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Celebrate green with beeswax candles

How to choose the best beeswax candles for your family’s celebrations.

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Secret letter gift

What Lynn sends with her husband so he’ll think of her while he’s gone.

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Ensuring you receive the green gifts you want

by Lynn What did gifts did you receive for Christmas or Hanukkah this year? Were they things you wanted? Needed? Like and will use? Or will they be re-gifted,  or worse, be dumped in the trash? Did they come wrapped in beautiful, but virgin paper? Embedded in clamshell plastic? Encased in bubble wrap? I’m happy [...]

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No cost gift series: Ornament/gift box with a surprise inside

by Lynn Every year I make at least one ornament for each of our grandchildren that I put at their places at the table Christmas eve as a small gift. This year’s for three of them will be made from tins that once held mints. Inside each I put a small creature, toy or piece [...]

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Botanic garden gifts

by Lynn Recently when I was in Colorado visiting our new grandgirl, my daughter-in-law and I went to the Denver Botanic Gardens for a walk. While Sam was signing up for a membership (a great present for any occasion by the way), I wandered through the gift shop area and was delighted to see quite [...]

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Fun gifts from Etsy Rain

by Lynn   Etsy Rain is a collection of Western Washington area artists and crafters who own online Etsy shops where they sell their creations. I joined awhile back thinking that eventually I’ll have enough time to sign up and sell some of the things I make. That hasn’t happened yet, but I was excited [...]

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No cost gift series: DIY photo gifts for grandmas & pa’s

by Lynn If you’ve got grandparents in your life, you know that the gift they love most is spending time with their grandkids. Next in line is most likely pictures of these same special children. Instead of buying frames and plopping in school pictures, why not spend a few minutes creating one-of-a-kind photo memories? In [...]

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7 doggone great green gifts for pets

by Annette We invited Annette Frey,  founder and chief canine confectioner of Biscuits by Lambchop to do a round-up of picks for great eco-gifts for four-legged pets. (Note that as always, very few, if any items we can buy are 100% sustainable. You must make your own decision about how important each aspect of sustainability [...]

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No Cost Gift Series: Personalized bangle bracelet

by Lynn If you use packaging tape, you may toss the cardboard cores into the recycling bin. Maybe you’ll stop doing that after you see how easy it is to make this cute gift that will cost you absolutely nothing. Teen girls are the perfect recipient for these bracelets although anyone who likes to live [...]

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Why buy when you can make?

by Lynn Last week I noticed most websites and blogs already have started issuing their lists of what to buy for every member of the family from grandpop to new pup. Greenies are no exception. And while there are some things to purchase that we can’t replicate ourselves without a lot of time or talent, [...]

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5 favorite things for March

by Lynn March is a bridge month between dark winter and hopeful spring, so it’s the perfect time to window shop for some colorful eco-finds. Here we go! Mother Tongues t-shirts celebrate cultures through words. Hard to believe that t-shirts and apparel can nurtures cultural understanding, community building and mindful living, but it’s true. The [...]

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3-question interview: Mandy from Ridiculous Chocolate

by Lynn and Corey Don’t you just love the name, Ridiculous Chocolate? Even if you’re not a chocolate fan, you’re going to sit up and take notice of the name, right? And if you are a chocolate lover and you haven’t tried some Ridiculous Chocolate, you’ll definitely feel the urge to after hearing from Mandy [...]

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5 favorite things for February

by Lynn I’m loving looking for new-to-me items that inspire and delight me. It’s window shopping without wearing out my legs. Here are my five picks for February. 1. There is no law that a “thing” has to be an object and this one isn’t. It’s a non-profit I just discovered, Africa Organics. It works [...]

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Green Gifts for Girlie Girls!

5 Green gifts for (girlie) girls of all ages. From Lynn & Corey, mother-daughter authors of the book, “Celebrate Green!”.

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