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!
Waste Free Living
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!
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.
Last week, I shared my 2021 Goals in the travel, food and home categories. This week, I’m happy to share with you the rest of my goals… the ones related to goods, services, and self care.
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.
Live Christmas trees are only more sustainable if they’re not disposed of in the landfill when you’re done with them each year. Let’s make a list of creative ways to “dispose” of your Christmas tree! Here are my favorite ideas.
A gift is an outward display of love and affection. I firmly believe that you can receive the gift, feel the love, and make that heart connection, no matter what the physical gift is. I also firmly believe that you are not obligated to keep gifts that do not bring you joy or support the life you are trying to live. This does not make you ungrateful.
A few years ago, I sewed a bunch of reusable cloth gift bags in cheerful Christmas patterns and they continue to bring me such joy! I love wrapping presents in these gorgeous bags. I love giving them to people (and am so honored when friends and family want […]
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how sustainability does and does not go hand in hand with this global pandemic. On one hand, we’re all struggling with big and challenging things, like unemployment, safely shopping for groceries, and educating our children. On the other hand, I think it’s important […]
I was wrong in my post last week… trick-or-treating isn’t canceled in my community. And as we’re approaching everything differently this year, with everyone’s health and safety in the front and center of our minds, let’s talk Halloween candy… I’m committed to plastic free candy! Individually wrapped candies already feel […]