My Five Favorite Gardening Books

I have been growing vegetables for six years now. Each year I gather a bigger, better harvest and feel more confident in my abilities, but I still have SO MUCH to learn. Luckily, there are hundreds of gardening books available to help me. Here are my five favorite books: Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardening Handbook by RonContinue reading “My Five Favorite Gardening Books”

Earth Day Prep

Earth Day is one week from today and there is so much to do! Trees and flowers to buy. Organizations to research. Gloves and bags to find. Books to borrow…. You may not think of Earth Day as a holiday that requires preparation, but a successful Earth Day requires just as much forethought as anyContinue reading “Earth Day Prep”

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”

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!”

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”

Vegetarian Cookbooks Owned by a Meat-Eater

If you’ve been following Hannah’s awesome 12 eco-resolutions, you know that reducing your meat intake is first on the list. For reasons as to why this move is needed, you can refer to these books. I recognize some people can’t go fully-vegetarian for health reasons (celiac or similar conditions), but most of us can affordContinue reading “Vegetarian Cookbooks Owned by a Meat-Eater”

Become a Frugal Hedonist and enjoy life again

I don’t know how I ended up in possession of The Art of Frugal Hedonism by Annie Raser-Rowland and Adam Grubb- and I have since lost my copy and had to borrow it from the library in order to write this – but this small, strange book really changed my life. Or, rather, it changedContinue reading “Become a Frugal Hedonist and enjoy life again”

Guest Post! Pandemic Winter With Kids: It’s for the Birds

Today we have a guest post from my new friend, Alyssa Walker! Alyssa and I recently met through our children and have enjoyed some outdoor adventures together. Today she’s offering a safe and fun way to spend time outdoors with your kids! – Rachel We typically love winter at my house: lots of skiing, snowshoeing,Continue reading “Guest Post! Pandemic Winter With Kids: It’s for the Birds”

Kids Books: Celebrating the Solstice

I think it’s hard to get people, especially little ones, to care about climate change if they don’t see and feel the effects in their everyday life. However connecting people to their seasons and surroundings is one way to encourage action. For example, some might be happy that the winters are getting warmer. Who wantsContinue reading “Kids Books: Celebrating the Solstice”