Put some Eco in your Eggs: 6 Easter Bunny ideas. 1

Put some Eco in your Eggs: 6 Easter Bunny ideas.
When you have a little one, there are few things as exciting as waking up one Sunday morning to find that the Easter Bunny has visited. There is such intense joy in discovering all those hidden surprises and special treats. Unfortunately, Mr. Rabbit does not usually bring the healthiest things – for the little one ...

Last minute Valentine. 1

Last minute Valentine.
So here are the Valentines the 5 year old and I made for his class. We started out with used wrapping paper and gift bags that were torn or otherwise no longer reusable, but ended up using some of my scrap (read: stained, rejected, torn) watercolor paper as well. Today is Valentine’s Day, so really, ...

Getting my share. 3

Getting my share.
Living responsibly can be great for the budget. Cutting back on electricity, water, gas, household chemicals, ziplock bags and individually packaged things all save money and keep my wallet happily plump. Not so with buying responsibly. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t mind paying a little more when a product is local, sustainable, or simply ...

One dozen green Valentines.

One dozen green Valentines.
Behold my very first gift guide of earth-conscious Valentines. 12 lovely gifts, ranging from cute-on-a-budget to Why Not Luxurious. I hope you’ll find something suitable for your love(s). 1 & 2: Think Pink. Think under $10. Pretty Pink Valentine’s Day Hearts What: A lovely vegan gift to pamper her skin. These adorable glycerin soaps are ...

My cup of tea 2.

My cup of tea 2.
I have been lusting after this teapot for a while now. Not just because it’s gorgeous and so me, and not just because it has a nice plastic-free stainless mesh tea infuser. But because it is part of Chantal’s Pure Collection – a line of stoneware that shows off the natural beauty of the clay ...

Squeaky clean for you and me.

Squeaky clean for you and me.
A recent dentist visit reminded me that dental care is really a luxury in this country. If you can’t afford to go to the dentist, taking impeccable care of your teeth is an absolute must. That is one reason I like this handsome toothbrush: order one for yourself, and one will be given to a ...

Opting out.

Opting out.
Call me nostalgic, but I still like getting paper mail. Worthwhile paper mail, that is. The kind that comes from an old friend or family member, which is thoughtful and often handwritten with things like How are you? or Love from all of us, and might even include a picture of a face I have ...

I dream of socks. 1

I dream of socks.
The weather is getting cooler in Miami, and I am SO ready for the few weeks a year that I can wear socks and (almost) not be stared at like I’m from another planet. You see, I love socks almost as much as I love chocolate. Mostly because they keep my icy cold feet nice ...

Better treats. 2

Better treats.
The scariest thing about Halloween trick or treating is not the dark, not the costumes with the fake blood and weaponry, nor which scary witch will answer the door and say Boo. It is an actually, truly scary thing: chances are, the chocolate candy in your child’s bag is made with the use of child ...

My cup of tea. 1

My cup of tea.
My cup of tea does not look terribly fancy. In fact, my trusty stainless insulated canteen is pretty utilitarian. It accompanies me while taking the 5 year old to school, while working in my studio, and anywhere else I am in desperate need of it. Which is almost everywhere. All this while keeping my precious ...
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