Eco-Friendly Decorating Ideas

Eco-Friendly Decorating Ideas

I am compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. With the warm weather finally here, I’ve been searching for quick and easy ways to get my home organized and decorated. I’ve learned that simple tasks like getting rid of built-up clutter and updating your space from dark-colored, winter hues to brighter pops of color, will not only give you a boost of energy and optimism, but are also great ways to revitalize your home. Check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a few eco-friendly décor tips to help you refresh your home. … [Read more...]

Pasta with Parsley Pesto Recipe

Pasta with Parsley Pesto Recipe

I am compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. From attending my children’s band concerts to carpooling to various sporting events we have a very hectic schedule in my home. Rather than going through the drive-thru on a busy night, I try to plan my meals ahead of time by looking for dinner options that can be created in less than 20 minutes. Since I like to cook from scratch, pasta is usually the go-to meal when I find myself crunched on time. To keep the dish flavorful and stray away from the standard “tomato sauce” pasta dish, I alternate my pasta meals with various recipes like this “Pasta with Parsley Pesto.” This parsley pesto recipe is a simple alternative to the traditional basil leaf or tomato sauce pasta dish and as an added … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: Creamy Carrot Soup with Coconut

Meatless Monday: Creamy Carrot Soup with Coconut

I am compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. It is amazingly easy to reduce the amount of meat you eat if you begin exploring the idea of serving soups, salads and sandwiches for dinner. I have a particular fondness for smooth, rich soups that typically involve heavy cream or half and half, which I usually don’t ever have on hand. This recipe for carrot soup uses coconut milk instead, which is easy to stock in the pantry for last minute meals. Loaded with Vitamin A from the rich carrots and sautéed onions, this soup is both flavorful and healthy. You can serve it hot as the main course meal, or chilled as an appetizer.  Grab the recipe on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog! … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday Recipe: Mango, Black Bean and Rice Salad

Meatless Monday Recipe: Mango, Black Bean and Rice Salad

I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. In order to save both time and energy, I try to find recipes that use as little cooking as possible!  Time is short and there are lot more enjoyable things to do then spend hours in the kitchen.  Come check out my recent meatless Monday recipe on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog.  It uses black beans for a protein boost, fresh vegetables and the tropical flavor of mangoes for a little added sweetness. Make the rice ahead of time for a quick and easy weeknight meal I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. … [Read more...]

Pesto Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach #Recipe for #MeatlessMonday

Pesto Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach #Recipe for #MeatlessMonday

This pesto macaroni and cheese recipe is part of an ongoing collaboration with SC Johnson for which I am compensated.  All opinions expressed here are my own. Going meatless in my house is easy as long as one of the vegetarian options frequently offered includes macaroni and cheese. Although purchasing macaroni and cheese from a box is vegetarian, I prefer to make my own so I can control the ingredients in the dish. Come check out my recipe for pesto macaroni and cheese that uses whole wheat pasta, real cheese, fresh milk and even some green veggies to boost its health factor!     What is your favorite Meatless Monday meal? … [Read more...]

Creative Uses for Your Tin Cans #SCJgreenerchoices #spon

Creative Uses for Your Tin Cans #SCJgreenerchoices #spon

This post about creative uses for your tin cans is sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. I've found that a lot of the products I purchase come in tin cans. While I always recycle them, I also try to find creative ways to re-purpose them.  Remember,  as a first step, properly clean each can and file any sharp edges. Consider lining the edges with Duct or masking tape for extra protection.  Also, please supervise your children during these crafts.   You can check out the directions for a tin can birdfeeder or head over and check out my post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for some other ideas.   Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. … [Read more...]

Tips to Eat More Local This Year #SCJgreenerchoices #spon

Tips to Eat More Local This Year #SCJgreenerchoices #spon

These tips to eat more local this year are sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. With spring comes an abundance of fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. There are a number of ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your diet, one of which is to eat locally produced foods. Come check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to learn a few tips to help you eat more local foods! Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday #Recipe:  Italian Brown Rice with Lentils #Scjgreenerchoices

Meatless Monday #Recipe: Italian Brown Rice with Lentils #Scjgreenerchoices

This meatless Monday recipe is sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. Coming up with a high-protein, meatless meal can be easy if you keep your pantry stocked with a few key ingredients. One item on my list of ‘must-have’ pantry staples is lentils. Including them in your diet provides protein and plenty of fiber and iron, as well. This recipe for Italian Brown Rice with Lentils is an easy, one-pot meal that requires little attention and offers plenty of nutrition!  Come check out the recipe on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog and tell me what you think.   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...]

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...]