We tried making our own citrus cleaner with grapefruits off the trees in the back yard while we residing in Georgia.
Posted in Eco-friendly cleaning products
Tagged Citrus, citrus cleaner, Fruit, Grapefruit, homemade citrus cleaner, homemade cleaner, military spouse, militaryzerowaste, Produce, Spray bottle, Vinegar, zero waste
The Blue Goose Wine and Coffee Shoppe is an expensive, eco-friendly, quaint shoppe I found while we resided south with the snow birds. What a pleasant surprise to find how many environmentally friendly and creative, non-wasteful ways they came up with to serve and decorate.
Posted in Folks helping the environment, Local food
Tagged Beverages, Blue Goose Wine and Coffee Shoppe, Coffee, Coffee and Tea, coffee shop, environmentally- friendly, military spouse, militaryzerowaste, St. Marys GA, wine shop, zero waste
I don’t usually write about the actual military. I try to focus more on one single family trying to fight against the waste that we’ve found within the confines of the U.S. military.
I did want to share with you what I found on some of the military bases in the south of the United States. Though they could/can be doing SO MUCH more. It’s a start:
I cheated and took a picture of this. Hope I haven’t shown it to you already. It was in our water bill last year and I found it so surprising! G.P.M. stands for gallons per minute. G.A.M. stands for gallons a month. I just like stats and thought you all might find it interesting.
I found this idea–in none other than a McDonald’s magazine. It was such a great idea, I took a picture of it and thought I’d blog it out. I think some kid sent it in. So creative!
Posted in Food, Making your own..., Reusing, Upcycling
Tagged Bird, Bird feeder, Compost, Garden, homemade birdfeeder, making your own birdfeeder, military spouse, military zero waste, reducing carbon footprint, upcycle, zero waste
Need to use up those fall apples? Can’t finish the bag?
Here’s an idea if you want to substitute sugar in your recipes–homemade apple sauce! If you choose sweeter apples, you’ll have a sweeter sauce.
Or eat it with kielbasa and cabbage.
Or feed it to your baby.
It’s homemade, easy to do, and 100% natural. (Feel free to add sugar, but I don’t add anything to mine and it comes out yummy and sweet.)
Posted in Baby, Making your own food
Tagged Apple, AppleSauce, avoid food waste, Cook, cooking apples, environmentally- friendly, homemade applesauce, homemade baby food, military spouse, military zero waste, Sauces Dips Gravies and Toppings, zero waste
As I’ve discussed before in OMG Baby Consignment, baby “necessities” are a huge consumer market. And if you don’t have the money? Or if you’re just not buying into it, then what do you have?
Imagination and make-shift resources! This is something I LOVE doing–figuring out how creative I can be by doing without or better yet, making do with what I have (like in my make-shift bed post). Check out my baby changing station!
Posted in Baby, Reusing
Tagged baby changing station, baby needs, baby products you don't really need, cloth diapers, Consumer, making do with what you have, military spouse, miltary zero waste, needs vs wants, reducing carbon footprint, reusable wipes, Shopping, using less, using what you have, wasting less, zero waste
Not a very green post, this one. Just thought I’d share a little. I don’t do that enough.
I am floored how busy I am with one kid. Just one. And granted, I realize my life isn’t any different from any other mother, but I just thought I’d give a peek into mine. And hey, it’s all new to me.
She looks innocent enough, doesn’t she?
Posted in Baby
Tagged Baby, childcare, Children, cloth diapers, Diaper, diaper bag, Family, home with baby, homemaker, military wife, military zero waste, Plastic pants, toys and books, zero waste
After reading Mrs. Green’s blog about not wasting food and her count down to September 2nd-8th Zero Waste Week, I attempted diligence all summer long.
Posted in Food, Gardening, Waste
Tagged Cooking, Cucumber, Food, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food waste, Home, how not to waste food, military spouse, military zero waste, Tomatoes, tomatoes from the garden, zero waste