Category Archives: Eco-Savings

June Seasonal Eating Grocery List and Recipe


The combination of my ever decreasing stamina (thanks bubs) and my concrete commitment to eating healthy for 2 has made my grocery store visits a much more organized task than in the past. I have found over the last 5

10 Reasons Why You Should Go on a Volunteer Expedition

At work in the Seychelles

Three years ago, I embarked on a journey that has left me forever changed.  I signed up to volunteer for a 10 week marine conservation expedition to study and survey coral reefs in the Seychelles islands.  I had only been

3 Natural DIY Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments

3 Natural DIY Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments

I can’t think of a better remedy for fighting the blues than soaking in some sunshine, getting sandy and salty at the beach and spending time with good friends.  And that is just how I spent my Sunday.  Oh how

Summer DIY Projects

summer diy project

With my husband leaving for deployment this summer, I am planning on keeping myself sane by staying busy with plenty of projects.  On my list so far are starting a cleanse, juicing, surfing, taking some courses through Coursera, reconnecting with

Summer Vacation: 12 Ocean-Friendly Travel Tips

Summer Vacation: 12 Ocean-Friendly travel tips

There is nothing I enjoy more during the hot days of summer than cooling off with a dip in the ocean and planning a trip to a place where I can spend some quality time face to face with my

Tips for Having an Eco-Friendly July 4th!

tips for an eco-friendly july 4th

We are only one week away from one of my favorite holidays of the year, the Fourth of July!  I love everything about this celebration starting with spending the day at the beach to BBQing with good friends and family

Seasonal Produce Calendar: Summer DIY Face Masks

Seasonal produce diy face masks

Ever since I have started following the seasonal produce calendar, I have enjoyed planning my meals to include the fresh seasonal ingredients as well as saving money from of buying them in bulk.  I have also found that I am

DIY Projects for Awesome Backyard Entertainment!


Last Saturday Mark and I spent the day having a blast at our friends house celebrating their sons second birthday. They had food and games for the kids (and lets face it, the husbands) in the backyard complete with a

Project Nursery: Completed with Pictures!!


Monday was the official day that I turned 36 weeks and with my due date on July 1st, I spent last night reflecting back on my journey (yes for all of you who have not had any children yet, pregnancy

May Eco-Friendly Beauty Pick: Making the Switch to Synthetic Makeup Brushes!

Eric Krebs Photography

Each month I am slowly but surely switching out all my old beauty products with ones that are more eco-friendly and better for my health. Last month, in my top 5 picks for April, I found a great all natural

12 Tips to Make Your Office More Eco-friendly and Efficient

12 Tips to Make your Office more Eco-friendly and Efficient

Three years ago I started on my quest to find a more sustainable way of living by becoming certified as a Green Business Consultant.  My goal was to help businesses become more environmentally-friendly and efficient.  I found the concept fascinating

Memorial Day Weekend Sale Guide: Get to the best sales fast!


There are a few big weekends a year where retailers really go bananas on slashing prices and Memorial Day weekend is definitely one of the top contenders. It is the perfect time to gear up for your end of Spring/

Infant Potty Training: Can we really go diaper free?


After months of researching what the best option is for the little bubs as far as diapering is concerned I have come across quite a few options that are better for the environment than just your typical Huggies. I have

Home Makeover: Beach Bungalow on a Budget

Home Makeover: Beach Bungalow on a Budget

Every year around this time I get the urge to redecorate my home to match my mood of excited anticipation at the approach of summer!  This combined with my HGTV obsession has had me searching for the perfect color scheme

DIY Lipstick, Lip gloss, and Lip stain for Less


One of my favorite things to do in Spring and Summer is to play around with different lip colors.  I have already purchased 3 new lip glosses in a variety of pinks and corals and still have a ton of

3 Simple Steps to Start Composting

Simple steps to start composting

Today I have decided to finally start a project that I have long been putting off, that of composting!  There are many reasons I am excited to begin this endeavor starting with saving money on soil for my garden, saving

Eco-friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

Eco-friendly Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday and if you are like me and have either a cross country flight or a lengthy road trip that lay between you, this is your reminder to order something to be shipped today! 

Spring Savings: Drink Recipes from the Garden


After almost 8 months of not being able to have a real cocktail, strong cup of coffee, or any refreshment that has an overwhelming amount of caffeine, my everyday drink choices are becoming stale. I have an herb garden that

Save Money Creatively: DIY Party Decorations

DIY Party Decorations

Tomorrow is May Day which for me always signals the start of many momentous occasions to celebrate!  This month alone is host to the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day as well as a series of

Project Nursery: Tips to save you time and money on DIY Repurposed Furniture

Before and After=Wow

The last time I touched base on Project Nursery was week 20 of my pregnancy and now that I am almost done with this fun but challenging project at week 30, I feel compelled to share the time and money