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…


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…


Los Angeles Pay Attention

Why every city in California doesn’t have one of these is beyond me. http://inhabitat.com/could-this-solar-powered-bike-lane-in-korea-inspire-other-countries-to-add-one/ Be sure to “FOLLOW” my blog with the links at the bottom of the page (mobile) or onRead More…


California Landscaping New Resource

Great new resource for those in California looking to garden with natives! Thanks Lindsey for the tip! http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/05/09/calscape-website-helps-californians-bring-back-native-plants/


Rent Our Roofs for Solar

This is an idea I first raised to then-CEO of LADWP David Nahai over 10-years ago. I’m so happy to see that it’s finally being discussed seriously.  http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2016/04/california-utilities-could-pay-homeowners-to-host-solar.html


Edible Utensils

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Kid’s Movie: All The Way to the Ocean

Back when I owned a store I had the distinct pleasure of working with Joel Harper number of times while promoting his wonderful book called All The Way to the Ocean  whichRead More…


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…


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…