5 Healthy, Organic Items & Affordable Alternatives

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: Okay, let's be realistic here. Every time you turn around, there's a new threat out there.  Something else is going to kill you because it has chemicals in it. And sometimes the solution to those going-to-kill-chemicals is...well...expensive.  I don't live on an unlimited income, much…

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Homemade Vaseline + A Simply Homemade Clean

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The following guest post is from Lisa Barthuly, author of A Simply Homemade Clean: Simplify. Save Money. Two things that seem pretty elusive these days, huh? Not so! Making your own homemade products sounds pretty overwhelming, but the truth is, it’s simple.  I’ve been making my own bath, beauty and cleaning products for over a…

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How to Be Green When Green is Popular

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: Everyone’s going green. It’s true.  Just about everyone I know is concerned with being “green,” eco-conscious, doing the right thing for the earth.  But sadly, some of this is just because it’s popular right now, and not because all of these people are fully committed…

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My Green Cheats: 15 Ways I Don't Help the Earth

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: It's not easy being green. We can't just throw everything away in good conscience.We often pay more for humanely raised meats and take the time to pick bugs and weeds off our garden vegetables by hand, and we probably take longer to kill ants naturally (and…

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How to Raise a Child "Green" with the Power of Words

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: When I was a kid, there wasn't anywhere in my town to recycle anything, with the exception, perhaps, of the used oil from my dad's car dealership. I never collected paper, rinsed jars, or checked for the numbers in the triangle on plastic containers. I could…

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Read more about the article What Does Sustainable Even Mean?
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What Does Sustainable Even Mean?

Sustainable. Organic. Eco-friendly. Carbon footprint. Waste. These terms are tossed around these days like the marketing buzzwords of the decade, and we all know that just because a product or company tells us they're green doesn't mean they really are. So what does sustainable really even mean? I'm proud to be a Smarter Life Better…

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Read more about the article {30} Uses for Coconut Oil
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{30} Uses for Coconut Oil

I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn't be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn't help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month…

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