Tag: green living

DIY Cleaning Products

DIY Cleaning Products

Maybe it was the shamefully overflowing and crowded space under our kitchen sink, or maybe it was the way my eyes and throat burned every time I cleaned the shower, but I have given up on commercial cleaning products. And, it feels good! Stroll down the cleaning aisle at any supermarket, and you’ll see an […]

October 28, 2015 | By | More
What You Need to Know About Bottled Water

What You Need to Know About Bottled Water

Recently, California-based Niagara bottling company issued a recall of its bottled spring water following an E. coli scare at two of its plants. Niagara bottles for some 15 other store and private brands. I drink water all day long and unless I’m enjoying a cocktail, it’s my go-to beverage. News of this recall got me thinking about […]

June 30, 2015 | By | More
DIY Hand Soap

DIY Hand Soap

On the continuum of green living, Mr. President and I are somewhere in the middle. When I began sharing with you my dreams of living more sustainably, I reasoned that it’s the small changes we make that, cumulatively, can have a big impact on our world. I am keenly aware of my still-too-big environmental footprint, […]

June 23, 2015 | By | More
5 Reasons to Buy Bulk Foods

5 Reasons to Buy Bulk Foods

Recently, to save my marriage, I purged, cleaned and organized our kitchen pantry. Mr. President was getting so stinkin’ mad at me for letting our pantry get so out of control. He couldn’t find anything in there unless I was around to point him in the right direction. He was annoyed that there were three […]

February 17, 2015 | By | More
Recycling Christmas Trees

Recycling Christmas Trees

When I was a kid, I used to feel sad for Christmas trees. I thought it was such a shame that perfectly gorgeous trees were sacrificed so that we could have holiday decor. And, before I knew much about sustainable living, I bought my first Christmas tree – an artificial one with the lights already […]

December 9, 2014 | By | More
Lessons from my Farmer’s Market Debut

Lessons from my Farmer’s Market Debut

In my day job, I’ve had the experience of attending lots of professional conventions and trade shows over the years, always as an exhibitor. The exhibitors are the ones standing in their booth, feet swollen, back aching, and with a somewhat disingenuous smile plastered on their tired faces. The exhibitors stand and wait for someone, anyone to […]

June 17, 2014 | By | More
Green Kitchen: What You Need to Know

Green Kitchen: What You Need to Know

I’ve often considered home cooking to be one of the best things you can do on your journey to a more sustainable lifestyle. Cooking gets you away from the very unsustainable industrial food system and supports good health. At our house, the kitchen is the joyful center of our universe since Mr. P and I […]

February 14, 2014 | By | More