How To Make A Banner With Your Old Holiday Cards #DIY

How To Make A Banner With Your Old Holiday CardsDo not throw away your holiday cards!! I have a great craft for you to re-purpose them and have a great decoration for next year. All you need is things you have around your house and you can make a great banner for next year (and the years to come after that). [Read more…]

Interview With Green Writer: Becky From Glue and Glitter

I am starting a new weekly section here on the blog interviewing other green writers or activist. I want to make it a fun but informative post each week that everyone will look forward to reading. I hope you enjoy and if you have anyone you think I should reach out to let me know.

me vegI am excited that my first interview is with Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), from Glue and Glitter . She is a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. Her mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone! She even wrote a book 40 Days of Green Smoothies (which I am finding very useful since I got my Vitamix). She  is also an editor at Eat Drink Better and Crafting a Green World. She is also a fellow sister at The Green Sisterhood! [Read more…]

How To Decorate Your House For Halloween

How to decorate for HalloweenHalloween can be filled with waste if it is not done right. Decorating your house for Halloween is no different. I love decorating my house for Halloween and fall and I do not have to ruin the planet in the process. Here are some of my favorite tricks and treats on how to decorate.


Seems to go without saying the pumpkins are a must for decorating. There are literally thousands of ways you can use pumpkins to decorate. The first thing you need to consider is where your pumpkins come from. If you have an organic pumpkin patch nearby then you are very lucky. If you need get conventional pumpkins I would not worry too much about it, they are not a crop that requires an excessive amount of pesticides (though any is too much for our environment honestly). [Read more…]

Weekend Of Awesomeness

Ok so I made up a word, I think, in the title but this weekend was filled with tons of fun and I am going to share it with you because I think you are going to benefit from some of it!

969534_630131687016667_963980653_nI got to see my whole extended family. I have a niece that is a few months old and we have not seen her enough since she was born so getting to see her two days in a row this weekend was a highlight for me and my kids. My son is only a year older than her and while their age difference now seems huge it will seem like nothing soon enough.

I went to the gym and had an excellent self-directed workout. I have been working out with a trainer once a month for a year and half now. I am just started to feel comfortable remembering our workouts together and doing them completely on my own. I am kind of uncoordinated, I am pretty sure my trainer laughs at me when I leave because I over think every move. I ask questions like should my hands be here or here? Do I exhale moving up or down? These questions have shown my trainer that things like making me jump rope will probably not be the best move for me. I feel particularly intimated when I do my self-directed workouts when he is training other clients, I feel like he is critiquing me (which I am sure is not the case). I still felt good while I was there and was sufficiently sore afterwards so I count that as win! [Read more…]

Some More Great Things On Etsy To Help You Go Green

Glass Cup with strawToday is the last day to enter my Earth Day giveaway Get Green To Go Green $25 Etsy giftcard. There are so many amazing things to buy on Etsy. Here are another five fun things you can purchase if you win the gift card.

ECO Friendly Glass Cup with Glass Straw by the Glass Cup Shop.  I love this cup it is perfect for the summer days where you want to head outside with you cup of lemon water and play in the yard.
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