4.21.2013

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! 

In the past couple of years since starting this blog, I feel that this Earth, this place that we call home, has become so much more meaningful to me in so many ways. My husband and I have truly made an effort to lower our impact and feel good about doing so. We are not perfect. We have not yet reached zero waste. We know that there is more that we could be doing. BUT we are on our way. 


On this Earth Day, I'd like to share a few of the things that we DO do on a daily basis. These are fundamental steps in working towards having a lesser impact on this fragile world. I challenge you to adopt some of these practices, if you aren't already. Not only will it benefit the Earth, but it will also benefit YOU! 










There is so much more that can be done, but this is a start. I think the best gift that we could give our wonderfully created Earth is the respect and care that it deserves. One person at a time, we can make a big difference! =)



"UNLESS someone like you

cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
It's not."

- Dr. Seuss {The Lorax}



Oh, one last thing. I highly recommend that you play this song LOUD and dance! =)



*ATH*



4.14.2013

Crafty Container! #2 - Homemade Cleaner Reborn

A little over a year ago I posted {See Recipe Here} about how I was going to start using homemade cleaner instead of store bought. I kept it up for a while, but then things got busy. We graduated from college, moved twice in 6 months, arrived in Hawaii with little time and little resources, and homemade cleaner was quite honestly the furthest thing from my mind during it all. In a rush to get our new apartment clean and in move-in condition, I broke down and bought "the bad stuff." Well, it's been almost three months and I am ready to go back to homemade! Although I loved my homemade cleaner before, I was still unhappy about storing it in a plastic bottle. I looked high and low for a glass spray bottle, but had no luck. Then it dawned on me... "Would a spray bottle top fit on an empty vinegar bottle???"... and the plastic-free version of my homemade cleaner was born! I'm in love.



Have you saved a "crafty container" and used it for something else instead of throwing it away or recycling it? I'd love to see! Show me on instagram at #allthingshomespun !






*ATH*