Wheelchair Barbie and I Are Having a Fashion Revolution on Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, a reminder how wasteful humans can be and of the small contributions we can make to clean up our act. This is a favorite holiday of mine as this theme runs year round throughout my blog posts. ...more
Julie Ross Godar Thank you for your kind words, Julie. I bet you are Googling "Where can I buy a ...more

7 Quick Tips to Garden on a Budget

I have some good news and some bad news about gardening. The bad news is that it can cost a fortune to have and maintain a garden… but the good news is that it doesn't have to! One mistake we all make when it comes to our gardens is not having a clear idea of how much we are willing to spend on it. We go into it without having a plan of attack, and end up spending way more than we had originally wanted to. ...more
katespov  that is such a great idea! I haven't ever heard of that before, but it would be ...more

Spring Cleaning: Top 10 Things You'll Forget

As I start to think about spring cleaning, I asked other BlogHer staffers what people always forget to clean but really, really need attention. As in, ew. Brace yourselves....more
When the sun comes out, the dormant flies, and those cute little bugs that look like lady bugs, ...more

Wheelchair Barbie and I Are Having a Fashion Revolution on Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, a reminder how wasteful humans can be and of the small contributions we can make to clean up our act. This is a favorite holiday of mine as this theme runs year round throughout my blog posts. ...more
Julie Ross Godar Thank you for your kind words, Julie. I bet you are Googling "Where can I buy a ...more

Improve the World: Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

 Today is Earth Day and people all over are talking about it! There are activities for children in their schools. Various cities are have activities planned for today that encourage recycling things such as, bicycles for restoration, Apple products, and so much more.  Museums, botanical gardens, and zoos have exhibits that will focus on environmental issues of all kinds for us to learn more about our planet and how to preserve it for future generations. Today is a day when we all can learn how to Improve the World: Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!...more

EARTH DAY 2014

Today marks the 44th annual Earth Day. The first, April 22, 1970, came eight years after the publication of Rachel Carson’s epic work, Silent Spring, and just 14 months after the horrific oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel; at that time, it was the largest oil spill ever in America and today ranks third behind the Exxon Valdez (1989) and Deepwater Horizon (2010) disasters....more

Peppermint Bath Salts Recipe

Peppermint Bath Salt RecipeDon’t you just love to soak in a hot bath after working in the garden all day? With a few easy ingredients, that bath can be even better!...more

What does nature teach us…?

Have we ever pondered upon nature; the lessons that it teaches us, the glory of it, and the greatest gift that it has given us? Nature is our creator and it has a lot to teach to us. We adhere to nature for a lot of habits we learn in our lives. Nature in itself is a great teacher for us....more

The Cult of Organics: Is It Worth the Extra Money?

At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made me wonder if I had suddenly experienced a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. After glancing down to make sure I wasn't flashing anyone (and to check that Justin Timberlake wasn't lurking behind a bush), I tried to calmly explain my position on organic versus conventionally grown food. ...more
Vote with your grocery money. If you think organic  and / or unadulterated is the way to go (and ...more

Greening Your Easter Baskets

The Easter Bunny is getting ready and is calling everyone to help him go green this year! There are so many eco and healthy treats to make baskets fun and delicious so here are a few ideas on how you can make the greenest baskets ever!...more

30 Days of Earth Day

This month I am blogging about sustainable living.   Every day includes a tip or other infomation on how we can create a more sustainable world. Each of us can make a differece.  Visit me:  http://www.spinsterjane.com/...more

7 Quick Tips to Garden on a Budget

I have some good news and some bad news about gardening. The bad news is that it can cost a fortune to have and maintain a garden… but the good news is that it doesn't have to! One mistake we all make when it comes to our gardens is not having a clear idea of how much we are willing to spend on it. We go into it without having a plan of attack, and end up spending way more than we had originally wanted to. ...more
katespov  that is such a great idea! I haven't ever heard of that before, but it would be ...more

10 Reasons To Get Kids Into The Garden

There is a rumor going around that it may touch 60 degrees in this part of Michigan today. If it does, it will be the warmest day we've had in four months. It has been a long, cold winter and everyone is more than ready for spring!  I'd be willing to bet garden centers all around the area will be bustling, even though it's really too early to trust the warmth....more