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 […]

8 Alternatives to Cut Roses This Valentine’s Day

One of my big pet peeves is the tradition of beautiful red roses for Valentine’s Day. I’ve written about this many times before but the issue doesn’t go away. When I was in high school I had a good job working for a florist. I enjoyed working with flowers, cleaning them, putting them in water […]

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 […]

Home Depot recycling holiday lights again

Home Depot is offering up to $5 off LED Holiday Lights when you recycle incandescent light strings again this year.  From now until November 17, 2013 you can get up to $5 off new LED Christmas Lights in exchange for recycling your old incandescent light strings. Here is the summary from Home Depot: Bring in […]

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 […]

What to do with Fresh Cranberries…

I received fresh cranberries in our organic fruits & vegetables box this week and I was perplexed.  I’ve never dealt with fresh cranberries and I’m so busy, I just wanted something quick to do. So I did what any modern housewife would do, and I asked the Facebook hive-mind. It turns out, cranberries are very […]

What’s in your Cauldron for Halloween?

As we prepare for Trick or Treating this week, we have broken from the traditional big bag of candy to go with something better for the planet and the kids.  Instead of the big bag of chocolates and candy from the company I won’t name that we are boycotting over child labor practices, we will be […]

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! We are wishing you and yours a joyous, happy and healthy Easter. There are many great reasons to dye your eggs naturally: –  If you avoid artifical food colorings normally, why go out of your way to put it on your food for a holiday? – While dying eggs naturally you won’t absorb […]

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 […]