What’s your magic number?

This has been a cold February here in New Hampshire. Cold and snowy and Februarish and I’m not complaining in the slightest. But this month has been a test of our magic number, so I think it’s time we talk about it. Our magic number is 63. That is, we set our downstairs thermostat toContinue reading “What’s your magic number?”

Small Wins: Tiptoeing into Sustainable Living

I have been listening to The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg on OverDrive whenever I am in the car. It’s fascinating on several levels, but the thought that keeps jumping out at me is this – sustainable, green living is all about habits, smallContinue reading “Small Wins: Tiptoeing into Sustainable Living”

Three Women Environmentalists and What We Can Learn From Them

I had a different post planned for today but then learned it’s International Women’s Day! Is there an International Man’s Day? Is there a Man’s History Month? What if every day and every month involved honoring women’s work alongside their male colleagues? Are women different that they need a special day? In some ways, maybe.Continue reading “Three Women Environmentalists and What We Can Learn From Them”

What to wear?! or Capsule Wardrobes 101

We’ve done several posts about shopping for clothing on this site, including Rachel’s posts on where to buy quality used clothes, Kidizen, and Pact. We’ve also written about how to wash and dry your clothes in a sustainable way. But we’ve never offered fashion advice… until now. I’ll be the first to admit that IContinue reading “What to wear?! or Capsule Wardrobes 101”

What Does Texas Tell Us About Our Future?

By now I’m sure you’ve seen the incredible photos coming out of Texas due to icestorms, freezing temperatures, loss of heat and undrinkable water. People were being told to boil their water before drinking but couldn’t do that because they had no electricity or gas to turn on the stove. I don’t need to tellContinue reading “What Does Texas Tell Us About Our Future?”

Five Questions with Marie Davis of Hazel Moon Botanicals

Today’s “Five Questions With…” interview is with Marie Davis, the founder of Hazel Moon Botanicals. I first met Marie a couple of years ago and have been using her products ever since. My favorite is the bug spray; it’s our yearly tick-repellent and has been keeping my family safe for the past few summers. MyContinue reading “Five Questions with Marie Davis of Hazel Moon Botanicals”