Wooden play kitchens used to be the norm decades ago but in recent years plastic has become the favorite. Not only were the wood ones greener, they were durable and fun. In today’s plastic society, we are plagued with plastics everywhere—even in our children’s toys. There are alternatives; you just have to look for them! Remember the pretend pancakes and cupcakes you made for your parents on your own kitchen set? Your child can have hours of fun doing this too and it really is a very … [Read more...]
Friday Wrap Up – Make Your Own Disco Ball
Have a great weekend everyone! I leave you with a few cool links to check out over the weekend. I ran across some cool DIY instructions on Keesta for making your own Disco ball made from recycled materials. I think I have enough junk CDs to do this but no Styrofoam ball and I would hate to buy one...maybe paper mache might work? This would be pretty cool hanging in the basement along with the strobe light I got when I was 12. If I set up my iPod sound-dock down there then the kids and can get … [Read more...]
The Eco-Friendly Soap that Grows on Trees!
We all want our clothes to be clean and fresh right? But at what price? Ironically the detergents that many people use to "clean" their clothes are actually leaving your clothes in worse condition than before you threw them in the wash. This is because conventional laundry detergents are full of toxic chemicals and these chemicals leave a residue on your clothing that may be absorbed by your skin or may evaporate into the air for you to breathe in. Some of the concerns in your laundry … [Read more...]
Natural Toothpaste for Children
There are lots of reasons why you might want to ditch the Crest or those sugary, children's toothpastes that you find at the grocery store and go with a more natural option. For me this is clear whenever I see my three year old daughter brushing her teeth for the...oh I don't know...eleventh or twelve time in a day. :) Luckily, there are some great options out there in the natural toothpaste department. The options are not as great though for children's toothpastes (aka toothpastes they will … [Read more...]