Creative Uses for Egg Cartons Once You Eat All the Eggs!

Do you eat a lot of eggs? Are you looking for creative uses for egg cartons around the house? You have come to the right place! I have become quite the queen of upcycling and reusing egg cartons is incredibly helpful in many ways.   I thought I'd share a few ways to upcycle egg cartons and help you reduce your carbon footprint. 10 Uses for Egg Cartons Once You Eat All the Eggs! Breakfast for dinner is a huge hit in my house (thankfully!) and omelets, quiche, and breakfast casseroles are all quick weeknight meals that … [Read more...]

Ways To Reduce Your Outdoor Water Usage

Summer is hot and our yards are often thirsty for water.  If you have just received your recent water bill, you may be looking for ways to reduce water usage this month.  Saving money on utility bills isn't easy, however, there are a few things you can do that reduce your outdoor water usage.  In order to keep my plants from drying up, I have learned several ways to get the most out of my outdoor watering. This helps keep my landscaping  and save money when my water bill comes. And, since water is definitely a … [Read more...]

Throwing an Eco Friendly Party? Check Out These Ideas for Sustainable Celebrations!

Spring is in the air and the weather is finally starting to warm up a bit. With the chaos of the holidays far behind us, it is time to start thinking about entertaining again! Throwing an eco friendly party may take a bit of planning.  However, focusing on a few green party ideas is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.  From natural party decorations to reducing your garbage output, make sustainability a focus for your next get together!  Can we say Earth Day Party?  Woo-Hoo!Eco Friendly Party … [Read more...]

Tips For Preparing Your Spring Garden

One of the best ways to save money on organic food is to grow your own. Gardening is a great way to save money on your grocery bill. In addition, backyard gardening also offers the added benefit of exercise. Lugging bags of soil around, tilling up the ground, and weeding your garden beds works out muscles you probably don't use very often. Preparing your spring garden early is incredibly important. I thought I'd share a few gardening tips that might help you succeed this spring.When should I start my garden in the spring? Before you … [Read more...]

Green Shaving Tips for Smooth Summer Legs

Well, spring is finally here and I have traded sweatshirts for Tshirts. That means pretty soon I will be swapping out my jeans for shorts and capris. And do you know what that means? That means I need to start shaving regularly again if I want smooth summer legs. Honestly, that is my least favorite part about the warm weather. Not only am I so white that I practically glow, I need to spend way more time in the shower every day attempting to make my legs look as smooth as a baby's bottom. Loads of fun, right?Yes, I know that some women are … [Read more...]

Eco friendly Fabrics for Your Spring Wardrobe

Are you trying to find eco friendly fabrics for your spring wardrobe? Clothes are one of those basic necessities that people just can't live without. There are so many choices when it comes to fabrics that it can be a bit overwhelming to understand. When you are shopping for your spring wardrobe, here are a few eco friendly fabrics to keep in mind. While the prices may be a bit higher than traditional clothing lines, you usually get much more wear out of a high quality piece of clothing when compared to their cheaply made counterparts. Buy a … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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? … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Make a Cereal Box Scrapbook of Your Summer Vacation! #SCJgreenerchoices

 Summer vacations are exciting family moments that should be remembered long after the trip is over and there is no reason those memories have to fade! To that end, you don’t have to go out and buy expensive scrapbook supplies to document your fun. A simple cereal box and a few other supplies you most likely have around the house can be used creatively to make a homemade scrapbook! Come check out my post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for directions on how to make one!Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the … [Read more...]

Tips for Keeping Animals Out of Your Vegetable Garden #SCJGreenerChoices

There is nothing that frustrates me more than going out to pick some fresh produce from my garden only to find that critters have already eaten some of the ripest and juiciest pieces! Whether you are dealing with wild critters or domesticated pets, animals can seriously ruin your garden! Come check out my recent post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to learn how to keep them OUT!Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. … [Read more...]

How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden #SCJGreenerChoices

I absolutely love to garden and have several small beds scattered amongst the landscaping of my yard. I noticed many years ago that the beds that do the best and produce the most veggies for me are the ones planted around my flowering bushes! No matter how much attention you give your garden, you will not have a good harvest without bees to pollinate your plants! Come check out my tips on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to learn how to attract pollinators to your garden!Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC … [Read more...]

Tips for Eco-friendly Travel this Summer #scjgreenerchoices

As the weather gets nicer, more and more people decide to hit the road for a family vacation. Whether you are staying close to home or traveling cross-country, there are a number of things you can do to stay eco-friendly on your next road trip. Come check out my recent article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to learn how do reduce your carbon footprint on your next vacation!Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.  … [Read more...]

Skip the Drive-Thru and Try These Organic Whole Wheat Pancakes #scjgreenerchoices

Your mornings are crazy and you don't have time to make a healthy breakfast, right? Think again. Hitting the drive-thru because you are rushed for time in the morning is not the best choice for your health or our environment. Skip the extra calories and avoid throwing away all those wrappers by making organic, whole wheat pancakes ahead of time! Come check out my post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for the recipe!Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are mine and … [Read more...]

Attract More Birds With This Easy, Homemade Birdfeeder #scjgreenerchoices

Bird watching is not only a great way to teach children to love nature, but birds are also very good for your garden and landscaping. They eat weed seeds, bugs and even small rodents so anything that encourages birds to flock to your yard is a good thing! Come check out my recent article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to see how my daughter made this tasty bird feeder for our backyard feathered friends!Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are mine and mine … [Read more...]

Join the Meatless Monday Challenge with this Cashew Fried Rice #scjgreenerchoices

Over the past few years, a movement called “Meatless Monday” surfaced that encourages families to choose alternatives to meat on Mondays. It’s small step to help improve your family’s health and the health of the planet. Sometimes it is hard to come up with vegetarian dishes that the whole family will enjoy but this one is a huge hit with my kids and easy to make! Come check out my recipe for Cashew Fried Rice on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog!Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions … [Read more...]

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit to Cash in on Savings

Let’s face it. We all want to make sure we are maximizing our energy savings and decreasing our utility bills. According to EnergySavers.gov, each family spends over $2,000 every year on utilities, but as surprising as it might be, much of the energy coming into our homes is wasted! A simple home energy audit will help you understand what areas of your home use the most energy so you can start reducing your utility bills AND your impact on the environment.Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit to Cash in on Savings Follow these tips to … [Read more...]