Goodbye Laundry Detergent!

Like that title? Imagine not having to buy laundry detergent…how sweet would that be? I’ve had fun saying goodbye to many traditional products in the past like Ziploc bags, plastic water bottles, plastic straws, paper towels, and Teflon. But now it’s time to say farewell to good ol’ laundry detergent. Now I’m not talking about … Read more


Sometimes going green can be an hard thing to do. We feel like we like it’s all or nothing. You may think that since I have a blog called, “Ashley’s Green Life” that I’m living the high-fab super green life. But I’m not. I guess you could say I’m one green girl, but on a … Read more


I don’t know about you, but brass just isn’t my favourite look. Nothing seems to date my living room fireplace more than the lovely brass trim that outlines it. But since replacing the windows and doors completely was not an option, I was looking for a creative way to update what I already have. Then … Read more


Do you ever have pieces of furniture that don’t match the look you’re going for in your space, but you don’t want to spend the money to buy new ones? I was so there this past summer after we changed out our carpet and tile floors to dark bamboo. The darkness of the floors with … Read more

How to “Spoonk” for Better Heatlh

Hey everybody, today’s green tip is all about a cool healthy product I’ve recently come across called the Spoonk Acupressure Mat. In case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced like the word “spoon” with a “k”…spoonk! If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know, I love alternative health products, and after a few months of … Read more

Nursing & Pumping for a Toddler

So I’m sure the title of this post probably seems pretty odd to most of you to STILL be nursing Avery now that she is a toddler (at 17 months). But for others, maybe it seems perfectly normal, in fact not long at all. I can relate to you both because if you had asked … Read more

My Workout Routine

Working out to me is just part of my daily routine. Wake up, lemon water, snack, then head down to my basement to work out. Keeping up with this routine daily helps me feel strong, energized, and toned. Skipping my workout leaves me feeling tense, sluggish, and cranky. If you’ve read posts of mine before … Read more

Goodbye Dryer Sheets!

In the past, on my blog, I’ve shown you how I’ve “greened up” my home by saying goodbye to many traditional products like Ziploc bags, plastic water bottles, plastic straws, paper towels, and Teflon. And just recently, I showed you in this post how I was able to say goodbye to laundry detergent with the … Read more

Go Green with a Reusable Swim Diaper

Living a greener lifestyle doesn’t always have to mean big changes. I’m a firm believer that you can go green in small ways every day. Heck, I wish I could go out and buy a hybrid or solar panels for my house, but I can’t. Instead, I look for the little things. One little thing … Read more


Two years ago, I transformed my kitchen cabinets from a dated oaky colour to a modern, dark espresso colour. And although it took some time (3-4 days), it cost me under $100 for the kit, and the transformation was amazing. It felt and looked like I had a whole new kitchen. Fast forward two years, … Read more