Be Magnolia Green

Why do I care? I’m thankful to be living in a country with abundant resources and opportunities. Yes, I have access to milk, strawberries or sushi whenever I want. All I have to do is go and purchase it at my local grocery store. I’ve lived most of my life taking these conveniences for granted. Not understanding that throughout history foods, occupations, and resources were seasonal. “Mother Nature” controlled what our ancestors consumed, produced, and gathered on a daily basis. Over the past five years, I’ve been learning and implementing environmentally friendly techniques and products in my home. I believe, a sometimes awkward, green lifestyle is more economical in the long run than living as a consumer of convenience.  I’ve lived throughout the Deep South and am currently residing in Louisiana. I hope in sharing my journey it will inspire others, especially in the South, to be more environmentally conscious. 

What does this website have to offer? provides step-by-step instructions for giving your home a “Green Makeover” one room at a time. Shares money saving tips on shopping and creative gift giving. And lastly gives advice on getting your whole family on board with frugal sustainable living.

Wondering where to start? Right here with 7 easy steps!

Need a good laugh? Then check out my superhero alter ego gag cartoon Be Magnolia Green Adventures. Follow the adventures of a suburban housewife embracing a greener lifestyle one chuckle at a time.

Lastly, what nickname would I love to have? Southern Granola.

Thanks for stopping by.

Emily (AKA, Southern Granola)