Carrying Our Own Containers: Powerful Action or Pointless Inconvenience?

“Do you ever get embarrassed?” A journalist following my plastic-free life put that question to me as I handed the butcher my stainless steel pot. I was buying ground meat for my homemade cat food. In my own container. Waste-free. “No,” I answered flippantly. “I haven’t been embarrassed about anything since I turned 40.” But the answer wasn’t quite that simple. I do realize that my actions can seem extreme to many… okay most… people. And it’s not always easy to buck the status quo. ...more

Hi Diana.  I love that you go back out to your car to get your bags when you forget ...more

It's called GLOBAL warming

I’m not a scientist. I’m not a talk show host. I’m not a meteorologist. I’m a mom, and I’m an American living in Canada. You know, Canada? The country hosting the Winter Olympics? The ones where they have had to postpone events due to the unusually warm weather? The place where it’s rumored we live in igloos? It’s called Global warming….not just U.S. warming....more

I Never Saw This Coming...

Who have I become? I am in a bidding war on eBay right now with a potential nemesis over what better be less than $50.00, for a used, Banana Republic, leather bag! I need to get a life... Now, back to see what's going on.Ok, I'm back and IT-IS-ON....Chick from Long Island, or husband,boyfriend...or whatever you are! Why do I feel so entitled to this?...more

The Purple Lady's Art and Life

I so enjoy blogging.  I love to chat about my furbabies, my Grandsons, things I create and giveaways that I find.  From time to time I do reviews and host my own giveaways as well as product giveaways from companies.  I am still fairly new at blogging but trying to dig my heels in an create a fun place to visit. If you have time, please stop by and check it out then let me know what you think of my blog, or enter one of my giveaways. BrendaLea - The Purple Ladyhttp://prpldy15.blogspot.com/prpldy (at) comcast dot net...more

Home-made valentines: what a treat!

Last year I totally forgot to send out Christmas cards, so I made valentines for my loved ones instead. This year, I had the pleasure of attending a "Make Victorian Valentines" fundraiser -- what fun! ...more

Valentine's Day - To Recycling With Love

Valentine’s Day is a festival of cards, candy, and flowers. During this holiday, 65% of all US households will exchange greeting cards, 38% will give or receive candy, and 32% will turn to flowers to say, “Will you be my Valentine?” ...more

Tips to Decluttering and Simplifying Your Home and Life

One of our goals with the new move was to simplify our family's life. We are seeking to declutter and learn to live less materialistically. We figure that if we can eliminate the wastefulness in any form from our routine, that it will not only save us money, but will help us to concentrate more on spending quality time together.  ...more

Help! I'm Addicted to K Cups

I like to think I'm a good person and at least a pale shade of green.  My recycling trash container is always much fuller than than the one that contains, well, trash.  I buy recyled, local, organic, advocate for sustainable solutions at the architectural office I work at.  I know what Cradle to Cradle is, unplug electrical things when I can and when they aren't needed....I really really try to be a good person.But my partner's daughter gave him a Keurig coffee maker for Christmas....more

Now you've inspired me to a comparative study.  Tassimo Senseo, ...more

Blog Party and Le Creuset GIVEAWAY worth $66.95!!

Just to let you gals know I am having a fabulous Le Creuset giveaway worth $66.95!!For your chance to win go check my blog at:BirdCrafts.blogspot.comBirdBirdCrafts.blogspot.com...more

Confession: I do not recycle.

There, I said it. I can see the disappointment on your face; the sideways smirk, a slight "tsk." And it makes me want to hide under the table and suck my thumb. There are things I think I do to help the environment and as much as I'd like to think I'm jumping on the GREEN bandwagon, I've more or less took hold - but my body is dragging along, pulled at top speed, hitting every rock and tree along the way. Therefore with this new year, I'm going to try to be, as much as I can be: Green"ish." ...more