Green Sleep for Baby: Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress (+Giveaway) Thumbnail

When I first became a mom, going green was the furthest thing from my mind. No. Really. My husband and I had only been married a little more than a year, and we had gone through a lot in that year. He was in a near-fatal car accident, and much of our time and money…

Someone’s Here! Thumbnail

You've no doubt noticed that things have been quiet around here. Well, there's a really good reason for that. Look who's here! She decided to show up 3 weeks early on us, which means that things have been a little crazy in our world. The nursery is almost finished, and I'll share that as soon…

Real Christmas Tree or Fake? Why We Say Real is Greener Thumbnail

It's the Christmas debate to end all debates among anyone who is green leaning: Should you opt for a real Christmas tree or a fake one? When Walmart challenged me to share a unique Christmas story, I thought this was a great time to discuss this. Logic might dictate that cutting down a tree is…

Are Solar Systems a Worthy Investment? Thumbnail

For many of us with green aspirations, having our homes be energy independent — not to mention getting rid of an electric bill altogether — is like finding the Holy Grail. Installing a solar energy system on your home is one of the quickest ways to achieve that. However, this isn't an inexpensive option, and…

How to Use a FLOR Rug on Top of Carpet Thumbnail

I love, love, love FLOR rugs made up of their fabulous, eco-friendly carpet squares. But there has always been one thing stopping me from using them in every room of our home: They can't be used on top of wall-to-wall carpet. This is clearly stated on the FLOR website. As renters, we have faced this…