New Spring Fabrics

Another bunch of fabrics that are new to the website. fabric406.com The green is such a spring-time color - I just love it. (Hmmm, wonder if I'm a little tired of winter?)...more

Which Tech Helps You Stay Green?

How many of you made a decision to be more environmentally friendly in 2013? We know from our many research studies that the women in the BlogHer community tend to be more "green" than the general population....more
@KarenLynnn I looked it up. It sounds very interesting and probably a good thing to have. Thanks ...more

Safe Green Lunch Boxes

The parent groups that I belong to have lots of chatter about safe "green" lunch boxes and food storage. With all that we have to worry about, having a green lunch box is just one more of those things. I'm going to discuss a product/ brand of safe green lunch boxes and cotton storage bags....more

Mint Green Paired With Sea Green

I absolutely love this combo.  Adding different hues of the same color can be very complimentary.  Here I have also added a navy blue scarf to the look which ties in beautifully with the mint green top, and makes both colors stand out nicely. ...more

How Green is Your iPad Mini?

I got a new iPad Mini as a Christmas gift, and I just can't seem to shut up about it. Clearly, I am totally taken with this technology. Thanks to my tablet I'm reading more. I'm catching up on blogs and checking out magazine articles and finishing actual books. I feel like I'm a hungry person, and I've just finished a restrictive diet. I'm re-immersing myself in words. It's wonderful, particularly as someone who writes for a living. ...more
@Virginia DeBolt I have seen the story of stuff, and I am appalled.   At the same time, there is ...more

Green Your Kitten

Have you ever thought about being "green" with your cat? This is actually a very realistic possibility. Everything from your feline friend's food to its toys can be ecologically responsible....more

Saving Energy & Eating Better

Elisa Woodwww.RealEnergyWriters.comThe US consumer wants food to be fresh, local and organic. But that means larger grocery bills in an economy where most people need them to be smaller....more

Pantone names Emerald Green as the 2013 Color of the Year - Here's to Prosperity!

  Green has often symbolized a color of serenity, harmony, and prosperity.  After a tumultuous 2012 (understatement) I had hoped 2013 would synthesize these elements to create a sort of symphony out of the cacaphony of my life.    Since fashion is a microcosm expressing current events and personal identity, I'm happy to see that we're ...more

Cloth coffee filters: my next sewing project

They want HOW MUCH for a pack of coffee filters?  This sticker shock hit me earlier this week when I put cone filters for my "4 cup" Cuisinart coffee maker on my shopping list.  First, I could not find any cone filters where I usually shop.  Then, when I finally found a package at Giant Eagle (a bus ride away from my home), I discovered an outrageous high price for just 100 white or brown coffee filters -- over $5.00!  My last purchase of coffee filters, in Cresson, Pennsylvania, cost me a mere $1.79 for a store brand. ...more

Growing Sprouts

Yesterday I wrote an article on microgreens and Windowsill Gardens. I had mentioned doing sprouts in a windowsill garden, and today that is the subject. Sprouts are a great addition to salad, or a topper on your steak....more