Monthly Archives: April 2016

Rot: The Fifth “R”¬†

We eat a lot of plants at my house. I mean, a lot. My two little boys eat constantly. Fortunately, they are mostly interested in fruit. With peels, stems, inedible seeds, and other bits and pieces, so their consumption leads … Continue reading

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DIY Surface Spray 

We’ve come back to ant season. Cut some veggies at the counter, turn your back, and the droves appear. If you’ve experienced this, you know how these little workers can drive a house cleaner to new levels of obsessive compulsiveness. … Continue reading

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Drinks to Go

Yesterday, I took my youngest to an appointment. It was a multiple hour trip in the rain, which I wasn’t willing to take without a coffee in hand. And, of course, I would need to take some water for my … Continue reading

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DIY Deodorant

NOTE: I have recently changed my preferred recipe. You can find it in the recipe section under the hygiene tab. In my humble opinion, no zero waste experiment is complete without dipping your toes into DIY. While there are increasingly … Continue reading

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Aaachooo! Cloth Tissue?

My family is down sick. It’s one of those head colds where all those hot teas and orange juices seem to bypass your stomach in order to head straight to your nose. And, as you can imagine, the tissue pile … Continue reading

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Baby Bottoms and Landfill Diapers

I was gung ho about cloth diapering even before my first child was born. The financial and health benefits weren’t a consideration yet. For me, I was strongly opposed to landfill diapers. See? I already had zero waste tendencies. I’ve … Continue reading

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Cloth? It’s My New Bag!

The first day of my zero waste challenge was marked by a need to go grocery shopping. It wasn’t my idea of an Earth Day activity, but hey, when there is no fruit in the house, the kids riot. I’m … Continue reading

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