Green Living

We’re hit with 300 toxins before we’re even born!

I've been blogging about green living since 2008 — which feels almost like a lifetime. Since then, so many of our habits as a family have changed, and we have become much more mindful of the things we put in and on our bodies. As a mom, I am particularly mindful of the things I…

The Home Depot Will Help Me Hide My Recycling Thumbnail

Once upon a time in Green Your Decor land, recycling was a priority. The whole family removed labels, flattened boxes and carefully organized recyclables by type. But then life happened, and our recycling situation turned into this: Yes. That is a plastic trash bag hanging from the heating closet in our kitchen. Not exactly the…

I Don’t Feel Like Being Green Today… Thumbnail

I mentioned recently that we are moving. Again. For what feels like the millionth time in the past 5 years or so. And I am not happy. Don't get me wrong. I am happy about the FACT of moving. That we will no longer be living in this apartment that I have come to dislike…

Making Apartment Living a Little Greener Thumbnail

In a little more than a month, my family and I will be moving — again — to another apartment. This time, we’re moving because of issues with the quality of our current apartment and for the sake of our daughter’s health. But it’s going to be hard walking away from all the changes we’ve…

Green Confession: We Finally Bought a Toaster Thumbnail

It's been years since my husband and I last owned a toaster. In fact, I believe we'd only owned one: A cheap machine we bought in a set when we first got married. Needless to say, it didn't last very long before burning out, and we never bothered to replace it. That's not to say…