entertaining · lifestyle

5 Tips for Green and Healthy Holidays Without Going Broke

The average cost of Christmas spending is up to about $800 this year. That is a staggering amount of money for one season. How can you have fun and be festive during the holidays but not go broke? First, think sustainable when giving gifts. Next, follow these 5 tips for enjoying the holidays while being… Continue reading 5 Tips for Green and Healthy Holidays Without Going Broke

indulging · lifestyle

10 Sustainable Gift Ideas

My holiday shopping was done before Thanksgiving. What's the secret to being done so early? Not buying stuff. Give sustainable gifts to the people on your holiday shopping list and you'll find yourself done with your shopping, too. What are sustainable gifts? Items that have a purpose. They are gifts that encourage growth, inspire, and… Continue reading 10 Sustainable Gift Ideas

lifestyle

How to Have a Zero Waste Holiday Season

It's that time of year again - when the shopping, spending, and wrapping frenzy kicks in! How can we embrace the holiday season and still keep waste to a minimum? Have a zero waste holiday season, of course! Not only will there be less waste generated but money will be saved as well. I call… Continue reading How to Have a Zero Waste Holiday Season

lifestyle

5 Things You Should Do Instead of Shopping on Thanksgiving

It's too bad Thanksgiving has turned into such a shopping holiday. There aren't special gifts for Thanksgiving or even particular candy with turkey wrappers made for it. It's just a day for giving thanks - and eating really good food! It used to be the best holiday - and one that everyone celebrates - until… Continue reading 5 Things You Should Do Instead of Shopping on Thanksgiving

lifestyle

Happy Five Year Blog Anniversary Plus a Giveaway

Yes, I'm skipping about wearing gingham because this month marks five-years since I first pressed 'publish' and Go Gingham came to be! Wondering how five years have gone so quickly? Me, too! Even though there's no gingham in these pictures - we're celebrating this five-year milestone with fruit instead of gingham. This apple came from… Continue reading Happy Five Year Blog Anniversary Plus a Giveaway

lifestyle · travel

6 Reasons Home Swapping is Sustainable

Traveling can generate a lot of trash. With carry out, to-go drinks, and meals, everything is throw-away. Home swapping is the most sustainable way to travel. By trading houses, we're using the resources that we already have - our houses - and sharing. Systems are set up already for recycling, composting, and reusing. Traveling and… Continue reading 6 Reasons Home Swapping is Sustainable

home + garden · lifestyle

Connect Locally with JustFreshy

When there's a new way to share resources in our community, we embrace it. When we can participate in the "sharing economy" by trading our home or sharing seeds from our garden, we do it. Buying local when possible is another concept we embrace. When I was approached (on Twitter, of all places!) about helping… Continue reading Connect Locally with JustFreshy