Browsing the "Simple Living" Category

Health and Wellness Gift Basket Ideas

December 13th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

While commercials would have you believe that big box department stores hold the key to happiness the truth is that happiness is found in simplicity. Sometimes a collection of quite common items can become a fabulously indulgent present. Here are some delicious, fun and useful products to go in a health and wellness gift basket your loved ones are sure to enjoy


Homemade Edible Gift Ideas for Christmas

December 12th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

If you have decided to celebrate a handmade green Christmas with non-materialistic eco-friendly gifts this year like us, you may want to consider making edible gifts as well. Presenting your loved ones with them will not only increase your sustainability but also the love that flows back to you! It is great to express yourself with a tasty homemade treat - something that will be appreciated even by the most picky ones among us


Enviro-Log Review and Giveaway: Recycled Cardboard Meets Chiminea

December 8th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

This Arizona girl does not get to enjoy warm fires often, but this weekend's low temperatures and light rain set the mood to perfection. With two three-pound Enviro-Logs samples and a chiminea aching for a blaze, it became delightfully warm and cozy on the back patio. Here is the review of my experience with the Enviro-Log


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



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