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composting for rookies

After leaving my parents’ home and going off to college, I have lived mostly in apartment buildings. However, these past two years I’ve had the opportunity to live in a teeny tiny yellow bungalow (hence the blog name…) with a backyard for Polly. This is Polly: I’ve really loved having a backyard, because it has[…]

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zero waste deodorant

For the past several years, I’ve been hunting for a good, natural deodorant option that actually works. Perhaps my pits are just extra smelly, but I’ve really struggled with finding one that’s effective. My hunt for a natural deodorant started long before my hunt for a zero waste deodorant. Needless to say, I was pretty[…]

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safe in the sun: zero waste sunscreen

Zero Waste Sunscreen Summer is just around the corner! I can’t wait for mornings spent in the garden and afternoons at the swimming pool. Summer is my favorite time of year! With the summer fun also comes powerful sunshine, and the sun is something we don’t mess around with in my home. With a family history[…]

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no more plastic water bottles

I’m not really sure when it was decided that drinking water from a plastic bottle is superior to tap water, but it’s high time a few myths concerning bottled water are clarified. Honestly, bottled water is way more expensive and surprisingly less regulated than tap water. Check out this video by the Story of Stuff[…]

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oh so fantastic coconut oil

I’ve seen this image on Instagram several times and it always make me giggle: But this little funny also influenced me to research and write a blog post about the many great uses of coconut oil. I already use it as a skin moisturizer and for oil pulling (description following) but found that, holy cow, you can use it[…]