Junk Your Purse Challenge

It’s time for another junking challenge! We’ve already taken the Junk Your Bathroom and Junk Your Kitchen Challenges. It’s time to junk your purse! I asked you what you carry in your purse, and you responded. Below, I’ve listed the most common items—along with their natural alternatives—so you can have a toxic-free purse! #1 Lip…

How to make your own hipster cocktails at home

Before I stopped at Kendahl’s from Our Nourishing Roots on my VGN Tour, I was convinced I didn’t like alcohol. I’ve tried a few things over the years: beers, whiskey, gin, rum, vodka, tequila, brandy, wines… But none of them have ever appealed to me. Wine gives me a headache. Beer is too filling. Shots…

Preparing Vegetable Beds for Spring: Lasagna Gardening

What if I told you that you could plant your garden and eat it, too? Okay, maybe the eat-your-cake metaphor was cheesy. But seriously, how does a bountiful harvest with almost no work involved sound to you? Pretty awesome, right? Lasagna gardening is about as easy as it gets. No digging. No tilling. Less-to-no watering.…

Ways to use your extra eggshells

Frank’s Fantastical Smoothie is about to get more fantastic because tonight I made made use of all our extra eggshells. I’ve been meaning to bake this delicious recipe for butternut cupcakes for about a week, and I finally got to it! The recipe calls for six eggs, which means I had plenty of shells left…