Enchanted Makeovers – Team EcoEtsy Donation Project

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EcoEtsy teamie (and current team captain) Myra Roldan, of HerbanLuxe, has organized yet another team project for the members of EcoEtsy – a mass donation of handmade baby blankets for a non-profit organization called Enchanted Makeovers. According to Myra: “Enchanted Makeovers goes around several states making over family shelters. They have several on-going projects and are always in […]

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Advice, Tips and Supplies for Back to School 2013

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Hey everyone! It’s that time of year, when I do cartwheels down the school supply aisles – {please don’t judge me, but I can’t help myself}.  Summers are fun and I have blast with my girls – however, by the end of summer I need a vacation from my summer vacation – it’s called Back […]

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Private Companies Labeling GMOs When Washington Won’t

Independent labeling organizations team up with retailers to certify non-GMO foods.

Ask and you shall receive! While Washington drags its feet on the issue of GMO labeling (and no wonder given the bipartisan incest between Monsanto and the government), Americans are nearly unanimous in support of labeling genetically engineered food.  Hardly any difference exists across political or informational lines;  But far from passing any labeling measures, on […]

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Ants in Your Pantries

It’s the time of year when those pesky little 6 legged invaders make their way into our homes, bent on the conquest of crumbs. Sometimes there are just a few ants that seem to be scouting things out, other times they appear in droves, apparently having let the rest of the colony in on some […]

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simple summer {finds}

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Vintage inspired retro eco cotton swimsuit by PierogiPicnic School’s out for summer just about everywhere now and our minds have turned to summer adventure, getaways, vacations, pools and beaches.  Pull up a chair and take a quick gander at some of the beautiful finds I ran across for this month’s Etsy finds.  Here is a […]

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Backyard Party Eating

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s pretty much officially backyard party, outdoor eating season. In celebration of that here are a few seasonal recipes for you to enjoy on these glorious summer nights. All are vegetarian, and use typical early summer ingredients that you can hopefully find at your local farmer’s market. […]

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Hot in My Backyard

For those of us in the US, this weekend is the traditional kickoff for summer vacations. If you are also lying on a beach somewhere, here”s a great podcast to vilket gor deponerar pengar pa casino sa saker som anvander din lokala bank ! listen to about changing the dialogue of climate change, and why […]

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Memorial Day Linky Party!

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Last week’s BackYard BBQ Linky Party winner is:  RAISINGREENKIDS!!!  Fabric Napkins These eco friendly napkins are double sided and each features floral on one side and bright pink on the other side. They measure approximately 11″ x 9 1/2″ and they would look great on any kitchen table! Set sizes and placement of designs may […]

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Buycott. An app to help you know who makes that product on the shelf.

Recently, I was stunned to learn that one of my favorite cereal manufacturers was one of a few “organic” manufacturers behind a lobbying effort to ban labeling of GMOs. I”ll admit, it was really frustrating, and I felt like I didn”t even know what to buy anymore. Today, I learned about Buycott, and I hope […]

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