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Go Ahead, Juice Something

First things first: serious kudo’s to Make and Takes for this month’s Earth Day kick-off of 22 Ways to Save Mother Earth. As I was thinking about what challenge to share for the month of “Easter & Earth,” it made… Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Reuse and Recycle Old Magazines

Yes, we all know that reading our favorite publications online saves more paper than having a print copy in hand; but the reality is, sometimes it’s nice to curl up with a copy of celebrity gossip (if you’re my husband… Continue Reading →

Save Energy & Your Valuables

It sounds cooler to say “I was robbed,” but I guess if we’re being grammatically correct, the term would be “burglarized.” I don’t tell you this to put a damper on your mood. Make and Takes is a place we… Continue Reading →

3 Earth-Friendly Resolutions to Make This Year

Whether or not you’ve been a stickler for your resolutions, have already fallen off the band wagon, or are holding out to kick them off in February, I’ve found three little changes that can make a HUGE impact for your… Continue Reading →

Dish Up Some Pet Friendly Home Cooking

Got Pets? This month we’re talking about gifts for man’s best friend – that’s right, getting the home a little more pet friendly for Fido. “Greening your pet is a great idea for him or her, for the planet, and… Continue Reading →

If You Do Just One Thing for a Green Thanksgiving

Turn Down Your Thermostat. Yes, you read that right. See every year I scour the web for new ideas on how to have a green Thanksgiving. Here are some of my old reliables… How to Plan a Green Thanksgiving Plan for… Continue Reading →

The Dish on Sustainable Fish

In a moment of what is best described as “parental weakness,” I made the mistake of promising my precocious four year old that once he had his shots he could go to Red Lobster, not sustainable fish. Seduced by the… Continue Reading →

Host a National Costume Swap for Halloween

As many of you know, each fall at our household we try to find new ways to put a little more GREEN in our HALLOWEEN!  In year’s past, we’ve focused on the trick-or-treaters. Something about giving out apples, play-dough and fruit… Continue Reading →

Quick Parenting Tip: Eat More “Fast Food”!

It’s true. One of the greatest discoveries I made as a parent was when I unlocked the power and precision of “fast food“. As Moms, we’re expected to pack 36 hours worth of activity into 24 hours. We need a… Continue Reading →

4 Easy (and Green) Back to School Tips

Looking for ways to make your back to school transition a little more Earth-friendly? Here are a few “green” back to school tips you can make happen at your home! 4 Easy (and Green) Back to School Tips 1. Lunchbox-Love Let’s leave… Continue Reading →

DIY Ombre Napkins: Great Upcylce Project!

We stopped using paper napkins in my home about 8 years ago. Both my husband and I felt like it was not only a “greener” move but also, cloth napkins work so much better. Plus, they are prettier too! Sometimes… Continue Reading →

Hey Summer, Let’s Scream for… Sunscreen!!

What is the right sunscreen for your family? Here is what we love and what types of sunscreen to avoid, helping you all stay safe this summer! With a simple Google Search for “Best Sunscreens” I find fashion mag “Allure”… Continue Reading →

Refreshing Clean & Green Drinking

Tomorrow’s Summer Solstice! That means the longest day of the year is finally here. How fitting that this month’s green drinking challenge can be a month, week, or even a day in length (might I suggest  starting tomorrow – what… Continue Reading →

3 Simple Ways to Save the Planet

Oh sweet Mamas (and crafty Papas) out in the blogosphere, am I getting too esoteric? Perhaps in my quests to get a little greener, I may forget that it really is the little things that count. So it’s back to… Continue Reading →

Line Drying Your Clothes: Drip Dry DIY

A few years ago, our dryer broke. And because our dryer broke, twenty-plus of my sons “nappies” suddenly needed to find a home before they were useable again. It was also early Spring. Since it snows well into May in Utah,… Continue Reading →

Celebrate With an Ecological Easter Basket

This is not a joke. I double-chocolate-bunny-dare you to think beyond plastic pastel eggs coupled with yellow and pink Peeps this year and incorporate a little more green into your celebration of Spring for an Ecological Easter. Let’s give our… Continue Reading →

Family Yoga for a Happier Household

Namaste friends! For us, family yoga means a less-stressed and much happier mommy (making life much easier for the entire fam); plus better health for all. Less doctors visits and medical interventions mean less environmental impact from our family all… Continue Reading →

Be (more) Green in Twenty-Thirteen

The new year can be a time of undue stress and anxiety for me. I’m a goal setter, a list maker AND an altruist: which basically means I could be the poster child for “Resolutions.” There were plenty of articles… Continue Reading →

Gobble Up the “Green” This Thanksgiving

I am happy to report I placed an order for our family’s bird for Thanksgiving dinner, and will be picking it up on Tuesday. It’s a ritual (now in it’s third year) at the Mangum casa. Now, lest you think… Continue Reading →

Costuming with a Conscience for Halloween

When you’ve got a pre-schooler at home and it’s “Baby’s First Halloween,” there are plenty of decisions that are taking our time. With Hallow’s Eve approaching, our big decision means what to be for Halloween! Last year, around this time… Continue Reading →

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