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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 / 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 / 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

Shea Moisture Products, Now At Walmart!

Shea Moisture Products, Now At Walmart!

When it comes to hair care products, I am pretty brand loyal and maybe downright obsessed. I’ll try a new product here and there, but I will always default to my favorites. In the 7 years of my natural hair journey, I have found that less is more. Less products, less ingredients, less in price.Continue Reading

Guest Post: How To Reduce Home Energy Consumption and Costs In Your Home

Guest Post: How To Reduce Home Energy Consumption and Costs In Your Home

Although many people associate energy savings with money, there are two other important reasons why we all should save energy: Preserve our natural resources. Whenever we choose a renewable source of energy, we are saving the remaining fossil fuels so they will last for our grandchildren and their children. Protect the Ozone Layer. Saving onContinue Reading

Guest Post: Plastic and Glass Bottle Crafts To Do With Your Kids

Guest Post: Plastic and Glass Bottle Crafts To Do With Your Kids

Some of the best craft ideas are centered on repurposing jars or bottles. They are very versatile items and easy to find. You can use emptied product containers you have lying around the house, or you can find new, unbranded plastic and glass bottles online. There are many ways you can use empty glass or plasticContinue Reading

Guest Post: Shopping Your Way To A Better World

Guest Post: Shopping Your Way To A Better World

Do you ever feel that all the good news of the world gets overshadowed by the negativity out there?  I mean, I don’t know about you, but sometimes it feels like all the problems out there are too big to solve. It may be comforting to know that many of our every day choices asContinue Reading

Sashay Yarn Ruffle Scarf + Wine Bottle Vase

Sashay Yarn Ruffle Scarf + Wine Bottle Vase

I don’t know how to knit or crochet, but I sure did try to do whatever it is that yielded a mini ruffle scarf. Sashay Yarn made it somewhat easy. Let me explain… Red Heart sent me a care package with a few skeins of Sashay as well as some knitting needles and crochet hooks.Continue Reading

Guest Post: Recycling Glass For A More Stylish Home

Guest Post: Recycling Glass For A More Stylish Home

Recycled glass is no longer just for bottle makers and manufacturers – designers too are starting to realize the style potential of repurposed glass. One of the hottest trends sweeping the world of interiors at the moment is the rustic or vintage chic look. And with repurposing bottles and old glassware both environmentally and cost-friendly,Continue Reading


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