Archives for December 2013

End of the Year 2013 Homestead Recap (And 2014 Homestead Goals)

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over. My oh my how time flies. I love this time of year though. Things have slowed down after Christmas and it’s the start of a brand new year. I enjoy looking back over my previous year and thinking about how much has changed in such a relatively short […]

Are Artificial Christmas Trees and Christmas Lights Toxic?

I suppose I’ll just cut to the chase. My in-laws’ Christmas lights tested positive for lead. What the what? Yeah. So now that you sort of know where I’m going, I’ll start at the beginning. Image credit: Luz Adriana Villa, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, edited 2013 Somewhere in the mass quantity of “eco-friendly” things I […]