Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Eating Healthier Made Easy with an Organized Kitchen

One of the most important and simple things you can do today to help make your journey of healthier eating a little easier, is being organized. I find when I am organized it's much easier. Keep a clean and organized refrigerator and freezer so you can find what your looking for and know what you have. You can label containers, purchase freezer/fridge bins and sort like items to help keep things organized. Making small healthy grab and go snack bags to keep in the pantry or fridge will help you choose wisely when your looking for something quick to munch on. I like to do this with nuts or veggies so I always have a healthy snack to grab. Separate and freeze small bags of fruit so they are ready for your smoothies. Create a menu plan so shopping is centered on the healthy meals you will make for the week. This will help save time and money. Don't forget to stock up on healthy snacks since this is an area we can easily go off track.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Are the products in your home affecting your health?

Many of the products we use on a daily bases in our homes are toxic. Whether it's your beauty products, cleaning products, laundry care or other household products you should know whats in them and how they may be affecting your health. You can find out more about what's in the products,in your home, what the potential health effects might be and about safety and handling. Checkout 
The Household Products Database or EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning today and
make better choices for your family's health .

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Babee Talk Eco-Teether™ Organic Crib Rail Cover & Bedding Sets

We all know that teething  babies love to chew on everything including their crib, These bright and colorful organic crib rail cover & bedding sets from Babee Talk will brighten up any nursery while providing a safe and healthy teething & sleeping environment for your baby.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Start Your Day with a Healthy Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

1 1/2 Cups Almond Milk
1 Medium Banana
1  1/2 Cups of Frozen Fruit  Mango & Strawberries or Blueberries
1 Tablespoon Flax Seed
2 or 3 Tablespoons Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder

Blend all ingredients for a healthy delicious and filling smoothie.
Add more or less almond Milk for desired thickness
Great for breakfast or any tome of day.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tips for A Greener Holiday

While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to minimize our impact and still celebrate the season in grand style.
 For starters, buy fewer gifts. Homemade, personal gifts are always appreciated as much or more than something store-bought. Read More

Coyuchi Pajama & Robe Sale - 20% off Until Moday 12/1

Save 20 % on all Coyuchi pajamas and bath robes . Enter coupon code "PJSALE" at checkout.
Hurry! Sale Ends Monday 12/1

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Save 20% on All Coyuchi Organic Cotton Towels & Sheets - Sale Ends 11/16

Save 20% on All Coyuchi Organic Cotton Towels & Sheets - Sale Ends 11/16

Check out the great savings on these organic bath towels, sheet sets and other select items.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kids Bookends - Handcrafted from Maple

These beautiful kids bookends are handcrafted from locally sourced, sustainably harvested maple with non-skid bottoms and a non-toxic clear finish. Available in several fun styles. They will help keep all of your childs books organized and promote the love of reading. These also make a great gift for birthday,Christmas or anytime.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

20 % off all Coyuchi Table Linens

Get ready to entertain with a beautiful assorment of organic table linens from Coyuchi.
Save on all Coyuchi Table Linens from 10/17-10/26 with coupon code: "Entertain"
Plus you'll find new prices on many items this fall.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Organic Bedding Choices for Fall

  We have a variety of new organic bedding items to choose from this fall. You'll love the beautiful new cotton mache duvet cover from Coyuchi and the soft organic cotton throws and blankets.And choose from a variety of new colors for many of our sheet sets. All orders over $100 ship free.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Alternatives to Toxic Cleaning Supplies

It is true that many household cleaners contain potentially toxic substances, so parents especially should make an effort to keep them out of the reach of children or, better yet, replace them with safer alternatives. Read More

Friday, February 28, 2014

Coyuchi Table Linens

We have just added these beautiful Coyuchi table Linens to our store. These beautiful organic table linens were created with natural fibers and colors . The new collections include tablecloths,table runners.placemats,napkins and kitchen towels.
You can check them out here.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Green Home Renovation

There has never been a better time to renovate green, given the abundance of Earth-friendly building material choices as well as contractors well-versed in energy- and resource-efficiency. Many homeowners don’t realize that they can save money in the long run, despite the up front costs, by choosing materials and strategies that will lower utility bills and reduce maintenance and replacement costs moving forward.

For starters, look for building materials that contain post-consumer or post-industrial recycled content that can be easily recycled later. Also, make sure the materials are sustainably sourced—such as wood certified as sustainably harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). And try to minimize the distance any building materials need to travel to help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.

In areas of the renovation that are not a complete tear-down and re-build, tighten things up by plugging holes, patching or replacing roofing or siding as needed and adding weather-stripping around doors and windows. Also, switch out older single-pane windows with more efficient modern double or triple pane styles. This can pay for itself in energy savings within just a few years while improving comfort. Also replace or add insulation to walls, attics and other spaces to keep heat inside and cold out (and vice-versa). And you can save lots of energy by swapping out old appliances with newer models that qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s EnergyStar label. Such appliances must be 20-30 percent more energy efficient than standard models, and will reduce not only your carbon footprint but also utility bills.

For guidance on how to renovate as sustainably as possible, check out the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Green Home Guide, a free online resource which bases its recommendations on its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines for certifying “green” buildings. This site allows users to ask an experienced contractor questions on sustainable materials and techniques or find green home professionals nearby qualified for larger green renovation jobs.

Another valuable resource is the REGREEN website, a joint project of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the USGBC, which offers case studies for green remodeling projects, interactive tools and basic guidelines written so even do-it-yourselfer can understand. A REGREEN Strategy Generator widget can provide tailored tactics for specific green remodeling projects. “For example, if you enter the parameters ‘bathroom’ and ‘water efficiency’, the widget might suggest the installation of faucet aerators and low-water-use showerheads,” reports USGBC.

Talking over projects and options with a design professional at a retail green building supply store like Green Depot, with locations in 10 states, can also help homeowners source cutting edge materials that will save energy and money in the long run. Green Building Supply, which offers an extensive free “online learning center,” will ship a wide range of green building materials anywhere in the U.S.

CONTACTS: FSC,; EnergyStar,; LEED Green Home Guide,; REGREEN, Green Depot,; Green Building Supply,

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Peroxide as a Natural Cleaning Solution

Many commercial cleaners contain harmful chemicals that can cause an array of  allergic reactions, skin sensitivities, and headaches. Many families are choosing to switch to natural cleaning products and homemade cleaners. Hydrogen peroxide is a great alternative for whitening clothes, removing stains on clothing (always color test first) and cleaning urine stains from mattresses (works great).  You can freshen up the bathroom and kill germs by wiping counter tops,toilets and other surfaces with an equal mixture of peroxide and water. Freshen toothbrushes by soaking them in peroxide for a few minutes. Kill germs in the kitchen by wiping down kitchen counters with equal parts of peroxide and water mixture. These are just some of the many uses for cleaning with peroxide in the home.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Unplugging Aplliances to Save Energy and Dollars

There are many simple things we can do to save energy. Unplugging  household appliances when not in use is one of them. This will save energy and may even cut down on your electric bill a little. TV's, VCR's kitchen appliances, computers and even cell phone chargers still use electricity even when turned off. Try unplugging some of these and see if you save on your next electric bill. It may not be a lot  but every penny counts.