The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen Produce Cheat Sheet

I'll be honest that on the organic/crunchy spectrum, my family is really just at the beginning of this journey. In my head, I know that there are certain foods that are more important to buy organic because of the pesticides used in growing them and others that are okay to buy conventional, but I can…

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Putting Together a Green Cleaning Caddy

The following is a guest post from Tan at Tan/Green: Having a go-to kit of cleaning supplies takes some hassle and stress out of getting the chores done.  Rather than storing a bottle of one cleaner in the bathroom and another in the kitchen, rags in the laundry room cabinets and scrub brushes under the…

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Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

A few weeks ago, we talked about natural pesticides and methods for keeping pests away from your garden, but if you want to attract butterflies, planting certain flowers is an an easy way to create a beautiful space for both you and them to enjoy. My husband recently planted butterfly bushes along the sides of…

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More Than Resolutions: Go Green

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! The worldwide movement toward living a more sustainable life continues to grow, and it's no longer just for hippies or granolas. As a Christian, I believe that God created this beautiful world for us to use but wants us to take care…

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More Than Resolutions: Take the Trash Challenge

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Last year I introduced The Trash Challenge, my own attempt to be more  aware of what we were throwing away and decrease our amount of trash to one bag per week. However, despite my realization that I needed to finally take the…

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Quick Tip: Reuse Small Containers for Convenience

The other day, Tanna at Complete Organizing Solutions mentioned that Play-Doh is a summer sanity saver. I couldn't agree more, and it's an activity we pull out almost every week. I know that many people make their own Play-Doh, but I'll admit we prefer the convenience and even the texture and classic smell of regular…

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Join Me for The Trash Challenge

I've spent a lot of time over the past few weeks wondering what exactly fills our trash bags each week. We've switched back to cloth diapers. We recycle cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminum. We repurpose and reuse as much as we can without adding to the clutter in our home. And we've cut down on…

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