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DIY Laundry Detergent {Saving some ‘green’ while being green!}

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Be Whole, Featured Posts, Good Cents, Green Living, Make It | 3 comments

DIY Laundry Detergent {Saving some ‘green’ while being green!}

I’m a big believer in a little more work upfront for the benefit of an easier life in the future, especially when it comes to saving money.  So when I usually spend my upfront time scouring ads for my favorite laundry detergent deal (Dynamo, buy 1 get 2 free), I am usually rewarded for my efforts by eventually finding this sale and stocking up. ...

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Getting Back to My Roots – Digging in to Community Supported Agriculture

Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Be Whole, Green Living, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

Getting Back to My Roots – Digging in to Community Supported Agriculture

‘Tis the season for planning and planting your summer vegetable garden….BUT if you’re running behind this year, don’t have time for weeding and watering or hate getting your hands dirty, Community Support Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to get fresh, local and organic vegetables to your kitchen. (and now is the time to sign...

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10 Kid-Friendly activities to make EVERY day Earth Day!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Be Whole, Green Living | 0 comments

10 Kid-Friendly activities to make EVERY day Earth Day!

April 22nd, Earth Day 2012, has come and gone…..or has it? While there’s nothing wrong with setting aside one day of the year to celebrate the earth and remind us all to be better stewards, perhaps we would be more effective by making small changes in how we live every day and spending more time teaching the future generation how to better...

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Say goodbye to dry skin…my new favorite natural body lotion for mom AND baby!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Be Whole, Green Living, Healthy Moms, Natural Remedies and Reviews | 2 comments

Say goodbye to dry skin…my new favorite natural body lotion for mom AND baby!

My son and I both get very dry skin in the winter that easily turns into an itchy eczema rash if we don’t moisturize on a regular basis. The mainstay of our moisturizing regimen used to be Eucerin and Aquaphor….great products because they work….but not so great due to their ingredient list. Both products contain several potentially...

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Homemade beeswax candles DIY

Posted by on Feb 17, 2012 in Be Inspired, Green Living, Make It | 3 comments

Homemade beeswax candles DIY

Nothing spells romance….or at least cozy comfort on a frigid winter night….like a candle. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making my own beeswax candles for a long time and now I’ve finally done it! Beeswax is an excellent material for making candles for a few compelling reasons:     Beeswax is all-natural and...

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Box Play for Kids…..Review & a Giveaway!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Be Inspired, Be Whole, Featured Posts, Green Living, Things We Love | 9 comments

Box Play for Kids…..Review & a Giveaway!

A few months ago I was over on Daily Candy for Kids–one of my fav places to check out regularly! I came across a new company called Box Play for Kids.  This ingenuous mom and dad team creates stickers to put on all of your “trash” that will instantly turn an empty cereal box into a plate of sushi, an old egg carton into a piano,...

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Why I Chose Cloth Diapers…and how to get started

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Be Whole, Green Living | 0 comments

Why I Chose Cloth Diapers…and how to get started

The Diaper Dilemma A few years ago, when I was newly pregnant and swimming in preparations for new motherhood, I started thinking about diapers. Mostly, that I needed a LOT of them. I was also experiencing a renewed sense of environmental concern….and the thought of all my baby’s dirty diapers being dumped into landfills where they would...

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Turn a cereal box into a gift box, make potato stamp wrap, send cards that plant trees and other eco-Christmas fun!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Be Inspired, Be Whole, Green Living, Make It | 4 comments

Turn a cereal box into a gift box, make potato stamp wrap, send cards that plant trees and other eco-Christmas fun!

Remember my post-Christmas ponderings last year on trying to have a Green Christmas? (if you don’t, check out the post here) Well, this year, I decided to plan ahead, cozy up for some pre-Christmas crafts with my son (while the first snow of the season blew outside!) and make my dreams for a greener Christmas happen.  What a fun morning! The...

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Trim a Natural…and Fragrant…Christmas Tree with these easy DIY ornaments

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Be Inspired, Be Whole, Green Living, Make It | 2 comments

Trim a Natural…and Fragrant…Christmas Tree with these easy DIY ornaments

I love the SMELL of Christmas. There’s something about the fragrance of pine needles, cookies baking, cocoa brewing and snow crunching that makes me feel warm and fuzzy and Christmas-ey.  I could raid the Yankee Candle store to artificially mimic the smells of Christmas in my house….OR….better yet…..how about I have a little...

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Homemade household cleaners are put to the test!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Be Whole, Green Living | 5 comments

Homemade household cleaners are put to the test!

I have been using natural and homemade cleaning products for over five years now…and I will never go back! Why have I decided to leave the bleach, lysol and other scary, stinky, chemical-ridden cleaning supplies on the shelf at the grocery store? Here are a few VERY CONVINCING reasons:   I have reduced the number of potential poisons in...

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