Saving money

Frugal Friday (Aug 5-11)

We are pinching pennies these days, with the cost of our future (rental) home, and the process of moving to it, in mind. I've already been somewhat mindful of frugality and green living but I definitely slack on a regular basis. Lately, though, I have been really proud of myself and my efforts are paying… Continue reading Frugal Friday (Aug 5-11)

Baby Care, Green Products

Using cloth diapers in place of disposables is great at any point in your baby or toddler's life, but using cloth before six months of age has significantly more benefits than starting after that point. With my third child, I switched at five months because it was my first experience with cloth and my husband thought it would… Continue reading

Etsy, Green Products

My 3 Sons Handcrafted ~ Pocket Pads

Breastfeeding can definitely cause irregular cycles, and it's not much fun. I like knowing when to expect my period and not having to (frequently!) wonder about pregnancy. And as odd as it may sound, I also like getting to use my RUMPS (reusable menstrual pads). It's kind of like using cloth diapers instead of disposables - it's adds a little bit of work… Continue reading My 3 Sons Handcrafted ~ Pocket Pads

Etsy, Green Products

New World Pads ~ Pads with a Purpose

Cloth menstrual pads, like cloth diapers, are becoming really popular - and it's no wonder! They save money, are better for the environment, and are much more comfortable and stylish than disposables. I have been using cloth pads for almost three years and I have nothing but positive things to say about them! Related Post: Cloth Menstrual… Continue reading New World Pads ~ Pads with a Purpose

Etsy, Green Products

Jackie Loves Sewing ♥ Reusable Market Bags

I love reusable shopping bags; they are much more attractive than plastic, sturdier and of course better for the environment. I had only a few of them, though, so I was excited when I saw my friend, Jackie, had an affordable listing for three bags on her Etsy shop. ^_^ The designs caught my eye, too, because they are… Continue reading Jackie Loves Sewing ♥ Reusable Market Bags

Crafts and Sewing, Green Products

Homemade Cloth Dinner Napkins

I've slowly been switching our home over to washable/reusable things for the last few years, but it's been quite a process. There were so many disposable items in our lives! A recent change - which I've been thinking about for what seems like forever - is switching from paper napkins to cloth. Yay, we're finally… Continue reading Homemade Cloth Dinner Napkins