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Shopping at Etsy now helps saves the environment in a big way.

We’ve been huge supporters of the incredible makers over at Etsy for years. In fact, they started right around when we did, which was a great overlap with our mission to support indie makers, and particularly, women-run companies. Our readers know we’ve featured their gifts in our holiday gift guides of all kinds, our Mother’s […]
Tags: Shopping, Etsy, Eco Friendly, Green Living, Doing Good, Big Brands Doing Cool Things


11 ways to be more self-sufficient in the new year

Self-sufficient living is all about providing for your own needs— and the needs of your household— without resources or help from the outside. To become more self-sufficient, you need knowledge and skills, plus motivation and a spirit of independence. The reasons for living a self-sufficient lifestyle can be political, social or personal, but whatever the motivation may be, learning how to become self-sufficient can offer a feeling of security, even in the event of a disaster. There isn’t a han...
Tags: Food, Garden, Gardening, Design, Cook, Food Storage, Debt, Features, Plastic, Sewing, Bright Ideas, Green Living, Natural Cleaners, Emergency Kit, Clean Eating, Natural Materials


Why I Turn To Online Grocery Shopping And My Experience With Open Taste

Copyright © www.vivawoman.net I’m probably one of the last to embark on online grocery shopping among my mommy colleagues. Some of them have been at it for years and can rattle off a list of where to buy the freshest ingredients and when to look out for sales. While I secretly envied their courage, it...Read More Related posts: Shopping for clothes online: hit or miss? Must your grocery bag be fashionable? Would you buy a new skin care item online? Green Beauty: Store Bag Store eco grocer...
Tags: Beauty, Green Living, Clean Eats


Why You Need to Check Out our Pinterest Page Immediately

Did you know that we have a Pinterest site? A pretty active one too! Lately we’ve been getting a lot more traffic—especially as we add more pins about everything from nature, to green living, to our exhibits around the world. You can even check out “behind the scenes” photos of the Taylor Studios crew at work! We’ve found that it’s a great platform to share our ideas, about things both serious and light-hearted, industry-related and simply fun. It’s a natural place to share our resources with yo...
Tags: Social, Design, Exhibits, General, Resources, Media, Pinterest, Education, Inspiration, Marketing, Blog, Followers, Social Media, Follow, Ad, History


New limited-edition Mrs. Meyer’s scents for fall! Here’s where to find them.

I’m a big fan of Mrs. Meyer’s all natural cleaning supplies. In fact, I buy a lot Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products in bulk and keep them stocked under my sink so I don’t run out. Because, life with four kids = lots of messes. I’m usually partial to their lemon verbena scent, but now that […]
Tags: Holidays, Shopping, Natural, Organic, Meyer, Eco Friendly, Soap, Green Living, Mrs Meyer, Household Cleaning, Household Chores, Kitchen + Dining


My Favorite French Cleaning Products

So in this month's newsletter I (half) jokingly mentioned that in a future newsletter I would share my French cleaning product tips. But after getting over a dozen emails asking for me to spill the beans NOW, here's the shortlist of products I wish I'd known about sooner.  #1 Eau Ecarlate Détacheur Universel Since first moving to France in 1995, I've lived in approximately 14 different apartments and houses, and only one of them wasn't a rental. So that's a lot of moving and needing to make...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Castorama, Green Living, Made In France, Living in Paris, Cleaning Products, Home Care, Non-toxic, French cleaning supplies, Eau Ecarlate, Pierre Verte


6 of the best tips and tricks for cleaning kids’ sneakers. Because summer shoes stink.

My kids’ shoes never smell quite as bad as they do in summer. It’s the downside to me telling them to get outside and get active everyday. Muddy, sweaty, grass-stained shoes aren’t easy to clean, but I’ll take it over bored and inside all day long. In the meantime, here are some smart tips for […]
Tags: Diy, Shopping, Tips And Tricks, Green Living, Kid Fashion, Tips + Tricks, Parenting Tools, Household Cleaning


Get tips on living an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle this Earth Day.

USA TODAY's Green Living magazine offers news and information on sustainable living.           
Tags: Usa, News, Green Living


TAXA unveils ultra-lightweight Mantis camper with pop-up roof

The camper designers at TAXA Outdoors have outdone themselves with their latest off-grid masterpiece. Weighing in at just under 2,300 pounds, the Mantis can be towed wherever adventure calls you. The 18-foot-long home on wheels comes complete with a pop-up roof that adds more space to the interior, creating enough room for four full-sized adventurers to sleep comfortably. The innovative flexible space adds a lot of value to the otherwise compact camper. At full height, the pop-up central roof a...
Tags: Design, Gallery, Solar Power, Green Design, Tiny Homes, Off Grid Living, Eco Travel, Green Living, Led Lights, Tiny Home Design, Mobile Homes, Finney, Off Grid Homes, Camper Trailers, Camper Living, Home-on-wheels


How to create a capsule wardrobe for kids. Even kids obsessed with their clothes.

I am happy to admit it: Marie Kondo is my guru. I love the concepts of capsule wardrobes, minimalist decor and paring down the clutter in my life overall. There is very little in my home that stresses me out more than piles of stuff — which is why I have done  my best to […]
Tags: Organization, Parenting, Shopping, Eco Friendly, Tips And Tricks, Green Living, Marie Kondo, Tips + Tricks, Parenting Tools, Storage + Organization


What’s better than safe, kid-friendly nail polish? Safe, kid-friendly nail polish you can wash off with water.

My daughter loves nail polish, but she’s not so crazy about taking it off once it starts to chip. As for me, I cringe a little when I soak her little kid fingers with strong nail polish remover. Because, chemicals. Right? So I love our latest discovery: Nailmatic kid-friendly nail polishes which promise to wash right off […]
Tags: Shopping, Eco Friendly, Nail Polish, Green Living, Beauty Products, Gifts For Kids, Beauty + Cosmetics, Tweens + Big Kids, Gifts For Teens + Tweens


This bag is not a toy. Or…wait. It is.

I’m always open to finding new ways for my family to make eco-conscious choices with our daily habits. But, truthfully, if they’re too complicated we don’t follow through. That said, an easy switch I’ve made recently is to keep a couple of Dert reusable shopping bags in my handbag, thanks to press samples I got to try […]
Tags: Shopping, Eco Friendly, Handbags, Tips And Tricks, Green Living, Tote Bags


Web coolness: Funny Mother’s Day cards, gift ideas for cool moms, American Girl’s new leap, the best climate march signs

Here are a few things we’ve been reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too.   18 Mother’s Day cards that totally crack us up, including this all-purpose apology card from the always hilarious Emily McDowell. Have you been checking out our fantastic 2017 Mother’s Day gift guide yet? Do it! Must see: 13 […]
Tags: Media, Shopping, Humor, Pop Culture, Mother's Day, Holiday Gift Ideas, Green Living, Mother's Day Gifts, Emily McDowell, Mother's Day cards, Link Roundups


Vietnam's "Forest in the Sky" apartment building is topped with 50,000 trees

This lush residential complex in Hanoi takes green living to the extreme. More than 50,000 trees, shrubs and colorful flowering vines were used to cover the Forest in the Sky building, virtually camouflaging it into the surrounding forest. Along with the ample greenery, the building is equipped with various advanced green technologies and uses 20 percent less energy, and water than a traditionally-constructed building. The green “jungle” building is a prime example of green living and will se...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Vietnam, Hanoi, Green Design, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Design, Green Living, Botanical, Green Homes, Eco-friendly Homes, Rooftop Garden, Energy Efficient Design, Green Building Materials


4 of our new favorite green cleaning products that actually work

I tend to get headaches when I use strong chemical cleaning products, especially when I’m cleaning a small space, like my bathroom, which is why I really do favor green cleaning products under one condition: they have to work. And since it’s time for some spring cleaning around my house (actually, let’s be honest, it’s way past […]
Tags: Shopping, Natural, Organic, Eco Friendly, Natural Cleaning, Green Living, House Cleaning, Household Cleaning, Household Chores, Spring-cleaning


This week in Phoenix #4

Phoenix still a destination place We have written about why the Phoenix housing market is likely to stay strong for a while. One of the reasons we mentioned is that Phoenix is still a place people want to live. A story this week shows this is still the case. Over 1300 people a week are moving to the Phoenix market. And if you want to know why just look at the last week. While we were enjoying 80 degree days, Pittsburg and Cleveland and other cities were bracing for snow. They are among the citie...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Radio, House, Arizona, Cleveland, Asu, Prescott, Green Living, Phoenix, Don, Tempe, Pittsburg, Central Phoenix, Chase Field, Bill Williams


Tiny TigerMoth Camper generates power while being towed

Taxa Outdoors' tow camper, the TigerMoth, is a compact home on wheels geared towards traveling adventurers. The lightweight camper sleeps two, has LED lights, and even better, comes with a built-in electrical system that generates energy while being towed. The camper's battery can store energy for at least seven days, making off-grid living easier than ever before. Although certainly compact, the camper sleeps two comfortably and thanks to its lightweight size of just 900 pounds, can be towed...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Gallery, Solar Power, Green Design, Carousel Showcase, Alternative Energy, Green Transportation, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Off Grid Living, Green Living, Led Lights, Tiny Home Design, Mobile Homes, Off Grid Homes


6 sustainably crafted cocktails for New Year's Eve

Start 2017 off right by serving up one of these sustainably-made cocktails on New Year's Eve. We've got drinks perfect for dinner, hot beverages to keep you toasty, and even cocktails for the morning after to help you recover. Whatever your flavor, check out these 6 great cocktail recipes and make them with organic and local ingredients for a more sustainable New Year's Eve. HOT SPICED WHISKEY CIDER Stay nice and toasty with some hot spiced cider mixed with whiskey. Choose organic apple jui...
Tags: Design, Diy, Features, How-to, Cocktails, New Year's Eve, Vodka, Carousel Showcase, Green Living, Eat & Drink, Organic Drinks, New Years Eve Celebrations, Sustainable Drinks, Green New Years Eve, Organic Liquor, Hot Whiskey Cider


How to celebrate Eco Friendly Christmas?

I Started this year 2016, with green resolution of going as much plastic free and attempting less waste lifestyle to ultimately reach zero waste. I am glad that I could continue to follow through my green resolution an entire year. So what can be a better way to end this year with celebration of an Eco-friendly, Plastic Free and Zero Waste Christmas! Here are my tips on Green Christmas [Author: Amruta Kshemkalyani- Tavkar]
Tags: Anime, Christmas Gift Ideas, Green Living, Amruta Kshemkalyani Tavkar


How to Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

Now that Thanksgiving is properly over, we can start thinking about Christmas without everybody groaning. This is especially good news to me, since I love whistling Christmas carols year-round. Finally! The one month of the year I can whistle my rousing rendition of Jingle Bells without causing raised eyebrows. There is so much that I love about this time of year – baking Christmas cookies and doing top-secret present-related things among them. But one of my favorite traditions is making my own...
Tags: Gardening, How-to, Michael, Green Living, Jingle Bells, Holly, Martha


What Birds Need in Winter: Creating a Year-Round Habitat Garden

When attracting birds to the garden, we often think of setting out some bird feeders and maybe a bird bath. But like us, wild birds need a variety of things to thrive, and especially in inclement weather. As we lose many of our natural lands to development, supporting local and migrating birds through all of the seasons becomes ever more important. Today, we talk with Kim Eierman about how gardeners can attract and help out wild birds in winter. Eierman is an incredibly knowledgeable writer (ca...
Tags: Gardening, America, Wildlife, Kim, Pacific Northwest, Green Living, Sitka, Eierman, Doug Tallamy, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Attracting Birds


My Top Me-Time Outdoors Spots in Dubai

After you become mother you actually start to understand meaning of the word "me-time". No surprise 'Mommy Me-time' is such favorite phrase among mums. But being an outdoorsy person my me-time must involve some outdoors time, somewhere close to Nature or at least man-made nature in Dubai! You can imagine how difficult it must be for me during summers, but then I still manage to escape and be [Author: Amruta Kshemkalyani- Tavkar]
Tags: Dubai, Anime, Green Living, Amruta Kshemkalyani Tavkar, Green mama, Healthy Sustainable Living, Me time


No more funky smell with Essentiq home fragrance

Copyright © www.vivawoman.net I wasn’t huge on home fragrance. Sure I enjoyed the occasional scented candle but I never cared for room sprays or reed diffusers. Well, that was until we kept a dog. The funky business Gracie does at times inevitably wrecks the air quality at home…well thankfully just on some days. While our...Read More » Related posts: Alternatives to synthetic fragrance Crabtree & Evelyn new floral fragrance collection Funky and fashionable flip flop sandals Professional h...
Tags: Beauty, Green Living, Gracie, Crabtree Evelyn


Transition to safer products

I have been thinking about a safer, non-toxic household for several years now. I have made small changes along the way, doing little things here and there and bigger shifts as I have had time. This has been inspired by several events. Expecting the twins.  I wanted to be very careful about products used on them and products they would be in contact with. More
Tags: Health, Skin Care, Infertility, Green Living, Green Beauty, Make-up, Household Products, Eco Beauty


Green Cleaning: DIY Dryer Sheets and Laundry Detergent

If you were to read the ingredients in your favorite laundry detergent, you might be shocked and appalled at what you find. Many cleaning products are made with harsh chemicals that, while they do the trick to get rid of stubborn stains, can actually do more harm than good. If you are concerned about the ingredients that go into your favorite cleaning product, you may want to consider making your own – don’t worry, it is easier than you might think! Below you will find tips for making your own l...
Tags: Frugality, Green Living


First solar-powered, net-zero apartment building in Los Angeles opens its doors

The eco-conscious project was developed by Hanover Company, developer and manager of high quality multi-family residential properties across the U.S. Each apartment has Energy Star-rated appliances, LED lighting, as well as a Nest Thermostat and an iPad Mini energy tracker that allow tenants to monitor their solar energy generation and consumption. The units range from studios (539-579 square feet), 1-bedroom apartments (650-916 square feet) and 2-bedroom apartments (975-1342 square feet). Rel...
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, Architecture, Gallery, LED lighting, Energy Star, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Carousel Showcase, Hanover, Green Architecture, Green Living


Living Green: How It Affects Your Home Insurance

The choices you make for "greening" your home will impact your home insurance. Here are some of the considerations you need to take into account The post Living Green: How It Affects Your Home Insurance appeared first on Sustainablog.
Tags: Living, Blogging, Green Building, Solar Panels, Tiny Houses, Home Insurance, Green Living, Skylights, Greenhouses


How to kick start sustainable lifestyle?

How to kick start sustainable lifestyle specially in UAE; this is the most common question I have been asked since past 7 years of my sustainable blogging. Because once you are convinced or your school going child learning about going green convinced you that "Every Bit Counts", you kind of start thinking where should I start? First step of Sustainable Living You need to adopt a thinking [Author: Amruta Kshemkalyani- Tavkar]
Tags: Recycle, Reuse, Anime, Eco Friendly, Zero Waste, Uae, Green Living, Reduce, Amruta Kshemkalyani Tavkar, Sustainable Living


Going Plastic Free In UAE

Going plastic free is not as easy to implement when we are so trapped in 'Use and Throw' culture. We use so many different forms of plastic during our daily life, that sometimes we don't even give thought to the larger picture of plastic pollution worldwide. Do you even know that UAE has one of the highest consumption of bottled water per capita in the world? So it's no surprise when you see [Author: Amruta Kshemkalyani- Tavkar]
Tags: Campaigns, Anime, Uae, Plastic Waste, Green Living, Amruta Kshemkalyani Tavkar