Our Picks: Reusable Grocery Bags

Also Read: Fun, Eco-friendly Straws With plastic bags finally disappearing from stores, it’s time to get serious about your reusable shopping bag options. We have 2 picks: one for our cold items and the other for everything else. The Bee-Green Set Why We Like Them: Bee Green bags are sturdy and light weight; machine washable; and […]

A Fun Eco-Friendly Straw Options: Pasta Straws

We’re all trying to cut back on our plastic straws (and plastic bags) to save the environment, but sometimes, a drink is just better with a straw! The paper straws don’t last long and usually disenegrate before you’ve finished your beverage. And reusable metal straws have hit the market but honestly, I can barely remmeber to […]

How to Give Back While You Shop on Amazon

Amazon Prime has saved me countless times: for that birthday gift that you forgot to buy or the school supplies that you need tomorrow. If you’re as dependent as I am on Amazon (but please, when you can shop locally when you can!), you should sign up for AmazonSmile. It’s a simple way to support your favorite charity or […]

Iva’s Oatmeal Mask for Oily Skin

The best ingredients are always organic and often the ones you already have in your kitchen. This mask is perfect to help prevent and tackle oily skin. It was created by Iva Sebestyan, owner of Flora’s Cottage in Ridgewood. Also Read: 8 Tips for Making the Most of Your Mask Ingredients 1/3 cup of oatmeal 1 teaspoon of honey few drops of freshly […]

35+ Fabulous Gifts–From $5 to $500-That Give Back!

Every year, I put together a list of companies that give back. With all the spending that goes on in December, why not spend in places where you’re spreading a little good too. These companies donate a portion of their proceeds to different causes and non-profits so you’ll feel good giving (or receiving them!) • • […]

FEED YOUR FACE: Pear, Egg & Farmer’s Cheese.

The best ingredients for face masks are always organic and made with ingredients you can find in your fridge! This mask made with pear and farmers cheese was specially created by Iva Sebestyan, owner of the facial spa, Flora’s Cottage in Ridgewood!  Also Read: 8 Tips for Making the Most of Your Mask Ingredients 1/2 a pear 1 egg yolk […]

Iva’s 2 Ingredient, Organic Face Mask for Normal Skin

The best ingredients for face masks are always organic and good enough to eat! This mask with cooling yogurt or farmers cheese was created by Iva Sebestyan, owner of Flora’s Cottage in Ridgewood!  Also Read: 8 Tips for Making the Most of Your Mask Ingredients 1 tablespoon of unsweetened greek yogurt or farmers cheese 1tablespoon of honey Directions 1. Remove […]

When Sitting on a Shelf…Isn’t Enough Anymore.

Also Read: Our 25+ Favorite Family Games Remember when your elf was content just sitting on a shelf? Those days are over! We live in a Pinterest perfect work and our elves are not immune! Over these past few years with the elves making our Christmas more stressful — I mean, more magical — they have had some […]

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