Drying cranberries

Close to Christmas time, I bought a bag of full, ripe cranberries. They were beautiful, blood red and stunning to look at.  Too tart to eat, the man in the produce aisle told me I could boil them down and add lots of sugar and they’d be homemade.

I chose instead to make my very own dried cranberries.



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Making your own clothes line

My husband chopped down bamboo, made two tri-pods and constructed a clothes line for me. I’d been begging for one and bamboo is marvelous, you really can make so many things from it.


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Difficult to recycle items that Terracycle will take

Terracycle, my partner in crime accepts all kinds of difficult to recycle items and pays for the shipping.

For example, my latest bathroom articles.


An empty soap dispenser (top and all), shaving soap packaging, the lid off a shampoo bottle, and dental floss packaging—none of which can be recycled.

Composting in the office

My husband lovingly brings me home gifts multiple times a week.


They consist of compost he collects from the office, his used tea bags, mainly coffee grounds he takes from the machine and out of the trash can.

I’ve never felt more loved.

Every day is another chance to make a difference

No matter how beat down I get in this fight for the environment (and I am losing BIG TIME in the streets of Miami–we are number one in trash production in the entire state of Florida), I will not give up.


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Packaging surprise

I received a gift in this little package and found it to be just about perfect.

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I’ll reuse it over composting it.

Reuse, reuse, reuse

As a passenger in the car, I noticed I was driving behind something that made a lot of sense.

Though I’m not promoting Coca-cola in any way, shape or form because it’s horrible for you, it does make sense to reuse the bottles and recycle the cans.

If every company took on this attitude, we’d be a very different society. So, kudos to Coca-cola as a company for reusing, at least.

What company has surprised you lately?

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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