Category: Green Living

Reducing Paper Trash

Our family has been tackling the plastic reducing with much frustration. Plastic is everywhere and in so many unnecessary places. Some stores that brag about their fresh and organic foods tend to have more plastic than others. Very frustrating! At least with paper, I…

Living Frugally AND Environmentally

Saving money is pretty much on all of our minds these days. Life is expensive, kids aren’t cheap and retirement planning is nothing to be taken lightly. When my kids were babies, I tried to use coupons on so many occasions, but they just…

Chicken Toddlers

It’s been a couple weeks since we brought home our baby chicks and I wanted to give you an update and share what I have learned so far as a new “suburban chicken lady”. I would definitely call the chicks ‘toddlers’ now since they…

Simple Suburban Living

I woke up this morning thinking I better get myself a pair of overalls so I can wear them in the yard while taking care of the garden and chickens and whatever else I dream up for my backyard farm. Then I smiled and…

Composting: 101

Why should I compost? Most people look at composting as something only farmers or avid gardeners do. But composting is not just about creating rich soil to help your garden grow, it’s about helping the planet by reducing the amount of waste we throw…

Laundry Detergent – Take 2

One of the challenging parts about making your own products is the testing to see if they work. As consumers, we all want our shampoo to clean our hair, smell nice, be easy to use and affordable – we want our laundry detergent to…

Butter your Wood (spoon butter, that is..)

Heh, heh, heh….I got your attention there, didn’t I? Or maybe I am the only one with a dirty mind. Well, whatever the reason you are still reading, let’s talk about wood. Wood in the kitchen to be specific…..spoons, bowls, cutting boards, etc. When…

No Poo Shampoo – Does it Work?

I never thought that shampoo was something I could DIY. All the ingredients on those bottles are things I could never get my hands on. But, recently, I have realized that all those ingredients are things I DON’T want to get my hands on…..or…

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

I started writing this post with the intention of telling you all about my hair. ACV and hair – seems odd, right? But, today I did a thing……I conditioned my hair with Apple Cider Vinegar. I always heard that ACV was good for things…

Repurposed, Less Waste, Cleaner & Safer Firestarters

I was a girl scout as a child and have not forgotten the skills I learned as a young girl. It was so empowering to learn with other strong girls and from women role models that told us we could do anything! I remember…