Too Many Chemicals on Your Clothing? Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

Vinegar as Fabric Softener In addition to trying to protect our environment and use less energy, I’m always looking for ways to simplify and save money.  Last summer I discovered that instead of fabric softener or dryer sheets or balls, many people use vinegar in the rinse cycle of their laundry.  This isn’t a new […]

Thinking About Consuming Pesticides and Chemicals

Organic, brown rice cooking in a rice cooker I started cooking the last from my large bag of organic brown rice and started wondering if the smell was a little off.  Has it started to turn?  I feel like my organic and natural foods seem to go bad faster than the “conventional” foods that I […]

J.R. Liggett’s Bar Shampoo Review

This post was originally part of the Green is Beautiful Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering! We had never tried – or even heard of – bar shampoo before this Christmas when I received J.R. Liggett’s bar shampoo and shelf from my Mother-In-Law.  This shampoo is the best! I had previously trained my hair to […]

Diva Cup Review

My sister and I are two totally different types of people and we live crazy-different lifestyles.   However,  we both like to be green and we do talk about all kinds of personal things, like feminine products.  So when I told her that Lunapads.com had approached me about reviewing their eco positive period products, she told […]

LunaPads Review & Giveaway (OVER)

This giveaway is over, but youc an read our reivew of LunaPads below and DivaCups here. Welcome to the Green Resolutions Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Mama Chocolate and Purposeful Homemaking! In addition to my green giveaway, there are 40 additional blogs featuring eco-friendly prize packages. After you’re done entering my giveaway, please visit […]

Alicia’s Random Reading List – December 2011

I’ve had a bunch of things on my mind this week thanks to some blog posts and articles that have popped up on my radar.  I thought several of them are worth sharing with our readers. The first is around BPA, organics, pesticides and the food we feed our children.  I have been trying to […]

Greening My Commute Electric Bike Style

Jonathan with his newly converted e-bike As a parent of three active young kids, a blogger, leader at our church, tinkerer, volunteer and being employed full time, my life is too packed to add new things without dropping something else. However, getting more exercise is something I’ve needed to do for some time (I know […]

Cigarette Butts are NOT Biodegradable! Keep Them Out Of Our Parks!

There are many things to not like about smoking. Today I don’t like the butts.  Recently I was participating in a community park cleanup and I just couldn’t get over how many cigarette butts there were to pick up!  In the sand by the slide, around the benches, scattered around and of course, behind the […]

Green Ways to Stay Cool in a Heat Wave

We’ve been posting a little less often than we’d like. With the kids home from school for the summer we have less time for things like writing blog posts. The past few days of much hotter than usual weather for our area has made us think about some tips for staying cool while still being […]

Not All Sunscreens Are Created Equal – EWG Sunscreen Guide 2011

During the past year we have been trying to be more careful about what we put ON our bodies, as well as what we put IN our bodies. The Environmental Working Group website is a great resource for learning about chemicals in topical products and what to watch out for. This week they have released […]