DIY Wildfoods: Manzanita Sugar

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If you are a foodie who doesn’t get much in the way of sugary sweet treats then manzanita sugar might be the perfect addition to that little something you crave. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in the foothills of Northern California. The leaves of the plentiful trees shift into amazing hues of yellow, [...]

Daydreaming and Creative Problem Solving

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My business tip for you is one word. Daydream. Make some space in your life for sitting and staring into space. Let your mind wander a bit during these last weeks of August. These moments are important periods of incubation, where our minds process unresolved dilemmas without interference from our more judgmental selves. There have [...]

Spring Cleaning without toxic chemicals

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Here at Eco Etsy, we’re wrapping up our 14 days of crafting tutorials, but if you aren’t quite ready to wave goodbye to the DIY, you’re in luck. Today, in honor of the budding daffodils outside my window, and the new blog format, ECO Monday is going to help you with a little Spring Cleaning. [...]

Beware of Triclosan

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Who hasn’t used anti bacterial hand soap, dish soap, gel or hand spray?  It’s now in every public restroom, alongside the regular soap, declaring it’s usefulness, even without water.  With flu and cold season here, how’s a person supposed to keep their hands clean without all those chemicals? Recent studies from the U.S. Centers for [...]

Farm to School Program Makes Change for the Better

Years ago I worked as a special educator. I remember being pregnant walking up and down the aisles of the cafeteria at lunch wondering about the food choices my daughter would be given. Some eight years later I home school my daughter and am thrilled to offer her healthy lunches. But of course, as a [...]