Renegade: A Community of Crafters

Last Sunday, I went to check out the Renegade Craft Fair, right here in Austin, Texas. If you’re not familiar with the Renegade Craft Fair, it is, in their own words, a “large-scale DIY arts + crafts event held in five cities across the nation, featuring hundreds of independent artists and their unique handmade items.” (read more…)

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Use storytelling to inspire kids to go green

A while ago I wrote about how to use storytelling to inspire frugality in our kids.  I apply the same storytelling techniques to teach my kids about the importance of being green and friendly to the earth. Some things work and some don’t, but over time, I’ve developed a system that works quite well. Going (read more…)

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Community Gardens: What They Are, How to Find Them and Why You Might Consider Joining One

Apartment dwellers, rejoice! Those who don’t fancy the idea of ripping up their backyard or gardening in containers, take heart! Four years ago I found myself in such a situation. I was living in a ground level condo and desperately wanted to learn to garden. I had a large deck but container gardening just didn’t (read more…)

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Real Food Cleansing Guide: the winners!

The Real Food Cleansing Guide giveaway ended this past weekend, and I’m so glad contributor Lisa Byrne‘s e-book resonated with many of you. Her book will give you just the guidance you need to get a fresh start for healthier living. I wish I could give an e-book to each of you, but alas, there (read more…)

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Q&A: How will YOU make your community better?

May is all about relationships and community service with Simple Living Media.  The past few weeks, we’ve discussed (sometimes pretty fervently) what it means to be a good neighbor, whether it’s important to know our surrounding neighbors, and at what level do we allow our children to play freely in our living environments. These are (read more…)

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