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Blueberry scones for lazy morning

Time for blueberry scones for a lazy morning.   Kids are on break from school this week and since it’s a cold morning and rain in the forecast so to

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Zero Waste Valentines Day Tips

Happy Valentines day, let’s talk Zero Waste Valentines Day Tips Valentine’s Day should be about taking a moment to show people that you care about them. However, it has become a

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How to lower your cost of food. Many people struggle with food costs these days, especially since the price of food has gone up a lot during this pandemic. Eating

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Yesterday at @robjgreenfield event @trilogysanctuary people ask how you can reduce waste with kids.

In my practical guide to zero waste for families I cover all aspect of raise kids with little or no waste.
•diapers and clothes
•arts and crafts with recipes for zero waste homemade arts and craft supplies
•how to host a zero waste birthday party
•gift giving
•zero waste packed lunch
•how to talk to kids about zero waste
•raising eco minded kids
•growing food with kids

our teenager daughter Isabella @bellaearth has written a chapter about how to reduce waste as a teenager.

Living a a waste free life with kids is challenging but I wrote this book to make it easier, sharing my own resources and recipes.

Link to buy the book is in my bio.

#wastefreeparenting #wastefreeliving #wastefreefamily #reducereuserecycle #reducewaste #zerowastefamily #zerowastefamilylife #zerowasteliving #sustainableliving

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@robjgreenfield was instrumental in inspiring our family to go zero waste so it was a great honor meeting him today.

#robgreenfield #robgreenfieldtalk #sustainableliving #environmentalactivist

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Trash Talk Tuesday

Zero waste end of the year teacher’s gifts.

My book

Lip balm recipes

Immune roller

Immunity Roller
An immunity roller makes applying immune boosting essential oil easy at any time. To be prepared, you can make one.
* 8 drops purification oil
* 8 drops thieves oil
* 5 drops of lemon oil
* 2 tsp. coconut oil
Mix in roller, and roll along spine, on wrist pulses or on bottoms of feet.

#zerowastegifts #zerowastegift #diyteachergifts #diy #homemadegiftsarethebest #homemadegiftideas

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Because we’re moving, we’re working emptying our freezer so I’m making lots of tomato sauce from last season’s homegrown tomatoes and peppers.

#canningseason #canningandpreserving #tomatosauce #homemadetomatosauce #homegrowntomatoes #growingfood #growtoeatfresh #growingfoodinmygarden #sustainableliving

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The secret to good kindergarten soup is that the kids have to harvest and cut the veggies💚

Gathering around a table to share a warm midmorning snack is an essential part of the preschool and kindergarten day at Waldorf schools, so my kids all grew up making this soup at school.

Soup is a class community project, where everyone contributes by bringing a vegetable from home and then together transforms it into something that nourishes everyone.

#waldorfinspired #waldorfsoup #waldorfschooltraditions #soupday #vegansoup #harvestsoup #homegrown #homemadesoup

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I have to say that the kitchen is the easiest place to reduce waste by replacing disposables with reusable. This is where I journey began with mason jars, refillable soap and reusable kitchen paper towels.

Come one share your favorite kitchen zero waste swap 💚

#zerowasteliving #zerowasteswaps #zerowastefamily #zerowastehacks #zerowastehome #zerowastekitchen

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#lifequotes #lifequotestoliveby #bethechangeyouwanttoseeintheworld #love #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #benicetopeople repost from @becomingminimalists

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Taking care of our planet does not mean we have to sacrifice caring for ourselves. Self-care is an essential part of living a healthful life, but often self-care items are packaged with single-use plastic.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make self-care part of your daily routine and live a zero waste lifestyle at the same time.

What are your favorite zero waste self-care products, store bought or homemade?

In my book, a practical guide to zero waste for families I have a whole chapter on zero waste personal care with tips for zero waste products and recipes for homemade ones.

#apracticalguidetozerowaste #zerowastefamily #zerowasteselfcare #zerowastepersonalcare #zerowastetips #zerowastetipsforbeginners #zerowastejourney

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It’s that time of the year, when herbs are drying all over the kitchen. Guess how nice my kitchen smells right now 😃

#growingherbs #herbgarden #herbgardening #dryingherbs #preservingherbs #herbspreservation #growingfoodinthecity #growingfoodinmygarden #sustainableliving #gardeninglife

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Gardening day and I’m harvesting broad beans among other things. Broad beans are our favorite bean to grow because they are pretty hardy and adaptable – they grow in most soils and climates. They're a great source of protein.

What beans are you growing?

#growingbeans #beans #broadbeans #backyardhomestead #backyardgarden #growingfood #growingfoodinmygarden #growtoeat #growtoeathealthy #urbanhomesteading #sustainableliving #selfsufficientbackyard

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Happy world baking day!

Here is my vegan cardamom pear cake recipe.

1 /12 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp salt
I cup almond milk
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 medium pears, peeled and diced
Preheat oven to F350. Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix milk and oil in a separate bowl. Stir in wet ingredients to dry. Pour batter into a greased cake pan and arrange pears on top. Bake for about 50 minutes.

#worldbakingday #vegancake #veganbaking #vegandessert #whatveganseat #plantbasedcake #veganbaker #veganrecipes

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Chemical free oral care tips and DIY mouth wash recipe.

Most plastic toothbrushes will end up in the trash eventually. These plastic items represent more than 50 million pounds of waste that ends up in landfills every year. Since they are made from plastic and are not biodegradable, they will remain indefinitely in landfills or — worse — in our oceans, nature or beaches, where they will add to greenhouse gasses and cause more global warming.

My favorite plastic free and compostable toothbrush is @bite

* 1 cup filtered water
* 1 Tbsp baking soda
* 20 drops Thieves oil
Mix everything in a clean bottle or mason jar with a lid. Since the baking soda will settle, be sure to shake the jar before each use of the product. This mouth wash can be kept at room temperature.

The best brand tooth paste sold in stores are:

The Dirt – All Natural Tooth Powder(my favorite)
Primal Life: Dirty Mouth Organic Toothpowder

#diymouthwash #zerowasteoralcare ##zerowastepersonalcare #zerowastelifestyle #zerowasteliving #sustainableliving #chemicalfreeoralcare #chemicalfreeliving #chemicalfreelife #chemicalfreeparent #chemicalfreeproducts

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