Author Archives: Melissa @ HerGreenLife

Hello from the other side of summer

I’m not sure how I feel about being on the other side of summer, but I am happy to be on the other side of the move!  Between unpacking and cleaning, cleaning and unpacking, a variety of house projects, a … Continue reading

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Meaty Monday

We don’t do a lot of faux meat, or “meat alternatives,” around these parts.  I prefer to get protein from whole foods including legumes, nuts, and whole grains.  These minimally processed foods don’t have complicated ingredient lists, are better environmentally … Continue reading

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Kitchen conundrums

Overall, I think we did a great job on our kitchen design — maximizing a relatively small space, staying within budget, and working around multiple doorways and a large window (lovely for natural light, but does limit options).  However, a … Continue reading

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Because #BlackLivesMatter

Looking at my Facebook feed, filled with posts from my social justice-oriented friends, it is easy to sit back, to feel like everything has been said.  That anything I say would be preaching to the choir.  But the protest posters … Continue reading

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Moved!

Ten months.  That’s how long it took from first seeing the “For Sale” sign to move in day, but we were patient and worked hard (and all the stars aligned), and for the past two-and-a-half weeks, we’ve been living in … Continue reading

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Camry vs. Corolla

Compared to my MIL’s use, the Camry is now in semi-retirement, both in terms of mileage/frequency of use and driving style, as I am determined to maintain my laid-back, granny-driver ways, in spite of the big engine! Continue reading

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Losing the lawn

Well, we finally have the huge, sunny yard we’ve been wanting  . . . and it’s covered with zoysia grass. Zoysia is a drought-hardy, warm season grass, which means you can’t just kill it by letting it dry up.  It … Continue reading

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