Category: Natural Living

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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Gifts For Women That Do NOT Include Kitchen Items

In light of how difficult eco-friendly gift giving can be, I thought I’d share some green gift ideas that I’ve come across. Today’s 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 more...

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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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6 Reasons to be Concerned About Household Electronics

I know what you are thinking… You don’t want to start reading this post. You love your household electronics and you do not need to find out that they are some sort of horrible thing that must be done away with. At least, that’s how I always feel when I come across blog posts that are titled like this one. Never fear, I’m a bit of a modern crunchy mama. I like my technology. In fact, just today we got a new screen to use! Oh dear! However, like many things, they aren’t perfectly safe and it’s always a...

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From Scratch Basics – The Foods That You Should Make Instead of Buy!

When it comes to eating healthy, one of the ways to guarantee what you are eating is healthy is to make it yourself. When you make foods yourself; you know what ingredients are in them! You can adjust to your dietary needs. You can even save money. There are so many reasons to eat healthy! You can make pretty much anything that you could buy but today I want to focus on the basics. The items that you likely have in your kitchen all the time, the foods that you would normally buy all the time. Because I have...

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Tips for Eating Healthy

It can be intimidating when trying to make the switch to healthier eating. When I first started changing out our usual foods for healthy ones, I remember not knowing where to start or what replacements to choose. I just wanted some sort of guide. Today, I want to share some tips on how to begin eating healthier. As I’ve mentioned before, healthy eating is going to look different for each person. The basics are switching to real food; food that was not made in a factory or lab; food whose ingredients you can pronounce and if you were able...

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