Tag: zerowaste

Nature’s Seasonal Beauty

Remember A Charlie Brown Christmas special when the gang tries to find a tree for their holiday play and all they find are brightly colored, shiny, blinking metal trees? Even back in 1965 when the iconic movie was made, they knew that the holiday… Continue Reading “Nature’s Seasonal Beauty”

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… Continue Reading “Living Frugally AND Environmentally”

Simpler Living isn’t as Hard as you Think

Grandma didn’t have 39 different detergents to choose from back in her day. She didn’t have single use packages of hot cocoa. Her family ate on plates that were washed instead of thrown away – take out was non-existent. She took care of her… Continue Reading “Simpler Living isn’t as Hard as you Think”

Reuse & Repurpose This!

When I made 3 separate purchases in one day at a very popular online shopping site, I realized I may have a problem. It’s very easy to get stuck in a pattern of making purchases that you think you need. But, in my recent… Continue Reading “Reuse & Repurpose This!”

It’s Citrus Clean

I love the winter not just because snow is magical and winter weather is quiet….but also because I love citrus fruit. (specifically, clementines) Even better, cross-country skiing in a quiet forest with clementines for a snack! Winter win! I normally just add the peels… Continue Reading “It’s Citrus Clean”

Goodbye to Plastic

As you know, my family and I are on a journey to cleaner living, less waste and a more natural life. Wow, that sounded good to write. But truly, a happier home starts with a healthier home and we are taking baby steps in… Continue Reading “Goodbye to Plastic”

Reducing Kitchen Waste

Recently, my children have fallen off the chore wagon and been very lazy. One of the things I noticed when I started doing the chores for them ‘in their absence’ is how often I was taking out the trash. (side note – doing their… Continue Reading “Reducing Kitchen Waste”