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Green Gifts

Low Stress, Earth Friendly, Inexpensive Holidays (video)

I was on Ebru Today talking about a few ways to lessen the negative impact of our holidays on the environment. Itís that time of year. No matter what holiday you celebrate, it is all about home, he…

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8 DIY Holiday Gift Baskets

  Still have some names to cross off your holiday shopping list? Forget gift cards or homemade cookies this year. Instead, put together a thoughtful and creative gift basket with the recipient…

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12 Ways to Save Energy & Money This Holiday

The holidays are upon us again, and many of us are making efforts to green our seasonal activities. This year, as we plan festive celebrations with family and friends, how about keeping our energy usa…

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5 Local & Independent Gift Ideas

As I have written here several times, buying local is good for so many reasons including boosting the local economy, providing local jobs, and knowing who and where your goods come from. A benefit to …

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Simplify the Holidays: 12 Days, 12 Ways

We should all be prepared by now, but it seems every year the holidays can catch us off guard with endless piles of stuff. Iím not referring to the welcome stuff, either, such as gingersnaps, pine-sce…

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14 Green Beauty Gift Ideas

Beauty products and eco-friendliness do not always go hand in hand. But if you're looking for ideas for the environmentally-minded beauty lover in your life, these gifts fit the bill. Yuzen Monthly…

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6 Creative Eco-Friendly Gifts

Iím in a gift-giving rut. I pulled out my holiday gift list the other day and the realization hit me: itís so much stuff. And much of it is very similar to all the stuff I bought for people last ye…

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5 Simple Gifts From The Garden

As I have written before, gifts from your garden are not only great for those who receive them, but they keep you away from the crowds and commercialism of mall or department store shopping. Not only …

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25 Easy Homemade Gift Ideas

Once Thanksgiving rolls around, I try to stay as far away as possible from any mall or shopping center. There's nothing that kills holiday joy like traffic, crowds, greed and consumerism at its peak. …

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Nature Feeds Our Families

It's Tuesdayómarket day. Idamane Supreme leaves her husband and children and heads down the dusty hill, past hundreds of neighbors milling around in front of their small homes. At 9 am, it's alrea…

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Good for Zeke! Took matters into his own paws. Nice story, thanks, Cherise.

Though I'm glad this cat got adopted, I'd be curious as to whether or not news coverage helped pet a…

Dogs are the only one for me

If parents set the example by eating healthy nutritious foods and teach their children about nutriti…

Have eaten on a smaller plate for years and I love to contrast the food with the plate. I first tho…