April 16, 2014

Sometimes you just have one of those days where there are few things that would cheer you up…one of them being your favorite ooey, gooey, chocolate chip cookies. The past couple of days have been dreary, chilly, windy and rainy so we’ve been stuck inside for the most part. That makes for two grumpy little ones and a worn-out mama. Enough said! Time to pull up our sleeves and make … More

April 14, 2014

Like gardening, there are tons of reasons why backyard beekeeping is very beneficial for individuals, communities and the environment. We now have one hive of honey bees in our yard, and I’m excited to share our experiences with you through a blog post series. I honestly never thought I would be writing a series about beekeeping because I never thought we would do it. Just like any other hobby, beekeeping … More

April 11, 2014 | one response

In my How to Start Composting post that I wrote in January, I talked about the basics of saving food scraps in your kitchen and different ways of getting started with composting, including vermicomposting. Now that it’s April and we’re knee-deep in worm poop, I’m excited to show you how to vermicompost. We’re not literally knee-deep in worm poop. Well, I guess we could be if we stand in our … More

April 9, 2014 | 2 responses

If you haven’t tried this striking, buttery-flavored veggie called romanesco, I highly encourage you to take some home next time you see it while you’re shopping! We recently had it in our CSA basket and can’t wait until it makes an appearance again. We actually may try growing some in our garden. If you like broccoli or cauliflower, you’ll probably like romanesco even more. It can be enjoyed many of … More

April 6, 2014 | 6 responses

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our Natural Earth Paint giveaway! Congratulations to Dawn G., our winner. Please stay tuned for more healthy giveaways in the near future! I was excited when Natural Earth Paint asked me to review their Wooden Eggs Craft Kit and Natural Egg Dye Kit because I love doing eco-friendly crafts with my daughters. I really wanted to try these paints and dyes since … More

April 3, 2014 | 4 responses

My favorite part of March is always my oldest baby girl’s birthday on the 29th. She turned 4 this year! Where does the time go?? Speaking of time flying, it seems like we just planted our veggie seeds indoors, and we’re already in the process of transplanting them into bigger pots. In the next month we’ll be planting them in the garden beds…we can’t wait to watch them grow. Another … More

April 1, 2014

Sarah Valiant, Interior Designer and Owner of Valiant Design Co., contributed this wonderful guest post to share valuable tips on how to avoid toxic chemicals in home decor. Whether you’re shopping for furniture, paint, wallpaper or flooring, here is some very helpful information to guide you in your quest to find healthier choices! I have to mention that I absolutely love her beautiful organic cotton cushion line, shown below. Have you … More

March 30, 2014

Thank you to Direct Energy for sponsoring today’s post, and encouraging me to share tips for a smarter home! #DEsmarthome Springtime is wonderful because everything feels so fresh and new; especially the house after some much needed spring cleaning and organizing! It’s also the perfect time to implement some new changes to make our home more eco-friendly. The main reason I choose to be more mindful and less wasteful with our … More

March 28, 2014 | 4 responses

There will come a time when your seedling plants will need to be transplanted into larger containers to promote healthy growth. This is the final major step before their exciting big move outdoors. We just started transplanting some of our seedlings today, which is at least a month before we’re planning to plant them in the garden beds. This is the point where you feel a big sense of accomplishment … More

March 26, 2014 | one response

We love the organic pastured eggs that we get from our local farm every week, and among my favorite things to make with them are frittatas. Frittatas have come to my rescue on more busy weeknights than I can count since they’re quick, easy to make and nutritious for my family. One of the other reasons I make them often is that they’re versatile so I can use whatever veggies … More