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Green Living

Be a Green, Party Machine!

I’m not ready to go all “Julie-Andrews” on you and start singing about raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens or the like (truthfully, I’m not really a cat person). But I am happy to extoll on a few of my… Continue Reading →

11 Ways to Sustainable You – Go Green

It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed since I started this official journey of sustainable living with Make & Takes. But then I look outside – delighting in daffodils and tulips that trim the landscape of our yard… Continue Reading →

Mini Tin Can Drums Earth Day Craft

I love a good challenge, especially a craft challenge! I love to see all the entries and what people are creating. So, happily I’ve joined forces with Steph of Modern Parents Messy Kids (MPMK) to bring you a craft challenge celebrating… Continue Reading →

Time to Use a Greener Cleaner

“We are an awesome team,” Holden my three year exclaimed. “Like ninjas!” He told me proudly. I had just thanked him for his help with mopping our hard wood floors. And yes, he really does help. He squirts the Method… Continue Reading →

Green Living with a Newborn Baby

February 14th has come and gone, but it’s still the Month of Love. Unfortunately for my husband, I’ve got Baby on the mind. (Our little Zoë was born December 7th). So it seemed fitting to explore a few keys areas on… Continue Reading →

A Few Simple Tips to a Greener Kitchen

The kitchen – seriously how much of a Mom’s time is spent here? For me, it’s where my three year old’s education primarily takes place. Eg. “We need six cups of flour, count with me: one, two, three…” Or there’s… Continue Reading →

Monthly Challenge: Nix the Pancake Mix

We’re more than half-way through January. I have almost worked through the last of the snowman sugar cookies stashed in my freezer which means a couple of things: The holidaze have come and gone I’m most likely looking fat-tastic (that… Continue Reading →

Earth Friendly Christmas Cheer

With the countdown to Christmas approaching single digits tomorrow, chances are that at this point you’re not obsessing about how to make things more eco-friendly (that’s not a judgment, just an educated guess). Life has a sneaky way of trumping… Continue Reading →

Saving the Planet one Turkey Sandwich at a Time

Thanksgiving is just a week away. And while the holidays often seem chock full of consumerism and wastefulness, Turkey Day is one holiday with plenty of easy and accessible ways to Go Green. I know it sounds crazy – the… Continue Reading →

Black, Orange & GREEN: The Primary Colors of Halloween

Remember the ‘cool house’ that gave out full-size candy bars on Hallow’s Eve? I do, and once I got married I was determined to be “that house.” My husband thought it was ridiculous we were spending so much money on… Continue Reading →

Just Another Meatless Monday – Do It!

I’ve gone in-and-out of veganism, vegetarianism (even spent some time as a pescetarian), sought out organic snack crackers in place of conventionally grown strawberries because of pesticide levels (not necessarily recommending this, by the way) and played host to a… Continue Reading →

Learning How to Can Preserves

I played around with the title of this post in my head for the better part of the past month. Reminiscing about the winters of my childhood when we’d enjoy Grandma’s canned concoctions so delicately preserved. Flashbacks to the bounties… Continue Reading →

It’s Not Trashy to Compost

Did you ever watch Fraggle Rock? Sunday nights at the Suite household made the close of the weekend bearable because of Jim Henson’s zany creations. How could we be upset at the prospect of an inevitable Monday, when met with… Continue Reading →

Family Fun at the Farmers Market

I used to be funny. No seriously, when I was chunkier, single and a lot more self deprecating – you might have even said I was “a hoot.” (For proof, I dare you to check out this little ditty). But there’s… Continue Reading →

Green Thumbs & Dirty Fingernails

I’ve got dirty fingernails. I’m sorry, I know we just met. Is that too much information? But seriously, this time of year my nails seem to be in constant need of some face-time with a manicurist. But I don’t really… Continue Reading →

Sustainable You!

I want to welcome M&T’s newest regular contributor, Sabrena. She’s a long time friend, an amazing writer, and passionate about our world around us. She’s going to be here once a month sharing how she’s trying to live a more… Continue Reading →

Update on My Square Foot Garden

We’ve just about wrapped up our vegetable garden for this summer season. I’ve loved having a square foot garden, growing veggies right in my backyard. There’s just something different and yummy about growing your own food, as well as a… Continue Reading →

Green Projects for your Home

Are you wearing GREEN today? I hope so, I don’t want you getting pinched! Well, in honor of the color green, I’ve come up with a few links helping to give your home a touch of Green. Moss Topiary from… Continue Reading →

Lucky Leprechaun Feet

We’re finding little sneaky little leprechaun feet have made their way into our house, trying to find our gold! We spotted a few footprints! With a little paint and some cute little hands, you can stamp onto paper to make… Continue Reading →

Citrus Magic for Microwave Cleaning

Carina is a fun friend of mine who writes a hilarious blog at The Jet Set and a lovely architectural design blog at Mid-Century Modern Utah. Today she’s sharing a magic trick with us, well that’s what I think it… Continue Reading →

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