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How To Use a Shampoo Bar (and why you need to) and a GIVEAWAY!by  

Learning how to use a shampoo bar (and why you need to) was so exciting and it’s because I didn’t really know what to expect or how it would work. I’m so grateful to have found such a natural product from Skinny & Co. that makes my hair healthy and happy! You have to try it, if not for you, at least do it for your hair. 🙂

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Top 3 Ways to Use Essential Oils for a Healthy Homeby  

Thinking of how you’re going to keep your home healthy during the Fall season? Read more to learn the top 3 ways to use essential oils for a healthy home (ahem, less complaining from the kiddos, haha). Yay!

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Using Essential Oils for Back to School Stressby  

Need help getting through the back to school season (and the school year)? Just looking for some tips to help you and the kiddos stay stress-free and healthy this year? Here are some awesome tips that will help you and your family stay sane during the school year! YAY 🙂

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5 Tips for Getting Started with Essential Oilsby  

Need help getting started with essential oils? Just looking for some tips (and maybe a recipe or idea) to jumpstart? Here are 5 tips that will help you!

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5 Ways to Make Your Own Homemade Produce Wash #DIYFridayby  

Here are 5 simple and dirt-cheap homemade produce washes to help you keep the chemicals off your food (and also an easy guide to help you).

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Save Money with Perennials In Your Flower Gardenby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer I love flowers. But if I try to stick to a budget when gardening, I’d rather focus my spending on vegetables that will feed my family instead of flowers. To stretch my flower gardening budget,... Read More

10 Ways to Include Toddlers and Preschoolers in the Gardenby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Being in my garden is one of my favorite things to do. I love the smell of fresh dirt and feeling the mist from the water hose as I spray my vegetables on a hot... Read More

4 Simple Steps to a Sustainable Householdby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer Over the last several years, I've made lots of changes to create a more sustainable household. And while I'd love to tell you that it all began as a means to reduce my family's footprint and... Read More

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

A Back-to-School Change for our Family & How I’m Getting Ready for School Lunches (plus Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread)by  

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

Edible Landscaping: A Great Alternative to Traditional Landscapingby  

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

Growing and Using Fresh Mintby  

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

An All-Natural, Homemade Oven Cleanerby  

  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

Spring Clean Your Garden Toolsby  

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

How to Plan Your Gardenby  

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

5 Easy Ways to Brighten up Your Home…with Plants!by  

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

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

What is Fair Trade Coffee, and Should You Buy It?by  

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

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

Curbing Consumption with a Clothing Fastby  

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

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