If you read my posts you probably are fully aware of my support for an organic lifestyle in regards to the foods you choose to eat. However, choosing an organic product sadly does not mean what it used to years ago. It is vitally important that you read the labels on your organic products to ensure there are no questionable ingredients. How can carcinogens and other ingredients make its way into organic food? Twice a year the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meet to discuss ... Continue Reading
It’s important that you read the labels on your organic products to ensure there are no questionable ingredients.
The grass is turning green, but can your wardrobe? Make sustainable choices and vote with your wallet by choosing bamboo, organic cotton, and fair trade!
Spring is here! How delightful to be wearing short sleeve shirts again. Goodbye socks and boots, hello flip-flops and sun hats. My wardrobe can surely use a little dose of spring. If you’re on the eco-friendly band wagon already or just getting started - you can even expand your green endeavors to your wardrobe. In case you are not aware, regular cotton is grown using copious amounts of chemicals that end up in our air and water. Let’s not even talk about synthetic polyester. There are many ... Continue Reading
European party ideas for your tween – transitioning from kid party to something a little more sophisticated.
Planning a birthday party for a toddler is pretty easy to do. Choose a theme, send out tine invites, buy some snacks, and let them play. But what do you do though when your tween wants to have a party, and understandably does not want a kid party? Start out by talking to your daughter or son and ask them what they would like the party to be like, what kind of things they'd like to do, and the types of food they want to serve. You can still include a theme - try one of these European options ... Continue Reading
You can practice green living by saving on a small budget or living large.
It is a very common question and I’m here to answer it. Guess what? It can be either one. Living healthier and ‘greener’ is adjustable to your income. You can have it all or do with very little, it is possible to live green on both a $30,000 and a $300,000 income. If you think you can’t afford a healthy lifestyle - I’ll be blunt, that’s just a bad excuse. Simple green living can save you money both in short and long term spending. Of course if money grows on trees for you, you can ... Continue Reading
Learn eco-friendly ways to green up your kitchen – including organic food and buying in bulk.
Eco-Friendly practices have to start somewhere, so why not in the kitchen? Here are a few tips and tricks to greening up your kitchen routine with reusable containers and organic food. Buy in Bulk This one may sound like a money saver, but it can also be a Eco-Friendly practice as well. The University of Florida did a study which found when all packaging is accounted for, it adds up to about one-third of all the trash that's thrown away in the United States. One way to reduce this packaging ... Continue Reading
People get confused about organic food, and no wonder – but organic food keeps the family and the planet healthy and happy.
People get confused about organic food, and no wonder! One day, you’ll read that anything less than the USDA organic seal on your food and you’re practically poisoning yourself. The next day, you’ll hear that organic food isn’t worth the extra green because it isn’t any more nutritious than the conventional stuff. Personally, I’m a big supporter of organic food. Yes, I know, it costs more. It may or may not be more nutritious. And sometimes, the organic produce at the store ... Continue Reading