Ok, I realize that it’s not even May yet, much less Memorial Day Weekend, but I am really looking forward to pool season. I grew up a swimmer – years spent on the swim and dive teams of the local pool, summer vacations spent swimming in streams and lakes, the occasional weekend trip t
Easter was a favorite holiday in my family’s house. Not so much for the egg hunts or bunnies – well, maybe the chocolate bunnies. My mom was an ace at creating delicious candies. There were little squares with silky cream centers. White chocolate bows on dark chocolate bu
Easter is still a few weeks away (April 20th to be precise) but that doesn’t mean the planning and shopping hasn’t already started. I have fond memories of my family’s Easter celebrations when I was growing up. We’d get dressed up to go to church first thing (oh man, those pastel 90s
About This Sister Eden Short The Sister Eden laboratory conducted an experiment to test which type of candles last longer: beeswax, paraffin or soy. The results will amaze you! The companies represented: The beeswax candles were from Beeswax Candle Company in Lynchburg, Virginia. I used their tea lights candles all the time back in my event planning days because I could buy large quantities and I L-O-V-E their eco packaging which includes packing peanuts that dissolve in water! The paraff
About This Sister Eden Short Lori Hill of Sister Eden shows how you can save money and still get the job done by using vinegar in lieu of more common, expensive and toxic household cleaners. Special thanks to Adrienne Hamcke Wicker who suggested this topic. More About the Facts and Articles Mentioned You can use a simple combination of 1 part vinegar, 1 part water and half a lemon to make a really effective surface cleaner. Overwhelmed at the thought of making your own cleaners? The compa
When you bring home new pillow cases and other bedding from the store, turn the plastic cases that once held the bedding and and linens into a makeup bag! Follow me on Twitter @Sister_Eden to see all of my #GreenTips each week!
Before you pitch those plastic resealable bags that electrical gadgets and equipment come packed in, reuse them to carry jewelry and toiletries when traveling! Follow me on Twitter @Sister_Eden to see all of my #GreenTips each week!
Instead of using plastic grass (which can’t be recycled) to cushion your Easter eggs and candy, use paper shred instead. The shred in the photo is re-used from a gift bag I received months ago. If you don’t have shred lying around your house, make your own with a pa