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Green Living

Costuming with a Conscience

We are just a few weeks out from “Decision 2012.” And with my plug last month for making sure you’re registered to vote, you may think I’ve still got the Election in my frontal lobe – and tis true, tis… Continue Reading →

Super Tuesday is Coming!

Growing up I thought Labor Day meant we got one last break from our labors at school to have a BBQ. My Grandmother also pointed out it was the ushering in of a moratorium on white pants. (Thank you “Glamour”… Continue Reading →

Going, Going, Gone – Green!

Admittedly, I’m a wanderlust. Years spent working in aviation and moonlighting as a travel writer in my past life (ie. pre-Mom days) gave me a thirst for exploration. I’ve traveled throughout North American, across the pond to England and explored… Continue Reading →

Greener Because of Grandma

I consider my grandparents the “O.G’s” of environmentalism. Just to be clear, that’s “Original Green.” The current battle-cry/sustainable-speak of “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle” was merely a way of life for those who lived through world wars and the Great… Continue Reading →

Getting the Grass a little Greener

I grew up hating yard work. Being raised in a family with three sisters and NO brothers meant that “women’s work” definitely extended outside. I still joke with my parents about having us mow the lawn as 10 year olds… Continue Reading →

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 →

Sustainable You – Year in Review

The title of the Grateful Dead’s greatest hits album seems appropriate at the moment: “What a Long Strange Trip it’s been.”  For me, it’s hard to believe an entire year has passed since I started this official journey of sustainable… 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 →

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

The 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… 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 →

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 choc 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 Manic (and meatless) Monday

“And I don’t eat meat cause I’m a veterinarian,” sayeth a ditzy blonde on what I recall being a teaser ad for HBO in the late 80s. Back then I was just beginning my conscious eating quest. I remember taking… 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 metwith the… 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 →

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