Moments in Motherhood and Spaghetti Tacos

True confession time. What you see here is just as weird and unnatural as it looks – crispy taco shells stuffed with spaghetti. Yes folks, we dined on spaghetti tacos for dinner last night — and I lived to tell the tale.

Lately, my son has taken more of an interest in food . . . → Read More: Moments in Motherhood and Spaghetti Tacos

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Green and Organic: Joining the ‘One in a Million’ Movement

“It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than to watch it accumulate.” ~ Gloria Steinem

I just signed up for the ‘One in a Million’ Movement over at Big Green Purse. The idea is that if a million people pledge to shift $1,000 of . . . → Read More: Green and Organic: Joining the ‘One in a Million’ Movement

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

15 Amazing Benefits of Small Steps, Consistency and Perseverance

“What amazes me is that most days feel useless. I don’t seem to accomplish anything – just a few pages, most of which don’t seem very good. Yet, when I put all those wasted days together, I somehow end up with a book of which I’m very proud.” ~ Louis Sachar, author of . . . → Read More: 15 Amazing Benefits of Small Steps, Consistency and Perseverance

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Guest Post – Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance

Today’s guest posting is by Barbara Friedberg of Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance. I love Barbara’s blog, which is full of ideas to make your personal and financial wealth grow. She takes complex topics and breaks them down so they’re more understandable; she also writes in a very down-to-earth way and shares her personal experiences, . . . → Read More: Guest Post – Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Guest Post: 5 New Green Things To Try

This is a guest post from Jeff, the writer and dictator for life at Sustainable Life Blog. We’re both members of the Yakezie Network — one of the world’s largest networks of personal finance and lifestyle blogs — and community members are encouraged to collaborate and support each other’s efforts. This month, select . . . → Read More: Guest Post: 5 New Green Things To Try

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

9 Simple, Free Ways to Be Healthier

1. Breathe. The brain requires more oxygen than any other organ in our bodies, and slow, deep breathing is not only relaxing, it can help improve mental functioning and alertness. Take several pauses throughout the day to relax and breathe slowly and deeply, or practice traditional breathing techniques.

2. Give your pillows . . . → Read More: 9 Simple, Free Ways to Be Healthier

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Make Your Own Homemade Greek Yogurt

Homemade organic Greek yogurt with Colorado honey and granola

Dear friends,

I’ll never forget the first time I tried Greek yogurt. We were visiting my aunt and uncle at their beautiful home on the Chesapeake Bay, and each morning Aunt Sara would lay out a big breakfast buffet in the kitchen. One morning . . . → Read More: Make Your Own Homemade Greek Yogurt

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Top 15 Fruits and Vegetables to Buy and Eat Organic

March, for me, always signals the start of spring. Cut daffodils start appearing in the grocery store, along with baskets of ripe strawberries and bundles of tender asparagus. The produce may look gorgeous, but according to the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C., certain conventionally grown foods retain . . . → Read More: Top 15 Fruits and Vegetables to Buy and Eat Organic

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.