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

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes & Life Rearranged

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

(Please hit the jump to recipe button above to head straight for the Roasted Rosemary Potatoes!)

So here we are, with an entire year looming before us. At one point, twelve open-ended months would have felt completely daunting (and seemingly endless). I mean, what if they were only a miserable repeat of the miserable year before? Not always something I was ready to eagerly embrace. Gratefully, for the past handful of years my approach has been much more optimistic again. And even if it’s not always exciting to wonder what lies ahead, it is always interesting. What mysteries, magic, and … 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- Blue Sky Fiber’s organic 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