Back in October, I wrote about how I was taking up the #SCZeroWaste challenge, and challenged you to make small changes as well. This challenge was given to us by SC Johnson, a company that is deeply committed to environmentally friendly, sustainable business practices. They resell or recycle 100 percent of their e-waste and surplus IT equipment, including hardware.
Since I have had my kids our family has put even more effort into changing our habits to be more earth friendly. We are firm believers in making small changes to make a huge difference. When people think of being earth friendly, we all automatically go to reducing waste. One way our family has done that is by using cloth diapers. While we do use the occasional
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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