How to Dry Clothes Outdoors in Small Spaces

How to Dry Clothes Outdoors in Small Spaces

Do you want to hang your clothes to dry outside but don't have the yard space for a clothesline? We have the solution to drying clothes outdoors in small spaces! I love the fresh, clean smell of clothes hung to dry outside in the summertime. Not only do the clothes smell nice, it saves energy by not using the electric dryer in the house. One of my favorite things about … [Read more...]

Sckoon Cup for an Eco-friendly Period

Using a Sckoon Cup for an Eco-friendly Period

I've been hearing about menstrual cups for a couple years now. I was intrigued but not quite sure if it was for me. I'm one of those mamas who loves cloth menstrual pads. But there are times when wearing a cloth pad is really inconvenient: when I want to go swimming, camping, and hiking. Then one of my good friends who lives part of the year off grid in a tipi told me that she … [Read more...]

8 Steps to Healthy Holistic Living

8 steps to healthy holistic living

Welcome to the May 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Green Moms. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and Crunchy Farm Baby through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about how they take time to care for themselves. Stop by all of the posts to get green ideas on how you can take … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Naturally Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets

Three Ways to Naturally Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets without using toxic killing spray

A few years ago I wrote a post about getting rid of wasps and hornets naturally.  Since then, we actually figured out a few more ways to not use toxic killing spray to get rid of problem wasps and hornets. Today we're going to share three ways that actually work to naturally get rid of wasps and hornets. I'm a nature loving mama and usually the type to capture a bug we … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Use Less Paper Products at Home

Using less paper products at home is a great way to save money and live more eco-friendly. We began doing all of these things in the last couple years. I'm amazed at how making these changes has greatly reduced the amount of paper waste we throw out. Plus I'm spending less money at the grocery store by not buying as many disposable paper products. We're living more eco-friendly … [Read more...]

Planning to Install a Photovoltaic System (Solar Panels)

Welcome to the January 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Starting the New Year Off Green. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are reflecting on the successes they had from last year, and setting goals for themselves this year. … [Read more...]

How to Bake Off Grid in a Dutch Oven

Baking off grid in a dutch oven is a handy thing to know how to do in case you ever find yourself without an electric or gas powered oven or chose to live off-grid. Baking in a dutch oven is pretty easy once you know a few basic tips. We love to bake in our dutch ovens on camping trips, multi-day river float trips, at hunting camp, when it is too hot to bake inside in the … [Read more...]

New Eco-friendly Creations in our MontanaSolarCreations Etsy Shop

In addition to settling into our new homestead this last month, we've also been busy restocking our Etsy shop with several new eco-friendly creations. These new creations are all things our family uses on a daily basis and will help you live a more "green" lifestyle!The biggest change you will notice in our Etsy shop is expanding the sets of cloth napkins we sell. For the last … [Read more...]