Saturday, June 20, 2009

Let the Green America Screening Begin!

Let the Green America Screening Begin!

Everything Green Home just sent off the 13 page application for Green America, formerly Co-op America. This starts the screening process which takes at least 8 weeks. Wow! The goal is for Everything Green Home to pass the screening and gain the Green America seal of approval. Once merited with the Green America seal, all green shoppers will know that Everything Green Home has gone through a rigorous screening and is approved for people and planet. Everything Green Home mission statement is as follows:

– Everything Green Home strictly chooses products demonstrating green qualities, such as non-toxic, organic, fair trade or made in the USA, sustainable material, recycled material, all-natural, or free of synthetics. Everything Green Home explicitly lists the green criteria for each product within that product description on the EGH website. Abiding by these guidelines, we provide the consumer with a non-toxic, sustainable, or otherwise green alternative to house-wares, unique gifts and baby products, thereby increasing the value of the green standard and presenting a more responsible consumer voice.

Just keeping you posted. Find the seal of approval at in several months. Thanks, Charane

Friday, June 12, 2009

Do you Smell that? Composting Galore

Do you Smell That? Composting Galore

Well, composting season is in full swing. Plants are loving it, naturally!

Make sure you are equipped with a proper composting pail for in your house or, like me, suffer the consequences...stinky perishables bucket. I'm a die hard when it comes to keeping my perishables out of the trash but definitely fall short on keeping the path paved outside to my compost pile. Ultimately, I needed help. This stainless steel compost pail on sale now at is the necessary equipment for any true compost keeper. Its carbon filters keep those unpleasant aromas in the pail and out of your kitchen space. No more embarrassing moments of: "What's that smell?"

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Weaning: Hard for Baby, or Me?

Weaning: Hard for Baby, or Me?

I took a small break from Everything Green Home blog to wean my baby from the breast. Well, I didn't actually mean to take a break, but something peculiar happened. Baby took right away to the bottle. He had no trouble adjusting to the medical grade silicone nipple.

The problem arose for me rather than him. I found I began to have what I assume is labeled "the baby blues." Suddenly, I was a bit downcast for no apparent reason. I kept thinking, "He's never going to nurse again." I was highly unmotivated.

This was peculiar since I had anticipated a bursting forth of my new found freedom from the constant demands of nursing. And yet, that was not what happened at all. I was sad to see this stage of bonding between me & Baby coming to an end. To add further injury, Baby seemed to be utterly disinterested with the breast and even seemed to prefer the bottle. Oh, woe is me!

Now that stage act is over and we are both right back on track. Also, I love my Green to Grow Bisphenol A-Free & Phthalate-Free bottles. I have no worries about plastic leaching when I pop a ready made bottle in the microwave in the middle of the night. Next big adjustment, sleep through the night...