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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Make a Mesh Produce Bag

I’m the kind of person who likes to make things herself. If I buy a handcrafted product I usually try to figure out how I can make it myself and how I can improve it. That’s actually how I got started in the cloth diaper business: I purchased some handmade…

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Reusable Cotton Balls

OK, I admit right off the bat that I took this idea from my friend, Pietra of Homestead Emporium. I really don’t think she’ll mind though because I’m only making them for myself and the girls: I don’t serge small circles like this well enough to think about selling them…

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Kermit sure had it right when he sang “It’s not easy being green…” Of course, if you’ve seen Sesame Street recently you’ll know that Oscar sings it too, but in my mind it’ll always be Kermie’s song. Teacher and I are discovering just how challenging it is to be green…

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