September 2010

A Great Alternative to Paint: American Clay Plaster Thumbnail

I have known about American Clay plaster wall applications for quite some time, but I have dragged my feet on sharing it with you. I am all about low- and zero-VOC options when I want to change the color of my walls, but that usually involves some sort of latex paint. But clay plaster is [...]

Time to Start Looking for a New Energy Star Washer & Dryer Thumbnail

OK…so the photo above isn’t really our laundry room, and definitely not our basement. But it accurately sums up the way I feel at the moment. It’s been a long time since my husband and I have had to make a major purchase for our home. With all the moves we’ve made in the past [...]

Win $5000 to Spend at Thumbnail

Last week, I introduced you to Cisco’s One Million Acts of Green and briefly told you about the Three to Green Sweepstakes. It’s actually a pretty awesome deal. If you sign up and pledge to just 3 acts of green, you will be entered to win a $5000 shopping spree at The great thing [...]

How to Curate Your Home with Quality Pieces Over Time Thumbnail

We live in a culture of immediate gratification.  We are addicted to social media sites that allow us to view events in the lives of others as soon as they happen (and in some cases, before). Many of us prefer fast-food over a home-cooked meal. So it’s only natural for the same attitude to translate [...]

Intro: One Million Acts of Green Thumbnail

One of my few complaints about the word “green” is how commercial it has become. But like the term or not, it encompasses every aspect of sustainability in a way that most people can grasp, whether you’re talking about complex alternative energies or simply recycling glass and plastic. More than that, I love the idea [...]