DIY Face Mask & I’m Still Smiling

DIY Face Mask(Please hit the jump to recipe button above to head straight for the DIY Face Mask pattern. Pattern, recipe, same difference, right? Especially when it comes to skipping over all of my endless sewing chatter…)

That Time

It’s officially that time of year again. You know, that crazy time when, all of a sudden, a dozen spring projects need to be done–like, yesterday–and you can barely catch your breath in between the doing. That’s the current non-stop (and surprisingly blissful) state of things in my life right now. And sure, my back is screaming at me to stop already, and … Continue reading

All-Natural Hairspray & Waste Not, Want Not

All-Natural Hairspray(Please hit the jump to recipe button above to head straight for the All-Natural Hairspray recipe!)

While not considered a national holiday, this past Wednesday was still one of my top three favorite holidays. Christmas and Easter vie for first and second place because, you know, Jesus is awesome. And then there’s Valentine’s Day, but that one’s really only in contention because it has the most cheerful color palette of all (and love is pretty cool, too).

But colors alone aren’t enough to win that coveted third spot, especially when a day celebrating our gorgeous planet is in the running. … Continue reading

All-Natural Air Fresheners ~ A Scent for Every Season

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(If you’d like to head straight for the All-Natural Air Fresheners, please hit the jump to recipe button above!)

Now that I started the ball rolling again on my Eco page, I feel like I should keep that small spark of momentum moving. (At least until another ball gets set into motion, which could be any day now…) But I really do want to share everything with you guys–most especially all of these green recipes and eco-tips that are just rattling around in my head, demanding to be let out. So here I am, back and ready to release another. … Continue reading

Review: Curava’s Recycled Glass Countertops

When you spend several hours in the kitchen daily, it’s nice to have a quality countertop to look at and work on. But what’s equally important in our home is having one that the environment also appreciates. The vinyl linoleum countertop that was installed when our house was built (aka before I was born) was worn out. We needed a replacement; but after becoming psychotic environmentalists (joking! Maybe…), more vinyl was out of the question.

Enter Curava

Thankfully, we found a company–Curava–that makes countertops from recycled glass, quartz, and resin. The glass they use comes from discarded glass … Continue reading

Review: Tentree

 

Tentree

What’s the key to surviving a frigid New England winter? Blankets help, and slippers are great; but most importantly, you’ve got to have a super warm, super cozy sweater. And when you’re looking for superior sweaters, look no further than Tentree.

Not only has Tentree blessed us all with eco-friendly, ultra-comfy hoodies that are perfect for campfires on starry nights or tea on snowy mornings—they also plant ten trees for every item you purchase.

About Tentree

TentreeTentree is a certified B Corporation, committed to creating a positive impact through their ethical clothing. Each item comes with a tag … Continue reading

Review: Meow Meow Tweet’s Deodorant

Let’s talk sweat.

Maybe you’re one of those lucky people that only sweats during an intense workout. Or maybe you’re like me, and in most life situations–appropriate or not–you sweat a little (a lot). And to save yourself from loads of embarrassment, you’ve got to have a good deodorant (and maybe some armpit pads).

Enter Meow Meow Tweet.

Now, if you’re going to lather your underarms in deodorant once (or twice) a day, it’d better be the best product out there, right? Since conventional deodorants can contain a bunch of unnecessary and harmful ingredients, I needed a deodorant that worked, … Continue reading

Review: Miessence Toothpaste

Is it just me, or does everyone feel better equipped to handle the day after they’ve brushed their teeth in the morning? There’s just something about menthol tingle that makes me feel like I can face all those are-you-kidding-me moments each day brings. You know, those moments where all you can do is grin and bear it? Best to do it with sparkling teeth. But, being a die-hard health nut and a die-hard environmentalist, it’s crucial for me to use toothpaste that fits my ethics.

In an effort to avoid all the chemicals on the market, Mom (Melinda, for those … Continue reading

Review- Blue Sky Fiber’s Organic Cotton Yarn

If you were to ask me what my favorite time of day was, I’d probably say sitting down in the afternoon to knit while I watch an episode of The Waltons. I love to make myself cozy on the couch and pull out my knitting needles to work on some colorful doll; my favorite pattern is Barbara Prime’s Pookies pattern. I’m always drawn to the most vibrant shades, and I love to combine different colors and stripe patterns to create a one-of-a-kind toy.

Before I became overwhelmed by an all-consuming desire to save the planet, one of my favorite … Continue reading

Review- Fair Indigo Favorite Jacket

Hello, everyone! Since this is my first post, I thought that I should probably introduce myself. If you’re not into the whole let’s-be-friends thing, feel free to scroll past this unnecessary, although good-natured, introduction.

Anyways, my name’s Riley Mae, and here’s a brief overview of me (know these facts and you pretty much know everything about me).

1. I’m an amateur birder

Species on camera: 60

Latest: red-breasted nuthatch

2. I’m an amateur horticulturist

What? Me, a Latin snob? Never.

3. I’m an amateur artist

My mom likes my stuff.

4. I’m an amateur knitter

I’ve been knitting since I … Continue reading