Jon’s 2014 Green Gift Guide

 My list this year is intended for me, but can apply to almost any active outdoors type man or woman. Goal Zero Switch 10 – $120 The Switch 10 is a battery pack for charging USB devices – and much more. It also has a flashlight, a fan AND it comes with a solar panel that charges […]

3 Steps to Calming the Wrapping Paper Madness

Christmas is coming, and while I love having lots of people for gift opening and our kids love having lots of gifts, it makes for some craziness with wrapping paper. Some years we’re just swimming in wrapping paper and I’m always afraid we’re going to lose a gift or two in the craziness.  There are […]

Jon’s 2013 Green Gift Guide for Dads and more

Happy Holidays! Dads can be particularly difficult to buy gifts for because they often have what they need and want really big things like a 3D Printer or a new computer.  Need an idea for what to get him? Looking for something he doesn’t have yet? Here’s my list of things for the dad that has almost […]

Green Holidays Solar Panel Jewelry Giveaway

Welcome to the A Very Green Christmas Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Brittleby’s Corner together with the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a green Christmas Gift themed giveaway, just in time for the holidays! There’s sure to be something for everyone on your list. We hope you’ll discover […]

Don’t forget Mothers Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  Mom’s love their kids and what you do far more than any stuff you can give them. Here are some tips from Alicia on 10 Last Minute Green Gifts Mom will Love. I have a few things in the works, but I can’t share them yet or I’d ruin the […]

Green Gift Wrap Ideas

Happy Holidays from our family to yours.  As we have approached Christmas and our pending reveal of the new look and name of our blog we have been writing less and preparing more and spending more time with our children. I hope that all of you, our readers, are spending this time with your families and […]

Shopping Local – Hold A Craft Fair During Coffee Hour

Jon recently helped organize a small craft fair during coffee hour at church, and it was an easy way to encourage people to buy local.  Below, we give simple directions for organizing a simple craft fair.  It’s so easy, anyone can do it. Buying local is good for the environment because it cuts down on […]

Jon’s Green Holiday Gift Guide – 2012

We are now entering the crazy time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  When Black Friday hits, millions of Americans will go nuts buying things as gifts.  Hopefully more shoppers will think about the joy of giving and less about buying stuff.  As you go out or online to do your holiday shopping, please keep the planet […]

10 Last Minute Green Gifts Mom Will Love

It’s Mother’s Day, or your mom’s birthday, or you did something and need to make up for it.  You need a last minute gift for mom, but you want to be green.  Maybe mom doesn’t want or need any more stuff, or you don’t believe in buying things she doesn’t need.  Keep in mind that […]

Go Solar For Mother’s Day

If you are still looking for something for that special mom in your life, consider Solar Panel Jewelry.  Orders placed by Tuesday will arrive in time for Mother’s Day. Alicia reminded me that after Valentine’s Day, several people wished they had known about the jewelry I make as it would have been perfect for their […]