How to kick your sugar addiction for life

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Do you crave sugar? I don't mean, the white powdery stuff pictured above (well, that too), but typical foods that include heaps of sugar, like cakes and cookies. Or Starbuck's Grande (16 oz) Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappauccino with Blended Créme … [Continue reading]

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Some things I’ve learned, part I – Windward Made

Inge of Windward Made in the Netherlands

EcoEtsy member Inge is the designer, maker and everything-elser behind Windward Made. Combining her passions for sustainability, design and making things by hand, she creates modern fashion accessories and home goods with the most eco-friendly … [Continue reading]

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Climate Change is Exacerbating California Drought

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2014 was the hottest year on record. The rains of November and December raised levels at California’s largest reservoirs, which supply water for both northern and southern California, but basins are still at only half of average. California has … [Continue reading]

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Lights, Camera, Oscars – Herbanluxe goes to Hollywood

Over the past few weeks I've been dying of excitement over the fact that my little mascara was going to be included in the 2015 Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills Swag Bags for Oscars Talent and Nominees.  They had shared a list of the celebrities that … [Continue reading]

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Organic Foods Being Bought Out by Big Foods. What Can We Do?

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If you haven't heard yet, Applegate is reportedly being bought out by Hormel, an Anti-GMO labeling company. This is not the first time a small organic company is being swallowed up big good giants. Annie's, Lara Bars, Burt's Bees, and now one of … [Continue reading]

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4 Natural Sleep Remedies that Work – Wellness Mama

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I go through periods where I have trouble falling asleep and sometimes I have trouble staying asleep. I've tried all sorts of things with different levels of success. Maybe you have, too. I recently found out we shouldn't take Vitamin D at night … [Continue reading]

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35 Indie Craft Fairs Every Etsy Sellers Should Visit

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I love craft fairs. My purse doesn't like it but that's another story. Besides finding unique handmade crafts to buy, I love talking to the handmakers. I love to chat with them about their story, background, and how are they doing. Many of them … [Continue reading]

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Furniture Retailers Starting to Eliminate Flame Retardants

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Image by Chaquetadepollo via Flickr My family room furniture is 14 years old. When we moved to our first house we lived without furniture for a year so we can save money to buy good great quality furniture that lasts. Well, time has come to replace … [Continue reading]

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Homesteading in the Winter, Just SURVIVING | Re-Grow Roots

Desiree and Kalani - winter homesteading

Amazing EcoEtsy member Desiree Fleck of Re-Grow Roots (knitwear and more for the hippie, bohemian and folk at heart) lives in an egalitarian, intentional community called Oran Mor (the great song) where she works and plays with her communal family, … [Continue reading]

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