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Organic and CrayZee leggings

Author: Bunny

organic-leggingsI recently ordered some organic and crazy looking leggings from the Natural Clothing Company.

I got them for the gym and I get a lot of positive comments on them.

These are organic, non-GMO fiber, no pesticides, no fertilizers used. Considering that organic clothing is often premium priced, these were a bargain at just $35.00.

(naturalclothingcompany.com)

 

Organic Spring Cleaning

Author: Bunny

I really need clean up my pig-stye of an apartment for Spring. In my haste and winter laziness, I’ve been slacking doing laundry. I don’t want to use a bunch of poisonous chemicals though. Recently I’ve been doing loads of laundry with Emma Laundry Soap by Eco Me. It’s a plant based soap and it’s super gentle on the clothes. It’s not so great for clothes with food stains or ground in dirt from sports, but awesome for well kept work and play clothes.

If you need to switch to something less irritating for your skin or you just want to avoid chemicals as much as you can,  I recommend trying a bottle of this.

EcoMe-Emma-LaundrySoap

Finding Safe Cookware

Author: Bunny

A girl can’t live on salads and juicers alone.  I like to do stir fry with seafood and chicken, but I don’t like the idea of cooking with non-stick coated pans. I have a small parakeet and the Teflon and other nonstick surfaces can emit toxic fumes that can kill birds. At least that is the anecdotal evidence I have read online says.  My bird is happy and healthy and I’d like to keep her that way.

Suzie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did a lot of research on safe cookware and it’s a very confusing. It seems most companies strive to convince the consumer that their non-stick coating is just fine and dandy and does not emit harmful toxins. But my mom and I have worn out many a non-stick pan’s coating during the cooking and cleaning process. Apparently aluminum can also be hazardous unless it is coated in something as well. I cannot see myself wielding heavy cast iron pans full of food without getting an unwanted  arm workout.  In the end I opted for Calphalon anodized aluminum cookware set.  Not the cutest cookware, but with a little convincing and financing from my mom, I think we made the right choice. Lets’ hope Suzie (my parakeet) and I enjoy these pans.

calphalon

 

 

 

 

 

The Fortune in My Fridge

Author: Bunny

I  was reading a magazine article at the dentist’s office about saving money on groceries and  thinking ‘Well, I already do that’, (look for double coupons, print online coupons, compare prices with a phone barcode scanner). I also realized it’s much tougher to find deals on organic foods, they tend to be premium priced from the get go.
Some of the suggestions are pretty  useless for organic and natural products.

produce-stand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am trying to shop at the local farm produce as much as possible. I am kind of  proud of it, actually…hunting down the local produce markets for fruits and vegetables, doing my  best to buy healthy. I’ve recently been down to the local home improvement center looking to buy materials to start my own little garden.
Some things I fudge on, like coffee and tea, but  I’m fine with that, because I am very cranky in the morning when I don’t get my caffeine dose.  And despite the juicing rage and Kale drinks,  Diet Pepsi still calls to me during lunches that I brown bag with kiwi fruit and a bowl of rice and steamed vegetables.
All in all, I am not really pleased with the lack of money saving tips for people like myself who try to eat organically and healthy. There is a veritable fortune sitting in my fridge.

 

Buying Organic Baby Clothes for Baby Lisa

Author: Bunny

Lisa, my baby niece has skin problems. Her skin is so sensitive that she gets rashes on her neck, arms, and legs from her clothing.  There are so many cute colorful  clothes for baby girls, but I think the dyes and materials are irritating her skin. She most likely inherited it from her mom, since all of us girls have had rash and even eczema problems since we were young.  For that reason, my sister and I have had to use eco friendly laundry and bath soaps forever.  My sister is the first one to have a baby and the gifts of baby clothes from the grandparents and friends have been enough to fill a room all by themselves.  They are all cute, but Lisa’s skin has been breaking out in rashes especially when she sweats or her clothes get wet.

Cute clothes, but rashy effects on the skin.

Cute clothes, but rashy effects on the skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like to buy organic cotton clothing whenever I can, and I decided to do a little shopping for Lisa. I didn’t want the usual cookie cutter girly wear I saw in the mall (Baby Gap) and tried to find something very cute and different. I found this great website with a big list of organic baby clothes companies that had lots of interesting choices. One that I really liked was welovefrugi.com  Their clothes are made with 100% certified organic cotton, with no pesticides, chlorine or other toxic chemicals. Another one was CutieBees.   I ordered several cute outfits and hope that helps with baby Lisa’s skin rashes.

Frugi

 

 

Naturally Flavored Water – Bye Bye Soda!

Author: Bunny

I was HOOKED on Diet Pepsi. Like I was drinking a 6 pack a day, every day.  I started that nasty habit back in high school and it really got going in college. I craved the caffeine to help me get my day started, keep it going, and get me through my classes.  After a few years, it started giving me headaches  nearly every day. I had to quit. My new healthy alternative? Naturally flavored water.  With a few recipes from my local GNC store and a few from the internet, I stocked my fridge full of colorful and tasty fruits and plants:

Goodbye Pepsi, hello natural fruit and water drinks!

Goodbye Pepsi, hello natural fruit and water drinks!

 

After a bit of chopping  and slicing, I prepared a little batch of natural fruit drink. YUM.

 

Yummy juice. Keeping it chilled for freshness.

Yummy juice. Keeping it chilled for freshness.