Category: Natural Living

Why You Should Switch to Family Cloth and How to Start

Family Cloth. What is it? Have you heard of this? If you haven’t heard of family cloth before, don’t worry. Not many have. Family cloth is definitely one of those crunchy extremes and it’s also a topic that most people just naturally shy away from. Family cloth gives a slightly gross mental image. Most people hear it and think it’s one cloth that is shared by the whole family. Ummm… no. Thankfully that is not what family cloth is! What is Family Cloth and Why You Should Switch to Family Cloth Family cloth is just an odd name (probably...

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Gardening for Newbies

The following post is a guest post by Susannah Shmurak Calling All Newbie Gardeners! Interested in all things green but haven’t tried your hand at growing your own food yet? Know absolutely nothing about gardening? That shouldn’t stop you from growing just a tiny bit of your own food this season. You do NOT need to know a ton of information about plant types, soil, and growing zones to get started. I’m a proponent of “good enough” gardening and think anyone can start growing something, right away. And no worries if you have no extra cash for this project,...

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Home for the Holidays Simmering Potpourri

Do you remember the smell of the holidays when you walked into the house? A swirling mixture of Christmas tree, fresh baked goodies, and a fruity drink. Smell is a huge part of our memories. Just remembering the smell of Christmas can take us home for the holidays. Perhaps your home is lacking that holiday smell or perhaps you just want a way to make your home smell wonderful without the use of fake fragrances and toxic chemicals. I have the perfect solution for you; a simmering potpourri that will indeed take you home for the holidays! Simmering potpourri...

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10 Ways to Go Plastic Free

Recently, we talked about the benefits of going plastic free and why it’s a great idea to opt for reusable options. However, if you are like me then you want to know HOW to go plastic free. Preferably in a nice easy to read, list form. Now before I dive in and give you some great ways to ditch those plastics, I want to talk about the fact that sometimes it’s just not possible to be completely plastic free. I mean, if you are reading this then you are staring at a screen that is made up of plastic! However, just...

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Benefits of Going Plastic Free

Have you ever stopped to think about how differently we live than our ancestors lived just a century ago? I don’t think about this often and generally I only think about it when I’m trying to make a change in my lifestyle that would revert my way of living to ways that are reminisce of the “old days”. For instance, when I dream of living completely plastic free… I often begin thinking it’s a great idea but then I start thinking about all the things that I’d have to find replacements for; plastic toothbrushes, plastic wrap, food storage containers....

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Crunchy Gift Guide – For Women That Does NOT Include Kitchen Items

In light of how difficult crunchy gift giving can be, I thought I’d share some crunchier gift ideas that I’ve come across. Today’s crunchy gift guide is for the ladies or rather this list is for anyone who is buying for the ladies! (Hint: Ladies, use this list to find items for your personal wish list to give to your spouse or relatives!) Now it seems that women are always getting gifts for the kitchen. Now don’t get me wrong, I love kitchen gifts! In fact I have a gift guide for the home cook even! However, women are...

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Are you Sure you Want to Microwave That? 5 Reasons to Shy Away From Microwaves

Microwaves were a very normal part of my childhood. I can remember hearing the familiar humming and sequential beeping coming from the kitchen each morning as I got dressed for school. I’d walk in a few minutes later to find a steaming bowl of Cream of Wheat waiting for me on the counter. When I was in Kindergarten, I even shared my microwaving know-how in our class cookbook: “You put 1 1/2 tsp. of hot cereal, then put it in a bowl with I guess maybe 3 of the cups of milk with the cereal. You put in in...

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