Creative Ways to Reuse Old Windows Instead of Throwing Them Away!

Several years ago, my husband and I replaced all the windows in our home. I hated to see my beautiful, wooden windows come off the house, but it was a cost-effective home improvement project that needed to be done. I highly recommend replacing old windows to save on heating and air conditioning costs.  However, once the old windows come off, what do you do with them? There are many ways to reuse old windows instead of tossing them in the trash!  I will include a few general ideas below, as well as links for you to check out that include some … [Read more...]

Drive through Funerals? Our Laziness is Out of Control!

Are you a drive through addict?  If you said yes, you are not alone.  Drive throughs are becoming more and more popular, even as American waistlines grow larger and larger.  People are obsessed with drive through food, laundry, and even drive through funerals!Picture this: It is a beautiful, sunny morning and you have just arrived at the dry cleaners to pick up the one pair of pants your husband owns that cannot be machine washed.  There is an empty parking lot with plenty of spots right in front of the door.  There is also an empty drive … [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...]

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 … [Read more...]

How to Pack an Eco-friendly Lunchbox

This post on how to pack an eco friendly lunchbox has been sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions express are my own.School is finally back in session, and with that comes the task of preparing my children’s lunch each morning. There are several benefits that come with preparing your children’s lunch, including reducing your carbon footprint. Come check out my post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog to help you green your child’s lunch this school year! Disclaimer:  I am compensated for the articles I write for SC … [Read more...]

Creative Ways to Reuse Bottle Caps #SCJGreenerChoices #sp

This post on ways to reuse bottle caps is sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions are my own.Many years ago my husband installed a wall-mounted bottle cap remover in our garage and placed a box under it to catch all of the caps once removed. After several years we have quite a collection of bottle caps and have started to wonder what to do with them all! Check out article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for some of the fun, creative ideas I came up with! Ways to Reuse Bottle CapsDisclaimer:  I have been compensated for the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Ecofriendly Living: Tips for Creating a Greener Home #TheHonestCo

When I first found out I was pregnant many (MANY) years ago, I began taking a closer look at the food I was eating, the beauty products I was applying to my skin, and the type of purchases I was making for my home.  I became concerned about the long term effects of each one of the choices I was making and started to change the way I lived slowly.  Small changes like buying organic milk and natural beauty products came first.  As I learned more about ecofriendly living,  I incorporated lifestyle changes like composting and recycling.  I am still … [Read more...]

Tips for Choosing a Greener Cup of Coffee #SCJgreenerchoices

There is nothing I love more than a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. When choosing a type of coffee, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all of the different varieties. Not only is there flavor and intensity of the roast to consider, but there are a lot of confusing labels to understand as well.   Check out my tips on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for ways to choose a greener cup of coffee!A Greener Cup of Coffee Disclaimer:  I am compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are mine and … [Read more...]

Check out these tips to help plan an eco friendly wedding! #green #SCJgreenerchoices

 Your wedding day takes a lot of planning to ensure that it goes off without a hitch. There are caterers to hire, clothes to buy, music to pick and so many other decisions to make. With a little bit of creativity and forethought, you can have a wedding that is beautiful, memorable and good for the environment. Check out my suggestions on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for idea on how YOU can plan an eco friendly wedding!Eco friendly wedding Disclaimer: I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all … [Read more...]

Tips for Shopping for Eco Friendly School Supplies #SCJgreenerchoices

Summer has flown by and now we are back to the beginning of a new school year. Heading back to school means that you will need to think about stocking up on school supplies for the upcoming year. There are a lot of ways to reduce your carbon footprint if you consider a few alternative choices while you shop.  Check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for more information about choosing eco friendly school supplies! Eco friendly School Supplies  Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the articles I write for … [Read more...]

Is it a bird? A plane? No, its..Superweeds!

What do you see when you look into your garden right now?  Probably a bunch of dead plants, cold soil, and a few scraggly weeds that are trying to survive the cold, right?  Well, sitting quietly in your soil right now are microbes, hibernating bugs, and weed seeds that are just waiting for the soil to warm up and the sun to come out so they can start taking over your garden again.  Life is amazingly resistant to extremes of temperature, drought, and even chemicals.  It learns to survive and thrive through a process of genetic mutation...the … [Read more...]