In 2003 my husband and I moved to China. We lived in Beijing for two years.
Not a lengthy amount of time – certainly not long enough for me to claim expert status on Chinese people or their customs – but just long enough for me to accumulate lots of stuff. If you’ve ever lived overseas you probably know what I’m talking about. While shopping in fantastic open-air markets, quite often a small, very persistent and somewhat annoying voice whispers in your ear: “You may never… Continue
Added by Melissa Deming on March 3, 2011 at 6:09pm —
I am a huge fan of Fresh Wave odor eliminators. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they have no strong perfumes or fragrances to mask odors (which give me a serious headache). They are made of natural ingredients such… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on February 17, 2011 at 11:33am —
By Mrs/Dr. T, Snarky PhD Scientist and Guest Contributor
The media has done a pretty good job making sure EVERYONE knows that chocolate might be good for you. It’s hard to find a women’s magazine that hasn’t promoted this message, particularly this time of year when Valentine’s Day sends chocolate sales…
Added by Audreyvp on February 10, 2011 at 11:57am —
We announced our top picks today of the top green toys. We had a wider selection of toys to review this year (a good thing)...many did not make our list. It's not enough to be green--they also had to be something our kid testers wanted to play with! Take a look at those that were a hit (www.toyportfolio.com
Added by Stephanie Oppenheim on November 19, 2010 at 1:44pm —
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… Continue
Added by Joanna on November 16, 2010 at 12:26pm —
The worlds population is much more conscious these days when it comes… Continue
Added by Michel Jayne Bigardi on November 8, 2010 at 4:16am —
Ok, so before you scrunch up your nose and go Eeeew. I just want to you
to entertain some thoughts for a minute. If you are a guy, you can walk
or run away now. If you are a menstrating gal, just hear me out for a
minute. If you are a menstrating gal that cloth diapers their… Continue
Added by Heather Jones on October 3, 2010 at 7:00am —
I just received an email asking me whether I felt my readers where eco-friendly inclined. I dare to say that our generation, and the new generations, are starting to become more eco-friendly. Maybe some more than others, but it is a start, right?
At home we do what we can, like:
- We do not have a car...but this one was more of an accident that totaled our beloved Audi! We lost our car back in March and now we carpool with my mother in law whenever we need to go somewhere.…
Added by Sofia Byrd on September 27, 2010 at 3:22pm —
Added by A Nation of Moms on August 27, 2010 at 3:08pm —
Going organic has many benefits - from taste to more nutrient… Continue
Added by A Nation of Moms on August 27, 2010 at 3:02pm —
Last week, Bountiful Baskets
offered a 25-lb. bag of green chiles as a $12.00 add-on to our basket. I knew I wanted some, but didn't think I could handle all 25 pounds. Thankfully, my parents ordered a bag for us to split. Because there were so many chiles (and only 3 bad ones in the whole bag!), we decided to roast them on the grill (instead of… Continue
Added by Alysa Bajenaru, RD, CPT on August 19, 2010 at 10:47pm —
We had 22 green chiles in our Bountiful Basket
this week. I knew that we wouldn't be able to use them all in one week, so I decided to roast and freeze most…
Added by Alysa Bajenaru, RD, CPT on August 6, 2010 at 7:00pm —
I am trying to find out as much as I can about how family's/individuals view Green living. If you have a minute and don't mind answering a few questions I would really appreciate it.http://www.greenasweegrow.com/blog/?p=628
Added by Samantha Fowler on July 25, 2010 at 5:05pm —
Continually frustrated by stubborn toddler food stains left undiscovered between washes? We just posted a new review
at GaGaGear for Pocket Charlie's eco-friendly stain spray for laundry.
First-time shoppers at Ecomom.com can use our exclusive one-time discount code for 15% off - good through the end of August 2010.… Continue
Added by Mama_Gaga on July 19, 2010 at 7:30pm —
In my mind, summer is the season of childhood. Exploration, water play, long days and lots of learning. In celebration of summer’s arrival, Rosie Girl Dreams
is giving away a Plan Toys Dancing Alligator
. Sweet, simple toddler fun!
When your child… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 10, 2010 at 2:34pm —
The weather’s heating up here in Southern California. We’re fortunate to live just a mere 20-minute drive above the valley below because temperatures easily pass 100 degrees daily in the summer. As you climb the mountain, you literally watch the temperature gauge in the car drop degree by degree, till you arrive at home. A decent 15-20 degrees cooler simply because we’re at 5,000 feet.
But it still gets hot up here in the mountains.
And the hot weather… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 28, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Years ago, when I moved out on my own, I didn’t have much money. As I began figuring it all out with limited funds–simple, frugal living happened naturally.
Paper towels cost money, so I began to use them with more thought (completely opposite of how… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 13, 2010 at 7:30am —
Because we just attended a wedding…and because that makes me reminisce on my own wedding day ten years ago (geesh, that decade just flew by), today’s post is about a gift we received ten years ago that was most definitely our best kitchen investment EVER. (Not to say that a lot of other kitchen items are somehow not as good. But these have turned out to be simply indispensable in so many different ways.)
So…what is the ONE miracle kitchen item?…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 4, 2010 at 6:30am —
June 1st, 2010
It’s hot and we need to stay hydrated. But to what expense? If you are an avid airline traveler, then you know the drill: guzzle down that $3 (and at some airports $5!!) bottled water before walking through the security check point. How many of you have actually tossed that half full (or half empty) bottle into the trash (or hopefully…
Added by Heather on June 2, 2010 at 8:15am —
Many people spend hundreds of dollars each summer watering their lawns. However, had they installed a simple rain barrel they could have saved both money and water. One half-inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof yields approximately 300 gallons of water. More specifically, 300 gallons of FREE water!
Rain barrels are an excellent way to conserve resources and reduce the amount of well or municipal water you use. Rain barrels not only conserve water but also filter out some of the… Continue
Added by Janet O'Connor on May 31, 2010 at 8:34am —