As a mom of three girls, my hope is for my daughters to grow up to be kind, respectful and compassionate young women. At the same time, I wish for them to be confident, bold and fearless when it comes to pursuing their dreams. As we conclude our family vacation here in Disney World, I am reminded of what Walt Disney once said, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” I want my daughters to grow up believing they can achieve anything they set their minds to. I want to instill in them the belief that hard work pays off and that determination opens doors. And that if they’re truly passionate about something, they need to go out there and make it happen. And that’s why I’m so excited to be collaborating with Cinder + Salt to introduce you to their newest collection, which embodies this go-getter attitude. Their #LIKEABOSS collection was inspired by all the female go-getters out there who are empowered to pursue excellence while at the same time striving to find balance between career and personal goals....more

Expo East: Trick or Treat for Adults

As many of my readers know by now, I spent some time in Baltimore at the Natural Products Expo East tradeshow. To see what I tweeted you can read the Tweet Diary here. I also took a lot of pictures of yummy foods and products. You can see them here....more

Earth Day Resolutions


Setting up a green classroom

How to saw off your arm with a tin can (and be taunted by carbs)

Last week, my friend Abby came across this interesting recipe for Bread in a can.Yes, you read that right. Bread. In a can. ...more

Ology -- Walgreens Affordable, Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly Line of Products

By now most of you know that I’m a BIG proponent of going “green” on a lean budget and convenient manner.  I won’t ever suggest you go off the grid and overhaul your entire home, instead I try to offer simple, actionable steps you can take to make healthier choices for your family without going broke....more

DIY Mess Kit Bags

Becoming 'Poo Free'

I started off 2012 with a resolve to stop shampooing my hair.Traditionally, anyway.I had heard of people doing this before, but because of the 'detox' period that was inevitable, I was unwilling to spend any amount of time with greasy looking hair. After constantly switching hair-care products, looking for something that would make my hair stronger and healthier, occasionally spending more money than I would like to admit, I was ready to try almost anything. ...more

In Addition to Joining the Compact, Now I've Got a BHAGG

I really like this… Diane over at theBig Green Purse Blog (a really terrific resource, by the way) is asking readers if they have a BHAGG for the new year – a Big Hairy Audacious Green Goal.  And she insists that it’s not a resolution (told you I like it!) but a challenge: what will you do this year to make a positive impact on the earth?...more

New Year's Eco-Lutions

Yep, we’ve made another trip around the sun. The new year is upon us filled with brand new opportunities and chances. Let’s do our best to make it an even greener one with these simple tips!...more