You’re ready to take down the tree and decorations, and you’ve even stocked up on holiday ornaments for next year. Now how do you ensure all of those treasures, so full of memories past and good times yet to come make it through the year in good shape? By taking a little time to pack them right.
Grab some acid-free tissue paper, or recycled paper paper towels (most are acid-free), or even a stack of clean dish towels. Add a small, soft paintbrush and some white glue and you’re ready to go. Continue reading
It’s a new year, time for new beginnings and new habits. For many, a common New Year’s resolution is to make greener choices. Some things are easy—like recycling, switching to reusable bags and things like that. Other things take some thought. They’re not hard, not really, but they require being a more conscious consumer. That’s what this post is all about—taking the time to evaluate your choices before you open your wallet. Continue reading
During the chilly winter months, there’s nothing quite like slipping into a bed freshly made with cozy, organic flannel sheets. They’re soft and warm and somehow feel luxurious and homey all at the same time. So, what is flannel and why is it so cool?
Flannel is a medium-weight, plain-weave fabric typically made from cotton. It is brushed on both sides to raise the fibers, creating a supple, fuzzy surface and an extremely soft feel. If you look closely, the fuzzy hairs of the cotton resemble mist rising off a pond in the early morning. These fuzzy hairs are what make flannel so cozy. Continue reading
We all know that a penguin is an aquatic, flightless bird that lives primarily in the Southern Hemisphere, mostly in Antarctica. The Emperor Penguin is by far the largest penguin in the world, and the only one to actually breed in the harsh winter of Antarctica. An emperor penguin can dive up to 1,750 feet below the surface and stay submerged for up to 20 minutes at a time.
Every year it happens. The annual holiday bonanza that begins around Halloween and continues throughout New Year’s Day is filled with parties, celebrations, lots of friends and family, and of course food. And of course, the star of the average American holiday meal is the turkey. Though we’re all used to making wise choices when it comes to purchasing groceries—we seek out locally-grown, or organic products and we’re willing to pay a bit more for them—when it comes to the turkey, eyebrows get raised. Before you bring out the serving platter, make your choice of the right bird for your family. Continue reading