Homemade Living

The Cloth Diapering Manifesto

Since my first daughter was born we’ve been a cloth diapering family. While we were initially interested in cloth diapers for environmental reasons, the more we learned about disposables the more scared we were of them. With the knowledge we acquired we could not use disposables in good conscience. Here are a few reasons for […]


12 Reasons to Stop Drinking Bottled Water

Found this great list at www.thegoodhuman.com. I think Americans are so weird sometimes. We’ll complain for days about $3.00 gas, but spending just as much for a bottle of water shipped in from Fiji makes sense?! Every year we throw away 38 billion water bottles — in excess of $1 billion worth of plastic. Seriously, […]


Another Hidden Threat in Plastics

Anyone reading this blog knows that I am very anti-plastic. I am constantly looking for ways to cut our reliance and usage on this modern convenience. It seems like everyday I stumble across some new bit of information confirming my suspicions. In a column in July 15’s New York Times, author Nicholas Kristof took on […]


IT HAS TO STOP.

I need to vent… Whenever I see someone walking down the street with a plastic drink bottle in their hands I want to ask: “Why does the earth have to deal with your waste for the next 10,000 years just because you were kinda thirsty?!” Why do we think we are entitled to use all […]


A Good Read

Even though I live in a big city, I strive to make my life as homemade as possible. I believe that avoiding processed junk (food and household products) is a healthier and happier way to live. Recently I stumbled on a great book that is all about going back to the basics — The Self […]


The Homemade Way to Clean the Loo

For the longest time, cleaning the bathrooms was my least favorite chore. Aside from the obvious gross-ness of the whole task, the process seemed to take forever and as soon as I was done they were dirty again. So, I devised a system to make this daunting duty a little friendlier. Gone are the harsh […]


Mmmm…dinner

Came up with a good dinner recipe tonight. Just like salad, its easy to create new and unique pasta recipes using whatever you have in the pantry and fridge. As long as I have a few key ingredients on hand, I can almost always put something together. Here’s my list of kitchen must-haves: Wedge of […]


A Challenge For You:

A few years ago I quit cold turkey. No, I’m not referring to cigarettes (never had that habit) or drinking (I could never give up a good beer or a cute cocktail). I’m talking about paper towels. Yes, friends, I don’t use paper towels and I don’t miss them even a little bit!! Why did […]


Homemade Yogurt — Yummmmmm!

The plastic purge continues! My next target? Yogurt! Between my morning protein smoothies and Evelyn’s growing affinity for it, we go through a considerable amount of yogurt every week. And since I am on a crusade to cut out as much plastic consumption as possible, I figured it was time for me to start making […]


Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

My crusade to cut back on plastics in our household continues! I already stopped buying liquid body wash and switched to a bar of soap, so what’s my next target? Liquid hand soap. I don’t like the idea of having bars of soap on every sink in our house – liquid is much neater and […]


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