Happy Valentine’s Day!

A sort of last-minute, impromptu Valentine’s Day post…Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Now, here’s the thing. I loooooooove chocolate. When I went Whole 30 last spring, and they told me I couldn’t have chocolate, I looked a little something like this:   According to most paleo sources, the main objection is not the chocolate itself, but…

The LONG-AWAITED, MUCH-ANTICIPATED…Trash Audit!

Ok, maybe its not really long-awaited or much-anticipated for you, but I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks. Well, one week, to be exact, while my trash accumulated.  To catch everyone up, as part of my zero-waste transition, I wanted to see where my waste was coming from, and what processes needed to be…

The Soap That Changed My Life

This is a long-awaited post for me, and probably one of my favorite things to crow about around the dinner table. It was my first extremely successful all-natural beauty product, and remains one of my greatest long-term successes. As a little backstory, I got all whipped up into a frenzy about the crap in all…

Titanium dioxide and YOU!

My mother has always had what she likes to call a “clippings service”. Before the days of computers, email, and Twitter hashtags, people would clip things out of newspapers and magazines that fit your interests and pop them in the good ol’ USPS so that all the important people who are too busy to read…

Inspiration

And as an added bonus today, I am reposting this article my mom sent me, because I think its seriously the coolest thing in the world. Victor and I have already decided to do this on our “compound” when he retires.  In my mind, its different than the “micro-house” concept, because there is plenty of…

Chemical-Free Living, Part 1

There are a couple of reasons why I am going as chemical-free as possible. First of all, it saves packaging, in fitting with my new low-waste lifestyle, because its much easier to buy a single gallon of castile soap (recyclable container) and white vinegar (recyclable container) and use it for ALL THE THINGS than it…