All Blog Posts Tagged 'eco-friendly' (45)

What's that you say? A cool, low budget gift for Christmas? That's right... And you don't even have to kill a tree!

The pip and I like to play this game where we take turns drawing pictures and the other person has to guess what it is. Most of the time, the picture is that of a poorly drawn …
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Added by Lisa René LeClair on December 16, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

A Green Baby Shower 101

If you‘ve already adjusted your own lifestyle so that you do your best to live eco-consciously, preparation for baby‘s arrival should be a natural next step for you. If you’re still working on the transition, the time before baby arrives is the best time to get things organized. Having a green baby shower is…

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Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on July 14, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Friday Favorites for April 5th

When I was a little girl in 5th grade, I had my first eye test.  I failed it – miserably.  My mom took me to get my first pair of glasses and I thought I was the coolest kid ever.  Back then, it was pretty rare for kids to wear glasses.

As I moved through middle school and into high school, more and…

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Added by Penny Roach on April 5, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Steps to Better Fuel Efficiency

Not everybody is in a position to go out and buy a brand new, energy efficient vehicle.  But there are several things you can do with your car right now that will make it more energy efficient.  This will help you to go green and save green in the process.

1.  Make sure that your tires are inflated…

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Added by Penny Roach on April 4, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

REcycling is Good. PREcycling is Better!

This blog is all about my family and me and our journey to be green.  In other words, we’re trying to be healthier, smarter and care for the planet that we have so graciously been gifted.  I consider us stewards that, at the very least, should make smarter choices and clean up our own messes.

No, I don’t go around hugging trees (tree trunks are “scratchy” and don’t really smell that great), but I do think it’s important that we do our part.  And I assure you, I’m not a finger…

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Added by Penny Roach on March 27, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Spring Cleaning - With Kids!

Most people I know are eager to welcome the approach of Spring and all that goes with it:  opening the windows for fresh air, planting flowers, putting out the patio furniture.  What most people are probably not thrilled about?  Spring cleaning.

The idea of giving your house a good old fashioned…

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Added by Penny Roach on March 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Friday Favorites for March 15th

Welcome to another installment of Friday Favorites!  Here, you’ll find three items that help my family in our quest to be green and healthy.

Let There Be Light

Since most of the United States has switched over to Daylight Savings Time, we can expect to enjoy more hours of sunshine each day.  This is great news for those wanting to soak up more Vitamin D and chase those nasty Winter Blues away.  However, it’s still necessary to use light bulbs around the…

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Added by Penny Roach on March 15, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Friday Favorites for March 8th

I’ve written a few times about the progress I’ve made in my journey to go green.  While I certainly have a long way to go, I’m not the big-haired, wasteful consumer that I used to be.  And since we all struggle in our journey to do better and be better, I’m continuing my weekly entry of “favorites” that help me day to day.

Mini Trampoline

Honestly, I have never even considered buying a trampoline for my kids.  OK, maybe I did.  But only for about 5 seconds.  I have heard…

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Added by Penny Roach on March 8, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hollywood Goes Green

Leave it to Hollywood to have its finger on the pulse of what’s popular in America.  Usually, if there is a new “movement”, celebs jump right on the bandwagon because they know it will keep them popular and relevant.  So, I decided to do a little research to see if there were any Hollywood types who really took…

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Added by Penny Roach on March 6, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Eco-Friendly Luxury

When most people think about staying in a nice hotel, eco-friendly doesn’t exactly come to mind.  Think about all the people taking hot showers, running the air conditioning in their rooms, and watching TV, not to mention washing all the towels and bedding.  It’s mind boggling to think about how much energy is being used.  But, believe it or not, there are hotels that not only care about offering comfortable amenities and convenience to their guests, but care about our planet as…

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Added by Penny Roach on February 12, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

Love That Lunch Duty

When I was working in our local school district, I had “lunch duty” each day.  Basically that meant helping the other two teachers make sure the kids each:

a.  had a lunch

b.  ate that lunch

c.  kept their “inside voices”

d. kept their hands to themselves; and

e. (my least…

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Added by Penny Roach on February 11, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

Hayden's Valentine Hugs

One of the things I miss most about working in a first grade classroom is the arts and crafts projects.  There’s nothing quite like a child’s piece of artwork to bring a smile to the face of a teacher or parent.  Whether we were celebrating a holiday like Halloween or Christmas or creating a memorable display for Veteran’s Day or President’s Day, arts and crafts creations were wildly popular with the kids.  We traced, colored, cut and glued our way through the entire school year and had a…

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Added by Penny Roach on February 6, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

How to Have a Valentine's Party Without Hurting the Planet

If you’re the parent of a child in elementary school, you are likely very familiar with the concept of the “classroom party”.  As a mom of three, I spent many years helping to plan and organize these festive events for squirming, giggling kids.  And I loved every single minute of it!

And then after my kids…

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Added by Penny Roach on January 31, 2013 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Turn Your Trash Into CA$H

Recycling is not a new concept to most people.  People are now responding to the need for a greener planet by either reusing products around the home or recycling items they no longer wish to keep.  People are doing a better job of rinsing out their plastic containers, glass bottles and aluminum cans for pickup by the recycling agency.  More and more folks are bundling their newspapers and magazines for collection, rather than just throwing them away.  But what about those items deemed…

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Added by Penny Roach on January 17, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Every Day is Boxing Day

Boxing Day used to be a high point for many of us parents. After a year of buying full-price retail items and perhaps getting some items on sale every so often, this one day of the year promised to relieve us from the financial strain of raising children in a modern world. Kids, after all, are expensive.



While the holidays proved to be a high point of the year, let's face it: getting a snowsuit or new running shoes for our children at 60 per cent off was almost too much to bear.…

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Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on December 26, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Go Green for Halloween

Go green all year long!  Sometimes, at holidays people find it hard to be green because they are so used to family traditions.  Here are some eco- friendly Halloween Ideas to make into new family traditions!

Eco-Friendly Halloween Décor:

· Shop at local farmer’s markets for gourds, pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales & Indian corn bunches

· Re-purpose old sheets, shirts, pants to help dress your scarecrows or for costumes…

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Added by Scarlet Paolicchi on October 17, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Why I Want to Be One Of the Top Eco-Friendly Moms

Do you think I belong on this list? Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms

I want to be one of the Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms to you — regardless if I make it on the list or not.

I grew up in Germany, without food dyes and six different bins for recycling for everything from glass, paper, and plastic, and I guess being green is just a way of life for me.

I often can not… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 15, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why Organic Clothes?



Why Organic Clothes?
You may be thinking, the baby wont eat the clothes so why pay more for organic? I know the trials of choosing which items to pay more for when you are shopping for baby. As I have stated in my other blogs I am a bargain shopper and love a good deal. However, when it comes to the cloth your baby sleeps on or wears I ask you to consider not cutting corners. Organic clothes are not only… Continue

Added by Anya Heidenberg on March 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Fair Trade Gift Guide

This pick of fantastic gift ideas features contemporary & appealing designs, handmade with…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 3, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Isabella Water Giveaway - Plus the CEO is totally a hottie!

I'm so excited to be giving away an Isabella Water bottle on my blog - this socially conscious company is awesome because the proceeds from the sales of the water bottles go to help fund well building projects in Asia and Africa. But beyond that, the water bottle is awesome. I'm totally in love with it. It's stainless steel, BPA free, toxin free, and hey - it's not plastic, so it's not going to make the Great Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean any bigger! Want to know another perk? The CEO…

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Added by Joanna on November 16, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

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