Eco-Friendly(er) Painting

I recently began a repainting rampage in our house.  We built our home 13 years ago and have crummy builder’s paint in every room  for the entire 13 years.  It was frustrating because I couldn’t clean the walls or do anything to make them look less than terribly worn. I hesitated to repaint because of [...]

Minty Mud Toothpaste and Other Homemade Cleaning Concoctions

Minty Mud Toothpaste

On a recent evening I tuned in to Netflix to see if there were any good documentaries and I came across Chemerical: Redefining Clean for a New Generation. According to the Netflix synopsis: Blending humor and education, this engaging documentary follows … a typical American family, as they attempt to rid their home of all toxins… [...]

Energy Savings with LED Bulbs–A Bright Idea for the Home {eco-tips}

LED bulb

  We’ve recently begun to change our light bulbs from the CFL bulbs we’ve used for a couple of years now to the even more energy efficient LED variety.  Because we have a lot of lights in our home and LED bulbs are pricey, we are making the transition slowly and beginning with the lights [...]

{Green Living} Why I’m Crazy About Bananas

banana beauty recipes

photo: Kanelstrand In my childhood bananas were only available in the winter and so I grew up believing they were a winter fruit. To this day I associate the smell of a banana with Christmas but some time ago it became an even more exciting fruit for me. Yes, bananas are not simply fruit, they [...]

{Eco Tips} Be Kind to the Earth this Fourth of July

ecoetsy

There are many celebrations planned for this national holiday. Lots of picnics and outdoor festivities mean lots of disposable dinnerware and lots of waste that is not recyclable.  Here are some ways you can ensure that your celebration is one that won’t harm the Earth like many parts of this day’s celebration surely will: First, [...]