Donate It

When I was putting together all of my stats for Thrift It, the eco-friendly Friday post from last week, I was shocked to find out that the average American throws away more than 81 pounds of clothing in a year. And that’s just clothes! Growing up my mother always bagged our unwanted things to be…

House Hacks: {Paint}

Keep your walls looking freshly painted for a lifetime with this easy trick. No one wants to leave their walls covered in dings, but pulling out paint cans and all of the necessary accessories to keep them presentable is asking way too much. I know a house with kids is bound to look “lived-in” but…

Thrift It

Thrifting is one of the most fun ways to keep yourself green without even realizing it. The concept of purchasing a new sweater whenever we want one often doesn’t come with much consideration for the environment. After all, what do new clothes have to do with the Earth? And how could a trip to the…

Juicebox the Pig

One month has passed. One long educational month of having a pig in the family. When Juicebox first came to us I was so proud of all the research that I had done about having a miniature pig. My husband and I felt prepared, certain there wasn’t going to be any drawbacks for us. Juicebox had…

Classic Cranberry Sauce

‘Tis the season for some traditional treats. Cranberries are one of those things that really set the holiday season in motion for me as soon as I can find them in the grocery store. The clerk cashing me out usually isn’t too impressed with my excitement, and it’s only in recent years I came to…

The Review I Wanted to Write About Ethique, But Didn’t

Shampoo bars? Conditioner bars? Even deodorant all completely in bar form. No plastic bottles. No plastic wrapping. Consider me equal parts skeptical and intrigued. Recently I have been double checking my sources when it comes to “all-natural” products to make sure that I’m not falling prey to greenwashing. Can’t trick me with leaves in your…

Introducing: Juicebox the Pig

Consider the cat out of the bag, my husband and I adopted a pig from a wonderful woman operating the Pigsburgh Squealers Rescue out of Pennsylvania. Meet Juicebox. Juicy is one of eleven little piggies whose mother (a potbelly pig) was rescued after being dropped off on a pork farm. Apparently, one of the other pigs had eyes…

Homemade Laundry Detergent

With more all-natural products coming out all the time, often with hefty price tags, it’s a clever skill to be able to craft your own cleaners and detergents that are equally as friendly for you as they are for the environment. Homemade laundry soap is one of the easiest how-to’s out there and it can save…

Ask For Paper

Today is another beautiful eco-friendly Friday and TGIF because a lot of people truly need a weekly bit of education on simple earth-saving techniques. Today we are going to cover perhaps the easiest life change you can make that costs absolutely nothing to do. The only thing you need to do is remember. When you go to the…

Fall Bucket List 2019

The most important thing in my life, over absolutely everything, is spending time with the people that we love most. When you combine that with my favorite season, which is Fall, I can hardly contain my excitement. Bucket List Items Fall 2019 Edition: Buy some new rain boots and get them all muddy. Donate extra…