Ways to Go Green this Spring

Please welcome guest author Jenna, an occasional blogger who loves to spend time with her friends and family. Her blogging interests vary from the Green Movement to parenting. This is not a paid post; the only benefit I received (besides Jennifer’s tips) was time saved from having someone else write…

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Reversible Coffee Sleeve Tutorial

Coffee sleeves are eco-friendly, and make great gifts! You can wrap one up with a coffee shop gift card, or whip up some matching reusable snack and sandwich bags for a great lunch set. The coffee sleeve in this tutorial is part of a set I made Cowboy for Christmas…

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Greenify your Holidays

It’s no secret that Teacher and I try to make “green” choices whenever we can, and the holidays are no exception. Here are some quick and easy my two favorite words besides “chocolate” and “coffee” to greenify your holiday season: Think layers. Your furnace probably uses some sort of fossil…

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Make a Reusable Sandwich Bag

Last year I posted a tutorial showing how to make reusable sandwich and snack bags using cotton fabric and PUL (polyurethane laminate). Since I realize that not everyone has PUL readily available and it’s generally not considered food-safe, I decided to look for an alternative that would be easier for…

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Planting my Square Foot Garden

Planting is my favorite part of gardening – I like it even more than harvesting the produce! Every time I dig into the warm earth I’m taken back to my childhood when my grandma would give me a tray of annuals, trowel and half-full watering can, then point me to…

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Square Foot Gardening – Preparing the Garden

Last year Teacher built me a raised garden and I’d made a fumbling attempt at square foot gardening, but didn’t really know what I was doing. When gardening season was over I vowed to spend time over the winter researching square foot gardening aka “SFG” and planning my garden for…

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ReUse-Ems Sneak Peek

Want to see my new venture? I’ll give you a sneak peek – just because I like you best.   It’s a line of reusable products called Drumroll please…. ReUse ‘Ems. I’ve gotten so many people asking where they can buy my reusable snack and sandwich bags, unpaper towels, and…

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Cloth Pads

Warning! This post is about “feminine issues” and may contain too much information for some people. Proceed at your own risk.     M: “You women are gross.” Me: “Prolly – why?” M: “Cotton pads.” Me: “What about them? They’re comfy.” M: “You use them for two years?!” Me: “Yeah,…

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Make a Reusable Snack Bag

As you probably know by now, I’m a do-it-myself sort of gal, so when reusable snack bags hit my radar I thought “I can do that! But how do I make it better? My biggest challenge was the closure. I wasn’t thrilled with snapping bags because Z-Man has a hard…

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Unpaper Towels

Switching to reusable, “unpaper” towels was an easy way for our family to be more eco-friendly. When I decided to mane the switch from paper to unpaper towels the first thing I did was research online. I found tons of different types of unpaper towels made of a wide variety…

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