Sorry, You Can't Have a Chemical Free Life

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: “I don't eat vegetables with chemicals.” “I choose to use personal products without chemicals.” “I don't like putting chemicals in my body.” WRONG! Do you drink water? H2O. Even the purest filtered water or crystalline, unpolluted water from the highest mountaintop. Do you use salt? NaCl.…

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Laundry Science 101: How to Wash Cloth Diapers {And How Not To}

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: I totally wrecked a half dozen of my cloth diapers, just by washing them. Mostly the more expensive, nicer ones of the 25 cloth diapers I reviewed. It was tragic. The silver lining, as with all stupid mistakes I make, is that I get to share…

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Go Green AND Save Money!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the most frustrating aspects about "going green", at least to my cheap self, is the cost! You could easily  double your household budget on green changes, and so many of those expenses are…

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Green Living: Protecting Your Family vs. Protecting the Environment

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Why do you think it’s important to live a natural and eco-friendly lifestyle? Is it to protect the health of your family and avoid your exposure to chemicals and toxins as much as possible? Or is it because you feel a responsibility to protect the health…

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10 Steps to a Styrofoam Free World

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Coffee and doughnuts after church, anyone? Unfortunately, since most churches probably use Styrofoam cups for their weekly fellowship, they help contribute to the 25 billion Styrofoam cups trashed every year in America alone. Styrofoam is technically plastic number 6, polystyrene. It can be accepted for recycling,…

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Got Gunk? How to Naturally Clean Your Dishwasher

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: It's the perfect time for fresh starts - New Year's resolutions, losing weight, setting yearly goals for just about every area of your life. I want to bring your attention to something which may need a fresh start in your home, something you might not immediately…

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6 Simple Steps to a Greener Christmas

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: 92% of Americans now say it's acceptable to “regift” present you don't want. When I heard that statistic on the radio the other day, it made me think about the slowly turning environmental attitude in America. My optimistic self sees our culture moving from being over-consuming,…

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Plastic or Pine? The Eco-Christmas Tree Debate

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: When I bought my first Christmas tree in college, it was a darling 4-footer purchased at the gas station across from my apartment building. That meant it had a very low carbon footprint and little environmental impact on my end since I didn't have to drive…

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