Silky Hair without the Harmful Ingredients

I've written before about Maple Holistics and their organic, paraben- and pthalate-free shampoos. Back in 2017, they asked me to try the Tea Tree Oil shampoo and Argan Oil shampoo.

I found that the Argan Oil shampoo worked so well with my hair and have continued to use it ever since. So when Maple reached out again offering to let me try the Silk18 shampoo, I excitedly agreed.



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Can You Recycle Breast Pumps?

I've talked before about how hand-me-down items have been one of the most helpful parts of having a baby. From clothes to toys and necessities, we've been grateful to take what other parents no longer need. However, there are some things that are best purchased and used new. Safety is the most important thing!

Last summer I wrote about the potential issues with secondhand car seats. Today I'm going in a different direction - breast pumps!



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10 Years

10 years ago today, I published my very first post on this blog.


Read it here!


Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Although there have been a few hiatuses, I'm pretty proud that I've kept up with writing. Over the past 10 years, relationships have changed, residences have changed, jobs have changed and my writing style has certainly changed, but overall, the blog has been a constant through it.

It started out of my own journey toward being more eco-friendly and then wanting to share what I've learned in hopes of inspiring others to learn. My favorite thing is hearing someone say I've inspired them to do something, no matter how small it may be. All the small efforts add up to a huge impact. 

I still get excited when I see other people shopping with cloth bags or using a reusable water bottle. I internally cheer when I see people driving hybrid or electric vehicles and riding their bicycles. I get inspired by other bloggers and leaders in sustainability.


I'm grateful for all of the friends I've made and opportunities I've gotten through Eco Cajun, and I hope to keep growing over the next few years! I'm ready to work on new content, rather than recycle the same thoughts over and over. Do you have something you want me to write about? Leave a comment and let me know.

Thank you all for reading, and thank you even more for making choices to recycle more, waste less and conserve more. Here's to many more years!
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Supporting a Greener Mardi Gras

It's the Thursday before Mardi Gras and the parades are underway in cities across South Louisiana. I love the revelry and spirit of Mardi Gras season, although in the past few years, it's hard to unsee the sheer amount of waste the holiday generates.

However, things seem to be turning around a little, thanks to some dedicated organizations and groups of volunteers.


My column in this week's Times of Acadiana takes a look at these groups and what they're doing to make Mardi Gras a little more sustainable.


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Brand Spotlight | Something Borrowed Blooms

When I got married two years ago, I was determined to find an eco-friendly alternative for flowers, rather than spending a lot of money on bouquets that would only last a few days. I chose recycled wood flowers from a company that has since gone out of business. (My wedding bouquet, however, still sits in my office, looking beautiful as ever.)

These days, there are even more eco-friendly alternatives for your wedding bouquets - and these bouquets look so realistic, you'd never even know they are made of silk.

Kinsley bridal bouquet, photo via Something Borrowed Blooms
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My Sustainability Goals for 2019

Last week I shared my top 2019 resolution of getting reorganized after having a baby and being on maternity leave. My new habits are getting stronger, although apparently my writing motivation is not!

However, I've got a few other goals I'd like to aim for this year, even if I don't fully achieve them.

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How I'm Getting Organized (Again)

You know what one of the most cliche new year resolutions is? Getting organized. And yet, here I am, making that my top goal for the next few weeks.

I even started working on it before Christmas. I'm typically a pretty organized person, with to-do lists, an app to keep my tasks organized and reminders set up. (Of course I operate pretty much paperless these days!)

However, having a baby and being on maternity leave can throw any semblance of a routine out the window. Focusing on the baby was my top priority, but as I returned to work, I realized I needed to gather my scatterbrain and put everything back in order.



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