Tag: consumerism

Can you keep a China-free home? The challenges of buying American: Part 2

Can you keep a China-free home? The challenges of buying American: Part 2
Last week I was talking about the alarming rise of Chinese imports in the U.S., including food items, and just how difficult it is to keep your home free of these foreign goods. While it may not always be an easy path to follow, I don’t like supporting another country over my own if given... Read more »

Can you keep a China-free home? The challenges of buying American: Part 1

Can you keep a China-free home? The challenges of buying American: Part 1
About a month ago my husband and I were discussing something or other when we stumbled across a major revelation: “I hate bed skirts,” he said. To me, someone who has had bed skirts and used them to hide storage bins under the bed for pretty much her entire life, this came as quite a... Read more »

Great Tools (and Gift Ideas!) For Making the Kitchen Zero-Waste and the Home Non-Toxic

Great Tools (and Gift Ideas!) For Making the Kitchen Zero-Waste and the Home Non-Toxic
During the chilly winter season I find myself spending lots of time staying cozy at home. With the holidays just around the corner, even more of that time is spent in my kitchen participating in two of my favorite activites – cooking and baking. But I find the modern world I cook and bake in a... Read more »
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Choosing Self-Sufficiency in A Consumer Society

Choosing Self-Sufficiency in A Consumer Society
Adjusting to my new job has been an interesting process. Even though it was only a couple of months I’d had a completely free and open schedule, in that short period of time I seemed to have forgotten the basics of time management. Until recently I’d found myself scrambling over the past few months to... Read more »