Jennifer Houghton

Jennifer Houghton is a yoga & fitness teacher, blogger, and green homesteader living in the British Columbia mountains. She spends most of her days chopping wood, digging dirt, learning to fix things, and babying her 3 cats. She's very keen on furry creatures and the smell of balsam fir trees.

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  1. Kelly Hurley
    Kelly Hurley December 22, 2014 at 7:25 PM .

    I didn’t see an email about who won? I thought it ended on the 15th but can’t find a post about a winner?

  2. Jann Olson
    Jann Olson December 22, 2014 at 7:18 PM .

    Wish I would have gotten here sooner. I love these cloths! A local store use to sell them and I was so sad when they said they could no longer get them. Thanks for sharing with Creating Christmas.

  3. Deborah Davis
    Deborah Davis December 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM .

    Hi Jennifer,
    This is such an important topic to address. I am so glad you shared these valuable tips for reducing paper usage.Thank you for sharing your life-giving linens post with us at the Special Holiday Edition: Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop 2014! I’m pinning and sharing your wonderful post! All the best to you! Happy Holidays!

  4. Kelly Van Howe
    Kelly Van Howe December 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM .

    These look wonderful. I have made the change to cloth towels for paper towels and cloth napkins instead of paper. Yay!

  5. Deitra
    Deitra December 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM .

    Organic matters for me because my health is noticeably better and improved the closer to nature and natural I live as opposed to the synthetics and man-created products.

  6. Kelly Hurley
    Kelly Hurley December 14, 2014 at 8:41 AM .

    I make organic beauty and cleaning products for my family and others because the U.S. Has the highest rate of Cancer in the world and I believe it’s because of all the pesticides, GMOs, and toxins that are allowed here versus other parts of the world.
    One day we ran out of paper towels and I finally said, no more. We already had a pile of hand towels and other rags that were just sitting there so now we’ve put them to a more sustainable use by eliminating paper towels in our home. At first my husband wasn’t very fond of not having them around but just the other day he looked at what used to be our paper towel holder and said, we should donate this since we don’t use it anymore. Score!! I feel better knowing how many trees we save just by switching from paper to cloth.
    Thanks for the giveaway offer!

  7. Tracey
    Tracey December 13, 2014 at 4:47 AM .

    Wow, I am just finishing a wholesale order for one of my clients – LIfe Without Plastic – of organic cotton/Hemp blend food pouches, napkins and bread bags – all of which I designed back in the fall of 2008. This is not a promo, just a sign that quietly, consistently, and steadily, there is a growing number of us trying to do right by the world to make up for the damages done.

    I find the info about cotton versus linen production very interesting, and when I was choosing fabrics years ago, I was most interested in creating a hemp line, finding it also has many positive properties. But there is SO MUCH to consider in creating, consuming, and choosing, that I really appreciate the extra details in your post!

    Also to note, I created my own reusable menstrual pads back in the mid 1990’s and the same set has lasted me until recently – so I’ll be taking a look at the LIfe Giving Linen pads !

  8. Gina
    Gina December 13, 2014 at 4:21 AM .

    Awesome! Even if I would be the only one to use them, that’s one less using paper! I also have given up paper towels. When my last pack of paper napkins are finished, I will be using my stash of cloth napkins that I have been collecting. I find them rather cheap at our local reuzit shop! Next step is the tissues and the toilet paper. One step at a time!

  9. Julie Prince
    Julie Prince December 12, 2014 at 4:21 AM .

    I love linen! I think the most important part about using organic is that it involves a thinking process. Each of us need to be aware of every decision we make and how it affects everyone and everything around us. These usually turn into money saving options as well. We are so consumer driven. Slow down and think! Linen wipes would be awesome.

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