It happens to the best of us. Our mission is to clean out the storage unit in the garage. We plow through a few bags and boxes, tossing stuff in the large blue recycle bin or putting other stuff in a pile for goodwill. Then it happens - we stumble upon the box. The one … Continue reading Save a Tree. Keep a Journal
Certain songs, smells, foods, city streets - they tend to conjure up memories from years past, and usually without permission or even a warning. The smell of freshly cut grass reminds me of my backyard, and my dad. He spent hours every weekend working, sweating and usually drinking a Budweiser, out of the can. His … Continue reading A Green Mower for Any-Colored Thumb
Fortunately, we've reached the point where it is not only un-cool, but offensive when companies ignore their footprint and don't face eco-reality. Despite the plethora of green-going ventures out there, I'm still impressed when I come across another design studio forging ahead, breaking new green ground without compromising creative philosophy. Gore Design Co. is such … Continue reading Eco-Concrete by Gore Design Co.
Certain things in life I admit I take for granted. Trees are not one of them. When I sit in the park, under the lush branches of a tree to enjoy a break from the blazing hot sun, I am truly grateful. Trees provide us with shade on a hot day or cover on a … Continue reading How to Choose the Right Shade Tree to Reduce Energy Costs and Beautify Your Home
There is not a single superstitious bone in my sensitive, spiritual, sometimes cynical body. Magical thinking is not my thing. But I do believe in luck. When good things happen I attribute it to the randomness of life, the luck of the draw. If the bad stuff hits, which it inevitably does, I think to … Continue reading In the Mood for Luck
I love the French. I love their attitude, style, women, wine, croissants and beaches. Now, I'm a big fan of their cookware. Not that I cook, but I do know people who cook. And once in a while, when I'm lucky, they feed me. These are the friends who introduced me to the secret of … Continue reading Le Creme de le Eco-Cookware Crop
Unfortunately, my hometown of Los Angeles is best known for Hollywood, Malibu, Beverly Hills and traffic. Most of us own cars out of necessity, because it's virtually impossible to get around without one. As a result, there's a car wash on almost every corner and you dare not drive if your car isn't glossy. Just … Continue reading Get Your Car Squeaky Green
Your life is green and you do your best to make it an eco-friendly day, every day. So take your eco-friendly intentions to Low Impact Living and try their just-launched Environmental Impact Calculator to find helpful ways to green up your home. This innovative tool provides personalized information to help you lighten your casa's carbon … Continue reading You’ve Got Your Home’s Eco Score…Now What?
Call me wacky (sometimes) or old-fashioned (a little) or someone with too much time on her hands (I wish!), but I like doing my own laundry. There's something satisfying about separating darks from whites and folding everything just the way I like it. A big part of my laundering "formula" involves avoiding the dryer. I … Continue reading Stay on the Line
One of my favorite Christmas memories is of unwrapping gifts and watching my Grandpa stick the used bows all over his balding head. And when he ran out of territory uptown, he'd start sticking the bows to his limbs, all the way down to his feet. We grandkids adored him for this - we'd laugh … Continue reading The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Rebag