The Great American Light Bulb Swap Coming to Boston

Have you made the switch to LED bulbs yet? A few years ago we thought we were doing a great thing - we switched to CFL bulbs. And when it comes to energy efficiency, we were doing a good thing. Better than the traditional screw in incandescent light bulbs for sure. While the CFL's were budget … [Read more...]

Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers For Kids {Gift Guide}

I have decided this year that I am filling stockings with fun yet planet friendly things for the kiddos. There are so many really cool, small, stocking stuffer sized items that are purposeful that the kids will be excited about and I'm here to share a few of my favorites that I have seen out there! … [Read more...]

Recycling Your Baking Supplies

A few months ago I went to the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore. While I was there I did a lot of browsing around the aisles and aisles of responsible companies. One of my favorite things to do there is connect with new brands. I love hearing more about those that create great products and act … [Read more...]

Saving Pumpkin Seeds to Plant – A How-To

It's that time of the year! Pumpkin time. It is also the time of the year where your kids get like 15 of these bad boys (some are sugar ones - save those) and you don't know what to do with them all. Well, carve them of course, display them, and roast their seeds - some of them anyway. But save … [Read more...]

Transplanting Peonies – Quick and Easy Tips {Video}

We moved into a peony goldmine. Here's what we knew: The previous owners had a most spectacular peony garden. At one time they owned a perennial business and grew their own peonies from seed. They then turned a (probably) 50 foot by 30 foot plot of land into a peony field. Each and every time we … [Read more...]

Struggles and Successes in Going Green For You and Your Family

I am so excited to have Gina from Mom-Blog writing a post today. Not only do I love reading Gina's blog, but she is writing about a topic that I can SO relate to...the struggles and successes of going green. We can all relate to this. It isn't easy all the time. I love how open Gina is in this post! … [Read more...]

How to Lower Your Stress Level Naturally

As we prepared for the big move into our new home, I knew that I needed to bring in the reinforcements and some of my favorite bloggers offered to guest post. Today's post is brought to you by Jessica from Eat Sleep Be. I have known and followed Jessica for quite a while. When I first found out that … [Read more...]

Iced Mint Water – Refreshing and Real

Years ago when we first moved into our home in PA, there was a GIGANTIC patch of mint. It took over, grew everywhere. Ben and I ripped every root of that mint out. We later planted a beautiful butterfly bush in its place and a few other flowers. I love mint, but not a whole yard full of it. So … [Read more...]

6 Reasons You Should Care About What Sunscreen and Bug Spray You Use

After what felt like an exhausting winter, summertime is FINALLY here in full swing! We have had one full week of bright, sunny, 80 degree days. We've hit the beach, swam in the pond, gone for hikes and bike rides, and enjoyed days at the pool. We are wholeheartedly embracing summer. I learned my … [Read more...]

Staying Dry AND Active Naturally With Tom’s of Maine Deodorants

Wanna know a secret? I'm a sweater. Yep. And it doesn't take a nice long run either. A few weeks ago I was reading an article about how the more active you are, the more you sweat. Great, so you want us to be active, and then we will be rewarded by sweating, right? Perfect. Thank gosh for … [Read more...]

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