Greener wipes–Homemade wipes vs store bought

Now that we’re winding away from wipes, I wanted to share with the other green mamas  maybe just starting out what we discovered.

We tried six different brands based on “green-ness” and made our own.

This is what we found:

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Homemade bread crumbs

With that next loaf of homemade bread, don’t forget to save those bread crumbs for future recipes. I freeze mine.

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Recycled art

Enjoy this recycled art from Islamorada.

Enjoyed by the tourists and my kid… and now you!

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What can I do with these diaper covers?

Any ideas?
I’m at a loss.

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Natural diaper rash cream already in your kitchen…

I wish I’d never bothered purchasing a bunch of diaper rash cream. I remember it was on sale in Wisconsin at the Amish store so I couldn’t resist. Needless to say, I didn’t need it much. But if I had known a cheap, more natural option was already in my kitchen…

Oh, the things we learn after the fact.

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A nod to the Veterans Affairs hospitals

Check out this cup. It’s paper and I threw it in the compost when I finished with it.

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Why don’t more places use these?

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So we got a new dishwasher…

I’ve never purchased a dish washer before. We always washed by hand until the last two houses we rented. And then I fell in love with convenience…

The former owners of the house took the dishwasher so we hit the stores on Black Friday this year.

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“It’s like Wal-Mart or Target set afloat.”–Eriksen

My mother shared an article with me by Will Dunham from the Sun Sentinel published Thursday, December 18, 2014.

I wanted to pass the article on.
Made me blink twice.

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Can’t recycle it? Terracycle it.

Terracycle is yet another resource to help with zero waste for the days when… well, we’re just not so perfect and give in to the chip bag. I know I’ve written about it before, but I tell ya, even through all this moving, it’s one thing I’ve kept up with.

(My dad even keeps all his non-recyclable trash for me and I send his in with mine. Thanks daddy!)

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Sorting party in living room.

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DIY Shelf Made With Recycled Wood and Hemp Rope

Jennifer:

How awesome is she? (Written by my favorite thrift shopper, take a look at what she made!)

Originally posted on Thrift Shopping Buzz:

Hello Everyone!

Happy Friday! Today I want to share a DIY shelf made with recycled wood and hemp rope. I’m planning to use this in my bathroom to store all the small samples of beauty products that I seem to collect.

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We had a small pile of wood sitting around and I suggested to my boyfriend that we make something with it.  He is better using the tools than I am– I’m more of the idea person. Which means– he did the actual work.

I found a couple of ideas on Pinterest and we went to work. Well, I should clarify– my boyfriend went to work. It took him about two hours to make this shelf from start to finish.

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The photo above was our inspiration. And the pile of wood we used was originally going to be used for a pool cue rack (there’s no longer a pool table…

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