Spring’s arrival I started thinking about our Easter tradition of coloring eggs.  The thought of putting a tiny tablet in a mug […]