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There are plenty of places to purchase antiques. Flea markets, online shops, and storefronts are a few options. But if you're in the market for quality antiques (versus vintage bargains), how do you know you’re getting what you pay for? What if the store sells inauthentic items? Take the guesswork out of buying quality antiques by purchasing from these places.


Have you ever heard the term sustainable construction and wondered what it actually means? Sustainable construction is a practice of building that utilizes materials and resources in an environmentally conscious way. This means using processes that are energy efficient, reduce waste, and are designed with longevity in mind.


Still need a few holiday gift, decor, or DIY ideas? I've got them for you.


When you think about remodeling a kitchen, your first thought may be to gut everything, buy all new appliances, and create something completely fresh and unique. The reality is: a complete kitchen renovation costs. So what are your options for keeping it budget friendly and kind to the planet? 

Budget-Friendly Ways To Remodel Your Kitchen

I've never done this before because, for over a decade, this has been an ANTI-shopping blog. However, sustainable living has come a long way and sometimes the right gift is all it takes to shift a habit. So here's a list of gifts comprised mostly of things I actually love and use myself.  



A fantastic book is a necessity to pack, whether you're planning a relaxed vacation or a much-
needed winter-sun getaway.

We live in a time where we see so many people and businesses misusing natural resources, causing them to deplete. We all need to work together to correct this issue and find effective solutions. Many people are choosing sustainable alternatives in their homes to make a difference, such as harvesting rainwater as a primary or additional water source. Here are three reasons you should consider rainwater harvesting.

3 Reasons You Should Consider Rainwater Harvesting

As the world becomes increasingly conscious of the environment, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the planet. One way that many people are doing this is by switching to environmentally-friendly energy sources. Many environmentally-friendly energy sources are available, but only some know about them. This blog post will discuss some of the most popular environmentally-friendly energy sources and how they work.