Guest Post: Why Use Essential Oils

Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap.  You’ll find me guest posting over at Townsend House about my food preservation hits and misses, and I’m excited to welcome Krissa from More than Mundane to Yeah Baby It’s Cold Outside.


I first began using essential oils a couple years ago when I began looking for ways to create a healthier, more eco-friendly home environment. As I began to learn more and more about essential oils I realized they were an extremely natural, effective, and versatile tool in creating the natural home I’m striving for.


One thing I love about essential oils is that they are natural. Essential oils are distilled from plants and plant parts. I can feel safe about using them in my home, for myself and for my family.


I love that essential oils are not only natural, but also Continue reading


Eco Parent Magazine Review: Premiere Issue

As you may remember, I wrote briefly about Eco Parent magazine in April.  Along with the one year subscription that they generously donated for me to give away to one of my lucky blog readers, they also sent me the première issue to review.  After a very hectic week, I finally got the chance to relax and take a look at this new Canadian read.

The great thing about Eco Parent magazine is that it is printed on 100% recycled paper.  I have to admit that I am guilty of being drawn in by a flashy cover and interesting article titles, without stopping to think of the environmental impact that purchasing this type of magazine leads to.  In fact, it wasn’t until I was researching Eco Parent Magazine that I even realized that I had been doing this.

So to see that Eco Parent Magazine is using 100% recycled paper makes me feel better.  What is refreshing about it is Continue reading

The Tiny Seed (Children’s Book Review)

This Sunday is Earth Day.  Even though they are calling for snow this weekend in our area, I am still hoping to get  some quality time outside with Little Man and the Dreamboat.  Little Man is still a tad young to understand what gardening is about, but I still want to introduce him to the wonderful world of flowers, compost, bugs and dirt.  He did eat dirt out of a potted plant recently, but that is not exactly what I have in mind. Continue reading