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Reuse Old Gift Cards

December 27th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

ou daughter's teacher hasn't told you how her morning chai tea keeps her going all day but the gift card for the local coffee shop will help her buy a few morning's worth. While the simplicity in gift giving makes them popular, there is a downside being an abundance of plastic finding its way into landfills after they've been used. Here are a few ways to break the cycle by reusing gift cards


30 Cyber Monday Craft Ideas: Don’t Shop, CRAFT!

November 28th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

On Cyber Monday I will not present you with a list of great deals and online places to spend your hard-earned cash. Instead, I will give you a list of my favorite green DIYs to make with your family for your family. Let's call it Buy Nothing Cyber Day, shall we? Turn to your loved ones, spend time with them and show them love. Material well-being is great but it cannot buy affection


Use Bananas for Healthy Skin

November 21st, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Bananas are in the top 5 of the most nourishing fruits because they contain large quantities of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, iodine, and vitamins A, B, E, and F. Apart from taking care of your bones, eyesight, and kidneys they are also a great way to preserve the quality of your skin and hair. So, not only you can eat them but you can also use bananas alone or in combination with other natural ingredients to make face masks 34maintain healthy and beautiful skin


How to Wear Green Clothes

November 14th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Instead of following main-stream modern yuppie advice I would suggest that you turn to your inner self and to your roots. Think what your grandma used to do. Of course in a fast-paced life you cannot weave your fabrics but there are many more little steps you could take to make sure your body, your wallet and your earth feel well


6 Natural Tips to Winterize Your Hair Effortlessly

October 31st, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Winter is approaching quickly this year, and with it come below-zero temperatures and indoor heating, both leading to dry and lifeless hair. Here is a list of 6 easy to follow natural tips you can use to prepare your hair for the long and cold winter months


5 Eco-Friendly Baby Products New Moms Need

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


Fall is a Great Time for Recycling Clothes

September 20th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Most recycled clothes are gently used or can still have their tags making them a valuable gift for someone less fortunate. And less face it, there are many falling into that category today. Here is why fall is a great time for recycling clothes and who those clothes can benefit


4 Natural Dyes from Healing Plants

September 1st, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Research is showing synthetic dyes leach toxins into our bodies so, wouldn't healthy dyes offer up healing or at least do no harm? Here are four natural dyes to try during your next dye project



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