Category: Buying Green

Thrift Store Shopping

My husband and I have a new passion for treasure hunting at our local thrift stores. When we shop, I’m on the look out for household gadgets and books and he is on the search  for collectible media. We try to frequent our local bargain centers weekly, keeping our eye out for fantastic deals and rare…

New Recipes Coming in June!

I’m so excited to share my new soap made from tallow. The thought of rendering beef fat to make soap was a little overwhelming, but I labored through it. In the end it turned out brilliant! My first tallow soap is called Rosemary Eucalyptus Soap. I wanted to make a rosemary soap for my sister, Krista,…

Mississippi Fabrics

I’ve been on the hunt lately trying to locate a Mississippi source for my fabrics and yarns. Right now I’m using 100% cottons, but I’m not sure of their origins. I feel it is important to provide my products in reusable vessels, preferably manufactured from a local source. I’ve spoken to many people in my…

From Thread to Spread

I’ve been on a sewing kick lately, making pillow covers, tote bags, throws and patching holes in my family’s clothing. Literally having a hands on approach to the fabrics in my environment brings to my attention the materials of each piece. I’m prompted to ask this question of the blanket in my hand, “What is…

“Life Without Plastic” – Grocery Shopping, Part 1

I was browsing the internet this morning and ran across the Life Without Plastic‘s website. “Life Without Plastic,” seems ideal but is it doable today to not rely on this widely used product? As I sit in my office and look around I’m surrounded by plastic. I’m literally blogging on it right now. It is…

Paper or Plastic?

I remember, years ago it was common for the bag boy to ask me whether I wanted paper or plastic bags at the grocery store check out. Now the assumption is to use plastic bags unless they run out or paper is requested. Today, I had a short discussion with a bag boy, on the subject of…

Personal Care Products

Alright, I think I’m ready to discuss my personal care habits and the toiletries I use daily. Being a homemaker affords me the privilege of daily dressing comfortably, wearing no makeup, with my hair in a ponytail and a pair of flip flops on my feet. (And I only wear a bra just in case…

Sowing Seeds and GMOs

Let me say, I love, love sowing seeds. It is so rewarding to plant a little seed, water it and watch it spring up and grow almost in front of my eyes. It’s amazing. Not only do I enjoy seeing growth in plants, I also enjoy seeing it in people. I know I may embarrass…

Coffee Filters

Are convenient single serve items more costly and time consuming in the long run? For example, I loved using my single pod brewer. It was great for my family because we each liked a different flavor of coffee. Just pop in my pod and place my coffee cup under the dispenser and presto my own…

The Cooking Pantry

Cooking! Luckily, I love to cook and prepare food. I do it for my family about 3 times a day, 7 days a week. I occasionally take a break picking up fast food or pizza, but I still make the majority of “what we eat” decisions in my family.  My family members do have a…