Tips for Making Homemade Bread

Tips for Making Homemade Bread

Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the posts I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. Bread is a staple in our house, and, with hungry, growing teens, it is a great way to fill them up without spending a fortune. Making your own bread is an inexpensive and healthy option that also reduces your carbon footprint, since many pre-packaged food items can create a lot of waste. Although I am not an expert at baking bread, I have seen quite a lot of improvement in my skills over time. If you’re up for giving homemade bread a try, check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a few tips to help make your baking excursion a success.   Do you ever make homemade bread? … [Read more...]

Tips for a Greener Holiday Feast

Tips for a Greener Holiday Feast

This post about a greener holiday feast has been sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. The holidays are HERE  and many of us are preparing a huge holiday feast this week. With family and friends coming to visit, we often find ourselves struggling to figure out what to feed everyone. While it is easy to fall back on quick and easy solutions, those are not always the most eco-friendly decisions we could be making. With a little planning and thought, it’s possible to feed all your guests and reduce your small carbon footprint. Check out my post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a few tips to help green your holiday meal this year! This post about a greener holiday feast has been sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Lotion Bars

Homemade Coconut Lotion Bars

This homemade coconut lotion bar post has been sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. Summer is finally here and while many of us are spending our days out in the hot sun, the warm weather can do some serious damage to our skin. Making homemade skin moisturizers is a great way to combat dry skin without shelling out a lot of money on high-end beauty products. With just a few simple ingredients, homemade coconut lotion bars are a great way to nourish and pamper your skin.  Come check out the simple ingredients and directions in my post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog. Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Craft : Use Decoupage for Natural Egg Decor! #sp

Easy Easter Craft : Use Decoupage for Natural Egg Decor! #sp

This easy Easter craft post is sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are mine alone. Spring is one of my favorite seasons as nature starts to defrost and come alive again. Flowers start to peek out of the ground and my local farmer’s hens start laying eggs, leaving me with a great selection of natural décor to decorate my house! One way I use up extra egg shells is by making a basket full of decorated eggs to adorn my table. Decoupage is a very easy craft to learn and is simply the act of using a special sort of glue to adhere things onto a surface. In this case, you can use dried flowers, small magazine photos, wrapping paper, or even old sheet music to decorate the surface of a hollow egg.  Come check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to learn how to … [Read more...]

Creative Uses for Your Egg Cartons #SCJgreenerchoices

Creative Uses for Your Egg Cartons #SCJgreenerchoices

Breakfast for dinner is a huge hit in my house (thankfully!) and omelets, quiche, and breakfast casseroles are all quick weeknight meals that everyone enjoys. Of course, that means I am left with an awful lot of egg cartons at the end of the month! As I strive to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible, I came up with a few creative ways to reuse cardboard egg cartons before tossing them into the recycling bin.  Come check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices  blog for a few creative ways to reuse your own egg cartons!   Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. … [Read more...]

Easy Tips To Help You Go Green This Year! #SCJgreenerchoices

Easy Tips To Help You Go Green This Year! #SCJgreenerchoices

The New Year is finally here and many people set out to make better-for-you resolutions such as quit smoking, start exercising, get organized and eat healthier. This year I challenge you to make a resolution that is not only good for YOU, but also good for our planet. Come check out my post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a few simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint this year. Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. … [Read more...]

Green Initiatives at SC Johnson

Green Initiatives at SC Johnson

If you have been following my blog for a while you will have noticed my periodic sharing of articles that I write for the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog.  I was asked to be on their blogger panel a couple of years ago and when I started researching SC Johnson's commitment to the environment I was really quite impressed.  They are making incredible strides to reduce their environmental footprint and should be a model for other mainstream companies to follow.  What sort of steps has SC Johnson taken over the past few years to become more green? Keep reading to learn a little bit more about their environmental commitment.   SC Johnson Powers Up Wind Energy: In December of 2012, SC Johnson has powered up two state-of-the-art 415-foot wind turbines at its largest global manufacturing … [Read more...]

Creative Ways for Reusing Glass Jars #SCJgreenerchoices

Creative Ways for Reusing Glass Jars #SCJgreenerchoices

It seems like I’m always tossing something else into my recycling bin including tin cans, newspapers, cereal boxes, glass jars and dozens of other items that I no longer need. We all know recycling is great, but every once in a while I try to think of unique ways to reuse an item! For example, glass jars come in all shapes and sizes, from small baby food jars to larger pickle jars and everything in between. There are tons of creative ways to reuse these jars around your house instead of throwing them in the recycling bin.  Come check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to find out a few creative ways for reusing glass jars.    Reusing Glass Jars Disclaimer:  I am compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are mine and mine … [Read more...]

Seven Creative Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles #SCJgreenerchoices

Seven Creative Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles #SCJgreenerchoices

  It seems like every time I turn around I have another glass jar or bottle to recycle.  While recycling is great, sometimes I like to get creative and find a new use for something instead.  Glass bottles can come in handy around the house and you do not need to be too crafty to come up with something creative!  Check out my recent article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to see what sort of things you can create with your leftover glass bottles! Seven Creative Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles   Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. … [Read more...]

Tips for having an ecofriendly picnic!   #SCJgreenerchoices

Tips for having an ecofriendly picnic! #SCJgreenerchoices

Heading to the park with your kids to enjoy the last few weeks of summer?   Instead of grabbing fast food consider bringing along a picnic basket for a healthier lunch and one that’s better for the environment. Come check out my post on the SC Johnson Greeener Choices blog for tips on how to make sure your picnic is as green as the grass you are sitting on!   Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the posts I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. … [Read more...]