{Eco-Inspirations} Greening the Great Indoors

Caged hanging plant by Lydia Krupinski

If you live anywhere north of the Bahamas no doubt you’re feeling the effects of Winter. Whether it’s with snow, sleet or an unseasonably cool breeze, like me, you’re probably dreaming of Spring. Flipping through the Seed Savers catalog and pinning gardening tips definitely doesn’t help! Instead, it makes the season all the more bitter as I […]

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Eco-Inspiration – Hockey Goes Green with NHL Green

As a girl who was raised in a sports town like Boston it was virtually impossible to avoid growing up a fan of at least one professional sport. Now that the NHL is back on the ice (YEA!) I’ve been hearing even more about the NHL Green initiative launched on January 1, 2010.  Sports in […]

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DIY Soap Scum Remover – a natural soft scrub alternative

DIRTY SHOWER!!

I was recently hired by someone to clean their home naturally, and I had the pleasure of cleaning one VERY yucky tub & shower! I can’t even tell you how a shower would have so much black and brown grime growing in it.. but I CAN tell you that this cleaning formula worked MAGIC in […]

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{Eco-Inspirations} Making A List

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This time of the year we all find ourselves entrenched with party planning, cookie baking, gift buying and decor wrangling. With the season’s chaos underway it can be difficult to step back and see the big picture. So how can we get through the holiday hub-bub in a conscious way without forsaking tradition? One way […]

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Priorities and Profits

I know this is supposed to be a post about Eco-Inspirations, but I’ve been feeling that it’s important to share a bit of wisdom that’s been passed on to me. Hopefully, it will be inspirational, and only lacking in the “eco” part. This is the busiest time of year for many of us – even […]

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How to Make Pickled Green Tomatoes

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Spring is over and Fall is here in full swing for most of us, and that means the frosts have arrived. What will you do with all those green tomatoes dangling from wilted, frost-bitten vines?? Pickle them! What you will need – mason jars, lids, and rings (I use quart and pint size, whatever I […]

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How-To – Upcycled Kitchen Counters

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A few weeks ago I shared that I have been giving my kitchen a facelift on a very tight budget.  After giving my floors a facelift, painting the walls and adding two chalkboard doors, I was ready to tackle my kitchen counters.  I found out that replacing them was way out of my budget, even […]

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Green Trick-or-Treating

Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops

Trick-or-treating is a fun tradition, but let’s face it: It’s toxic to your kids and to Mother Earth. Millions of individual wrappers going into the landfills, and god knows what ingredients (dyes, sugars, chemicals) going into your babies’ tummies. Yuck! How can you be an eco-friendly and/or health-conscious participant? 1. Stock up on “responsible” candy. […]

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{Eco Inspirations} Backyard Secrets: Ground Source Heat

This is not my house, but that's what our loop field looks like under the surface.

I am blessed to live in the country and with such a view in my backyard. The leaves have been glorious this year! Here my children play games in the grass and enjoy their little log cabin playhouse (see it?) and I hang out my laundry whenever I can. But this scene also holds a […]

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