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How to Make Soy Candles for Gift-Giving

Posted on October 15th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger It’s never too early to get a jump on hostess gifts and creative holiday ideas. This fall, I’ve been experimenting with how to make soy candles at home. They’re the perfect little surprise for that hard-to-shop-for person, because you can personalize candles with scents, colors, and decorative details. Why […]

Halloween Costume Ideas: Spooktacular Recycled Costumes

Posted on August 18th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Go green for Halloween and skip the cookie-cutter, store-bought costumes in favor of some unique, recycled ones. You’ll save money, encourage creativity, and most importantly, teach the importance of environmental sustainability. Check out these fun Halloween costume ideas you can make from recycled materials. Cardboard Creativity Cardboard boxes are one […]

Natural Bug Repellent and Other Nontoxic Ways to Stay Bite-Free

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Outdoor activities in the summer bring you closer to nature, but also to mosquitoes, ticks, and other hungry insects. Sprays are often the best way to deter bug bites, but you may be concerned about exposing your children to harsh chemicals. Luckily, natural bug repellent comprises a number of easy […]

How to Build a Campfire and Leave No Trace

Posted on July 21st, 2014

Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger A campfire doesn’t just provide light and heat; it’s a time-honored tradition that brings groups together and creates a wonderful, unique atmosphere. But campfires that aren’t built properly can be dangerous for both people and the environment. Here are a few tips on how to build a campfire that’s fun, […]

Five Home Garden Ideas Using Tomatoes

Posted on July 5th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger A home garden this summer can provide you with all the fresh organic produce you need. Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most prolific croppers of all the garden vegetables, and are a mainstay of your average garden salad recipe. Be environmentally friendly this season, save money, and […]