My interest in natural foods and sustainable living began when I met my (eventual) husband in college. He was raised with holistic ideals regarding food and the environment, concepts that were totally foreign to me back then. My interest was piqued, so I began my journey to a green lifestyle, one small step at a time.
It has taken me several years to gain the information I have on different products and companies within the natural products industry. This info has been hard-won by buying different products and trying them out, talking to other consumers about their opinions, and getting answers to questions by speaking with people at various companies by phone and at trade shows.
My husband and I walk the talk, so to speak. We buy almost exclusively organic products, we recycle or compost nearly everything we discard, and we make our buying decisions based mainly on environmental and health impact. But here’s a little secret: We also factor in value. We’re a young couple in Northern California, trying to make a living and survive. We’re walking proof that yes, you CAN buy organic and sustainable products WITHOUT breaking your hard-earned bank.
Please remember: Everything on this site is my personal opinion, not related to any company or product I write about in any way. I’m not a scientist or a doctor. I’m not even cool! I’m just your average gal, though above-average in height and below-average in coordination. I have to make compromises like everybody else, it’s really hard to live perfectly in line with your ideals in every single decision. And when I do make concessions here and there, it’s always after weighing the options against my time, cash flow, and ideals.