Posts in Home & Garden
6 Ways To Decorate Sustainably & Ethically For The Holidays

While there are many people in the sustainability community who would argue that we shouldn’t decorate at all for the holidays. That we shouldn’t buy a tree, that we shouldn’t purchase any gifts for family — this mindset is just something I will never be able to get onboard with. Because when it comes down to it, the holidays are a special time of year rooted in tradition, and if we can get back to those traditions and celebrate and decorate our homes mindfully I believe that the holidays can be a season that in fact is really good for our planet and people.

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How To Host A Sustainable Thanksgiving

Which is why the tips I am going to share with you are the kind that can easily fly under the radar of your friends and family. The goal isn’t to have everyone show up at your house and announce that this Thanksgiving is going to be a sustainable, zero waste, etc. event. Instead you want to show by example how this Thanksgiving with a few changes can be just as wonderful, and a whole lot better for the planet.

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A Complete Guide To Container Gardening For Beginners

For beginners looking to start gardening, and even for seasoned gardeners often times container gardening is one of the best options for growing your favorite herbs and vegetables. Especially if you live in a small space with little or no land, container gardening is an excellent option that can allow you to grow some of your own food without the need for lots of land.

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How To Choose An Eco-Friendly Mattress

When it comes to creating a healthy home I think that we focus a lot of our attention in the kitchen, our beauty products, and cleaning supplies. But what about the one spot in our home where we are supposed to spend somewhere between 7-9 hours of our day...or should I say night?

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How To Pack For A Zero Waste Move In 5 Simple Steps

As we started planning for our move out of our sixth floor walk up (and no there is no elevator) we started to plan for how we wanted this move to go, and what we wanted to avoid. Since we have adopted a reduced waste lifestyle (we absolutely are still far from perfect) one thing we really wanted to try and limit was the amount of waste that is caused by moving. 

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Incredible Companies That Make Sustainable Living So Much Easier!

When I first set out on my own journey to live a more sustainable life and become a more conscious consumer I'm not going to lie, I was totally and completely overwhelmed. 

You see I had no idea just how much plastic I used, how unethical my clothing was, how much deeper labels like "organic" or "fair trade" go beyond our own personal health, and most of all I had no awareness in regards to how much of the money I was spending on a day to day basis was actually going towards positively impacting the world I live in. 

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Sustainable Living Gift Guide For The Holidays

I know that the holidays are right around the corner, and you may have already chosen and purchased gifts for your friends and family, but just in case you are anything like me and haven't I wanted to share with you some of my favorite sustainable gifts that I am loving right now. 

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My Favorite Sustainable Brands To Support This Holiday Season

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means that thoughts of gift giving, and holiday wish lists are in full swing as well. Since we have already talked about ways to avoid the traditional Black Friday madness and bring more intention and purpose into our shopping this year, I thought it was also time I shared with you some of my favorite sustainable retailers to get you started.

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Our Family's Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions

I thought that this Thanksgiving I would share with you some of my favorite family traditions, and I would love it if in the comments you would share yours. Now that Mike and I are married and are beginning to make some traditions of our own, I love coming up with new ideas that I would like to start with my own little family, and what traditions I want to take from mine growing up. 

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How To Embrace Minimalism Without Throwing Away All Of Your Belongings And Moving Into A Tiny Home

I know you have been thinking it. You feel overwhelmed by your crowded wardrobe filled with clothes that make you question your state of mind upon purchasing. Your home is filled with things and stuff and no matter how hard you try you feel like the clutter that overwhelms you will never really go away. You have junk drawers, and catch all baskets that are overwhelming with...well your not exactly sure what they are overflowing with, and after reading Marie Kondo's book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up you question every single thing you own, and think about renting a dumpster to just start over. 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Conscious Green Living and Beauty

Nowadays there are so many incredible "green" conscious brands out there, and many of them are small businesses that it is kind of a no-brainer to make the switch to a more socially conscious, better for you way of living. 

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