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We have a bunch of friends with babies ranging in age from newborn to 2 years old, so we share a box of clothes. People can sift through it and pick out whatever they need. Whoever has the youngest baby holds on to the box until another one is born.

Organic Summer Berry and Rhubarb Crumble

1 container organic Strawberries -quartered

1 container organic Blueberries- whole 

1 bunch organic Rhubarb- sliced

2 cups organic rolled oats

3/4 cup organic cane sugar(1/2 cup if you don’t want it super sweet!)

Vanilla extract


1/2 stick salted organic butter

Preheat your oven to 350º 


Rinse berries and rhubarb… slice the rhubarb and quarter the strawberries.  Leave the blueberries whole. Put them all in a mixing bowl & add a 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon honey.  Mix well until all fruit has been saturated.  Transfer to baking dish, set aside and allow to soak.  


Measure two cups of rolled oats into a mixing bowl.  Measure 3/4 cup sugar in a separate bowl and add one tablespoon honey, one tablespoon maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.  Mix together until well incorporated and all sugar is moistened.  Pour sugar mixture into the mixing bowl with the oats and blend well until all oats are coated.  Melt your 1/2 stick of butter and pour over the oat/sugar blend.  Mix well.  Pour oat mixture over fruit, making sure to cover it evenly with the topping.

Place the baking dish on the center rack and bake uncovered for 40 minutes.  

It’s great served hot with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream! mmmm yummy.

to “close the loop” we should not only recycle, but buy recycled! (via Enough, Already. ‘Recyclable’ is Not Recycling : TreeHugger)

Is using a tetra pak REALLY greener???  (via In What World Can You Call Tetra Pak Green? : TreeHugger)


#attractive #card #reusable (Taken with instagram)


so nice!

Chalkboard labels ($9.95 @ Williams-Sonoma)

Great for labeling jars that get reused.

Lunchskins make me smile!  (via Red Apple Eco Friendly Reusable Sandwich Bag)

You tell em’ whale!

Plastic is not Fantastic by Providence Design

Objective: To combat the use of plastic bags while promoting consumption moderation among the use of plastic bags.


Make your own reusable tea bag! So cute and eco-friendly!  

Tutorial here.