Author Archives: Alissa

We’ve Moved On…

Our year of living without plastic was a fun, enlightening, and sometimes challenging experience. Though some plastic has crept back into our lives, we’ve kept some changes from the challenge. I bring my own bags to the grocery store, we … Continue reading

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Magic Pumpkin Again…

Halloween is near and the craving for candy is in the air.  My kids are already looking forward to The Magic Pumpkin stopping by our house to feast on piles of candy.  Follow the link to read about how we … Continue reading

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Beautify Your Block

We enjoy taking the kids for strolls around our neighborhood now and then after dinner.  It is a time to talk, discover nature, and bond as a family.  Each season brings new delights for the senses.  Spring brings the colors … Continue reading

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LUSH to the rescue?

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Since last summer, when we began our plastic-free adventure, I’ve been searching for the perfect answer to my shampoo dilemma.  I wanted to find an eco-friendly shampoo without plastic packaging.  At first, I happily shopped the bulk section at Whole … Continue reading

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Blog Hibernation?

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Not unlike a tree when it loses its leaves, I fall into a sort of hibernation each winter.  Observing nature over the years has given me a welcome perspective on how I react to the changing seasons.  I’ve learned to … Continue reading

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Give The Gift of Your Time

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The Holidays can be a crazy time dominated by shopping, traveling, parties, post office runs, and more shopping.  Why do we do this to ourselves?  The better question might be “For whom do we do this?”  Surely, our children aren’t … Continue reading

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Less stuff, more happiness: Graham Hill on TED.com

Less stuff, more happiness: Graham Hill on TED.com. I’ve written before about the joy of finding more happiness with less stuff.  Letting go of the unnecessary things in life allows the meaningful to stand out.  Do you walk in your front … Continue reading

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