• upcycled glass terrarium

    Create a Mini Landscape

    Let your imagination run wild with these tiny worlds you can create. You can make your own terrarium using a variety of thrift store glass ware and microscaping, landscaping on a m...

  • home made composter

    Why Compost?

    Compost is good; sloppy garbage heaps are bad.  Learn how to create compost and not a mound of rotten trash. How to Create Compost Step 1: Choose a Location Decide where to place y...

  • Rain water can save you money

    Saving Water is Saving Money

    Fresh water is something most of us take for granted. Just turn on the faucet and out comes fresh water. According to National Geographic, only 0.007 percent of the planet’s ...

Don’t Forget the Umami

In elementary school we learned about the four tastes: sweet, salty, bitter and sour. But did you know there’s a fifth? The Fifth Taste Umami is a Japanese word meaning ̶...

Just Beet It

Meatless Mondays Recipe of the Week We know about the many health benefits of beets, but if you’re like me, you’re clueless about how to make beets taste good. After a ...

Sausage Cauliflower Pesto Pizza

I’m a big fan of pizzas with unconventional vegetable toppings.  Long ago when I worked at Sir Pizza, a local hole-in-the-wall pizza place in Tennessee, we used to serve a veggie p...

Eco Fashion Advice

Having too much of everything has become a common first-world problem.  Mass-produced apparel from stores at the mall (Chinese imports, usually) falls apart after one wash and is t...

Ghosts of Parties Past

Nashville Fashion Secrets That amazing dress you wore several years ago has somehow lost its sparkle.  You’re tired of buying home decor from Target, only to find your girlfr...

Benefits of All Natural Makeup

Do you eat lipstick? You may think ‘no,’ but you’d be wrong. It is estimated the average woman could consume up to six pounds of the waxy stuff over a lifetime. T...

Urban Grub

Chef Edgar Pendley’s passion for meat is evident by his forearms – and onsight curing rooms.  Pendley loves his meat, and so do his customers, who now flock to Urban Grub, on...

Is Your Sunscreen Toxic?

Natural Sunscreen Without Oxybenzone Sunscreen causing cancer gets the hottest health topic award this summer. It’s a confounding problem that doesn’t seem to have any solution (ot...

Safe Cycling in Nashville

Last week the Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization tweeted an article in Wired Magazine that described the evolution of a Dutch strategy to create protected bicycle lanes t...

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