Why I am NOT a minimalist.

If you’ve been following GreenLifeNH for any length of time, you have probably noticed a theme to my posts. I’m all about buying less, taking care of what you have, and doing things yourself if you can. So, it would be a natural jump to assume I am a minimalist. In fact, minimalism and environmentalismContinue reading “Why I am NOT a minimalist.”

Spring is in the air!

Spring is in the air! Can you feel it everywhere? While I’m being a little grouchy about saying goodbye to winter (not sure why, maybe change is hard right now), there is something nice about opening the windows, feeling the fresh breeze and thinking about warmer and brighter days ahead. The temps are rising, andContinue reading “Spring is in the air!”

Five Eco-Don’ts when you’re Going Green

In January, I posted a list of 12 green resolutions for 2021. Now that it is (somehow!) March, I’m delving into all things reusable. We’ll talk about how to make lots of wonderful changes in your home that will help you reduce your waste and your impact on our wonderful planet. But, first, a fewContinue reading “Five Eco-Don’ts when you’re Going Green”

Five Questions with Laura Johnson of Design 645

I had a fun and inspiring chat with my friend, Laura Johnson, this weekend about sustainable ways to redecorate your home using what you have, found treasures, and eco-friendly materials. Laura runs Design 645, an interior design studio based in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. You can see Laura’s work on Instagram and Facebook. I think IContinue reading “Five Questions with Laura Johnson of Design 645”

What Are Your Recent Zero Waste Wins?

If you’ve been reading GreenLifeNH for a while, you likely know that I don’t drive an electric car and sometimes like a good hamburger. I know the perils and pitfalls of both and am working to improve my habits. Rather than eating a regular beef burger, it has become a once in a while treat.Continue reading “What Are Your Recent Zero Waste Wins?”

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”

Guest Post! How to Make Homemade Gummies

Today we have a guest post from my friend Barbara! She and I first met a few years ago at a moms event and clicked right away. We have children who are the same age and she is one of my go-to friends for exploring the outdoors. She also knows a ton about gardening. EnjoyContinue reading “Guest Post! How to Make Homemade Gummies”

What’s Bringing You Joy In February?

Time for our monthly series where we share a little bit of what’s bringing us joy. Do you have something to add? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you! RACHEL – HANDED-DOWN SPORTSWEAR AND ICE-SKATING! As a native NYCer, I’m still amazed that ice-skating at the town pond has become part of myContinue reading “What’s Bringing You Joy In February?”

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?”

Do You Participate in Politics?

(Short on time? Skip down to the “Action Here” section.) I was never a hugely political person. Sure, I always voted (anyone else get teary as they “pull the lever”?) and knew who the major players were, but I rarely paid attention to the day-to-day workings. Until November 2016 happened. I remember watching the newsContinue reading “Do You Participate in Politics?”