How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Child's Birthday Party

How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Child's Birthday Party

by Kathleen Smith

When hosting an eco-friendly child’s birthday party, it all comes back to keeping things SIMPLE. The tips I’m sharing in today’s blog will help you turn a conventional birthday party on its head while allowing you to get your green living on!

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Seven Easy Ways to Green and Simplify Your Child's Playroom

Seven Easy Ways to Green and Simplify Your Child's Playroom

by Kathleen Smith

Greening and simplifying your child’s playroom can be as easy as choosing the right furniture and emptying the toy box. I’m sharing my best suggestions on how to green and simplify your child’s playroom to promote a healthier environment for your little one.

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Earth Day Every Day: Being Environmentally Responsible As A Green Business

Earth Day Every Day: Being Environmentally Responsible As A Green Business

by Kathleen Smith

As someone who is incredibly passionate about the environment, I believe in a future where we all treat EVERY day like Earth Day. At Smiling Tree Toys, we are a green business who makes every effort to ensure our family's business is as environmentally responsible as possible.

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A Simple Switch from disposable plastic to reusable stainless steel staws

A Simple Stainless Steel Switch

by Guest Collaborator

In the spirit of introducing impactful changes into our families with minimum effort to positively effect the environment, we are ditching disposable plastic straws and opting for reusable stainless steel instead! It's a super easy practice to adopt, with great impact on the environment!

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Becoming greener in 2019 with MightyFix by MightyNest

Being Greener in 2019: The Easy Way!

by Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz

With Christmas behind us, it's time to turn our focus on our goals for the New Year. Our New Year's Resolution is to make our home greener in 2019. One way we are achieving that is with the help of a MightyFix subscription, which is a monthly service that sends us a green product we can easily implement in our home.

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Becoming a Minimalist Mom

Becoming a Minimalist Mom

by Guest Collaborator

It was after a very long winter and losing a close loved one that I started sorting out what is really important to me. My thought process included, “What do I value?” and “What do I want to teach my daughter?” I was in a constant hurry and was sick of dreading yes or no decisions. It was at this point in my life I found minimalism and became a Minimalist Mom.

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Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

by Kathleen Smith

Earth Day is like Christmas to those as passionate about the environment as we are. But it's only one day, and we believe in treating EVERY day like Earth Day. This holds true in both our personal and professional lives. When it comes to Smiling Tree Toys, we make every effort to ensure our family's business is as environmentally responsible as possible.

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NATURAL LIVING | homemade apple cider

by Justin and Kathleen Smith

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Going Organic in the New Year

by Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz

I've been meaning to switch our household over to organic foods for a while now, but something always seems to block my efforts. Convenience is the biggest obstacle for me. Like most families, I'm always in a hurry and have both limited time and a limited budget. Basically, if there are two products on the shelf, one organic and the other not, I would always choose the organic one. Anything beyond that was asking too much. But no more: I hereby declare 2014 the year we finally go organic!

New Year's Resolution | Going Organic

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