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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Eco-Benefits of Staying Home When the Temperatures Drop

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Old man winter has finally visited us here in Northern Indiana this past week, with the high temperatures below freezing every day. Because it's so cold out we have scaled back our activities and have rarely left the house, unlike the previous week when we had…

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How to Make a Glass Pendant Out of Repurposed Paper

The following post is from Micaela of Mindful Momma: The Inspiration I'm a sucker for pretty paper. When I see something I love, whether it is a paper cut design on a calendar, a screen printed gift card, or some artsy wrapping paper,  I have a hard time resisting. And because I hate to waste,…

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Got Gunk? How to Naturally Clean Your Dishwasher

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Got Gunk? How to Naturally Clean Your Dishwasher 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…

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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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5 Beauty Products You Can Find in Your Kitchen

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: 5 Beauty Products You Can Find in Your Kitchen When my friend first told me about the EWG's Cosmetic Safety Database several years ago, I basically did the equivalent of a three-year old covering their ears and chanting, "I'm not listening, I'm not listening!" I was…

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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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