100 Blog Posts

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Lets Celebrate! We are proud to announce that we have completed 100 blog posts! Katie and I would like to take a minute and thank all of our readers who have supported the blog thus far and if you like what you see, please share with your friends. We hope that our crafts, recipes and eco friendly tips have helped you in some way. In honor of this special day, below are the top 5 blog post to date:

  1. Mantra Monday
  2. Perfect Gifts the Women in your life
  3. Gifts for the Guys too
  4. Eco Friendly Products
  5. DIY Make up Pads

Stay tuned for an epic earring tutorial,  watermelon slush and more!

Eco Friendly Clothing

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Fast fashion and clothing is one of the largest pollution issues on this planet. If you haven’t seen the documentary “The True Cost” check it out. I am sure it will change your view on fashion and clothing forever. Over 90% of cotton used for clothing is genetically modified and the largest pesticided crop on the planet.

Cotton is considered the world’s dirtiest crop due to its heavy use of pesticides. Aldicarb, cotton’s second best-selling insecticide and most acutely poisonous to humans and wildlife, is still used in 25 countries, including the U.S., where 16 states reported it in their groundwater. The dangers are recognized by the EPA and they have signaled its phase out in 2018.- Rodale Institute

I thought I would take the time to highlight a few companies and ideas to be a little more eco friendly in the fashion department.

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5 Eco Friendly ways to Shop:

  1. Consignment shops: They are all over the place these days. It is a fun way to shop- you never know what you are going to find!
  2. Patagonia: They are a big brand but, they use it for good. The company has organic cotton options and even makes some clothing out of recycled plastics. They also buy back clothing and make repairs. When you no longer want them, you can even drop Patagonia clothing off at their stores to be recycled into new garments.
  3. Thred up and reStitch: If consignment stores are your thing, try shopping consignment online in the comfort of your home. They have all of the latest fashions and (bonus) delivered right to your door step.
  4. AYAsacredwear: I found this Etsy shop and instantly fell in love. They have all kinds of organic cotton options and everything is handmade in Indonesia.
  5. Amour Vert: Not only is the clothing beautiful but, for every t shirt that is purchased they will plant a tree. Amour Vert uses organic cotton and sustainable fabrics.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

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I am a true believer in aromatherapy and using essential oils. They can be used for: relaxation, headaches, muscle aches, common colds, sleep enhancement, bug repellent and more.  I have diffusers throughout the house and I keep little roller bottles in my purse for when I am feeling anxious or tired. They are a great pick me up and I feel comfortable because they are all natural and made without synthetic ingredients. Keep on Reading!

Fun at the Farmers Market

I love the calm and relaxation of the farmers market in the morning. All of the beautiful products handmade and/or grown by the people in my community. This is the perfect time of year to start buying local, as produce is becoming available. I know it may seem easier to head to the grocery store but, there are so many reasons that you should try the farmers market. They are a fun way to support your community and see where your food comes from. Plus there is nothing better than truly fresh food and to purchase  a product from a seller who is proud of the hard work knowing that your money is going right back them. Keep on Reading

Zero Waste Lemon Candle

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I have been trying to find different ways to become waste free. When I read about how easy it was to make your own candles, I thought it was awesome. We do not use candles in my house. However, when mosquito season arrives, I need all the help I can get when outdoors. Using essential oils, I made the candles waste free. Keep on Reading!

Small Space Vegetable Garden

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I have a small back yard but, each year we maximize the space by seeing how many fruits and vegetables we can grow. Raised beds and container pots are a great way to grow your own food. Since the soil inside of the container is concentrated with nutrients, you can pack in more seeds and plants in a smaller space. Keep on reading!

Un-paper Towels

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Happy Hump Day! With Earth Day the other day and in trying to go more Eco Friendly at home, we decided to give up paper towels. Well let me be honest. I still have paper towels in my house because there are just some things that I can not find an alternative…like sticking one in with the lettuce to keep it from wilting. However, for the most part, towels can get the job done.  Keep on Reading

Celebrate Earth Day

As you know, this month we have been sharing eco-friendly tips and advice in honor of Earth month.  Earth Day first began in 1970 and was started by a U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson.

 after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda.  –www.earthday.org

Earth Day started with 20 million people coming together to make a change and bring awareness to environmental issues and is now celebrated by more than a billion people each year.  We wanted to share some ways to celebrate and to make a difference all year long!

Keep on reading!