Christmas simplicity





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12/22/2011
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
12/10/2012
In the hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this true Christmas celebration was simple, inexpensive and rich with tradition.
10/4/2011
What does voluntary simplicity look like and how can we practice it despite our busy lives?
12/28/2009
A Life Cycle Assessment from Ellipsos, a sustainable development strategy firm, suggests that natural Christmas trees generate fewer greenhouse gases per year than artificial trees.
12/27/2010
 Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
12/24/2008
Wish your friends and family happy holidays with our free, fun and animated e-card.
7/24/2013
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
11/15/2013
The benefits of limited lighting and no electricity.
4/18/2011
Cam is getting burned out on technology and considers growing food to earn a living.
12/2/2011
I enjoy the sweet, simple memories of Christmas that the comforting smell of a cedar tree brings to my mind.
12/15/2009
After weeks of planning (and a little bit of panicking), the Natural Home team finishes decorating the Blair House and State Department for the holidays with a selection of fair trade, artisan-made items that benefit our planet and its citizens.
12/16/2011
Mistletoe is such an interesting parasitic plant! Have you spotted it in your treetops?
5/9/2012
Research tells us that a basic source of unhappiness is feeling out of control of our lives. And that’s practically a definition of American life today. What can we do to give ourselves more control?
12/24/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Pennsylvania homesteading mama Michelle reflects on how she lost the Christmas spirit of her youth — and how she got it back.
7/5/2013
If you want a live Christmas tree, plan ahead and take steps to help it prosper after the holiday season.
11/23/2009
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
12/7/2012
During the holidays it is nice to have a rich, creamy, yummy cheesecake as a sophisticated dessert to share.
12/28/2011
Michelle and Cam continue to debate whether a real tree or a fake tree is the better choice from an environmental perspective.....
12/2/2010
Making tallow container candles out of bison fat.
1/3/2011
Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
12/2/2010
How to make tallow candles from bison suet.
11/26/2008
Shopping and lack of shopping is a hot topic right now with the economy, but it's also a question of what your holidays are all about. What would your celebrations be like without (or without so many) presents?
12/3/2012
Tips on how to choose the best Christmas tree and what to do with it after the holiday season.
12/5/2014
Use saltine crackers to make a sweet and salty candy. Coated with marshmallows, chocolate, and toffee, it is the perfect treat to give or enjoy this Christmas season.
12/1/2011
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
12/20/2013
Every now and then we need to re-evaluate our thoughts, just as we re-evaluate our things. Learn about making cloth Christmas gift bags and find out how walking barefoot in the grass is good for you.
12/23/2013
These are buttery, not too sweet Dutch cookies with a yummy cinnamon sugar and walnut topping.
11/20/2011
17 ideas to lower the cost of holiday gifting, entertainment, decorating and office parties.
5/29/2013
Completing tasks in preparation for a few days away from the homestead
2/2/2011
As Offlining urges cyborgs to turn off their Blackberries, Neo-Luddites question technology's exponential encroachment on our lives.
9/28/2011
There can be no greater happiness, the Japanese say, than to live a life that follows the natural order of things.
12/13/2010
Simplify the Christmas season with these 12 tips for gifts, gift wrapping and decor—as well as steps you can take to make your celebration light on the planet.
12/12/2012
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
12/17/2013
The Yule Goat is an ancient Scandinavian tradition which predates Christianity. Learn about how our oldest farm animal became the symbol of Christmas.
12/16/2011
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
12/17/2012
Christmas is just about upon us, and here's a very easy, quick and simple fudge recipe. You can embellish it any way you want with several options for fruits, nuts, and liqueurs. Your taste buds will thank you (not to mention friends and family).
12/16/2011
You don't have to go to Italy to turn out an authentic Italian Panettone for Christmas. Here's how, so now you don't have to go to a bakery or supermarket to get one.
11/24/2008
You can find great reports from the field and footage of rare bird species at the American Bird Conservancy's Bird News Network. Plus, find tips for winter birding and check out highly entertaining footage of the moonwalking manakin bird.
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
1/10/2013
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
1/26/2013
Making the most of a winter walk to home.
12/24/2011
A Christmas Wish for all, inspired by the magic of the honey bee.


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