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Share Back-to-School Tips for a Smarter, Greener Year: #CleanCouponing Twitter Chat

Noticed how long the school supply lists are getting these days?  Or how long your daughter’s wish list is for fashion items? Where do you draw the line?  Are you missing easy opportunities to save? When should you consider splurging?  What toxic traps should you avoid at back-to-school time? Just need to vent to other […]

Continue Reading By on July 23, 2015 in conscious consumerism, family, safer chemicals, safety, school
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Why It’s Okay to be Your Own Unique Shade of Green

How green are you?  I’d love to include your response in this short survey that aims to cover all shades of green!  When I started this blog, I was mindful to not use the term “green” in the title for fear of alienating too many mainstream folks.  I named the blog, instead, for my grandmother […]

Continue Reading By on July 20, 2015 in blogging, conference, conscious consumerism, education, organic, wellness, work-life balance

Eco-Friendly Holiday Crafting at Ijams Nature Center

Looking for more frugal and eco-friendly ways to keep kids crafting?  Ijams Nature Center’s recent holiday workshop proved once again that the best decorations can be low-cost and green.  Several parents brought children and even created ornaments alongside them. Twigs and yarn provided materials for handcrafted decorations. Ijams Volunteer Jonathan Lightbulbs got decoupaged into colorful ornaments. Matt […]

Continue Reading By on December 22, 2012 in green, holidays, recycling

Eco-Friendly Plant Containers

If you love everything that blooms this season, you’ll appreciate the function and simple sophistication of the right container for your flowering plants.  Artist Catherine Krafcik introduced me to her handmade hypertufa pot designs, labeled Crazy Lady in the Window.  She was one of few vendors not selling live plants at the Asheville Herb Festival, […]

Continue Reading By on May 7, 2011 in garden, green, natural, sustainable, with our own hands