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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
A Back-to-School Change for our Family & How I’m Getting Ready for School Lunches (plus Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread)by Stephanie Langford
The school year is upon us. And didn't it happen so fast? Where did the summer go? For our family, this is a novel year. We're trying out a special program, just for homeschoolers in our area. It's called Innovations, and it... Read More
By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I don't dream of owning my own land. The very thought of tilling, sowing, and managing a large plot of land makes me hyperventilate. Throw in the idea of milking cows and herding pigs,... Read More
photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer If you are someone who has always believed you've got a brown thumb, I'd encourage you to try your hand at growing fresh mint. Mint is a prolific grower and therefore it is hard... Read More
By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer I love to clean. Since I have two young children, my ideal of a clean house has greatly changed over the past seven years, but I still enjoy cleaning – especially spring cleaning. Each... Read More
By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Now that the days are starting to get longer and the air is starting to get warmer, I'm itching to get outside and garden. Since I live in Colorado, I still have several weeks before... Read More
This post was originally published in March of 2011, but we're sharing it today because it's gardening season once again! Use these tips to plan your own garden and discover how fun and easy it can be to grow your... Read More
By Jami Balmet, Contributing Writer In these rainy cold months of being stuck indoors all the time, I start to get in a slump. I get the winter blues and long for the days of bright flowers and sweet springtime... Read More
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
By Jessica, Contributing Writer This month Stephanie challenged us to think deeply about a "tough" food issue. Fair trade coffee stuck out to me, not because I'm an expert - but precisely because I am not. I love coffee, I buy coffee... And... Read More
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
Ever considered a clothing fast? You won't want to miss Hilary's story! Guest Post by Hilary Kimes Bernstein Until New Year’s Day 2013, retail therapy was one of my favorite pastimes. If I was bored, I loved to window shop.... Read More
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
By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I am not a gardener. I feel that in order to gain that title, one must successfully keep a plant alive for more than a month. Ahem. It’s, uh, on my bucket list... If grocery... Read More
As we move into our fifth month of traveling around the world, one of the parts of my routine that has been simplified due to necessity is the laundry... I'm lucky to even have a regular washing machine to use... Read More
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