I saw “give” “save” and “spend” banks for sale and LOVED the idea of a kids bank specifically for giving. I think this will get him more excited, involved and give him a better understanding about what it is to give. Essentially we are using it as a little bank where he can add some money to it each time he receives/earns some, then find ways to use it for good once he accumulates enough.Read More
I love bringing a little gift for the host of parties besides just the usual wine and/or food. It shows you really appreciate the work the host went through to have your company, and the appreciation of their friendship.
These little gifts are low-waste and a couple are homemade, which makes them even more special!Read More
In keeping with the cleaning theme this month, I’m sharing some low-waste ways to keep the home smelling fresh and good! There’s something so nice about walking into your home and being greeted by your favorite scents.Read More
I’ve been wanting to share the homemade cleaners I make and use for a while now, and finally got around to it! I’m including it in our “waste less” series because it really prevents a lot of packaging waste. Most of these cleaners use the same ingredients, so I buy a large size of say, white vinegar and it lasts for several months to make a couple of the cleaners.Read More
Today’s waste less post is all about the tare weight jars! I LOVE these things for several reasons. 1. You can bring these directly to a food store that offers self-serve bulk food. Since the weight is printed on the jar there’s no pre-weighing. Fill ‘em up and bring them home to store in your pantry! 2. They make it SO easy to see what you have and what you need more of ahead of time. So not only are you wasting less in terms of packaging, but it also helps with food waste. No more bags/boxes of food pushed to the back and forgotten about until it’s too late and expired! 3. They keep your pantry looking neat and orderly!Read More