08Dec/16

One Car Experiment Update

ONE MONTH IN It’s been a month as a one car family and honestly, it’s been easier than expected. Here are the 3-reasons it’s worked well for us: I mostly work fromRead More…

08Aug/16

Sustainability: 3-Tips for Waste Free Entertaining

Save $$ and the planet by going waste free for all your parties and picnics. Because a lot of our entertaining is done outside by a pool, all of the materials I’mRead More…

03Aug/16

Sustainability: LED Lightbulbs are CHEAP, Go Green and $ave Green

When I had a physical store, only 3-years ago, LED light bulbs were still quite expensive. I even had some that cost $45 for A SINGLE 40-watt equivalent bulb! But now they’veRead More…

24Jun/16

Video: Purposeful Minimalism

I am not as far along as these folks, but I do practice my own form of minimalism because I do find that it keeps me organized and allows my brain toRead More…

16May/16

Making Life Easier: Laundry Hacks

Laundry is the bane of most families experience. Here are some great ideas to make it easier and non-toxic. My fantasy is a laundry room as big as my kitchen to CONTAINRead More…

11Apr/16

7 Reasons to Hate Solar Power

This article puts things in perspective (lol).  http://heliopower.com/2016/04/01/top-7-reasons-hate-solar/ Here’s my new blog article on why solar power is something you NEED to investigate.  http://emberliving.com/2016/03/30/solar-harvest/ Be sure to “FOLLOW” my blog with theRead More…

30Mar/16

Solar Harvest

Exciting update! We produced 171% of our daily use yesterday. Can’t wait for summer!    I’m SO excited because we finally got solar panels, and it’s PERFECT timing because it means thatRead More…

16Dec/15

Google Solar Power Project

Google has a cool new service called PROJECT SUNROOF https://www.google.com/get/sunroof#p=0 that can give you a great quick and dirty estimate of what size photovoltaic system you require (based on your average monthlyRead More…

26Aug/15

Recipe: Watermelon Mint, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Spice Popsicles

It’s still super hot where I live, and I was responsible for desserts for a baby shower this weekend, so I decided to make popsicles.  The food being served is Mexican, soRead More…

21Aug/15

Money Saving Tip: Stock up at Fundraisers

Children’s activities can really add up when you live in a town where the going rate for a 1-hour piano lesson is $60 and a season of soccer can be as muchRead More…