Sustainable Bathing Suits and How to Care For Them

While some people might just be seeing crocuses pop up out of the ground, we here in the south are heading towards summer.  This week it will be almost 90 degrees and the pool opens in 2 weeks.  Of course, summer for us means lots of time spent at the pool.  Are you looking for a new bathing suit?  There are a number of sustainable bathing suits on the market today that will help you green up your summer routine.  I thought I would share a few brands that I have found, as well as some tips on how to care for bathing suits to extend the life of … [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...]

Eco Friendly Fashion: The right choice can reduce your Carbon Footprint

  Every once in a while, my husband comes to me with an idea that he thinks I need to blog about.  He is very helpful when it comes to my blogging inspirations!  He recently came across an article about fashion designers who are trying to reduce their environmental impact by creating eco friendly fashion styles including shoes, clothes, and accessories.  There are a ton of eco friendly fashion companies on the web but this article really focused on the big name brands going green.  I love to see mainstream companies going … [Read more...]

How to Care for Leather Boots Naturally

Can you picture in your mind the look, feel and smell of real leather?  There is something so perfect about a new pair of leather boots.  And then after a bit of wear and tear, they are no longer so magical looking.  Now they just look old and tired.  But, women's leather boots are not cheap so replacing them frequently just isn't going to happen. I got my first and only pair a few years ago and they are definitely showing their age.  Wanting to clean them up a bit,  I started looking into how to clean leather boots but some of the products … [Read more...]

Full figured fashion styles hit the runway at Macy’s #MacysEvents

This fashion post was sponsored by Macy's and SheSpeaks but all opinions expressed here are my own. When I was growing up, my mom was always on one diet or another.  She drank a lot of diet soda and ate a lot of celery.  But, she also ate too much chocolate and liked to spend too much time reading instead of exercising.  Thus, she was always in a constant battle against her weight...never as thin as she wanted to be but not quite able to do anything about it.  She NEVER invested money in nice clothes because her weight was always fluctuating … [Read more...]

Eco Conscious Clothing Choices and Staying Warm with Horny Toad

This post about eco conscious clothing choices was inspired by a product I received from Horny Toad at no charge but all opinions expressed are my own. With the weather finally staying cool most days here in the south, I can finally start setting aside the tank tops and shorts and taking inventory of my fall clothing.  While I don't buy a new wardrobe every season, I find that I usually need to invest in one or two things to round out the closet.  I try to make it a "one in, one out" sort of system...find one item that needs replacing and … [Read more...]

Back to School Fashion Trends for Less at JCP (#FirstDayLook)

This post about back to school fashion trends has been sponsored by JCP and Glam Media but all opinions expressed are my own. My kids started back to school a few weeks ago and I am slowly trying to get their clothes situated for fall.  I spent an entire weekend sorting through their closets and bureaus trying to weed out the things that no longer fit.  Since I am pretty sure somebody is sneaking Miracle Gro into my kids breakfast cereal, there are a LOT of things from last year that no longer fit.  In fact, almost everything had to get … [Read more...]

6 Must Have Gardening Supplies for Comfortable Gardening #SummerSolved #spon

I spend a lot of time in my yard during the spring and summer tending to my garden.  Between building the garden beds, tilling soil, putting in plants, nurturing them, and (hopefully!) harvesting my crop I wish I got paid by the hour!  It is a time consuming but enjoyable way for me to get exercise and provide food for my family.  However, it isn't always easy or fun.  It can be hot, sweaty, buggy, and downright irritating at times but I keep doing it anyhow.  I guess I'm a glutton for punishment!  I have found, over the years, that there are … [Read more...]

Light Up Your Workout Routine With Panther Vision

Have you ever tried walking a hyper dog at night with your hands full of leash, flashlight, and a bag of something that said dog decided to leave in your neighbor's yard?  Ever try running at night while gripping a flashlight in your sweaty hand?  How about camping in the middle of nowhere and trying to pee on a tree at night while holding on to a flashlight and a roll of biodegradable toilet paper?  I have done all of these things and can tell you, an extra hand would have really come in...well...handy!  While walking, running and hiking in … [Read more...]