Greening Halloween: Reuse & Crafty Modifications

Halloween Costumes – New, reused and modified! With our busy lives, coming up with Halloween costumes for three kids is a struggle.  We have to balance the time needed to make something from scratch, the environmental and budget costs of buying commercial costumes and most importantly what the kids want to be for Halloween.  I […]

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 […]

Week in Review – Dying Easter Eggs, FDA, 350ppm and more

Throughout the week we share a number of “green” stories and articles on the Green Lifestyle Consulting’s Facebook Timeline and through our twitter account @grnlifestyle.  Here are a few stories that particularly caught our attention this week. How We Dyed Our Easter Eggs Using Natural Ingredients Growing up, we dyed Easter Eggs every year, and […]

End of the Line For Christmas Trees

As the holiday season wraps up it’s time to dispose of Christmas Trees.  If you’re one of the 30 million households that got a cut live Christmas Tree, you’re probably thinking about disposing of it now.  Where I live we have curbside pickup of Christmas Trees as part of our Waste Management contract.  The trees […]

Green & Local Holiday Gift Guide

Guest Post by Cameron Bruns The holidays may be just around the corner, but shopping doesn’t need to be burdensome or stressful. Skip the mall and choose to give locally produced goods or give  activities as gifts rather than material items. There are many affordable and eco-friendly ways to show your family how much you […]

Greening Black Friday

Black Friday has turned into a huge event in the United States. Retailers have even gone as far this year to start their sales on Thanksgiving Day.  You and I can turn Black Friday Green.  For starters, really consider whether you need any items before you go out to shop the sales.  The greenest purchase […]

Green Christmas Guide Giveaway: Reusable Coffee Mug & Superba Coffee

Enter to Win Me BelowContigo 16oz. West LoopStainless Steel Travel Mugwith AUTOSEAL® Technology We love coffee, but there are a number of things about drinking coffee that really bother us, such as disposable cups and coffee farming that hurts our planet. As part of the first annual Green Christmas Gift Giving Guide giveaway hop hosted […]

Holiday Light Trade-In at Home Depot – Again

Home Depot is at it again!  From Nov 3-13, 2011, you can trade in your old working or broken holiday lights and get a coupon to save $3-5 off LED holiday lights.  Home Depot will then recycle those lights. Available at your local Home Depot Store – Nov 3 – Nov 13, 2011 We have […]

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Decorations

My neighbors put out a number of Halloween decorations and my children wanted some too.  I politely explained to them how I don’t believe in using electricity to shine lights on decorations or to blow fans to make decorations stand up.  I also explained that it wasn’t good for the environment to go buy a […]

Calming the Wrapping Paper Madness

This morning I read a blog post on Practically Green about how to avoid mountains of holiday trash.  It’s a good article.  You should read it and take the quiz on Practically Green.  Love the site.   Then reflect on how you can best apply their advice to your holidays.   I started thinking about the mountains […]