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In Honor Of Earth Day, Try These Eco-Friendly Swaps

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (this Saturday!) I’d like to check in with you guys to see how your eco-friendly challenges have been going. I’ve done well with some of my changes, but some of them were more difficult for me. I’m a work in progress!

Besides our contributions at home, there are thousands of companies who are dedicated to developing new technology to lessen their carbon footprint. As much as I love to DIY beauty products, there are some household items you just can’t re-create at home. When I have to hit the store, it’s important to me to continue my sustainable efforts by supporting these businesses who are making an effort to be more earth friendly.

For example, Method started packaging some of their household products with plastic reclaimed from the ocean! And I just learned that researchers have found a way to potentially skip the plastic and create packaging out of unsellable potatoes. There are already some snack foods out there that are sold in biodegradable bags!

Each year I try to add another sustainable habit to my lifestyle. I know I can’t do it all at once, but I’ve found that even adding in one thing makes me more aware of other choices I make throughout the day. I’ve put together a few products that I think I can swap out to do my part with our environment — what everyday things do you think you can live without?

PS: You can click the items to learn more!

I’d love it if you could help me come up with a list of sustainable products! Please send your favorite earth-friendly brands to I’ll post a list of our recommendations to share!


Zero Waste Challenge

I love it when you guys send me challenges like the one below. Anne’s important message is one we should all keep in mind, at all times. Keep the challenges coming at!


Hello, Julianne!

I have a challenge for you… If you choose to accept it.

The past few years, I have been trying to pay more attention to the waste/trash I generate. Some people call it “Zero Waste,” but, let’s be serious, you are never going to create zero waste (I’m never giving up toilet paper or tampons, just saying).

However, there are a lot of easy things that you can do every day to start cutting back. This blog is very helpful.

Good luck!
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One Planet = One Love

This week in celebration of Earth Day, I looked for additional ways I could continue to make environmentally responsible choices. I learned there is so much opportunity to be of better service to our environment. Through minor adaptations to our regular routines, each of us could truly make a difference that effects our environment. My challenge to all of us this week is to make at least one change that is good for the planet. Maybe that’s driving less and using public transportation or riding a bike, powering off electronics when they’re not in use, switching out light bulbs for ones that are energy efficient, replacing shower heads, purchasing recycling bins for places that don’t have the option. Cool?

Let me know how you’re making a difference! #JulesChallenge


When Life Gives You Lemons… Clean With Them!

I’m not so sure why lemons have such a bad rep. We wouldn’t want a car that’s a lemon and we try to avoid a situation where ‘life gives you lemons’. Thing is, lemons are actually pretty awesome. Besides providing the perfect zest in our drinks and on our food, lemons are also in fact an all natural household cleaner safe for most surfaces. Who knew?

In honor of mother nature, I’m swapping stinky, potentially unsafe chemicals for mother nature’s little miracle fruit. It turns out these yellow cuties have antibacterial properties that are just as — if not more — effective than the synthetic cleaning products. Continue Reading

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