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zero waste

Reducing waste during Thanksgiving

  This Thanksgiving is my first since beginning my zero waste journey. For the past three years we have hosted Thanksgiving at our home outside of Dallas.  This year we hosted my parents, both my brothers, and their significant others along with my family of […]

Traveling light

My husband and I took an eleven-day trip to Greece to celebrate his 40th birthday. Neither of us had ever been to Greece, let alone Europe together. It was such a wonderful way to celebrate and enjoy a kid-free trip. We are very lucky to […]

Zero waste: where to start

  1. Look in your trash – What do you throw away? Is it actually recyclable? Do you actually need it? Could you purchase it with out the trash it creates (i.e. in the bulk food bins, glass, metal, or paper- all of which are easily […]

A simple birthday

A simple birthday

Children want our attention and love. Most of us correlate that with the giving of material items. I have been on a journey to simplify my family’s life to allow us to enjoy the little moments more. Oftentimes, I look to my four-year-old son as […]