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A reuseable dryer sheet?!

What a great idea, a reuseable Dryer Sheet!  I wonder if it really lasts for hundreds of loads....Static Eliminator Re-Usable Dryer Sheet 2 Count9 Problem-Solving Products Reusable Dryer Sheet Real Simple

Ask a Green Expert!

Everywhere there are signs and promotions for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on 4/22.  To celebrate, my favorite magazine Body & Soul is hosting a Q&A; session with Mindy Pennybacker on WholeLiving.com.  She is answering question…

What to do with naked lemons?

We have an abundance of lemons in our fridge, but they are naked.  My husband is on a quest to make the perfect limoncello, so our lemons are now naked without their flavorful rind. After making frozen lemon juice cubes with the first batch…

Just like riding a bike

I finally got back on my bike today after a two year hiatus.  I used to compete in triathlons and had a pretty good bike split.  When I got pregnant, I was told to stop biking.  I missed it terribly, but I was just happy…

Random Diaper recycling info

Just a quick note about how to recycle some of the packaging for disposable diapers.  I got a very quick response from Pampers when I asked about their packaging.  Here is how it breaks down:For the wipes:Tubs:  Plastic (polypropylene).…

The Power of Walking

Over the weekend, I was able to get outside for some much needed fresh air.  I had a number of errands to run on Saturday, so my husband and I bundled up our daughter in her stroller for a walk into town.  While it wasn't that warm…

Where do your books go when you finish them?

There are a lot of books in my life.  Parenting books, book-club books, beach reads, and more.  Our library shelves are getting full, and I want to send the old books to a good home.  I discovered Better World Books, which is…

Donate your used running sneakers

Soles 4 Souls is a great organization, sending gently used sneakers to people in need.  They also work with footwear companies to relieve them of extra stock and by sending them to over 125 countries.There are drop boxes in many locations,…

I love the week of new magazines

Ask anyone and they will tell you I am a magazine hound.  My reading list includes Body & Soul, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Fast Company and I could go on and on. Every couple of months, I sort through my piles of magazines, usually…

Does your town get a good grade in Recycling 101?

Mine does, but apparently not many others.  Some sad statistics were presented today by the Boston Globe, noting that there has been very little improvement in the rate of recycling in Mass in the past 10 year.  Some people feel it's…

Rainy days mean it's time for Chicken Soup

It is going to be a rainy weekend around Boston so it's the perfect time to make some homemade chicken soup. Many people are afraid to make their own broth, but this is a great way of "recycling" the chicken carcass.  Yes, it takes time,…

New Mass state law reduces junk food in schools

Two new state bills were passed in MA today, and both are positive moves in the right direction.First, they passed a bill which "calls for selling nonfat and low-fat dairy products, non-fried fruits and non-fried vegetables, whole grains and…

Open your Windows everyone!

We got a taste of spring fever this weekend around Boston.  It was finally warm enough for all the neighbors to get outside and catch-up with each other.  We met new neighbors that moved in during early winter, we just hadn't seen…

Shopping trip to the GAP!

I was very excited to hear about Gap's promotion to bring in your used denim, and get 30% off a new pair of Gap denim jeans. (even better 35% off with a Gap Card!)  I am already a fan of Gap's new denim line, but I was most pleased to see…

#5 Plastics~ where can they go?

You may be working very hard to recycle the plastic items in your house, but what can you do with all those #5 plastic items? These items made with polypropylene need to be separated from the #1-3 plastics. Bring your #5 Plastics to your local…

Tired of credit card offers in the mail?

I have taken my name off junk mail lists, but continue to get many random credit card offers in the mail.  I have no need for them so they go straight to the recycling bin.I found a website to get my name off the mailing list for these…

Book Review of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Last spring I read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle book and enjoyed every page from beginning to end.  With spring around the corner, I find myself going back to this books for ideas about early spring plantings.The book…

Cotton Babies seconds sale

Cotton Babies has seconds on sale of their BumGenius product.I have placed two orders for seconds in the past and have never been able to find the defects.Here is the link: Cotton BabiesBe prepared to be patient, there is usually a lot of site…

Target is making Green shopping easier

While I was busy searching for a new car seat at Target.com, I discovered their Green shopping section.  What a great find!  I decided to add to my cart a new, cute Thermos for packing lunches.  Target has a wide variety…

Organic vs Lower prices: the new debate for Whole Foods

During a recent investor call, Whole Foods talked about the organic business in light of challenging economic times.  Here is the comment by their COO Walter Robb, "Organic remains a strong part of the business, and I think the trend association…

Walmart's quest for sustainability labels

I read a great article in Fast Company about Walmart's plan to have a label on their products sharing their carbon footprint.  If anyone can get this going, Walmart can.  I think it will give consumers an amazing ability to use their…