Archive for June, 2010

Growing Up Green Review

This book has very specific resources for “greening” your home and body from pre-pregnancy through your child’s adolescence. It covers everything you in your home and encourages going beyond your own home into your child’s school and community.

Thyme in the Country

I love living in the city, but sometimes it’s great to get out and see some green! If you are interested in taking a vacation to the country, we definitely recommend Thyme in the Country Bed & Breakfast. If not, you might still enjoy the photos and some eco-friendly inspiration.

Plastic-Free Food Storage On the Cheap

Since I started thinking about what is getting into our food from plastic, I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to switch over our leftover and storage containers.

Disappointing First Day

The first day of month without plastic just ended a few minutes ago. It started off really well, but was a disappointment in the end. Please tell me that some of you had a better first day?

Month Without Plastic Starts Today

Today is the first day of Month Without Plastic! As I’ve mentioned before I’ve been trying to use less plastic for a while now. I’m excited to try to meet the challenge and will post updates throughout the month.

Wormie Wordless Wednesday

Since the herbs are way over my head in our skylight, this little worm helps me see (without getting on a ladder) when the soil in a non-terra cotta pot is getting dry.

How to Get Your Husband to Eat Salad

We all know we’re supposed to eat more veggies, and salad is a great way to get more of them, but does anyone really like salad? Thanks to this recipe for Herb-Infused Olive Oil, we do now!

Plastic is Forever

Since a few of the upcoming posts I have planned will be mentioning ways in which we have reduced our plastic consumption, I thought now would be a good time to talk about why we would want to stop using plastic.

Your Own Personal Paperless Newspaper

Last month I wrote about all the ways we’ve cut out paper from entering our home. Today I discovered Times, a great Mac application which might help you keep your news addiction without the paper.

The Real Cost of Cheap Flip-Flops

After a grueling few days, I am reminded of the hidden costs of the items we purchase. Here are a few ideas to get you started in thinking about hidden costs and using your purchasing power to make a difference.