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Giving Back to the Next Generation of ValPLAYso

Giving Back to the Next Generation of ValPLAYso

Jayden’s school recently had a spirit week celebration to raise funds for ValPLAYso, one of our local parks. It’s a unique little park with a lot of medieval quirks. The kids have done fun things like wear hats in class, dress like adults, and crazy hair day which I temporarily dyed Jayden’s hair blue for. His friends thoughtContinue Reading

30 Green Days / Thrift To Reduce Carbon Footprint

30 Green Days / Thrift To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Thrifting is something that I’ve been doing ever since I was a little girl. Growing up in a single parent household made thrifting a necessary for survival. Nowadays it’s like the best thing since sliced bread. At any rate, thrifting is a really great way to reuse items reducing energy and emissions used to produce andContinue Reading

30 Green Days / Start a Container Garden (Re)using Rubber Bins & Various Pots

30 Green Days / Start a Container Garden (Re)using Rubber Bins & Various Pots

Living in a rental has its ups and downs. The positive? Not having to foot the bill for repairs – at least I hope not. The negative? Being limited to the kind of modifications you can make to the property and land. I like to call myself a “rental rebel” because I have found soContinue Reading

30 Green Days / How to Recycle Batteries

30 Green Days / How to Recycle Batteries

Batteries power a number of household items from cellphones, remote controls, flashlights, and cameras. While it’s tempting to throw used batteries in the trash, it’s highly discouraged as it can be detrimental to the environment. Between remotes, Bluetooth mice, and my external camera flash, we go through a ton of batteries. Americans buy almost 3Continue Reading

30 Green Days / Setting Up a Recycling Center

30 Green Days / Setting Up a Recycling Center

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to make positive household changes. For us, that means making a more conscious effort to recycle. Recycling is one of those things that we’ve been slacking on, but I’m happy to report that our efforts to reduce waste are improving. A great way to recycle more efficientlyContinue Reading

30 Green Days / 3 Ways to Conserve Water in the Bathroom

30 Green Days / 3 Ways to Conserve Water in the Bathroom

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve been enjoying my green living tips. I know I’ve been a little winded with my latest articles. Today, I wanted to quickly share a few ways we conserve water in the bathroom and then you can scurry off to your weekend activities :-). Along with toilet flushing, bathing and showeringContinue Reading

30 Green Days / DIY Low Flow Toilet to Conserve Water

30 Green Days / DIY Low Flow Toilet to Conserve Water

Did you know that toilets consume the most water in residential homes? Americans flush approximately 4.8 billion gallons of water down the toilet (EPA). That’s insane! There are a few ways to go about reducing the amount of water your toilet uses – besides holding it in, hehe. You can purchase a low-flow toilet. IfContinue Reading

30 Green Days / Conserve Energy by Staying In Warmest Room & Using a Ceramic Heater

30 Green Days / Conserve Energy by Staying In Warmest Room & Using a Ceramic Heater

It’s still pretty chilly here in the Midwest. While we patiently wait for the spring weather to set in, we’re trying to run the central heat less. Our energy bills for the past few months have been OUTRAGEOUSLY high, but what can you do when it’s OUTRAGEOUSLY cold outside? This winter has simply been theContinue Reading

30 Green Days / Conserve Energy Using Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

30 Green Days / Conserve Energy Using Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

I’m excited to announce that I’m partnering up with SC Johnson in the 30 Green Days Challenge. During this challenge, my family and I will be making a conscious effort to live a more sustainable lifestyle and I’ll also be sharing some green living tips here, on the blog. I hope to inspire and encourage youContinue Reading


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