Author: Erin Augustine

Slow Living, Sustainable Living

Roadtrippin’ with our Tesla

We’ve owned a Tesla Model S for just over a year. We spent months researching the best all-electric plug-in vehicle and finally decided to spend our hard earned money on a car aligned with our values. Our biggest concern during all those weeks of research? ROAD TRIPS! How much extra […]

Sustainable Living

Earth Day Everyday

Last night I took to the woods. And I realized that in order to make Earth Day more than one day, more than a token holiday, we need to truly LOVE this natural world we share and so I wrote this poem. This is my commitment to make Earth Day everyday.

Slow Living, Waste Free Living

Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

Happy spring! Easter is fast approaching and it’s time to color Easter Eggs! This year I got really excited about making my own natural dyes from common food ingredients in my home. These dyes are less waste, low or no cost, and the perfect mix of science experiment + craft project!

Sustainable Living, Waste Free Living

Dutch Babies

Do you remember the epic amounts of local fruit I froze last summer? Now that it’s the middle of winter and I’ve realized that I’m still not very good at eating local food during the winter months, I’m pivoting my focus to creatively using all of this delicious frozen fruit. I’ve begun modifying many of our favorite recipes, including our perennial breakfast favorite dutch babies, and let me tell you that our new favorite topping is tart cherries!

Sustainable Living, Waste Free Living

Low Waste Valentine’s Day

I think it’s really important to be able to show my love while staying true to my values and goals. What if gifts really matter to your partner? And how do we navigate the challenging world of the school Valentine’s Day party? For these situations, I offer a few sustainable tweaks to your “traditional” gifts and a tutorial for homemade, low waste Valentines.

Slow Living, Sustainable Living, Waste Free Living

2021 Intentions (part 1)

I like to take my time setting my annual goals, so here I am in early February finally writing them down. My annual goal setting, much like my life, is a slow and reflective process. I like to calculate my environmental footprint, reflect on last years’ progress and this year’s biggest opportunities. I’m excited to take you on a journey of my 2021 intentions.