Eco-Friendly Secret Santa Gift Ideas :: Under 25$

Eco-Friendly Secret Santa Gift Ideas :: Under 25$

Oh no! Secret Santa time again… That means shopping… That means consumerism and buying into the crazy Christmas related spending schemes. So are you looking for some eco-friendly gift ideas that won’t break your budget? A lot of people associate the words “eco-friendly,” “ethical,” “organic,” “sustainable,” etc. with the word “expensive!” But it definitely doesn’t have to be that way. With a little effort, you can find small business owners who are creating beautiful eco products without the high costs you may be used to. So I decided to take away some of your research time and help you get your Secret Santa holiday shopping over with while still supporting hand-makers and artisans.  Read more

10 Ethical Etsy Shops for A Green Holiday

10 Ethical Etsy Shops for A Green Holiday

The holiday season, once again, and the dread of shopping is overwhelming you. Consumerism is taking a toll on our current society, and it’s hard to feel good about purchasing from large corporations nowadays. So why not support the little fish? Real people who are trying to make a difference in how we create and produce. It can be hard to find these artists in your city or town and may take a lot of searching to find an ethical gift for each person on your list in the same store. Well, there is one store that DOES have it all… Etsy! Read more

Eco-Conscious Halloween Accessories :: Etsy

Eco-Conscious Halloween Accessories :: Etsy

Maybe you aren’t one for dressing up completely on the crazy night of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in the spirit. This is a list of some of my favorite accessories from the artisans of Etsy, to help yourself get in the mood and looking right on a spooky night. Read more

Eco-Friendly Halloween Decor Ideas :: Etsy

Eco-Friendly Halloween Decor Ideas :: Etsy

It’s that spooky time of year again. And once again another holiday producing disposable one-use decorations that go out for one day and thrown away the next. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! I’ve come up with some ideas on how to replace those disposable “no-go’s” for reusable ones! But first, I thought we would start off with a little history lesson about Halloween…

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Eco-Conscious Back to School / Back to Work Supplies :: Etsy

Eco-Conscious Back to School / Back to Work Supplies :: Etsy

Summer is coming to an end and it’s back to school, back to work, and back to “reality”. At least that’s what some people say. Personally, I designed my life that so all 365 days feel like reality. The weather changes and the temperature too, but my view of life remains the same. My goals are still there, my dreams still dancing in my head, my attitude consistent (for the most part).

But for some of us who have taken a reasonable rest from their jobs or schools, are beginning again now in Autumn.

Are you prepared? Are you thinking of ways to bring some change into your day-to-day during the new season?

How about starting with some reusable, recycled, re-found essentials? Read more

5 DIY Fathers Day Gift Ideas

5 DIY Fathers Day Gift Ideas

A continuation of… 5 Etsy Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Click here for part 1; read about the history of Fathers Day & check out some great Etsy gift ideas!

Here we have some fun DIY Fathers Day gift ideas. Some of the crafts are a little trickier than others, but all of them will be appreciated by your ol’ pops! Just click on the photo or the blog’s title link to get to the original with recipes and instructions. Cheers! Read more

5 Etsy Fathers Day Gift Ideas

5 Etsy Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Reducing Your Waste : An Etsy Guide

Reducing Your Waste : An Etsy Guide

Recently Etsy has put out a new selection of Editors Picks under the title : Reduce Your Waste.

They feature everything from upcycled gifts, to reclaimed wood furniture, to earth friendly cleaning products and more. I think it’s a great idea! Although when thinking about reducing your waste, buying more items doesn’t exactly come to mind. But the idea is that these are products you will only have to buy once (or very minimal amounts) in an effort of reducing your waste that is being thrown out everyday.

For example; how often do you throw cling-wrap in the garbage? Most people, very often. Well what if there was a simpler way that could be simply washed and reused? There is!  Read more

DIY Mothers Day Gift Ideas

DIY Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Mama’s Day! And although I’m not completely on-board with the Hallmark-hijacked-holiday as far as its main incentive being consumerism. The original creation of the holiday was with good intent, and any excuse to appreciate our amazing mothers is okay with me.  Read more

Etsy Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Etsy Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Mama’s Day! And although I’m not completely on-board with the Hallmark-hijacked-holiday as far as its main incentive being consumerism. The original creation of the holiday was with good intent, and any excuse to appreciate our amazing mothers is okay with me.  Read more