8 Ways to Go Green For Back To School This Year #GreenBTS


  Some people call Christmas the happiest time of the year.  I am not got to lie, I am pretty sure that September will give Christmas time a run for its money.  It is back to school time!!! Don't get me wrong I love the warm weather, mini vacations and day trips to the beach BUT... I am looking forward to being back in a regular routine.  With Monkey heading into his

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Get More Organized with eBilling from Toronto Hydro


  Who has mail piled up on their kitchen table? *Raises Hand*  Bringing in the mail and dropping in the front all or kitchen is one of Hubs biggest pet peeves, but when you are trying to get in the door with 3 kids in tow that is just where they tend to end up.  That is until they are piled on top of the filing cabinet in the office, once again waiting to be dealt with

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Get your Green Living Show FREE Tickets For This Weekend!


  This is going to be a busy weekend in Toronto, there are lots of fun events are kicking into high gear and I can't wait to attend a bunch of them.  This weekend the Green Living Show is coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 27-29.  I attended my first Green Living Show last year and loved meeting the vendors, exploring new products, and oh the FOOD! 

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4 Rules For Re-Gifting Used Gifts #ok2regift


At this time of year everyone is so busy.  Shopping for gifts, wrapping, cleaning up the house for when guests come over.  Why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone with re-gifting this year.  I know, this can be a taboo topic however re-gifting electronics that you do not use can help reduce the amount of gifts you have to buy and help you get rid of the clutter in your house.  It is

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Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are! #WhereAreYoursHiding


Come out come out wherever you are... come on out old electronics it is time to find a new home.  They seem to hide in every corning of the house tucked away on dusty shelves or in cupboard drawers.  Sometimes we keep them because they were a gift, or maybe we just plain forgot about them.  But the electronics deserve a better fate then just collecting dust

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Help I Am Turning Into My Grandmother!


You know that saying that you turn into your mother, I recently I had the realization that I skipped a generation and I am turning into my Grandmother.  Now my Grandma P was a wonderful strong independent woman who never threw anything out.  Maybe it was because she lived through a world war, or maybe she really thought there would be a time when she needed 5 pairs of Readers

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Eco-friendly Activities for the Whole Family

Love/Hate Mondays

Eco-friendly practices and activities can be implemented and enjoyed by your whole family – they are not just the responsibility for the adults in your household.  It is important to get kids involved from an early age, so they can learn not only to be responsible consumers of energy, but also contribute to help reducing the cost of living at home!  Involve your family in a

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Easy French Toast Recipe – Getting your vitamin D with Stonemill Bakehouse {Giveaway}

Easy French Toast Recipe

Having a tasty home cooked  breakfast does not need to be complicated or take a lot of time!  Check out this Easy French Toast Recipe that my boys love.  With  few simple spices french toast is taken from bland to scrumptious in no time at all.  Quick tip for making French Toast - Pick a dense bread that will soak up the egg mixture and stand up to the transfer process.  For

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Top 6 Ways to Clean with Baking Soda {Giveaway}

best Ways to Clean with Baking Soda

Did you know that you have a powerful non-toxic cleaner right in your pantry? I always have a couple of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda boxes on the go.  Baking Soda has so many uses around the house and offers a safe and inexpensive way to clean your kitchen, bathroom and beyond.  Here are the Top 6 ways to clean with Baking Soda: 1 - Cleaning counter tops – baking soda is

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Recycle for Education Contest #Recycle4Ed

Staples Recycle For Education Contest 2014

“Mom, that’s recyclable!”, “It’s litterless lunch day tomorrow”, “Can we start a compost pile in the back yard?” If you’re the parent of a school-aged child, chances are you’ve heard something like this in your house.  In schools across the country kids are getting involved in making the earth a better place by reducing their waste, cleaning up their environment and learning

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When I Can’t Have My Cloth Diapers I Reach For Seventh Generation Diapers

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Even though I love my cloth diapers, there are some times where disposables are just easier.  When we are home or going out for a trip to the mall I am all for cloth diapers.  However a 5 day vacation in the US.... well that is just not practical for me no matter how much I love my fluff.  It is times like those that I break out my Seventh Generation Disposable Diapers. So

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How to Green Your Laundry Routine

green your laundry routine

It is funny how adding one more person to your household can feel like they have added 10x more laundry!  I didn't find a big difference when Monkey arrived with the amount of laundry I was doing, however since the arrival of Little Bear, it can feel like it is a never ending cycle of gather, wash, dry, put away, repeat!  I want to make sure that with all of the laundry I am

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