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Earth Day is Everyday!

Earth Day is Everyday!

Recently we had a belated giveaway for Earth Day and one of the entry requirements was to comment an Earth Day tip. There were some awesome tips so I've compiled a list here, enjoy!  Home 1) Water plants with pasta water 2) Use a rain water barrel to collect water and then use to water the garden 3) Hang laundry and use  wool dryer balls when drying to cut down drying time, and to replace dryer sheets and fabric softener (we recommend Splat And Co dryer balls of course)  "Hang laundry, If you must use a dryer use adorable dryer...


DIY Kits Coming Soon!

DIY Kits Coming Soon!

Last week Mike and I spent the week working on our first needle felting kit so I would have it ready to go to teach an awesome class of Home Ec teachers.  Putting the kit together was a lot of fun.We turned our kitchen table into a photography studio and I played camera woman and director ( which entailed me just pressing a button and yelling commands at Mike) Mike then laid out all the photos and we started adding in the text and it came along into a nice instructional booklet. Yay for Mike having photography and publishing skills!...


Granola Recipe

Granola Recipe

I started making our own granola about 5 years ago and it has become a staple in our house. I started off with an awesome recipe from Soulemama which she had posted from one of my now favourite cook books Feeding The Whole Family by Cynthia Lair. Over the years I've tweaked that recipe until it slowly became my own. We eat this granola at least a couple mornings a week and pair it with our homemade yogurt and fruit sauce. Another bonus for our zero waste journey is you can buy most or all of the ingredients in bulk...


Zero Waste Holiday

Zero Waste Holiday

Last week we boarded a plane to head east to visit family for a week. My challenge for the week was to try to continue our journey towards cutting out plastics and eating non processed foods. To prepare; the day before I made up a big batch of our granola and a couple loaves of bread to have while in Ottawa. So I picked up a large stainless steel container for the granola and used my cotton bags for the bread. I do place the cotton bags of bread into zip locks which I reuse just so they won't dry...


Zero Waste Valentines

Zero Waste Valentines

  This weekend Bean and I set out to make her Valentines for School. I've never been a big fan of buying cards so we usually try to make them. This year I wanted to do something that would be zero waste or close to and not be candy. So when I saw the idea of seed bombs I knew that was the project. Here's what we did:   Seed Bombs  Materials: Colored paper and news paper or just newspaper about 7 sheets Wild Flower seeds, small ones Blender or Food Processer (I found the food Processer worked best but...