Environmental Stewardship: A Catholic Hippie Shares Perspective, Products, and Her Love for Solar Power

Environmental Stewardship: A Catholic Hippie Shares Perspective, Products, and Her Love for Solar Power

This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here. I first heard the word “stewardship” back in ninth grade from my math teacher, a religious sister, recycling champion, and ardent Catholic.  The idea of environmental stewardship as caring for the earth because it has been entrusted to us resonated with me. I too became a … Read More

Why We Buy Seasonal and Local Food (link to guide)

Why We Buy Seasonal and Local Food (link to guide)

We once lived in a land where finding seasonal, local food was as easy as walking down the street and handing a few bucks to the guy running the fruit stand. The farmers market was big and lively and operated year round. We completely took this for granted. Then we moved away and realized how … Read More

How to Wrap Christmas Presents and Save the Planet at the Same Time

How to Wrap Christmas Presents and Save the Planet at the Same Time

Wrapping Christmas presents is one of the most delightful Advent activities. Personally, I have such a hard time finding gifts for people that, when I do find something that I think they will like, I get really excited and feel very proud as I wrap the gift and make the package beautiful. And the hippie/spend-thrift … Read More

6 Storage Containers You Already Have In Your House: My Experience With the KonMari Method of Organizing, Part 2

6 Storage Containers You Already Have In Your House: My Experience With the KonMari Method of Organizing, Part 2

A home for everything.  The homebody in me loves this. This is one of my favorite aspects of the KonMari method of organization: finding a home for every last item. No homeless objects in this house! (Ideally…) In my last post on the KonMari method, I shared how the simplicity of the system had a positive … Read More