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One week, one wardrobe and an infant

On Monday, I was excited to check Simple Mom's site to find out where Project Simplify was going to start.  The starting point is our Wardrobe, which is quite a challenge for me at the moment.  My closet is a cluster of pre-baby, maternity,…

Project Simplify

I'm really going to do it this time.  I make an attempt every couple of months, but now it's crunch time.  I'm talking about cutting down on the clutter in my home and the overwhelming amount of stuff that needs to be cleared out.…

The Eco Friendly Laundry Challenge

Have you noticed how many more cleaning products are featuring "green" claims or promoting their "natural" qualities?  Buyer beware, products that call themselves "natural" doesn't mean anything.  It's not a regulated term so pay attention…
When was the last time you read a published book that was handwritten? Maybe never. In Make your Place by Raleigh Briggs, she handwrites and illustrates how to simply take care of your home, your body, and your ailments. Here's a quote to give…

Save Organic foods!

Scary things are happening in the political food world.  GMO seed giant Monsanto is close to approval ofGMO alfalfa. Approving GMO alfalfa will potentially destroy the integrity of and access to organic food, as well as the livelihoods…

Off the Grid giveaway

I really find it hard to believe that there are families in America that still do not have electricity. More surprising, they want it that way. In Nick Rosen's book Off the Grid, he meets many of these men and women who share a common goal of…

Iphone covers made from plants

I do love my Iphone and now I get to love my new Ipad, thanks to my wonderful husband. While I consider myself "green", I am also a modern mom who loves the latest in technology.  Partly driven by a need to be more efficient as a working…

End of season lights to recycle

Did you find a couple of bad strands of lights when you unpacked the Christmas lights? Or maybe, like me, you have a strand with duct tape that is due to be retired.We are going to send our lights to the HolidayLEDs.com site's recycling center.Here…

Must Have for Mommy & me class

If you are having a baby during the height of cold and flu season, listen up. The Oshi mat is your new best friend. I'm expecting my second child in February and hope to make it to a Mommy and baby class during my maternity leave. I loved this…

Brown paper never looked so good

I can only wish my brown paper packages could look so sweet.  I love this picture from the Oh My Handmade blog, they have a great post about how to spruce up your basic brown paper as you finish wrapping gifts this week.  I love the…

From Plastic Bag to Bib?

Could it be true?  Could plastic bags have a new life as a bib?No two are alike...the possibilities are (sadly) endless.  These bibs are made by Urban Infant and available via select retailers.  Each bib is made from post-consumer…

Real or Fake?

We are getting our Christmas tree this week and I can't wait for how wonderful it makes the house smell.  I know there is a lot of conversations about the eco-friendliness of a real tree vs an artificial tree.  I remember some stats…

Love this packaging idea for the Holidays

I can't say enough how much I LOVE this picture of presents using three simple ingredients:newspapersred and white baker's twinebeautiful tags  (shown are from Joyful Joyful)I have already ordered a large amount of Baker's twine (3,360-Yards…

My very first homemade remedy~ Elderberry Syrup

I finally did it, I made my own natural remedy.  During the fall season our family stayed pretty healthy, until the beginning of November.  Then the nasty colds started, and the little one caught a stomach bug.  After I got a…

One year blog anniversary...and a thank you to favorite blogs

Random Recycling has finally turned one.  I know many blogs don't make it to this anniversary so I am really proud of this accomplishment.  A year ago, I didn't know anything about blogging, SEO or comment etiquette.  Blogging…

Holiday Menu Planning made easy with Free E-book from Delicious Living

Thought everyone may be interested in the free 2010 Delicious Living Holiday Cookbook.  You can download the book here. It downloads as a PDF file which you can print out or keep stored on your computer.I am planning to try out the Caramelized…

Home Depot Light trade-in event starts today

Yes, it's very early to get out your holiday lights.  However, Home Depot is giving you a great reason to get ahead of the game.  You can turn in your old or broken incandescent light strings and get a $3 off discount on the purchase…

Wordless Wed~ Welcome November

Photo taken at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA.  I just can't get enough pumpkins this time of year...welcome to crisper air and cozy sweaters!  If you want to visit a local farm before it gets too cold, visit Local Harvest to find…

My Green Halloween decor

Happy Halloween everyone!I do love this holiday, partly for the fun of seeing everyone dressed up, but also because it kicks off the fall holiday season!Just wanted to share one recent project using natural objects, in this case, driftwood found…

Why Organize Anyway?

As it gets colder outside, I find myself spending more time indoors evaluating my living space.  Is there too much clutter, despite trying to purge things we no longer need?  Is my kitchen organized enough to help me stay prepared…

A better yogurt cup from Stonyfield

My daughter LOVES her yogurt snacks, especially the Yobaby line of products from Stonyfield Yogurt.  I like them because they are rBGH-free, but I don't like that I can't recycle them with my normal plastic.  They were made from #6…