Your kids need to know!

We all know that teaching our kids to be polite and respect other people is pretty important. What about teaching our kids to respect the earth, how many parents make this a priority?...more

Can't get these diapers out of my head

As you may be aware I switched to cloth diapers a few months ago, click here to find out more about that switch. Be that as it may, my baby’s butt is often still covered in  disposable diapers by others when I can’t be around.  As an aspiring ecoholic I need to make sure  we use  the healthiest and greenest option available....more

Greener Birthday Party (Take 1)

Paisley Handmade on Etsy! Like I ‘ve explained before going green for me is a trial and error process. I try something new, make mistakes and learn every day. This weekend my little princess B turned 3. This marked the first birthday party I would have to throw since making the switch to a greener life. Greener Birthday party, take 1:...more

Water Bottle Redo

This has been on my to-do list for a bit, but I couldn't find the right supplies.  Until Saturday…… I spotted it in Joann's and jumped for joy!!! I think that this is one of the simplest tutorials I have ever done—- but it is totally cute! ...more
Very smart ... and practical.  Beauty in small places.  :-)more

Before the Weather Hits: How to Make Your Own Emergency Survival Kit

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tsunamis. Volcanic explosions. Floods. Tornadoes. Fire. Terrorist attack. There are any number of events that can turn your life into a fight for survival. You've got a better chance of winning that fight if you are prepared. ...more

Thanks so much for the post and all the tips. With the holidays around the corner, I am ...more

Freezer Organization 101

If you’re old enough, you’ll remember what happened every time Fred Flintstone opened his closet -— well, that’s precisely what my freezer was like, only when things fell out they tended to be frozen-solid blocks, and they invariably landed on one’s feet. Who knew how important steel-toed boots could be in the kitchen? ...more

We made the investment in a deep freeze and I'm STILL having these issues... but I try to ...more

How to Write (Better): 12 Steps for Writing a How-To Article

Writing a good how-to article is harder than most people think. I know this, because most of the how-to articles I come across on the internet are down-right terrible. They often assume a level of expertise that the reader does not possess or neglect to mention entire steps that would get the reader from step three to step four without causing them to rip out handfuls of hair. My how-tos, though, are quite fantastic, and I am here to tell you how to do it, so that when you decide to share your knowledge with the world, you can do it better than everyone else. ...more
You've made some good practical tips here and I'm going to add at least 2 of them to my How tos. ...more

Making your own terrariums.

Terrariums make for delightful home decor, are easy to make and fun to grow. These tiny little eco-systems are practically self sufficient and are very inexpensive to make. Here's a simple how to on getting your own terrarium started. ...more

(TUTORIAL) How to Make Spiderweb Potholders

Here's a step-by-step guide to making spiderweb pot holders. ...more

These are quite adorable. I am going to send this link over to a friend of mine who is quite ...more

How to Write (Better): Even Bad Poetry Can Make You a Better Writer

I have had a love/hate relationship with poetry, made up of three parts hate and one part love, for the last thirty years when I first discovered it at the age of seven. I was rebelling against the rote memorization of multiplication tables that year, and I grabbed onto the perceived freedom of freeform poetry as my life preserver in a world that was soon to include a structured summer full of remedial math lessons. ...more
Holy crap!  And you are not the only one...these chicks (below) ROCK!  Eloquent, I know. more