Eco Friendly Holiday: Easter

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* Chocolate Bunnies… Plastic Eggs… Pastel-Colored Baskets… Stuffed Animals… Sales for these items will sky-rocket over the next couple of weeks, but here’s the million dollar question: what happens to them after Easter weekend? I think you already know the answer! (Hint: How many kids do youContinue reading “Eco Friendly Holiday: Easter”

Zero Waste Tip #12: Eye Makeup Remover

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 12. Stop buying eye makeup removers in plastic bottles or disposable wipes wrapped in plastic; instead, use coconut oil and reusable cotton rounds! Sometimes the zero waste swaps that you’re most hesitant to make end up being the ones you love the most! This was theContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #12: Eye Makeup Remover”

How to Stay Zero Waste When You’re Sick (or Living through a Pandemic)

Whether you’re quarantined at home with a virus or the flu, or you’ve just hunkered down in order to avoid all the community sick germs, how do you stay entertained and take care of your body without contributing to an overflowing trash bin? Here are a few ideas! *As an Amazon Associate I earn fromContinue reading “How to Stay Zero Waste When You’re Sick (or Living through a Pandemic)”

Clean Beauty Part 2: What I Discovered in My Makeup Products

Welcome to Part 2 of my Clean Beauty Tips! In case you missed it, head over first to my original post on non-toxic beauty, which gives more detailed information about what not-so-great ingredients might be lurking in your cosmetics and personal care products. Be forewarned, though – once you’re aware of what some products contain,Continue reading “Clean Beauty Part 2: What I Discovered in My Makeup Products”

Minimalism: The 5 Doctrines of Decluttering

Each time I’ve attempted to declutter, I have been amazed by the sheer volume of stuff that is jam-packed into our little home. It accumulates in every room, every drawer, every closet. Yet each fresh wave of minimizing seems to sink in a little deeper, leaving behind a way of life that I’m thoroughly enjoying.Continue reading “Minimalism: The 5 Doctrines of Decluttering”

Zero Waste Tip #11: Wool Dryer Balls

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 11. Swap out your dryer sheets for wool dryer balls. Have you ever stopped to think about what ingredients are in those dryer sheets that you throw into every load of laundry? How about what happens to them once you’ve tossed them in the trash? Let’sContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #11: Wool Dryer Balls”

Clean Beauty: What’s in your Makeup Products?

Imagine someone handing you two bottles of lotion, and then saying: “Bottle A might contain poison, but don’t worry – it hasn’t been scientifically proven! Bottle B doesn’t have those questionable ingredients, it’s the same price, and you can’t tell a difference in the products.” Which bottle would you select? It’s a no-brainer. This isContinue reading “Clean Beauty: What’s in your Makeup Products?”

Zero Waste Tip #10: Mindfulness of Food Packaging

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 10. Begin to notice packaging options and let that influence your purchases. Food is definitely the most challenging aspect of trying to go zero waste, at least for me. It seems that nearly everything comes wrapped in plastic these days, and there are just certain ingredientsContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #10: Mindfulness of Food Packaging”

Eco Friendly Holiday: Valentine’s Day

One of the many things I love about my husband is that he refuses to buy store-bought cards. Not for birthdays, not for Christmas, not for Valentine’s day. How did we get to the point where we’d rather pay $5 for a pretty picture and cheesy words from a card company to show a lovedContinue reading “Eco Friendly Holiday: Valentine’s Day”

How to Step Up Your Recycling Game

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember Recycling is difficult and simple. It’s difficult because it requires a mental shift to take place in the individual, whereupon they begin to consciously retrainContinue reading “How to Step Up Your Recycling Game”