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articles by: Veronica Peterson

Feng Shui Your Clutter – Win the Book!

I recently heard the quote "The way you do anything is the way you do everything." This rings true for the most part but is a little tough to admit when it comes to my closet. My personal relationsh…

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DIY Coffee Body Scrub

I love the smell of coffee in the morning but the caffeine can send me for such a loop! Sometimes I'll brew it just for the "welcome to the morning!" aroma, then take the used coffee grounds into the …

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5 Must-Have Pieces for an Affordable “Green” Wardrobe

In this uncertain economy most of us are having to put off expensive purchases and clothes don't always make the cut. However, with a few budget-conscious pieces you'll be sitting pretty for years to …

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Recycled Shopping Cart Chair

Taking everyday objects and turning them into chic pieces of functional design takes wonderful form in reestore's "Annie the shopping trolley" chair (yes, it's British). Taking carts that were la…

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Handmade Nation: Win the Book!

Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've likely been witness to the massive resurgence of the DIY/craft movement. No longer the macramé plant holders and macaroni necklaces of the old sc…

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Horoscopes Come to Care2!

Call me "kooky," "new age-y," "enlightened," or "silly." Call me anything you want--I have an unabashed love of horoscopes. They're fun insights and are, with eerie frequency, right on the money--a c…

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Natural Cures for Depression

In the eerily prophetic book Brave New World, Aldous Huxley foresees a future society "high" on mood-enhancing drugs. Cut to 2009--how right he was. Worldwide sales of antidepressants topped 30 billi…

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Dodging Pesticides: 5 Foods to Avoid

Living in San Francisco, I'm constantly being bombarded with "organic this" and "locally grown" that. I have actually seen stores charge $2.50 for ONE apple. No joke, $2.50 for an organic, oh-so-chi…

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What Type of Creative are You?

I love playing around with all of the fun Internet games and quizzes. This beautifully-put-together quiz by Youniverse is a perfect little two-minute time waster. Turns out I am a budding fashion…

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DIY Paint Chip Bookmarks

While it's true I am somewhat of a DIY (that's do-it-yourself for any newbies out there) groupie and spend many hours a week perusing the internet for new projects, my skills do not quite reflect this…

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about Veronica Peterson

Veronica Peterson has a background in green design and creative writing. She loves discovering and sharing sustainable ways to enrich life. Veronica is a happy urbanite, who lives above a produce market in San Francisco with her dog Winnie.

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