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How I Overcame My Obsession with Paper Productsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer It’s safe to say that until a couple years ago, I had an obsession with paper products. As I cleaned my home, I HAD to use paper towels. Paper towels for my windows, paper towels for my... Read More

Moving Forward on Your Natural Living Journey This Year!by  

By Emily, Contributing Writer My green and natural living journey began, probably like many of you, when I became pregnant with my first child, just about seven years ago. I started out slowly, changing things like our cleaning products, ditching... Read More

8 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideasby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Disposable wrapping paper is a multi-billion dollar industry that sells a product designed to be used and then immediately torn up and thrown in the trash. Not the most eco-friendly practice, obviously. However, we cannot deny... Read More

Homesteading in Suburbia – Five Easy Ways!by  

Guest Post by Scott Morefield Rolling pastures in the middle of nowhere. A silo shading a barn full of dairy cows. Chickens clucking in the yard. A gigantic garden guarded by an imposing scarecrow, just a bit higher than the... Read More

Benefits of Line Dryingby  

By Contributing Writer, Stacy Myers When we moved into this house, we were tickled pink to find that it came with a clothesline. Having lived in a townhouse in town for 8 years, I was eager to have yard space... Read More

My Mama Cloth Adventures and Review of Four Sourcesby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer What in the World is Mama Cloth? Eighteen years ago I cloth diapered my first two babies in white cotton pre-folds coupled with Gerber's hard, crinkly plastic pants.  Not because it was fun and... Read More

3 Simple Methods for Making Herbal Iced Teaby  

It may surprise you to know that growing up and into my young adult years, I was quite the fan of Nestea powdered ice tea mix. The super sweetened kind that tastes only vaguely like tea, and mostly like tea... Read More

3 More Reasons That Cloth Diapering is Easier Than You Thinkby  

Last week, I began to dispel some commonly held myths about cloth diapering. I began with two of the biggest myths, that cloth diapering is more expensive and that it is more disgusting. The reader response was fantastic and I... Read More

Dispelling the Myths: Why Cloth Diapering is Truly Easier Than it Seemsby  

I've been cloth diapering for over 6 years, but I still sometimes find myself surprised by the strange looks and the mistaken opinions that most people have when the topic arises. I want to dispel some myths in what will... Read More

Saving Money by Using Clothby  

Cloth.  Such a simple word.  Only five letters.  But, oh, what a money saver! Think about all the paper products you use during the day.  How many of them do you throw away once they've been used? Now think about... Read More

How to Save Money and Score Big At Garage Salesby  

I love garage sales and our house is full of garage sale finds, bought for a song (sorry, no dance). Frugality is the topic of the month, and I happen to think that buying used is one of the most... Read More

Green Christmas: Organic Women’s Clothes and Reusable Glass Strawsby  

Welcome to Day 2 of Green Christmas, where I'm featuring some great "green" companies and products for more sustainable gift giving this holiday season! You can learn more about how and why I decided to run this series and what... Read More

Holiday Card Making with Kids Using Recycled and Re-Purposed Materialsby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer It never ceases to amaze me just how much joy a simple act of kindness can bring. A thoughtful card often takes very little effort, yet provides so much encouragement. Taking the time to... Read More

Back to the Basics: Frugal, Non-Toxic Green Cleaningby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If you are somewhat new to going green, or are just beginning to dabble in homemade and non-toxic cleaning, you may be a little overwhelmed about where to start, what products to use and... Read More

Making Healthy Smoothies With Your Fresh Summer Greens (at Simple Organic)by  

It’s a rare day that goes by in our home when we don’t make a fruit smoothie. Call us addicted. It’s a wonderful addiction to have! Since I have 3 little ones and a husband that rely on me to... Read More

29 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Home (and Save Money While You’re At It)by  

Image by rezlab 1. Cloth diaper your baby. 2. Buy in bulk whenever possible. 3. Shop with an eye for packaging, and try to buy only products with minimal or recyclable packaging. 4. Compost your kitchen scraps. (Or try worm... Read More

Reducing Waste with Earth-Friendly Disposablesby  

Does it seem just a little bit contradictory to suggest that you can reduce waste by choosing to use disposables? Most of the conversation so far this month on the topic of reducing waste has centered around choosing products that... Read More

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