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“Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Gandhi


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Going "Green"

Posted by Ashtyn on March 5, 2013 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I had always wanted to go green and eliminate products such as those tested on animals out of my life.  The real boost that got me started was my son's birth.  I did not want him exposed to all the chemicals we used everyday, chemicals that are on our clothes, dishes, around our house, etc.  So I started not only ceasing my buying of animal tested products but started looking for natural alternatives as well.  I started out mixing essential oils with vinegar and using it as a cleaner.  It was hard at first-I was a die-hard bleach fanatic because I am a clean freak :)  However, I could tell my new solution cleaned just as well, and, in time, it became my routine.  Next I looked for an alternative to my wash soap.  I tried borax and washing soda but didn't care much for the hassle (a baby and house are enough work) or the way it cleaned my clothes.  It worked, but I just wasn't happy with it.  So I set out to find other products that would do a good job and stay true to my beliefs.  I tried method and ology brands before discovering that, though better than my old laundry detergent, they still contained some chemicals (I wanted NONE).  I then found eco nuts and am thrilled with the results!  For toliet paper I stayed with ology who offers paper towels and TP that is not made from trees.  See my Green Alternatives page for more info on my "discoveries".  I found Shea Moisture which replaced all my hygiene products-soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.  It works better than anything else I've ever used, is ethically traded, sustainably produced, and not tested on animals.  It is also chemical free.  I have found replacements for nearly everything in my household that is not natural.  Going green is hard-it requires changing old habits and it takes effort to find alternatives.  Hopefully, through my journey I can help make others transitiions a little easier!  My next goal is to switch to buying as much of my food organic as I can and to learn when things are in season to avoid buying products that have had to be shipped, etc.  My ultimate goal is veganism but with a husband that refuses to stop eating meat, that one is still a quandry for me.  The most important part of going green is taking it step by step because it is a lifestyle change and it is difficult.  I will try and keep everyone updated on my journey and try and map a path for others who are also trying to develop a more sustainable, healthy, and natural lifestyle!

Update Update Update

Posted by Ashtyn on January 19, 2013 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey everybody!  I've been working on getting everything updated after such a long absence.  I will be updating pages one by one and will try and do some research on some new ones :)

I'll also be adding a new part to the site called Green Alternatives.  I have been woking the past couple of months on living a more green lifestyle.  My deterrent to this in the past was that I didn't know what other products I could use.  Sooo... I thought it would be a good idea to share my journey with y'all per se.  I will be detailing the awesome green products I have found and found to be good quality stuff.  My goal is to compile a compendium of products that can take the place of the harmful ones and ones that are tested on animals in a household-a replacement for every product).  I will also be sharing some other cool things I have found such as organic baby foods, etc. 

I will also be updating some page designs so bear with me :)

On Hiatus

Posted by Ashtyn on March 23, 2012 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone!

I won't be online nearly as often for the next month or so.  I'm expecting my baby in May and we are currently moving, having the baby shower, etc.  so I'll be very busy.  I'll be on as much as possible but may not be as often as before.  Will try and keep everything up to date!

Take a short quiz-give food to shelter pets!

Posted by Ashtyn on February 8, 2012 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Go to the app on FB and take quizzes.  Only 4 questions and Purina donates a bowl of food to a shelter!

Pet Pardons-Save Pets From Being Put to Death!

Posted by Ashtyn on February 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Join Pet Pardons on Facebook!

You can post a pet who is on death row (or in a no-kill shelter) to try & save them, or go to a pet's profile & click "Advocate" to share the pet on your wall & hopefully find the help they need. The more Advocates a pet has, the better chance they have of being seen by someone who can save them.

Pet Pardons is a facebook app designed to promote animals on death row at shelters, or in no-kill shelters, & find them a forever home.

Please join this group on facebook.  You can advocate for pets to try and keep them from being euthanized and spread the word so they have more of a chance of being adopted!

January 26

Posted by Ashtyn on January 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone!  I've been pretty busy, but I'm planning on getting everything here updated and some new stuff added.  Right now I'm expecting my first child, attending school full time, etc. so I'm pretty busy but I'll be getting this site up to date and also starting up another sight on vivisection with awareness info, my own opinion blog, etc.  I'll keep everyone posted on my progress!

Check out this website and help cats!

Posted by Ashtyn on December 24, 2010 at 6:41 PM Comments comments (2)

Love Meow is a website for cat lovers which offers blogs, videos, and much more all about cats.  Plus, for each comment you make on the blogs, etc.  5 cents is donated to help cats in need!

Here is the link to the site and an amazing article about a man who started an incredible santuary for homeless cats!

Long Since Last Blog/Update!

Posted by Ashtyn on December 24, 2010 at 6:11 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a while since I last posted.  I have been updating here and there.  Today, I will be adding as many new items as possible.  I usually only  try and add permanent clicks and not the temporary ones.  For the temporary ones, you can find them in the directory link on the front page.  I will also be adding some new content (hopefully).  I'll be looking for other useful ways to aid charity in the next few days and add more to the website.  If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to message me or email me! 

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!