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Ideas for #OptOutside & Buy Nothing Day

Many years ago, when my family was the only year round family on remote Gotts Island I actually did “Black Friday.” Black Friday is literally going to a mall after Thanksgiving and buying stuff. I believe it came about because I listened to a talk radio station out of Boston. This is long before talk […]

Trash Free Trick or Treating

Halloween is coming.  I actually love this holiday especially when I was teaching.  It’s an opportunity to celebrate the season, indulge in goodies and a chance to dress up and pretend. The problem with all holidays is our enjoyment creates mountains of trash- bags of candy, plastic decorations and tiny toys make a lot of […]

Zero Waste Grocery Adventure

I’m committed to purchasing as zero waste and plastic free as possible knowing full well I will fail.  Failure is part of the journey and you have to accept the times when you mess up and try and figure out ways to do better. I was shopping recently at my local grocery store.  Normally I […]

Zero Waste Back to School Tips

Back to School Season means shopping.  It’s a tradition to start the school year with brand new clothing, backpack and school supplies.  The truth is many purchases are unnecessary, expensive and create loads of trash.  Save money and save the planet with some simple tips to help you go Zero Waste. Let’s start with clothing. […]

Zero Waste Back to School Tips

Back to School Season means shopping.  It’s a tradition to start the school year with brand new clothing, backpack and school supplies.  The truth is many purchases are unnecessary, expensive and create loads of trash.  Save money and save the planet with some simple tips to help you go Zero Waste. Let’s start with clothing. […]

Join the Plastic Free Produce Movement

Are you ready to join the Plastic Free Produce Movement?  It’s an easy step on your Zero Waste Journey because Mother Nature has been so generous in her packaging of most fruits and vegetables. Bananas, winter squash, avocados…..the list goes on. Of course, if you have a garden you understand the joy of plastic free […]

Plastic Free July

This month- there is a world wide movement- Plastic Free July with the goal of raising awareness and challenging people to do something about single use plastic.  Single use plastic is plastic that is essentially used one time and then discarded.  Straws, coffee cups, lids, take out containers.  Basically anything that is convenient, quick and saves time. […]

Zero Waste Alcohol- DIY Fruit Infused Vodka

If your idea of a good time is sitting outside listening to the birds chirp and watching your garden grow while sipping a fruity, boozy drink then infused vodkas are for you. I first read about infusing vodkas in the cookbook “How to Be a Domestic Goddess” by Nigella Lawson.  Her rhubarb schnapps recipe caught […]