• An Easy Eco Friendly Switch

    eco friendly non toxic home, simple living, minimalist, intentional living

    As I restock products in our home I am on the hunt for everything Eco Friendly!  It is harder than it looks to find good eco non toxic products.  Here are 5 items you can switch to become more eco friendly! Just the thought of “zero waste” had me overwhelmed.  I did a lot of research on the topic and came to the realization that I would never be zero waste, or would I? Nothing happens all at once or over night.  As items need to be replaced I have sourced more eco friendly options.  Most of the waste in our home seems to happen in the kitchen and in…

  • Simple Homemade Hand Moisturizer

    Homemade Hand Moisturizer

    Today I am sharing how I make a simple homemade hand moisturizer.  You will only need 5 ingredients to make this simple hand cream. This post is in collaboration with two of my blogging friends Laura from Our Oily House, and Kristin from Life More Abundant.  You can find some great homemade recipes on their Blogs and YouTube channels.  (Find their recipe links at the end of this post.) This is the perfect hand cream for anyone who wants smooth soft hands.  With two young kids I find myself washing my hands a lot!  Water, soap and the repetitive washing can be super drying to our skin.  At the end of…

  • Nothing New In January – New Years Resolutions

    Today I am sharing my simple living new years resolutions / new years goals with you. We are trying to live a simple more intentional life and by simplifying the “stuff” in our lives I am trying to embrace more experiences.  More travel and having more fun.  Simplifying my home has made me take a serious look at everything we use in our home and question the way we have always done things.  I like to set resolutions that I can achieve.  Nothing is worse than getting to the end of the year and not achieving anything you set out to do at the beginning.  These 6 goals are very…

  • Reusable Christmas Gift Bags

    Reusable gift bag for Christmas gifts

    We are using some homemade reusable Christmas gift bags this year.  These simple bags are super easy to make. Reusable gift bags are eco friendly and super cute.  “Americans spend more than $7 billion on wrapping paper each year, according to Sundale Research.” What I like about this simple craft is you make it one time and you are done forever! Hopefully a small change, like not using as much wrapping paper, will amount to a larger impact on helping the environment.  I like to say every little bit helps.  I found this question when researching how much waste is created by wrapping paper.   Q:How much extra waste is created during the…