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Best Green Iphone Apps

I got my Iphone last Christmas and since then I have slowly added a number of great Apps.  Here's a quick look at my favorite "green" Iphone Apps. ( I would like to assume these work on all Smartphones, but if they don't, please share in…

Green Office Supplies for all ages

As the back to school buzz continues, I wanted in on the action.  Even though my child isn't school-age yet, and I'm working full time, I love the fresh start September brings.  New notebooks and fresh pens really make my day.  I…

Wordless Wednesday~ Sweet Summertime

Is anything more simple than ice cream on a summer night?  She really loves getting her own cup of banana ice cream.  The coolest part, it was served in a compostable cup!  The little ice cream shop in our town (Lizzie's) spoons…

Why Pomegranate is Three Seeds Natural's Signature Scent

    We are slowly transitioning from summer to fall with the start of back to school and cooler weather. Actually, the cooler weather has left town for the weekend and we get to enjoy one more heat wave in New England.  (Typical)…

Back-to-School Lunch box ideas

Although my daughter is in daycare full time year round, I still get the back-to-school bug.  I think with September around the corner, it's hard not to think of a fresh start when it comes to routines.  One routine I want to shake…

Baby Shower Eco-Gifts

I always appreciate some unexpected gifts at a baby shower.  While it's great to receive the big ticket items off your registry, it's the unique gifts that can be most memorable.  Here's a couple of eco-chic gifts to bring along to…

Favorite new Iphone app. Great for Bloggers.

I will admit, I do have a love affair with my Iphone.  Especially with all the many apps that have helped me get organized/plan dinner/find a Starbucks/etc.  My latest favorite is the Hipstamatic app, which takes vintage looking photos.…

Reducing waste? Start in your kitchen

Tonight was one of those nights when we need to use up some random ingredients in our fridge so they didn't go bad.  Our favorite meal to prepare when we need to do this is omelets.  I am a firm believer in "breakfast for dinner" nights,…

My Barnes & Noble bag became that?!

Would you believe me if I said I wore jewelry out to a dinner party that was made from old Barnes and Nobles bags?  If I didn't see for myself, I wouldn't believe it either. The bangles were a great conversation starter, as no one would…

Easy Pesto recipe~ garden fresh basil

I'm off to a dinner party tonight at our friend's new home. I'm bringing along a batch of my garden fresh pesto.  I serve it with fresh baked bread, bought from a local bakery.  This is the appetizer served at my favorite restaurant…

Vintage decorations are the best in so many ways...and Big Day news!

Don't you love when you find a cool item for your home, and then realize it's actually vintage?  Not only does it look good, but it's giving new life to an old item.  I had to have one of these vintage Key Plates, the tough part was…

Need a green hostess gift?

Going to a party and need a hostess gift?  Hosting a party yourself?  I love my latest find, Rock Paper Scissors's adorable coasters made from recycled paper pulp. They are great to have on hand for an impromptu get together, as the…

Must read for any mom that makes dinner

For bookclub this summer, we selected a number of books for everyone to choose from.  We give ourselves two months to read at least two books to discuss with the group.  Our goal is to hopefully read a mix of books to then share with…

My small way of helping small business owners

Have you ever wanted to buy more from Mom and Pop stores, instead of the big chain stores?  I know I have tried to spend my dollars with more small businesses, especially local ones, in the past year.  With the economy still struggling,…

Feel good bean bag chair

How cute are these bean bag chairs from Pottery Barn?  Want to know what's even better- they are filled with 100% recycled polystyrene and Styrofoam.  If Styrofoam can't be totally eliminated yet, at least it can make its way into…

A Safer day in the Sun, plus a giveaway

It seems to be inescapable these days, everyone is talking about finding a safer sunscreen or sunblock.  As someone who spends a lot of time at the beach, and is very fair skinned, I am a major buyer of sunscreen products.  The EWG…

Leave a lighter footprint on vacation

Forgive me for my lack of recent posts as the dog days of summer have made me a bit lazy.  I am finding it tough to get out of vacation mode with the hot weather and beach-filled weekends.  As I write this, yet another thunderstorm…

Is a vacation from Blogging ok?

Remember summer vacations when you spent all day outside and went to bed early because you were that tired?  You went barefoot because it was easier, and showers were taken outside.  I just had one of those glorious weeks.  We…

A Toothbrush made of Money?

Have you ever wondered where your old dollar bills go once they are barely recognizable?  I found one answer in the new Source toothbrush by Radius.  They are using a blend of recycled US dollar bills, recycled flax and recycled wood…

Healthy Snacks from Plum Organics Plus a Giveaway!

You know it must be good when you child won't give you back her EMPTY container because she thinks there is at least one more squeeze left.  My daughter Madison's new favorite snack is the Plum Organics 100% Mish Mash fruit snack.  It's…

Splurge or Steal: Antique Glass Jars

There are so many ways you can decorate with over sized glass jars.  You can create a terrarium and watch it grow. Or fill with sand and a (soy) candle for a romantic touch. With a leftover from my wedding decor, I filled a…