October 11th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
For new parents, it's confusing figuring out what is really required for the life of a newborn. Luckily, for your mental well being and pocketbook, there are only a few important items a newborn needs and they are all pretty eco-compliant. Here are 5 simple things new moms need
October 7th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan
Winter is coming and with it the cold. Following are a few home tips to keep green and warm this winter.
September 26th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand
Until recently, nobody suspected there could be anything like indoor air pollution. With the development of technology and the better insulation of buildings in the past decades to save heating costs and to conserve energy, the air indoors gradually grew more stagnant allowing for common household pollutants to accumulate and in turn affect our health.
September 15th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
Drop the disposable cleaning wipe, step away from that plastic container so you can learn how to make your own reusable cleaning wipes
September 13th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
Beeswax has been the lighting staple for homesteading for years and is now becoming popular for modern, urban families as well. Here are 5 reasons to choose beeswax candles
September 10th, 2011 | by Lynn Fang
Commercial detergents are full of chemicals that might irritate your skin. You can make your own laundry detergents but there is a great alternative that is from nature. And they are affordable.
September 9th, 2011 | by Luke Seall
The garden snail. A formidable pest and one that has tormented gardeners for generations. I have experimented with many methods to control or in some cases eradicate these pesky critters, but whatever I try they still feast on my produce before I do. It is infuriating, but being angry at snails does not seem to work. So instead I have turned the problem on it’s head and embraced the garden snail with open arms and an empty stomach. From now on if I catch a snail eating my lettuce, I eat the snail. Simple, sustainable, effective and delicious!
September 6th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
Did you know, the drying alcohol in traditional sanitizers can cause dryness leading to cracks and microscopic tears in your skin leaving you even more susceptible to infections? In addition, the content of alcohol serves as a danger to children. Here is a simple recipe for making natural hand sanitizers with lower alcohol content which keeps hands clean, while nourishing
September 2nd, 2011 | by Luke Seall
A 10 step guide to building an outdoor clay oven. Perfect for home baked pizza's and bread!
August 30th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
With changing seasons comes restocking and supplying the medicine cabinet. Forget purchasing a new first aid kit though, instead make your own from natural items and supplies from around the house.
August 23rd, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
If butter is going to top your potato or smear across a slice of fresh bread, shouldn't it be handmade by you? Learn to make your own butter following these simples steps
August 16th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
You can make your own yogurt using glass containers which helps mother earth, saves money and helps keep you healthy
August 11th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
While we have come to rely on shampoo for cleaning away dirt and oil, the body only needs a little help accomplishing this task on its on. Here are some shampoo alternatives readily found in the kitchen or at least inexpensively purchased
August 9th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
Reusable water containers are readily available and a wave of change is moving away from plastic bottles. There is still much to do. and you can keep it going by following these 5 other simple ways to wean off of plastic
August 5th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
I know we don't pay too much attention to doormats. We leave it outside the door and forget about it. But it gets a beating through all kinds of inclement weather and helps us not to track in dirt and chemicals in the house, keeping us healthy indoors. Read this review and a giveaway.
August 4th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
Long before the Green Revolution began, Scandinavian cultures brought neat and tidiness to the forefront. Follow suit with these five simple ideas for Scandinavian simplicity at home