April 25, 2018

Check out our list of consignment clothing stores in the Omaha area.  Are there more? Let us know!

April 21, 2018

Check out our sections on Reuse/Repurpose and Green Shopping.  We've collected resources for you to use to find new homes for your "stuff".

April 18, 2018

So, you've got your pile of all the things you don't need and don't love from your home and garage. Where can you put it that's green?  Think repurpose, reuse, then recycle.

March 29, 2018

A day in the (sort of) herbal life.  I'm no herbalist!  But I can make an elderberry syrup and I know how to use it.  It's a great immune system booster among many other benefits and it's one kids love.  It's a bit pricy, but you can find berries in the wild in the Omaha area and make your own.  Can you make an herbal tincture? You bet!  It's so easy when you know how.

March 9, 2018

                   

This cute little figure on the left is sitting on the counter in our kitchen.  We love it! My son and I picked it out on a warm summer's day during a family outing to the Omaha Summer Arts Festival. This crazy guy reminds us of the fun time we had perusing the booths of beautiful handmade works of art, listening to live music, eating together, and sharing the space with thousands of others from our Omaha community enjoying the same things.  The unique creativity has inspired us to make some of our own things out of "trash".

The artisan selling these cool creations made a business out of transforming old metal pieces and parts that others had thrown out into works of art.  It's a perfect example of the adage "Trash into Treasure".  Good for him, for those who enjoy his work, and good for the Earth.  It's a win-win.  

You can imagine my dismay to see shelves of lookalikes at a box store in town. This one has none of the attributes I love about the metal guy in my kitchen. Instead, it's been mass produced in a factory on the other side of the world with all new materials.  Consider the energy expenditures to transport the raw materials to and fro, the materials themselves, the factory waste, the robotic nature of the manufacturing process, and let's hope the factory workers were treated well.  Where's the love?  Where's the creativity, the community?  Where's the local guy working hard to do good?  Our choices matter.

January 30, 2018

Clean your make-up brush in 30 seconds. Chemical-free! No special products.

November 29, 2017

Sacred Ponca corn was harvested on November 4th, corn that was grown on this land for many generations until the Ponca walked the Trail of Tears when they were forced off this land 137 years ago.

October 27, 2017

As with everything in life, change can be a challenge, even if it's for the better. It's the unknown. Isn't it hard for most of us to move in a new direction,

October 26, 2017

When we add the plants back in, we're building the health of the soil with the nutrients and organic matter it needs to produce healthy plants and retain moisture.  Keeping water on the land is one of the most important things we can do to improve Earth health, and keeping plants on the soil is one of the best ways to do that.