The whole reason I started this blog is because I was always being asked the same questions. Not only did I think it would be easier to point someone to a well thought out post but it also seemed that there was a gap in readily available information for the average consumer. Over the last 7 years I have been asked some really great questions and they consistently focus on reducing toxins, plastics, waste reduction and my favourite products. Here are my favourite most common questions from readers.
At its core, Earth Hour is about more than just turning off your lights for one hour each year. It is built on the foundation that one person can make a difference and that collective small acts can have an phenomenal global impact. While the 1 hour is important and brings people together as they work towards the collective good, we must not forget that these actions need to be carried forward into our day to day lives. Every hour needs to be like Earth Hour.
Wax warmers are a great idea, in theory. The problem is that the wax cubes that come with them are full of toxins listed as fragrance. Companies can claim ingredients as trade secret and label them as fragrance. This allows them to hide thousands of chemicals under the term fragrance, which prevents consumers from knowing what we are really buying and exposing ourselves to. In fact, on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) fragrance is listed as a hazardous ingredient as defined by both OSHA and WHMIS.
This weekend we were discussing Valentines Day and brainstorming ideas for B's valentines. I don't remember making my own valentines for my friends or even having to give one to every kid in the class. I just remember that we would make card holders for the front of our desks and pray that we got at least one valentine put into it. I try to make B's valentines each year using materials we already have at home. Partly because I like to reuse things and give them new life and also because I'm too lazy to go out in this cold to buy valentines or supplies. This year I wanted something really easy that could be done in as little time as possible.
The first time I went camping I was 6 months old and I pretty much haven't stopped since. I have tried all different styles of camping at a large number of campgrounds and what can really make or break your experience is your campsite. Pick wrong and you could end up beside the outhouse, surrounded by poison ivy or with no privacy at all. It can be stressful, because who wants to be the one everyone points to when someone asks "who the hell picked this site?". Luckily, I am pretty much a pro at picking the right site and you can be too if you follow these tips.