As the weather gets cooler, the idea of a sunroom sounds better and better. Even if you don’t have the classic glass-enclosed sunroom, you can achieve the same open, airy feeling with a few tricks. Any sunny room with lots of windows and natural light will work. If you live in a more temperate climate, an enclosed porch can even be pressed into service as a sunroom. How can you make a sunroom work for modern life? Continue reading
Most of the time, we share posts on sustainable home décor and making greener choices in day-to-day life. We take a simple, incremental approach, believing that each step toward a more sustainable lifestyle is a positive step toward a better world. We don’t preach, and we don’t judge. We understand that everyone’s choices will be different, and what works for one won’t work for everyone. To us, that’s the beauty of a sustainable life—it’s finding those things that are meaningful to you, and making them a part of your daily routine. That’s why we like products with purpose—things that don’t just look good, but also have a story to tell, a history to share. Continue reading
When it comes to living green, we like to embrace the small steps method. Little changes can add up to big differences. We don’t think green is an all or nothing lifestyle; instead we think of it as a journey where each person does what they can and makes little changes and improvements along the way. Maybe the disposable shopping bags and incandescent bulbs went first, or maybe it was making the switch to locally grown organic produce. Yesterday, it was one little thing at a time; today there’s organic cotton sheets on the bed, a recycling bin in the kitchen and a compost bin on the counter. What will it be tomorrow? How about green laundry? Continue reading
Eek! A mouse! We all know the rule, if you’ve seen one, there are more. And while no one like to think about mice, the fact is, they happen. Whether you’re in a city apartment or a rural farmhouse doesn’t matter. Short of spreading around a lot of very bad for you and the environment poison, what can you do? Oh, lots! We’re not talking poison or traps, those are hot topics and we recognize that everyone has strong feelings on live traps versus kill traps. Instead, we’re focusing on making your environment less welcoming to unwanted furry visitors. Continue reading
Picnic weather has arrived and what could be more green than a simple meal enjoyed in the great outdoors? Whether you’re picnicking in a local park, hiking into a remote location or just spreading a blanket in your own back yard, summer time is perfect for picnics and we’ve got some ideas to make yours extra special.
Why not have some fun and create a theme picnic? It’s easier than you might think, and you don’t need to resort to disposables to do it. Grab your picnic basket and let’s go. Continue reading