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Fruit Flies and Panic

Fruit Flies and Panic

We recently had a fruit fly infestation…in our kitchen.  The solution ended up being a “fruit embargo”…and a fruit fly trap made of a cup of water, a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap (eco-friendly, of course) in a glass set on the kitchen counter until nay a […]

Bringing Mindfulness Home

Bringing Mindfulness Home

Sometimes it is a bit challenging to practice mindfulness at home with your family.  But, sometimes it’s also as simple as adding in a new ritual. It can be starting a habit of one minute of gratitude and/or kind thoughts after you get in bed.  Or, taking a Mindful minute of deep breaths before you […]

Green Up Your Garments

Green Up Your Garments

Lisa Curwen Eco-Fashionista I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Curwen, a fashion industry veteran and founder of Lisa Curwen Studio.  She got her Master’s degree studying, researching, and publishing on the subject of sustainable practices for the fashion and textile industry. She is a former treasurer of Fashion Group International (FGI.org) and has […]

Dealing with Pests in your Compost Pile

Dealing with Pests in your Compost Pile

Composting is a great, satisfying endeavor. However, sometimes other little beings decide they want to use it as a food source and sometimes even set up camp. Mice and rats are not an uncommon variety of these unwanted guests. Unfortunately, mice and rats can spread disease through their feces and you really don’t want them […]

CHALLENGE DAY 21

CHALLENGE DAY 21

HAPPY EARTH DAY 2018! Today’s challenge is to slow down… …is there a way you can create more time to allow to make your lunch?  Make your own bread, jam or yogurt? How about just taking some time for self care? Life today is busy and stressed for most people.  I don’t think we are […]

CHALLENGE DAY 20

CHALLENGE DAY 20

Today’s challenge is to D.I.Y. We are super addicted to packaging in modern society.  The item we are really purchasing is sometimes wrapped in plastic and again in a plastic container.  And, again, plastic (although recyclable in most cases) is not biodegradable.  So, today I’d like you to invite you to make something on your […]

CHALLENGE DAY 19

CHALLENGE DAY 19

Today’s challenge is about your dishwasher!* When was the last time you really thought about how your dishes are cleaned by that machine?  It’s not a riveting topic, but have you found yourself mumbling as you unload your dishwasher something like “THAT didn’t come clean” and fling it in the sink for further scrubbing? HOW […]

CHALLENGE DAY 18

CHALLENGE DAY 18

Clean up Your Cleaners Today’s Challenge is to find out if your dry cleaning service is “green” (if you have your clothes dry cleaned).  This should be as simple as a phone call or Internet search. What does that mean? Dry cleaning chemicals have historically tended to be highly carcinogenic (psst…that means they cause that […]

CHALLENGE  DAY 17

CHALLENGE DAY 17

Sustainable Fashion – Try out a Thrift Store! Today’s challenge is to explore thrift shopping if you don’t already.  Check out a local thrift store and see what great selection they have for all sorts of items. Some are better than others, so I would recommend doing your research. Maybe start here:  Thrift Store Google Search […]

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