Products We Use: Dropps

A few months ago, my friend suggested I try Dropps dishwasher-detergent and I haven’t looked back. Before Covid-19, I was regularly replenishing my laundry and dish detergent at our local co-op refilling station. However I was unable to locate bulk dishwasher detergent, and therefore used the best I could find. This usually meant Seventh GenerationContinue reading “Products We Use: Dropps”

Living AC Free New Hampshire

Now that the heat of summer is upon us, it is time to make the big choice – how will you stay cool this summer? If your automatic answer is air conditioning, it’s time for some serious soul-searching. Air conditioning is huge waste of electricity and balloons your carbon footprint. Before you install your unitsContinue reading “Living AC Free New Hampshire”

Do You Carry a Water Bottle?

Sounds simple, but carrying your own water bottle is one way to easily and effectively make a small eco-friendly change. You don’t need me to tell you that water bottles are wasteful – you pay for water that’s free at home, and the single-use plastic will likely avoid the recycling bin. (Even if it hitsContinue reading “Do You Carry a Water Bottle?”

Products We Use: Kidizen

In Hannah’s post about baby fashion, she extols the virtues of hand-me-downs. I couldn’t agree more. However sometimes you’re the first friend in your circle to have children and hand-me-downs are nowhere to be found. You might also have two little girls and want to play around with dressing them. (I speak from experience aboutContinue reading “Products We Use: Kidizen”

The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

The Joy of Less: A Minimalist’s Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify is not just an awesome guide to simplifying your home (who doesn’t need that?!), it is also a good introduction to why our consumer culture is unsustainable. In chapters like “The Greater Good” and “Live Simply”, Jay reminds us that everything we bringContinue reading “The Joy of Less by Francine Jay”

Covid-19 Grocery Shopping

Just when we it seemed reusable grocery bags were hitting their stride, along comes Covid-19 and the governor’s order to leave them at home. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bags-idUSKBN219001 So are we back to plastic? NO! We just need to get creative. Many people have been re-packing their groceries into their carts and packing their shopping bags in theContinue reading “Covid-19 Grocery Shopping”

How to Patch Clothing

We’re always being told to reduce, reuse, recycle, but another “r” that doesn’t get as much press is repair. Before cheap clothes made over seas and fast fashion, people took better care of their clothes (and clothes were made better). One way to take care of your clothes is to patch holes. Children, especially, areContinue reading “How to Patch Clothing”