Showing posts from January, 2011

Guest Post: Protect Your Stuff and Your Conscience: Packing Valuables With Eco-Friendly Materials

Getting your possessions from point A to point B can be stressful, and worrying about your valuables getting there safely can magnify that stress exponentially.  Factor in the decision to try to move in an environmentally conscious way and it sounds like a whole lot of pressure. Relax, it doesn't have to be that bad; there are a number of professional moving companies that can help you move your goods, safely and thoughtfully.
Some of your valuables may need a little more padding than your socks, shirts and towels can provide. Grandma’s china, your wedding crystal, and that piece of art that cost you about two months salary, to name a few. It is understandable that you want to make sure that these valuables are as safeguarded as possible during their journey. Sometimes you have to use a protective wrapping, and the good news is that there are companies that make it out of recycled material. This green cushioning material works like bubble wrap, but it is plastic free and is recycla…

Join Me On The Think Green Hop Along!

Happy Friday, everyone!  I'm SO glad that the weekend's finally here and I know you are too.
Would you like to link up with other green bloggers?  Are you interested in being "green"?  Well, join us for the Think Green Hop Along, hosted by Tips 4 Green.

Here are the rules for the link up:

Follow the hostess, Tips 4 Green, of the Green Hop Along.Grab the Hop Along button and put it on your blog somewhere, make a post about it, if you like, to try and get the word out!Follow as many of the blogs on the link up, as you'd like to (it is common courtesy to follow whomever follows you).  Please follow at least 2 or 3 other blogs in the link up.Leave a comment on the blog of whomever you're following so that they can follow you back.Have fun and THINK GREEN!The hop along closes today (1/28/11) at midnight and will reopen again on each subsequent Friday.  If you have questions or comments, send an email to
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Epicurean Organics Rainbow Pepper Blend Is Colorful, Indeed!

I was excited when I was approached to do a product review for Mountain Rose Herbs, because for one, I like free products (doesn't everyone?), secondly, because I like sharing products that I have personally tested with you, my readers, and lastly (but definitely not least), because I'm a major foodie!
Here are some facts on Mountain Rose Herbs provided via their website:

Their products are Certified Organic.  All of the ingredients used to create their culinary oils, seasoning blends and vanilla beans are made from 100% certified organic botanicals (without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, GMO's, or synthetic chemicals).  Their ingredients are also free from irradiation and chemical sterilization.  They are certified organic through OTCO.Fairly Traded.  Their Good Trade Program goes a step beyond the traditional Fair Trade practices, by allowing farmers full negotiation rights in determining the prices that they receive for their harvests.Support For Organic W…

Transform Your Trash

By Marisa Belger for Green Goes Simple

The jars came first. Instead of sending my growing collection of empty glass receptacles to their usual fate at the bottom of the recycle bin, I did something unexpected -- something wild. I peeled off their labels and plopped them in the dishwasher.
I wanted to see just what would happen if I gave these jars another chance. Full disclosure: I was motivated not only by the thought of transforming trash into something new, something useful, even something cool, but also by the fact that jars were clogging up my kitchen. You see, we’re a jar-centric family, tearing through what I’m starting to believe is an abnormal amount of pickles, mustard (the spicy French and yellow varieties), sauces of both apple and tomato, and jams and jellies.
Bright and sparkling, fresh from a wash, empty jars were exactly what I was missing. Without their labels and sticky contents, these vessels found instant new homes as beverage glasses (drinking jars are big on rust…