weekend reads #5

Weekend reads is a regular roundup of bloggers and their awesome sites. I sometimes get overwhelmed with all the new blogs I want to check out. This is a series of weekly posts, which features blogs I already follow as well as ones I’m just discovering. Let’s get started!

It’s easy being green right? I don’t know about you, but I find reduce and reuse much easier than recycle. I want to blame the inconvenience of recycling in my suburb, but it really comes down to personal responsibility. So I won’t blame the city.

I should be better about recycling. But being green, in my humble opinion, isn’t an all-or-nothing endeavor. Even if you just make a few greener choices a few times a week or month, that’s better than nothing.

No eco-snobbery from me! I admire those who are super green, though, and that includes loads of bloggers I’ve discovered. Three cheers for these three green bloggers!

Alicia’s blog keeps it simple, green and fun. If you’re in Dallas, you should totally check out Alicia at one of the local craft shows sometime. If you aren’t in the area, you should check out her super fun Etsy shop.

She can make all sorts of magical things with paper. And she always has great eco-friendly recommendations. I love her back to school recs.

Her Texture Tuesday posts will make you want to get outside and enjoy nature and her Eco Monday posts share lovely eco-friendly products you will be happy to discover.

Jen and Joey live in Canada and strive to reduce their family’s impact on the environment. Jen is the primary blogger for the site. The posts offer tips, reviews and challenges.

I particularly like the post Jen wrote about focusing on reduce, reuse, recycle. (Maybe because it makes me feel better about my own tendency to do well with the first two and not so much with the last one?) There’s plenty of life in these posts too. Like her 101 in 1001 post which is essentially a really long to-do list. And y’all know I love a to-do list. I happen to have an ongoing list that looks similar, though less organized.

The reviews are great on this site and I love the rating system. I was happy to see that Method All Purpose Cleaner, something we have used at home, got four leaves. Yay!

Amanda writes about green and healthy living on her blog. For me, her levels of greenness are mostly things I can only aspire to so far. Composting? Yes, sign me up. Menstrual cups? Yikes. I had no idea that was even a thing. (More power to you, ladies. I’m not sure my eco-friendliness is quite that friendly.)

This is a seriously green mama. I love her post about Rock Candy Life shower curtains. I hate the weird smell of traditional plastic liners that seems to linger for weeks. I’m so happy to find there’s another option. And it’s eco-friendly!

Amanda has written several posts on cloth diapers. I admire parents who go that route. I’ve known a few who attempted it, but didn’t stick with it throughout their child’s diaper days. Am I the only one who wondered how exactly those green moms and dads were washing cloth diapers? She’s the mom of three young children, so there’s plenty family-oriented content for new parents and young families to check out.

I love her simple and straightforward tips for choosing safe cleaning products. I may never reach Amanda’s level of green living, but I certainly have learned a lot from her posts and discovered some great products.

If you write a blog I should know about or have a favorite you would like to recommend, contact me. If you’re interested in writing about three of your favorite blogs, let me know and we can talk about setting up a guest post.

4 thoughts on “weekend reads #5

  1. Most of my green efforts are to save money. I could do more but at least I’m doing a little to help: watering garden from water in fish pond and rain water caught in a rain barrel, reusing almost every plastic container, recycling all newspapers to line bird cages, sharing all magazines-never throw one in trash, printing on both sides of paper at work. We always called it being frugal. Now we are green! : )

  2. Pingback: weekend o’ crafting and napping « MadeByRori

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