Living a Sustainable Lifestyle

How to have a Sustainable Thanksgiving Holiday

In our family, when it comes to the end of November and those last few crisp and cool days of autumn before winter embraces our ski town, we like to give thanks for the blessings of our harvest, like our massive crop of Honeycrisp Apples, mint and fields of green onions. (But maybe not for …

Mountain Rapunzel’s Guide to a Fairytale Pumpkin Patch

Once upon a time in a forest far, far away from the nearest Whole Foods, a hyper chipmunk decided to grow her own crop of magical Fairytale Pumpkins. In the autumn of 2017, as the red and yellow oak leaves were being blown to the floor of her forest home at over six thousand feet …

How to make Homemade Coconut Milk

A coconut should not reduce you to tears. No one should be afraid of a coconut but once upon a time I was. It was December, 2017, a happy holiday season until I became terrified of coconuts. Terrified of peeling them actually, not like I had a coconutphobia where I thought they would fall from …

How I Learned to be more Environmentally Conscientious in 2017

If there is one thing that I took away from all the adventures we had in 2017 it’s this; We live in a beautiful world. And I hope it stays that way. 2017 was a year that saw us traveling internationally, ringing in the New Year in Bangalore India. On December 31st 2017 we had …

How to make that musty closet smell like a #PumpkinSpiceLatte

Ah autumn and all its fantastic woodsy smells. Maybe it’s freshly fallen golden leaves, pumpkin bread baking in the oven or just your favorite Bath and Body Works pumpkin spice candle. Or maybe that musky autumn odor you are smelling is not pleasant at all. Thank God for natural white vinegar to keep your closet …