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.”

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 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”

Tom Brady is (almost) vegan!

There’s a lot of hype right now around Tom Brady and rightfully so. He is considered by many to be the best quarterback of all time. He has many records and achievements under his belt. He is also the oldest player to be named Super Bowl MVP and win a Super Bowl as the startingContinue reading “Tom Brady is (almost) vegan!”

Dreaming of Spring: Planning your 2021 Garden

This Monday was Imbolc, a Pagan celebration marking the midpoint between deep winter and first spring. At Imbolc, I always try to sort through my seeds from last year, check over my garden maps, and start dreaming of spring. For some of you, gardening may be old hat and you may already be pouring overContinue reading “Dreaming of Spring: Planning your 2021 Garden”

It’s Burger Night! Hold the beef, please.

There are lots of burger alternatives out there, but there is really nothing compared with a freshly made, delicious, and healthy burger that the kids love and makes great leftovers. Think I’m dreaming? It took us awhile, but we finally found the perfect burger recipe in The High Protein Vegetarian Cookbook. Not only does theContinue reading “It’s Burger Night! Hold the beef, please.”

What’s Bringing You Joy in January?

Rachel: Inauguration Day! Without getting too much into politics, there is much to celebrate today. My two daughters get to watch the first woman and person of color become our Vice President. Joseph Biden has worked in public service for over forty years and will try to unite the country. Our environment also receives aContinue reading “What’s Bringing You Joy in January?”

My Top Five Cookbooks, plus one bonus

Let me preface this post by saying I am not an amazing cook. I am not a foodie. I do not pretend to be an expert on cookbooks. But I do know what I like and these cookbooks have been my go-tos for years now. I wholeheartedly recommend them. Two of these cookbooks are vegan;Continue reading “My Top Five Cookbooks, plus one bonus”