Gardening 101: Starting A Garden With Repurposed Materials

I was so happy to read through your comments to all of the great posts since the launch of Simple Organic.  Many of you expressed your desire to start a vegetable garden this spring as a way to supplement your family’s purchased organic produce and to decrease your carbon footprint.  And really there is no (read more…)

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Crafting rich experiences for our children on a frugal budget

In the last two years I quit my corporate job, became a full-time mom, and immersed myself in a start-up — and it has not been financially easy on the family. While we have embraced a frugal life,  my kids seem to notice nothing.  Occasionally,  they complain about being bored. My kids act up when (read more…)

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Ten Beauty Products in Your Kitchen

How many times have you been swayed by one luxurious-sounding ingredient in a personal care product?  Perhaps pineapple enzymes, organic olive oil, sea salt…  I only recently began asking myself, “why not go straight to the source?”  If those ingredients are so good for my skin, why purchase something that is 99% filler and only (read more…)

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New on Simple Kids: Eco-Friendly Lunch Containers for a Smarter Planet

I know that Simple Organic readers will be excited about Mariah’s post on Simple Kids today. Even if you don’t have children of your own, you can take advantage of these eco-friendly lunch container ideas anytime you need to pack your own lunch. From her post: We decided to shed our plastic baggies and set (read more…)

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19 tips for making your home paperless

About a month ago, Maya wrote a fabulous post about going paperless in the kitchen.  It got me brainstorming on the myriad ways we can further the paperless trend in our whole house. See, I detest paper clutter.  It’s my absolute arch nemesis in our home.  Receipts, napkins, bills, food wrappers…  With two preschoolers and (read more…)

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