Going Green for The Holidays

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Going Green for The Holidays

I am very excited to announce that Jenron Designs has teamed up with Arhaus. This month I will be sharing my decorating tips on, Going Green for The Holidays.

Did you know that Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve? It is not that hard to make sustainable holiday choices while decorating, traveling, sending cards, or even choosing and wrapping holiday gifts. When you save energy and resources, you are choosing to protect the environment to safeguard life, now and for the future. 

TIPS:

  • Use LED lights that you can use for years to come; make the most energy efficient choice. Safety and energy-efficiency should always be considered first.

I really love decorating for the holidays, and lately I have started to make the conscience decision to slowly integrate LED lights into our holiday lighting. I will admit, I was not a fan of the original LED holiday lights when they first came out. I was very unimpressed with the color value they provided; which was very stark, with a ton of cool blue undertones, not the traditional warm white holiday lights I grew up loving. As advancements have been made in the technology, I now find that the warm white LED’s rival that of the traditional white incandescents. As you can see, with my newest tree below.LED lights are also safer for pets and children, since they are usually low voltage. Plus, they do not heat up like the traditional lights, so they are unlikely to catch fire in dry holiday trees or flocked trees. I also have found they last up to 10x longer; which also means less glass and metal going into a landfill, not to mention all the money they will save you on your energy bill.

  • Decorate creatively and inexpensively with natural materials from your yard or with items you already own.

I rotate my holiday picks and recycle my ribbons from tree to tree in different combinations to create new looks each year. The red snowflake ribbon shown below was utilized on an outdoor wreaths for the last 2 Christmas seasons. While it is still in good shape, we brought it back inside to our Nostalgic Woodland Tree. This makes my trees appear different every year; while being cost effective by recycling the ribbon for another year.

  • Wrap Smarter, and Recycle Your Gift Bags

I think we all recycle pretty gift bags and ribbon bows that we receive.  The ribbon is so easy to roll it back up and save it for next year unlike the sticky bows of years past. This is another great way to save on waste going to the landfill. Also you can get creative with your gift wrapping, maybe use a scarf as the paper which is also a gift for the recipient. A leftover paper towel tube works great for those hard to wrap small items. I have also been known to cut up paper bags and wrap a gift or two with the brown side out. I also know a lot parents have started to use, reusable Santa sacks, that are left out under the tree for Santa Claus to fill up on Christmas Eve. However, as a child I seem to remember Santa never wrapped any of my gifts, but since I was the only child in my household I guess there was no confusion on who got what on Christmas morning. 

  • Buy a living tree you can plant outside or keep as a houseplant after the holidays.

While celebrating  our first Christmas in our home, we purchased a dozen small live trees to decorate with throughout the house. Since we had no landscaping in our back yard at the time they were planted after the holidays were over.  We planted all of our little Italian Pines, to be used as a naturalized buffer between our yard and the woodland creekside directly behind our home. As you can see in the past 3 years these little table top trees have grown about 2-3 feet tall.

 So, how do you go green for the holidays?

Something really cool that Arhaus is doing is partnering with the American Forest Foundation to plant more trees in our depleted forests. Arhaus, really is a company devoted to this mission, and their sectional sofas are just a few of their products that are made with 100% organic material. All of their dining tables are made using reclaimed wood, which helps to protect endangered rain forests. They encourage sustainable behavior every day, and have created a graphic that highlights different ways you can make your own home more eco-friendly, and for every purchase made during their in-store sale,  Arhaus will plant a tree in partnership American Forests Foundation. From biodiversity to climate change, clean water to air quality. American Forests is a foundation that strives to save the forests and make a more sustainable life for all. There are so many ways that you can help make the planet more eco-friendly, and many efforts often start in your own home. Check out the infographic below for more details!

452 Comments

  1. Wow this is a very impressive line up of sponsors, I assume they are sponsors? You are a very lucky blogger to land this.

  2. You should be very proud of yourself this is a great sign to be doing with a blog. You have great ideas and can reach so many people this way.

  3. This is a remarkable collaboration for you , congratulations!

  4. This is such a wonderful post and great way to remind everyone to be a part of the solution.

  5. Wow congratulations of the accomplishment. Hopefully your will get a lot of followers from this venture!

  6. I am such an environmental freak and I love that you have joined dup with these outstanding companies to promote saving and replanting trees.

  7. This is such a great cause to support especially with all the fires burning our trees faster than we can replenish them. awesome tips of keeping the holidays green conscience too.

  8. Yeah for you to make your blog more meaningful by supporting a cause, I love that you are working with a eco green cause since you already upcycle and reuse a lot of design elements. You are more about creating a design environment than selling me what the hottest next rend of the week may be.

  9. Such great post and I love that you are going green with us. This is such a honest and humble move on your part. You design ideas true embody the ability to recreate rooms with things already in existence. You remind me a little bit of Nicole Curtis and how she always wants to save old authentic pieces, and I guess the Gaines do too a little bit.

  10. Working on a large farm I see first how the replanting is so vital to human existence. Thanks for being on the front lines with the good guys trying to make a difference out there.

  11. Fantastic post and great collaborations for you. We are here to support all along the way. Great job.

  12. Theses are all very good tips, I wish we had programs like this here in London.

  13. So many wonderful ideas for celebrating in a earth friendly way. Very nice post and great website my dear.

  14. Theses are very good ideas and what a wonderful way to support such a worthy foundation too. You continue to surprise me with your creativeness, awareness and ingenuity. Please continue to do what you care so deeply for, we love you for it.

  15. Hi there just wanted to say you have a nice blog and this post is really wonderful. I love that you are working with areas, they are one of my favorite furniture company’s ever!

  16. This is a very good spot filled to the brim with great ideas and ways to conserve. Thanks for the share.

  17. We can provide a contract for shovels to dig those trees in, who should we talk to about this? We are thinking a a going green shovel to plant more trees. What do you think?

  18. This is a fantastic initiative, we would be wiling to make t-shirts for this program too. The American Forestry Foundation has done so much for us here in CA with the fires, trying to replace the trees wee hav lost. We would love to help out and join this campaign.

  19. What a great post it is really trending high on goggle which is great for such a fanatic program, good luck to everyone involved.

  20. I love to see people really get involved, roll up there sleeve and help out. The fact that you are replanting trees into your yard after the holidays is on that everyone should get involved with, happy for you and your blog.

  21. Tons of great tips right here. You are doing some really earth saving work here.

  22. I have volunteered as a planter for some of the rebirth areas for trees. It is really great program thanks for your support.

  23. Thank you for writing a very poignant post about saving our environment and packaging it up as a holiday tree post, that is great marketing right there. Well thought out and executed, can’t wait to see where this takes you.

  24. You have a fantastic blog here, well layout and full of great ideas. I love that you are a designer supporting the go going initiative in the furniture industry. Such a big push is being made in that area, and people will speak with there wallets to support them.

  25. Your trees were exceptionally lovely this year and the idea to recycle and rework your supplies and decor is a foreign concept to most designers. I really like what your stand for and how you serve it up for your readers.

  26. Wow this would be a designers dream come true to work with Arhaus. I love that you are support the American Forestry Foundation too. All great things for your 2018 for sure.

  27. I am loe with Arhaus and I got to say I really like you blog site too. So this will be a match made in heaven, can not wait to see where this takes you both.

  28. Whoa this is a cool post and really supports saving the trees and earth. Thank you fr replanting those tree in to your yard every little bit helps. Plus it give you really great street cred too.

  29. I have loved your blog for a while now, every since I stumbled upon this summer. Just wanted to say congratulations on this news and can’t wait to see the great thing you do going forward this year.

  30. This is a mighty good cause and a really great post for your blog. I like pieces that have meaning, and give me more meat and potatoes as savor the reading. You have done a really nice job with the post, kept me interested with insightful tips and holiday inspiration to do better.

  31. We live in Colorado and have seen the American Forestry Foundation’s first hand work. Please know that your support and handiwork here are vital to this project and it’s success. The more people know the more support they get!

  32. Woohoo what a great post! Please keep up all the good work sister.

  33. You have som many inspirational thoughts and ideas it only makes sense that you would further you reach into the environmental field. Making everything beautiful one tree at a time, one house at a time, one recipe at a time. Absolutely Brilliant!

  34. I have always supported environmental changes and programs. I really love to see that furniture stores are now moving into the sustainable section of production. This is a game changer.

  35. Clearly you have a lot of design talent and it also appears that your have a moral compass as well. I love to see designer that give back and support just causes like this one, bravo, great job.

  36. I love that you are supporting such a worthy cause and that in turn Arhaus is supporting you. That is truly a winning situation for everyone.

  37. You have always been very talented so it does not surprise me that Arhaus has picked you up for all your design skills and talents. I do think it is fun that you were able to to focus on Christmas and going green such a greatly on words, you really are very witty. Love your blog, it is always a bright spot in my day to see your new posts.

  38. Quite am impressive read for a home decor site you actually did some research on number and percentages. Which mean you are taking this movement seriously, which is highly respectable. Good job and keep up all the hard work you put into this site.

  39. I love that you replanted your holiday trees that goes to show that you mean what you say, and you lead by example I really like that quality about you.

  40. Really great post! Thanks for join our corporate sponsorship program.

  41. This is a wonderful post and you have done a great job offering a wealth of solutions to holiday issues. I hope that you plan to care this work forward through out the upcoming year.

  42. Thanks for the nice post and getting involved in such important topic.

  43. I really like this initiative I hope it does gangbusters for all that are involved. Best wishes~

  44. wow this is a great post and much need in today’s current climate. hoping everyone can read this post and the other in this program and get on board.

  45. As a golfer I can not begin to tell you how important trees are to some of my favorite courses. Obviously not in the greenway but the build the landscapes around it. The course is one of my favorite places on earth, so I support any green initiative that is available.

  46. just wanted to tell you how much I liked your post. You offer great ideas and tips for going green.

  47. enjoyed the read and appreciate the your support you are lending this project.

  48. I am a big fan of LED lights too. They are ver energy efficient and will show a significant savings of the lifetime of use.

  49. I like your ideas very much and really enjoyed reading all about this new initiative with Arhaus. Thank you for sharing.

  50. I love your trees they are so pretty. you have provided plenty of easy to do tips and ideas for the holidays, and inspired me to look for some LED lights for next year 🙂

  51. This is a fantastic opportunity for all parties involved, and talented designer and well know furniture company both supporting a nation association to save our trees. Great job to all.

  52. Love to see more people getting involved i this program, thank you for supporting the campaign as a designer.

  53. Really an expectational project you should be proud to be a part of such a elite group trying to make a difference in the world. This say a lot about your personal character and ethics.

  54. I got tell you I really love those trees they are magazine worthy, and the fact they are led and environmentally safe is even better. I am bookmarking your site, as I feel that I will enjoy your posts greatly.

  55. Great post and a excellent read with lots of good observations and tips to lead a eco friendly life.

  56. This is great post to get people involved, pinning and sharing to help out and so my part.

  57. Your trees were so pretty I aspire just to have pretty trees like you, and If I go green too that is a bonus.

  58. I really like your page it has great information, it easy on the eyes and loads pretty darn fast by comparison to other blogs.

  59. You have a way with words this post makes me want a redo for the holidays. Really great advice on going greener.

  60. I am a blogger too more of inspiration writer by I have heard a lot about getting corporate sponsors and doing collaborations. So I am wondering how do you get them? Did you contact them or do you have to write to some one? I am just wondering how it all works.

  61. Going green is really very easy just most people are too lazy to do it, sad but true.

  62. I was search about Holiday LED lights and stumbled upon your post. Nice tips and a really nice blog site too. I will have to bookmark you for later.

  63. Back home we always reused everything from the holidays, ornaments were passed down from generation to generation, but since I moved to the US I have noticed a lot more waste. Family buying trees a decor then tossing all out at the end of the season. Glad you are trying to change things.

  64. LED light are really the way of the future, I am glad to see you promoting them. Before long you will have have a hard time any kind of incandescent since they stopping making them.

  65. We are always rescuing our gift bags too! How funny I am glad we are not alone. My husband makes me feel cheap when I do it but keeping them on hand has saved me so many times when I am in a pinch.

  66. Jen this is a phenomenal post packed with great information. Congratulations of going green with Arhaus.

  67. Thank for panting those trees in your yard, I work at a garden center and always hope that is what happens to them once they are sold, unfortunately I feel most of the die and get tossed.

  68. I found this post very inspiring for keeping not only the holidays but life in general eco friendly. We all really do need to do our part to make a difference.

  69. I am surprised that you are a greenie buff, most designer tend to sire on the form and function verse sustainable and eco friendly, the times are really changing.

  70. Thank you for posting about this very important campaign we really need to get the word out there.

  71. This is a really great post. I am happy you are able to combine tow things that clearly make you happy onto your website. That is how success is created.

  72. Our family likes to go camping and really enjoy our national park and beautiful wooded areas, this is a gray project supporting the maintenance and up keep of the areas. With projects such as these all the future generations will be able to continue to enjoy this tradition.

  73. Remarkable post with very good ideas to put out into the main street American readership. I must say I really lock the layout of your blog. Nice work.

  74. I have been silently following you for a while now, but I wanted to send my best wishes for this project. I hope it does not change up your blog to much I really love it just the way it is.

  75. Your trees are very pretty and glad to hear that they are also energy efficient as well. Congrats on the collaboration i hope it pays off big for you.

  76. Great post! We have always reused our gift bags, my mom instilled that into us at a young age, I think it was more for money reasons, but it still counts right? Seriously nice job you blog is very well set up and seems to be getting a lot of traffic too. Booking rss feed

  77. You have a lot tips for makes the holidays a little bit less wasteful, which has always been a pet peeve of mine.

  78. this is a great post and such a big opportunity for you as a blogger. happy for you and what comes your way for 2018, best of luck.

  79. Saw this article at my dentist office, while my daughter was having her wisdom teeth pulled. Great post, I really like you site a lot as it appears to have a lot of good information.

  80. I picked up this article on my daughters iPad over the holidays, she loves your site and I have to say I am impressed as well. Since I got a new iPad for the holidays I will ask her to add your site to my library since I have no idea how to do that yet. Wish me luck.

  81. Rad this post and really enjoyed it a lot. Thank you for being part of the solution rather than just adding to the problem.

  82. Perfect holiday post and such a sweet little reminder that all we do while celebrating has consequences. Tread lightly and leave very few footprints, is a old Indian adage I love.

  83. A very solid read full of great ideas and techniques. I am booking marking you blog so I can find you again with ease. Today I have just been search all kinds of things, but I really like you style and which to follow you further.

  84. This is a very important post for lots or reasons. It also effects more people than you realize.

  85. Great ideas for keeping the holiday eco friendly for sure. I wish I had seen this soon I would promoted the heck out of it.

  86. I am planning to become a volunteer with the AFF soon, and I have been researching all the projects that are on going which is how I found this post. I really like your take on going green for the holidays, absolutely brilliant. I am bookingmarking you so I can keep a eye on your upcoming projects too!

  87. I rather like this post even though we are not a part of the the Amercian Forestry Division, it is still a step in the right direction. I will need to check out Arhaus as I am unfamiliar with that company, but if you like it must be good. You have impeccable taste.

  88. This is a a really great program not only is the furniture sustainable but it is also earning money to replant trees.

  89. Wow I can not wait to see these graphic up in the local National Parks, this campaign is a real winner in my book.

  90. How did you get this position? This is such a cool thing that you are listed on the infographic of posters for American Forestry Foundation.

  91. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. This is a very honorable duty that your are overseeing and helping to facilitate.

  92. Great tips I know we always reuse of gift bags but I had not thought about the benefits of using real ribbon verse the curling kind which gets tossed out. Great points and superior writing.

  93. It is my first time visiting you site and I really enjoyed myself and learned a lot. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to your article the research shows and is truly appreciated.

  94. Some people are sayers while other are doers, you tend to be the best of both worlds.

  95. A delightful read that was busting at the seems with great tips and ideas for green holiday celebrations.

  96. Now this is how to host a blog. I must say you have a great site and it loads very quickly by comparison to other in your same niche. I gotta know what is your secret?

  97. Good post with a very impactful theme. I like your ideas very much.

  98. I just finished up this post and wanted to say that I really loved it. You have some great ideas I plan to add to my holiday playbook. Also wanted to say I love your Christmas trees they are sooooo beautiful.

  99. I really like this post a lot, and that you are a part of helping to get more trees planted in the U.S.A

  100. rYour blog is the perfect coffee shop read. You give you reader something new and inventive but it is not over written and too much during a single setting. This post alone shows how faceted you are, not just a one trick pony. I think we can expect great things from you this year. Bookmarking, rss feed

  101. You have such a great way with words and I enjoyed this article very much. You have a keen eye for keeping things pretty but still staying in the lines on what is good for the environment. That is a hard balance sometimes, but you did a wonderful job exhibiting your skills.

  102. as my screen name states i like things that are prudent, this post is prudent and the initiative is prudent. thank you for being very prudent

  103. Great article and it made me take stock in what I had done this holiday season. I decide instead of trashing everything just to get my sanity back I recycled a few bags and ribbon and I found the Santa sacks for next year. My babies are still little so we have time to implement them in to tradition.

  104. Nice to see that the next generation is all fired up about the environment. We always need the eco warriors to keep this rock spinning properly.

  105. You are doing so much good for the world by calling attention to the subject. We all need to pay more attention to this, even at the holidays.

  106. Girl you hit the jackpot if you are working with Arhaus I love there stuff. Great campaign too.

  107. My novel opinion is that if more people did a few of your tips it would probably make a really big change in our country. You have so many supporters I hope they are all doing there part too.

  108. nice to see your post, well written and for such a worthy cause, take care my sister.

  109. I love to see how many people are commenting on this post, you clearly have a lot of support. Was this a nationwide campaign? You did not speak to that end of the infographic, and program. I would love to hear more about it.

  110. we hope this makes a difference. you and the other designers have put forth so much work and effort to get the word out. good luck~

  111. Good read with easy to do tips to make a difference. I wish you all the best.

  112. This is a worldwide epidemic that need desperate attention quickly. We are losing more and more trees even day soon we will be in a bubble dome.

  113. You have written a fantastic post and I love that your have joined up with some of the big hitters to make some changes.

  114. Thank you for posting about going green for the the holidays, and actually helping to curb human behavior.

  115. I really enjoy all of your holiday tips. This is a such a wonderful post.

  116. What a honor to be chosen to work with this group of vendors. You are a very lucky blogger, congratulations.

  117. Great post, I love the idea you presented about using a scarf as gift wrap. It is unexpected, and very innovative. The entire reason I find you blog so enjoyable to read.

  118. I can not begin to tell you how much I am enjoying you blog. This site is great, easy to read and has great layout. I have decided to snuggle in for the week and catch up on some reading so I will be pinning your blog to my rss feed so I can easily find you.

  119. Sending you all the best for this project, it certainly is a great opportunity for that are involved.

  120. You know we are going to be BIG green fans! Thanks for joining our crusade.

  121. You are a fine upstanding person to support this cause, I really wish more bloggers had more character when conducting a public forum.

  122. I am a big fan of your site, and just when I did not think I could like you anymore you go and join a most worthy cause and I respect you even more. Can’t wait to see what other fun things you deicide to do this coming year.

  123. You have a very good blog here and I can appreciate that you are using it to do good. Keep up those big standards.

  124. Great post thanks for supporting the American Forestry Foundation 🙂

  125. OMG this is a really great opportunity for you. I love that you and your tips are on a infographic, that is too cool.

  126. Yeah congrats to my fellow blogger you deserve all the good thing you have coming to you! Happy Holidays!!!

  127. So many great tips and ideas for going green this holiday, thank you for so much information.

  128. Yay to you, this is great news! Also fantastic post packed with great tricks and tips. Good job my friend.

  129. I am just loving this post. You have provided such good information and ideas that most people have probably not thought of, and still gave us all a gentle reminder in actually do them and make a difference.

  130. I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate this post. Thank you and happy holidays.

  131. I really appreciate this article and wanted to thank you for pursuing this worthy cause. Not a lot of blogger will give up there time and online space for a charitable cause like this. Thank you.

  132. Hi Michelle Lynn to answer your question I have 5 full sized trees and 7 mini trees for a grand total of 12 trees in the Gainer house. All artificial and yes we do keep them for a while. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  133. Hi Meryl, thanks for dropping by my page and leaving me such a nice comment. To answer your question, I purchased both of the seen trees from Lowe’s. They are both the Color Changing LED trees 7 1/2 ft tall. One is flocked while the other is not. I wish you the best luck scoring one on sale, you know how I love a deal!!!!

  134. Hi Sharice thanks for stopping by my blog. The trick to the ribbon is I roll up all my ribbon as you would buy it in the store and secure it with a paper clip to keep it from unraveling. Yes we have a fairly large back yard, that backs up to a natural creek and green space, where tree are not allowed to be cut, unless damaged or dead.

  135. Thank you for such a great post, I really enjoyed it, and your blog too. You have a great site and ton of wonderful reads.

  136. You make this list of Thomas’s favorite things for the season. I will refer all my followers to your blog for great ideas and inspiration!

  137. The earth is so important, happy to read such an inspiring post filled with really simple to implement ideas. Nice job, two thumbs up!

  138. Always a top priority in our family too. Just because it is the holiday season is no reason to loaf around. You go girl!

  139. Good job I enjoyed reading this post very much. Thank you for all the ideas that you shared with your readers.

  140. Yippee this is so cool! Thanks for sharing you tips for holiday conservation and good luck to you on your future endeavors.

  141. You have offered some really great ideas to conserve all kinds waste for the holidays. Energy, landfill, & ozone you have great tips! Thanks for sharing and being on team earth.

  142. I shop at Arhaus all the time, I had no idea that they offered a percentage of the sale to Saving Trees. This is really a great thing, for sure. Thanks for posting all about and adding all your great green holiday tips, too they were awesome.

  143. Nice you are doing a really great thing here. We appreciate you and all you do.

  144. Oh my I did not know that LED where safer for pets that is a game changer for sure. Thank you for explaining that they are low voltage, I guess I never though about it.

  145. Reading you blog always makes me happy, however this article madam a little sad. To know that we are wasting that much around such a happy time of year really bothers me. I am happy to join you as part of the solution. Thanks !

  146. I am in love with all your trees. How many do you have? I counted 3 in this post alone. Which says to me you clearly hang on to them for a while. I read that if you keep them for 7-10 years if off sets the pollution it takes to create them which means you are doing you your part, save live trees and keeping your artificial ones for a long time.

  147. Great post, I am a huge fan of LED light too. They also seem to keep the tree cooler, and so not heat up as much, so I am not worried about a accidental fire.

  148. Really great post and I will have to remember to shop at Arhuas for all my sustainable furniture needs. Good to know.

  149. Great post! Worthy cause, and deserving recipient! Congratulations!

  150. The mere fact that you reuse you ribbon on your trees makes me so happy. I read your comment above on how you store the ribbon, which is an even better tip your should add that in or do post season storage article. We would love that.

  151. I am shocked that we as Americans we create that much more waste at the holidays. Those numbers really make me cringe. Let do something about that starting today shall we?

  152. Oh I just had to tell you I love your trees, the fact that they are LED makes me love them even more. Where did you get them? I would love to score some on sale tomorrow?

  153. This is such a high ranking SEO for a eco-green article, I had to check it out. You have created a lot of traffic for such a great cause, congratulations to you.

  154. Girl I am impressed with you! This is a great all the way around. I love you home and the pictures that you shared, all to create the perfect holiday post. Thanks!

  155. Nice to read sorting with a little substance this holiday season. I will be sure to spend my hard earn dollars are Arhuas I really like what they are doing. I will also continue to follow your blog since I like what you are doing too.

  156. We have so patience that have enjoyed reading your post through the season, I just want to thank you and say happy holidays. I found this article left open after one of regular patients left for the day. I decide to gaze over it and felt like I should thank you on her behalf. She is very weak and has been taking chemo for a long time, so I am sure be able to comment was not going to happen, but I just wanted you to know that she enjoyed the read. God Bless You.

  157. I really love your blog and this article proves who you really are, a caring blogger that has other bigger concept on your plate too. I appreciate you for all the time and effort you are putting into your page, it shows. You clearly have passion for what you do and thank you for sharing it with us.

  158. I love the trees with led lights they looks great. You are right they have some a long way, not just that weird blue Florence light from years ago. I really like the all solid blue lights they are very pretty too.

  159. This was a very impactful article and it really resonated with me over the holidays. I found my self collection the gift bags and ribbons to take home after the festivities. Great tips and a all round great blog.

  160. We’ll written post with a great agenda, I will have to keep my eye on your company you have a lot of potential.

  161. Woohooo tree hugger alert, if you are friend of trees your are a friend of me!

  162. Congratulations this is quite an opportunity for you and your company. We wish you and your husband all the best.

  163. I have enjoyed reading several blogs on my day off today. Yours stuck such a chord that I wanted to stop and comment. It is such a great sign you are doing and joining such a worthy cause. I am going to be bookmarking your page for future reading and so I can get update with each new post.

  164. Bravo my friend on such a great post and your future collaborations. This is such a wonderful opportunity for your brand and blog.

  165. Fun post and great ideas on how to keep the season green. I love the idea of utilizing the scarf as wrapping paper and the Santa bags. My children are all grown but nana might have to invest in these.

  166. I just had to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I really do love checking in to see what you are up too. I actually free as if I know you just from reading some of your posts. So I just had to say congratulations on this achievement. Watch out blogging world she is taking off.

  167. First let me say how beautiful your trees are. It is hard to believe you reuse that ribbon over each year. How are your storing it to keep it looking so good? Also I love that your painted the trees in your yard, so I guess you have a lot of space? I live in a city loft so its not an option for me, but I love the idea.

  168. This is a highly needed post, to make other aware of how there actions effect us all. Some just live for today not thinking about how these actions shape there tomorrow.

  169. Great job on this collaboration with these big name vendors that is really great. This post is pretty awesome too, all about going green for the holiday, nice.

  170. What a great concept and article. I had to take a minute to tell you how much I really enjoyed reading this post. I am a avid earth lover myself, so you have peaked my interest.

  171. Such a good read and with so many nice tips. I wish my trees where as pretty as yours are, you clearly have the eye for design.

  172. Arhaus is one of my favorite stores on the planet, and to hear they are helping to save our planet, that is a major win for me. Great article and thank you for all the great ideas for an eco friendly holiday.

  173. Trees are so important to our well being, thank you for being a steward for the earth in this respect. It is people like you that keep the good going even in times of darkness. God Bless you and keep you safe. Merry Christmas.

  174. I really enjoyed reading this post, and congratulations on the program. I am bookmarking so I can go back read more over the holidays.

  175. I just love you festive trees and god bess you for replanting the trees in the yard. I just saw a great post about renting a live tree for the holidays somewhere on facebook.

  176. I always reuse gift bags and ribbon, but you have so many awesome tips in addition to these. Sending you all my best wishes for the great affiliation with these two companies.

  177. This is a very big opportunity for you and your blog, I am so happy to see they picked such a caring and authentic blogger to join them. Go green, and plant a tree!!!!! LOVE IT

  178. I am so ready to go green with you. Thanks for providing great options and ideas for how to add them to my life in a very easy way. By the way your trees are so pretty both inside and out. 😉

  179. I am a proud park ranger and I was very happy to hear from my mother about this post. It is so nice to see regular everyday people joining this much needed save the earth project. Thank you!

  180. Great job and very nice article. You have offered many of us some really nice options for taking part in this movement.

  181. Thanks for joining team earth we are all fans and love you and what you stand for. All the best!

  182. Greatest post to date! I love all your tips for going green, Thanks for sharing this pertinent advice.

  183. You have a lot of talent to bring to this environmental table. I look forward to seeing how you go green in other scenarios too.

  184. Yes this is perfect! I think you were made for the position and will do an amazing job as a ambassador for the earth. She has a friend in you. Keep up the good work.

  185. Just read this today and I wished i had seen it sooner. I gotta get some of those Santa bags and table top pines. Love them both. I guess I will after Christmas shop for sales on the led’s too. Now I have a list to pursue.

  186. Congratulations on this partnership, I know I love Arhuas and all there furniture. You design style is perfect to work with them, they have so many style as do you. Happy Holidays.

  187. Fabulous holiday tips, we could all do well to remember these kinds of things around the holidays. Thanks for a gentle reminder.

  188. Great job of the tips and information, we look forward to a new set of planting this year from all the donations, thanks.

  189. We are here in the subtropics where it is hard to feel Christmassy with all the hot weather and palm trees. So we end up decorating the palms just in the yards and for go a tree all together. Great tips and Congratulations on the collaboration.

  190. I am memorized by your beautiful trees and love that you recycle so many of you decorations. That is really a great tip, I will be interested to see you decor next year and how you rework it.

  191. You have created such a beautiful gift in this post, and one that keeps giving the more people read it. I will make sure to repost this sight as this message is to good not to go viral this time of year!

  192. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this read over the holidays. We are staying with family and I been blog searching to find articles that I would enjoy during the down time. I am really loving your blog so I have added it to my bookmarks.

  193. This is such a great concept, I love that there furniture is made from sustainable materials. I love that you trees are made with all reused decorations and that you plant them in your yard. All great things!

  194. WE love Arhaus and shop there all the time, but I had not idea this was a option with them, thank you for getting the message out there. Now I am going to love shopping there even more. The best way to donate and redecorate at the same time.

  195. I am not sure what Arhuas is but I love that they are donating to the Forestry commission and maybe we will get one here in the UK soon, so we can participate.

  196. Joe, my father planted trees with his boy scout troop, just like this. I assure every time we go by the airfare base, we all say dad planted those trees or grandpa planted all of those. The memory still lives on. 🙂 Merry Christmas

  197. Thank you for such a wonderful post, it easy to forget during all the hustle and bustle this time of year what kind of carbon footprint we leave behind. I will try to become more pro active as a resolution next year.

  198. Wow this is such a great opportunity for you, I am so happy for you. Let me know if you need any more designer to join in, I could probably be available.

  199. This is very inspirational for Christmas time, thank you for sharing this with us all. Sometime just a gentle reminders can start a world of difference.

  200. I have been on a committee that volunteers to plants these trees, and I find the event very gratifying. I might be a little sore after planting all those trees but I know my kids, kids can drive that space and say grandpa planted those trees, and that is all I ask for.

  201. You are right, I have always reused my gift bags but not the tissue paper I always use fresh tissue. I have not ever used real ribbon on packages before, just string or twine which are both renewable. I love the idea of wrapping up a present like a book inside a scarf to save the paper. That is just genius.

  202. Well see everyone is congratulating you so consider this mine too. I just want to say that the American Forestry Foundation does some really great work you will not be sorry that you have put your hat in the ring with them. Well written post especially for this time of year.

  203. First time here you have a very nice blog site. I can appreciate you passion for this environmental topic. I am interested in becoming a follower so I will go back out to you main page and see what I can find out about subscribing. If not can you add me on to your list? Thanks.

  204. Great job replanting those trees, that shows you commitment to replenishing the earth. Very nice article full of great information and moving pictures. You have done a very nice job here. Thanks.

  205. Such worthy cause, that is absolutely worth all the time and energy you put into it. I am happy to have another earth saver in you Jenron with you on our team how could we lose. Hugs!!!!!! Merry Christmas.

  206. This post has so many comments!!!! WOW!!! You have quite the following on this post, and everyone is wanting to congratulation you and or thank you this is insanity. You must be dying just trying to read all of these comments and celebrate Christmas. Well here is another one…… Congratulations! Just wanted to join the cool kids crowd on your post too 😉 Merry Christmas

  207. Girl you trees are Beeee UUUU tea Full!!!!!!! You have so much talent to be reworking all that ribbon every year. That is wonderful and a wiser use of resources, which is one of the reason I love following you. You save me so much time and money, I just do what ever you do and it turns out great.

  208. My friend this is such a wonderful foundation to support. I also glad that you are joining in the crusade to save our forests and trees. Wishing you the best of luck in all that you do. Happy New Year!

  209. You so deserve this partnership, you are a perfect champion of the Arhaus brand. Great job!

  210. Wow this is wonderful how did you get the this position? I would love to work with them too! I do not have a home blog more likely a mom morning out blog, but would still love to support the cause.

  211. This is such great news for you and Arhuas talk about a match made in the heaven. You style will work perfectly with there products. So you should reads a whole bunch of money for the American Forestry Fund.

  212. Arhaus is doing a great sign by giving back for the purchases made on there sustainable items. You are an angel for sharing that information to the rest of us.

  213. Pretty trees I like that you reuse your ribbon that would save a lot of money too. Thanks for the great information and sharing this important charity with us.

  214. Glad to see you writing on a cause with a little more depth, and world meaning. I like to see you outside of your comfort box of just interior designs for the home. Bravo and keep up the good work.

  215. Such a beautiful tree you have, I have got to check out your Home Tour next, I saw it in the index above this article. I bet I will love it! Merry Christmas!

  216. Great job! You have a nice blog and it loads very fast, I like that a lot. Good Luck !

  217. You are just a jack of all trade over there! Your are always up to something new every time I stop by, which I love. Keeps me coming back for more. Congratulations on your accomplishments.

  218. Congratulations, on this impressive venture you have started for next year. I wish you all the best 🙂

  219. Great work and very nice post. I think you pics are really great and you have an interesting blog. Bookmarking, rss, feed burner.

  220. The American Forestry foundation does wonderful work. I used to volunteer with them and through the Boy Scouts to help them plant tress, it also taught our guys a lot of the environment and how important it is to give back. Thanks for the support!

  221. I love your tree and that sweet kitty looking up into it. I bet they climb them! Can you tell I have a few cats myself? It is always a battle this time of year just to keep them out of the tree, so good to know about the safety of the LED lights. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

  222. Great job you little tree hugger you! We will continue our work to save them all.

  223. I am so happy for you and congratulations. I love the Arhuas store at Avalon! Will you be working with people there or is it a corporate thing? Just wondering and being nosey…lol. Love your blog and keep up the great work you are doing there are many fans in FOCO.

  224. My kids have called me crazy for years since I recycle all my gift bags, always. To the point it has become a big joke with them, so I am happy to see that other do as well and that this is written in black and white….literally. I will have to show them over the holidays. HA HA jokes on them!

  225. Such a great cause that you have chosen to support. I am very happy that you have corporate backers to pursue such a big agenda, you will need it for sure. Very nice blog as well, I am interested to see where 2018 takes you. Good Luck and Best Wishes.

  226. I love that you posted about going green for the holidays, I agree we are very wasteful this time of year. If you all just tried a little harder we could all make a difference. Happy Holidays!

  227. I love you tree it is beautiful in all white! I would have never know those were LED christmas lights. You have talked me in to adding LED;s if they look that good. 🙂

  228. I love Arhaus and I am so happy you let me know about this wonderful opportunity to support our national parks, that is a winning cause for me, Oh I love you blog too, and I am adding to my reader.

  229. Congrats of the you affiliation with these company’s it will open up your blog to whole new consumer.

  230. Great post and so many tips to used. I know we have the Santa bags and reuse our ribbon a lot. We are also starting to get the led light as well. I will add more after the holidays, when I get the sale prices.

  231. what a great article and plenty of easy to implement ideas for the holiday. I will look for led light at the after Christmas sales.

  232. I love that you replanted your trees, I would assume they still had the roots and were not cut like most Christmas trees. That is really a great way to buy them and truly give back this time of year.

  233. You have such a fun site, and really good information. Thanks for sharing with us all.

  234. I am so glad we stumbled upon you and this useful post. You are offering up such wonderful tips to help save of environment and that is commendable. Way to go!

  235. You have a really fast webpage I am shocked that it loads as fast as it does. You have a lot of content and pictures, but it still loads right up. Great post, and nice bog layout too. You are doing great.

  236. This was a really great read full of very insightful informations. I think more people should be required to read and learn from this post.

  237. Of course you planted trees in your yard, I wouldn’t expect anything less than that from you. You literally turn things to gold like King Midas. Fantastic post and congratulations.

  238. Oh great job landing this account that is really wonderful for you and your blog. The only left for you is up my friend. Congratulations.

  239. I am a big natural forest buff and have been to most of the national parks. The services that the American Forestry association provided are outstanding, thank you for being a supporter of this program.

  240. I am loving that tree, it is beautiful and the fact that it has led lights makes me love it more. You have a really nice blog site too and I love this post, great pics and layout. You have sone a very nice job here.

  241. You have one of the best home blog out here. I love to read your posts. I am so happy for you and your family receiving this blessing before the holiday and new year. Sending you a ton of best wishes!

  242. I love this post, it is the perfect little reminder to be grateful for what you have and pay it forward to the the future generations by keeping their world safe, clean and as God intended.

  243. Great job this is a advantageous union for you all. May you all get tons of traffic from this promotion.

  244. I work with the ASPCA and I have been following you since the Pet Friend plants post, which I loved. I am happy to see that you are also taking on some environmental issues too. Keep up the good work and thank for all the time you put into creating this blog.

  245. Congrats this is big news! Great post and you blog has really come along easy in a year!

  246. Bravo for taking the bull by the horns and doing something about it. You are clearly a leader by example.

  247. I can tell how deeply you care about his topic and I am so glad you decided to venture outside your design box and tackle some content with grit and substance. Thank you for sharing your true life with us all and not just a staged version of yourself.

  248. Oh this is such a great post and really heart and meaning, not just a fluff piece to fill the holidays. I really like these kind of posts, and hope you plant to add more like this into your content plan.

  249. I have enjoyed looking at a few of your post this holiday and I wanted to thank you for all the value and entertaining information you offer. I am so happy for you are your future projects, and can’t wait to rad all about them .

  250. Wow that is is lot of waste. I am Canadian and I know we have several programs like this back home too. Nice post and great inspiration to join in the movement.

  251. You are such a good person and that is why good things like this find you. Congratulations.

  252. This is really great news for you, your company and blog. This gives you National recognition that you so richly deserve.

  253. I will bring this up with my ladies club after the first of the year. We love to buy fro charity’s and support causes like this. Bravo to you for posting all about it 🙂

  254. I love your tree it is absolutely beautiful and that sweet picture with your kitty looking at it is adorable. Thanks for all the useful information too.

  255. Such a strong following you have, I have been reading few of your comments and you people love you. Thank you for placing their focus in our direction.

  256. Shoot I had no idea we made were that messy. I knew with had a lot more large the week after Christmas but I guess I just never though about the impact. I might have to look into those Santa Sacks, seems like a great idea. Where can I get them?

  257. Here in CO we do put a big emphasis on the environment or at least our local area does, cannot speak for the whole state. We also have a few rules on foresting and tree removals, with several program that focus on builders and they clear cutting that happens. Glad to see we are getting some heavy hitter on board to to support the American Forestry Foundation and all the work they do. Thank you.

  258. This is great way to help support American Forestry Foundation, especially with you benign the field of interior design, they also have several other campaigns too you might want to feature going forward. http://www.americanforests.org

  259. Fantastic post full of great content and pictures. You have offered us some many options to make difference the world. Thanks for caring and sharing.

  260. Wow I am a fan of your blog and I must say I am really excited to see where this take it. Congratulations and good work.

  261. Going green should really be a mandatory thing these days at the rate our planet is going down the tubes. Someday I feel like While I may do my part, other are not doing there’s which cancels out all the good I do. Wishing you all kinds of luck.

  262. i so enjoy reading all your posts, and this one truly struck a chord in me. please keep writing and doing what you do best.

  263. Good for you!!!!!!! This is a great opportunity for you and your company to really dig in and do some good. Congratulations!

  264. I know I have not commented for a while, but I still read all your posts. I just don’t alway have time to comment, but I want to tell you how proud I am for you on joining this environmental campaign with the American Forestry, that is so amazing! It shows you love for nature and showcases your beautiful heart.

  265. Jen this is a great post with plenty of options for people to help cut the percentage a little bit. I like you idea of slow integrating in the LED lights, I mean if you are replacing your light each year as they go out just opt fo the LED versions and they will even last longer.

  266. I can really appreciate your post to try and inform people of the excess they are crating this time of year. If is fine to jolly but wasteful… could take a break.

  267. Very nice post and simple reminder to be aware of the extra waste you are creating while you are having fun at the holidays. It seem like dieting, you eat horrible starting in the November and come January 1, you are on the diet of your life. Which usually fizzles by Valentine’s Day because here come the chocolate. Vicious cycle

  268. Whoa I had no idea we crated so much more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years. That will get your attention for sure.

  269. I love your tree such a warm white light that does not look at all like the bluey LED I have seen. You have opened my eyes to revisit LED again I guess they are starting to make a better product now.

  270. Really great post, and a topic more people should be aware of this time of year, and not just on earth day.

  271. 25% more waste this time of year? That number is killing me as I looked at all the wrapped gifts under the tree. Something needs to change in the grand over all picture.

  272. I love the idea of Santa sack for the kiddos. I have several friends that do that too. Pretty drawstring sacks with each childs name embroidered on the front. Plus is saves Santa Claus from having to bring really big gifts that would not fit in his sled. 😉

  273. Nice job on getting this partnership, just proves that hard work pays off, and if you are good to people they will be good to you.

  274. You write very good post that people really like to read, including me. I have pinned for later and added your to my rss feed.

  275. You have so much talent that what you do will be great. We are following you and all your progress that you have made this year. You are absolutely #onetowatch and #onetofollow.

  276. Wow these are great tips for holiday eco friendly ways to celebrate. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

  277. Such a poignant cause that need some attention this time of year too. Great title to, Going Green for the Holidays, it has a great double meaning.

  278. You must feel very honored to represent these two company’s on the infographic, that is really cool.

  279. Clearly you are one of us earth lovers too! We will all support you and all your endeavors.

  280. I live in Utah and we are very worried about the impact we might see from the California fires. It does my heart good to see bloggers joining together to help with the word out about fundraising for future replenishment, great job, thank you.

  281. This is a fantastic article and I truly enjoyed reading how you support environmental cause during the holidays.

  282. I love Arhuas they are one of my favorite stores. So happy that you teamed up with them for this great cause.

  283. i am so impressed with your writing and the topic you choose to share. you truly are a blogger with depth of character and a love for your fellow man. happy new year, and may it bring you all the best.

  284. You are such a talented designer it only makes since they would be coming to get you on board for this project. Great job and good luck.

  285. Great job we are looking forward to seeing where this campaign take you!

  286. That is a awesome partnership you are so lucky to be working with such a great company, and featured in there infographics.

  287. I GUESS I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THE FACT THEY ARE LOW VOLTAGE AND PET SAFE. I KEEP SEEING THAT CAT IN CHRISTMAS VACATION GETTING SHOCKED AND THINKING WOW I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THAT HAPPENING. SINCE WE ARE GETTING A KITTEN FOR CHRISTMAS, NOW WE WILL BE BUYING LED AT THE AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES.

  288. I am a big supporter of the environmental causes and it excites me so to see larger furniture company’s and designer like you self gettin on board to support my passion. Thank you.

  289. What a great cause and this is a very nice post to promote it. Thank you for sharing.

  290. great post i love the picture of your tree it is really beautiful. i appreciate that your reuse you all your decorations and ornaments every year. i think most people do. i worry about those designers that do not carry over sentimental items forward at around time of year, it really makes me question priorities in life. you are right where the should be 🙂

  291. Congratulations on that fantastic partnership, I love Arhaus they have some of the best furniture pieces around. Great quality and fantastic styles. This account really fits you farmhouse eclectic style. I am looking forward to see what is in store for Jenron this coming year.

  292. i love your advice and you beautiful tree. it also means a lot that you are living what you speak of by planting those tree after the season. we need more people like you and less of the wanna be kardashine’s.

  293. Such a positive message and post for the holidays. Sometimes we all need little reminders to that we are responsible for, and play our roles in this bigger issue.

  294. Oh Lady it has been a while since I commented, but please know that I read everyone one of your posts. I decided that this bog news warranted a comment from me to congratulate you on all your accomplishments. It seems like it has been a very big starting year for you blog and I hope this only drives you to do more in the up coming year. Can’t wait to have the best front tickets in the world to this show. You are doing great things.

  295. Thanks you for all the good work you do. Please know that it does not go unnoticed.

  296. I ca not wait to see how you rework all of your home decor next year. I loved your Home Tour and had not idea that the decor you purchase gets reworked into new displays every year, that is truly amazing and the mark of a real designer.

  297. We can not begin to tell you how happy we are to see you joining the ground broken program. We are positive you will gain so much from all the good work you are doing.

  298. This article has gone completely viral, I have seen so many people posting about it and other designer that are a part of this great initiative. Just proves you surrounded yourself with great people and your will all be very successful.

  299. I may just be an old beatnik but I am happy to see the generation behind us following in our footsteps. Thank you publishing such a useful article and signing up t be a part of something much bigger that yourself. Namaste.

  300. Grat post full of easy to implement tips for the holidays. You have a beautiful home and lovely family. I am looking forward to seeing your direction in the upcoming new year, so I am following in my rss feed daily.

  301. Wonderful post for such a desperate cause. Right now the amount of trees we are losing here in California is staggering. The efforts to replant will take years. I am so happy to see some many great people such as yourself joining such a valid cause. You have a heart of gold.

  302. Protecting nature in compasses so many facets from saving endangered animals, to preserving our water supply and protecting our forests. I saw from previous post that you have a love for animals and now I have noticed that your are supporting of forests. It is nice to see a blogger that is passionate about these topics. Following rss feed

  303. This is a great article. I love that you showed how you have planted previous years trees into your yard. Returning them back to the earth. This is a place the industry could stand to make a lot of changes and follow your lead.

  304. Obviously I am a animal lover and defender of those that can not defend themselves. This too includes our planet, she just can’t do it all on her own right now she need advocates like yourself. God Bless You.

  305. Nice piece of writing and such a great topic for this time of year. Most people are telling you what to buy and where to get it, you have a much further field of vision, as in when you gonna put that once you ruin the earth. LOL they will learn.

  306. This article is really getting some traction now, glad to see that for everyone in this collaboration! Congratulations again!

  307. Such a great post, and moving testimony of your contributions to saving our planet over the years.

  308. From one granola girl to another, proud of all that you do. Love your loyal follower ~B

  309. Great post, and really nice pictures. You make some very valid points and shine a light into some unforeseen areas. Keep up the good work.

  310. This is a great post full of tips and tricks for going green during the holidays. A time when we might easily forget, since life gets so busy.

  311. I just saw this post and wanted to congratulation you on the wonderful collaboration. What a great honor to be chosen by both of these companies.

  312. You go! This is a great partnership and all supporting a fantastic cause, beside sit is all about self preservation for this world.

  313. The American Forestry Foundation does so many great things I am happy to see that your are sponsoring there programs. Thank you!

  314. Great read I am so glad I stumbled upon your site. It appears that you have a wide variety of information here, and I am not sure I would have found you otherwise.

  315. I am astounded but he amount of waste you quoted in the article. It makes me want to bake everyone cookies for the holidays.

  316. It is nice to see the younger generation fighting for mother earth. It makes my years of work seem viable now, that the march is carried on, thank you tree lover.

  317. You have a beautiful blog to match your beautiful heart. Great job using all your powers for good.

  318. Great read and nice pictures. I appreciate that you replant your trees into your yard.

  319. From one naturalist to another, thank you for your unwavering support of our environment. If is people like you that make all the difference in the world.

  320. So happy you have joined our movement. This is great article and the perfect time of year to launch your agenda. Way to go my friend.

  321. Great job and very nice sight, it is well designed and loads very quickly, which are big pluses for me.

  322. There is quite a buzz surrounding this new launch and this article has flown up the Google ranking and SEO charts, amazing. Good job it is nicety see hard work pay off.

  323. Wow this is such a great opportunity for you and your blog, very happy for you. I can not wait to see what next year has in store for you!

  324. Girl I am so happy for you and all the blessing this year has brought to you and your blog. I am also excited to see what 2018 bring for you, I have a feeling great things are in store. Congratulations!

  325. I have always recycled my gift bags and bows for years, it was just what we did to save money in my day. Now I see that I am environmentally conscience, how about that.

  326. You tree is so pretty and I love that it is also environmentally friendly. I have read several articles stating as long as you keep you artificial tree for 7-10 years it off sets the harm done to environment from it’s creation and save countless trees from being cut down.

  327. I had just a moment on my lunch break to check out what my patients actually read during their treatments. This post just proves the depth of your character. No only do you appreciate nice things but you are not wasteful in your design results. Thanks for being you! I am glad my sweet patients have you are a option on their rss reading lists.

  328. Yikes I have no ideas that American waste so much during the holidays, this is very sad. Thank you for taking the intuitive to get he word out and burn a path in the right direction.

  329. Great post and very lovely blog space. You have done a very nice job designing such an easy to use blog page and you have really good content.

  330. Glad to see you are doing your part to help save this big old rock.

  331. “I love all thing great and small and think I love our trees most of all.” just a fun quote for you.

  332. Such a inspiring post, as we could all do a little bit this time of year. The numbers that you quoted are astounding, and make me feel bad about the waste, so this year I will be more conscience too.

  333. Wow how many trees did you replant? I count at least 5-6 in this picture. That is mini forrest already! Seriously I love the charity your are supporting and proud you have joined in for such a good cause.

  334. I can really appreciate it when youngest like youngsters like your self really dig into to cause of project, it gives me faith that our world will be ok after all. Congratulations

  335. I love that you reuse you ribbon to reword you decor every year. This is stuff that decorating blogs are made of, how to rework, reused and repurpose things that are perfectly good, but jut not the current trend. Make it your own baby!

  336. Does this make you a tree hugger like me? I am just kidding congrats of the partnership and make a difference in the world.

  337. I also love to recycle my gift bags and ribbon too, which is a great tip. I had no idea about all the positive things with using LED lights. I also really love that you planted your trees in the back yard.

  338. These are both very big sponsors to be working with on this campaign, so congratulations to you!I hope you can leave a digital footprint that your future ancestors can be proud of!!!

  339. Great post, I am really looking forward to seeing all the infographics from this campaign. Such a great cause and a great company.

  340. Wow this is a great opportunity for you do something big. I love that your offered up so many options to to help people go green for the holidays. Good for you 🙂

  341. Your tree is very pretty and I would not have even known those were the led lights. They looks warm and white unlike some I have seen. Also very impressive that you planted those trees after holidays. Kudos to you.

  342. Yay for you to take a stand for our environment, and joining Arhaus in doing this!

  343. The LED light have really come a long way in the past few years. I am glad you using them going forward. Great job!

  344. This is the nicest post I have seen in a while. You clearly care for your community and the environment. I think you replanting the trees is an amazing idea that more people should participate in.

  345. What a amazing opportunity you have been given. Make sure to utilize it to your fullest potential. Great job on the blog and really nice post.

  346. Your tree is so pretty and I love that you rework all ribbon in the decor every year. That is a really great idea. I will start doing that too, I never thought about changing it up every year.

  347. I have volunteered with the Forestry Foundation over the years. On behalf of the foundations and the volunteers thank you for supporting our cause, we appreciate you help.

  348. I love that your planted those trees in your yard that is really cool. Thanks for such an inspiring post.

  349. I also reuse my gift bags, so I am participating too! I love that you put a focus on the topic during the holidays. It is a nice way to have a sweet reminder to be conscious of your environment and to still be present in the season of presents.

  350. I love that you planted your older trees in the yard. That is so great! I love that you live the life that you promote, and are clearly the real deal. Thanks for being you.

  351. You are a great person, I love that your have joined the American Forestry Foundation on this. Such a great foundation with a ton of replanting programs. More people like you will get the planet back on track in no time.

  352. I am so excited for you, and your new journey. So glad that you have something makes your heart sing. Good luck we will be following you all along the way.

  353. Congratulations for teaming up with such a company and taking on such a much needed eco-initiative. Your tree is lovely and I love the kitty picture, so sweet, and right in line with environmental love. Love for all things and all God’s creators.

  354. I support you and your info graphic tips these are really great ideas for the holidays. There are so many opportunities for us all to make a difference and I love you for supporting this movement.

  355. I love your tree it is so beautiful. I really love it and your message for your readers.

  356. I like to get my inspiration from really meaningful posts. This is truly one the best post I have seen in a while. Thank you for being a part of the good guys in the world.

  357. I am a big advocate of green living, and I am really into this new green living initiative. Such a great way to get the word out, so glad you will be a part of this. Congrats!

  358. That is one gorgeous tree. I would have never known those were LED lights, they look very ivory like the old fashion ones. Great job on the post too!

  359. Going Green for the holidays is such a great idea. I loved this post it was well written with loads of great ideas. Thank you for sharing and working for a a good cause.

  360. You are so talented and your tree is beautiful. You are a good person to be supporting the American Forestry Foundation too.

  361. I am so excited for you to join in such wonderful environmental movement. You have great tips for the holiday season and I can not wait hear more about your eco friendly tips.

  362. Oh my goodness you have such a pretty tree. I would never guess that those are actually LED light. They have such a warm light not the horrid blue color you see places. Congratulations on the partnership with Arhaus.

  363. This is such a well written piece and for such a good cause. I am so glad you released it at Christmas I feel like it would be more impactful at this time of year.

  364. Pretty tree with the LED lights that are completely safe for your cute kitty. I do not think I knew this fact, but I guess “fried pussycat” is not in your Christmas future. She’s a beaut Clark!

  365. Merry Christmas to the earth, we should all be celebrating this great planet and giving it some more love through out the year. Thanks you for sharing and God Bless You.

  366. This article has been getting a lot of traffic and ranking very high on Goggle so I had to check it. After seeing your topic I am so happy you are getting all this attention, Congratulations.

  367. Excellent post with really impactful facts about U.S. waste. It always astounds me how much we throw out, and especially this time of year. Thank you for shining a light on to this topic.

  368. You have a very pretty tree, and glad you chose LED fro your home. Also I love that you planted you live trees in the yard, such a great way to give back to the earth this time of year.

  369. It is so nice to see home bloggers actually dealing environmental topics, I alway thinks interior design can be very wasteful, but your have proven that is not your MO at all.

  370. You have so many great tips, for the holidays. I love that you have joined up with a growing green tree plan, the is awesome.

  371. I can really appreciate this post, as you are giving back to planet for the holidays. Nice job!

  372. Lady, you have a big beautiful heart to match that big beautiful tree of yours. I am so happy for you and the future of you blog, you really have one of the best ones around, I am personally going to make sure that all my family and friends are following you and your selfless guidance to life.

  373. I love Arhuas and this a great sponsorship for you company. I hope you are getting lots of cool piece in return. 🙂

  374. Very impactful story, just proving that your are not just a fluff piece writer. I hope you write more on this topic and expand your niche.

  375. Gurl…. I am so proud of you!!!!!!!! This is some of the nest news I have heard this season. I finally got around to opening your newsletter and saw your post about this. I just had to come and write you, on the actually post and send you some blogger love! Muah

  376. Such a great read, and I love that you are joining in such an important cause.

  377. Thank you so much for making light of such a serious situation that is growing out of control. You tips are great, and you tree while being eco friendly is also beautiful are true win-win for you.

  378. I love that you planted all those trees in your yard, proving that you actually live what you write. This connects you to your readers 100%. I know I love to see the authenticity of the bloggers I choose to follows and you are the real deal. Thank You!

  379. Wow I had no idea we waste so much. Girl you got your work cut out for you, getting people on board with these changes. They are all great and easy to work into your everyday lives.

  380. Great job on this eco friendly post and you partnership with these great companies.

  381. I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments. This article is wonderful with many easy to do solutions for everyone out there. I am a huge fan of your blog!

  382. These are great tips for not only saving money but saving our environment. Such a wonderful read for the helping out at the holidays.

  383. Good for you going green for the holidays. These are all great tips and I am happy for you being a eco-friendly designer.

  384. This is a great post and I can not wait to see more from you on this topic. 🙂

  385. Wow this is a very informative post. I am surely shocked with some of those numbers. Thank you for all the great tips I look forward to doing my part this season. We actually made a book tree this year instead of a live or fake tree. Visit our site and check it out I thin kit turn out very cool.

  386. Your tree is so pretty and you have provided a whole bunch of tips that anyone could integrate into there holiday celebration. Great job.

  387. I am so happy to see young people such as yourself paying attention the environmental impact we are creating. I hope your generation can make more head way in the right direction.

  388. I love this post and the facts your have presented are astounding. I had no idea that so much was sent to the landfill during this time of year. Thank you for sharing such valuable information.

  389. I am so happy for you are your partnership with these two influential companies. We need more people like you battling on the good guys side, thank you for all you do, and we look forward too following your blog from this day forward.

  390. I really love your tree and the fact that those are LED lights is very impressive. Great job!

  391. This is a very big honor to join this elite group of designers chosen for this campaign. Congratulations to you!

  392. You have a great post here and I just wanted to let you know that. Thank you for sharing such great environmentally friendly tips for the holidays.

  393. Bravo this is a great post for going green and the perfect way to implement it this time of year. You are clearly a very smart and talented designer that I think is going places. Happy Holiday and New Year!

  394. This goes to show the type of person you are inside. You have joined a very elite group of designers that actually give back to our planet. Congratulations and best wishes for a profitable 2018.

  395. Well I am sure you are completely honored to be a part of the Arhaus team working on this national campaign. I now how great it feels to finally re recognized in your field of work. Great job and we expect to see many many great things form you in the up coming year!

  396. This a great post, well done and such a nice reminder to be good to friends,love you family, but protect you planet at the same time.

  397. Hi Debra thank you for such a sweet comment. Please know that I am truly devastated about the fires burning up the California landscape, and will do everything in my power to help get the word out for support. You are right the Forestry Foundation needs our help now more than ever. I hope you are not located near this area of destruction, if you are please be safe.

  398. I love that your have joined such a worth while cause, right now the way California is burning to the ground the American Forestry Foundation beed all the help they can get. Thank you for being a part of the solution. Merry Christmas.

  399. Great post and even better initiative you are supporting. It is really great that Arhuas and yourself and supporting the American Forestry association. It is an overlooked charity that deserve a bigger internet presence. Not to mention you probably get a lot of traffic from followers you would not normally come across in your field, such as myself.

  400. You are supporting such a great cause, and this post is full of great ideas to implement this time of year. I hope to see many more posts on the this topic from you.

  401. Such great ideas to to be more environmentally aware this time of year. It is such a great time to do your part amount the holiday celebrations.

  402. I love your tree and the fact to reuse all your ornaments year after year. So of the designer trees I see are sooooo wasteful when it comes to ornaments and then they re do them every year, which is crazy too. Thanks for keeping it real.

  403. Good for you to go green for the holiday. It is nice to see some think of the planet during such a time of excess. People are always forgetting the true meaning of the holidays anyways. Merry Christmas sweet pea!

  404. This is a wonderful post and full of many great ideas. I love this new campaign from Arhuas and so glad that they picked you to be a part of it all. You are alway showing off ways to upcycle or recycle existing decor, which is wonderful. Cheer to your successes in the new year!

  405. This is a great initiative that you are a part of, I am so happy to see interior designers that support the environment, you are the gold standard that sets the bar for everyone else. Thanks for hosting such a great blog.

  406. Great job on this post, I love all the super great holiday green ideas you provided. I too recycle my pretty gift bags and ribbon bows. Judging by your bows, I would think everyone that gets one would love and cherish them, as they are beautiful little works of art.

  407. I love that your are pairing with these two company’s for such a vital environmental movement. The American Forestry Foundation does a lot of good work.

  408. You have a beautiful soul and your love for your fellow man shines through clearly in all of your articles. You clearly have no desire to market or commercialize yourself, which is so rare. You just provide beautifully writing, and informative posts that all can benefit from reading. Thank you for being you.

  409. Good job on this post! It shows you have a true love for our planet and the people in it. I love to see bloggers that have a platform and authenticity to do what they love, not just sell out to the highest bidder.

  410. This is such a wonderful campaign that is hitting the market. I am so excited that Arhaus got some really quality bloggers that already have an eye for the environment, which is evident in there existing posts. You were already doing very environmentally conscience things in all your posts and your were rewarded for your good karma.

  411. I work with American Forestry Foundation I am so happy that designers like you are willing to join us on our going green crusade. Thank you, and Happy holidays.

  412. This is a great collaboration for your company. I love that you are eco-blogger that is paying it forward to the environment, not just making a profit for your company through sales. The American Forestry Foundation is a great way to support going green, they get so little acknowledgment but do so much.

  413. I really appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thank you again!

  414. Wow this is quite an honor my friend. Arhaus is a large company and for them to approach you that is wonderful. You are on your way now! Good luck in all your future endeavors.

  415. I am so glad the led lights came out in a warmer white, they are perfect for the tree now :). We reuse gift bags and bows until they are no longer presentable…our girls even bring home unwrapped gifts to use what we have rather than buying excess wrapping supplies.

  416. I definitely do of all these already. I rotate color schemes each year. I love the idea of replanting trees!

  417. I am all for the environment and being green. Loved your tips on picking the Christmas Tree. Going to share it now

  418. There is so much waste during the holidays, thank you for writing an amazing post to help combat that

  419. I adore Arhaus, and they really fit your style of design. The Going Green, post is perfect we do waste a lot this time of year, and we should all be cognizant of it. Thank you for embracing our environment while celebrating the holidays. Sometimes home design can be so wasteful, you are like a breath of fresh air when it comes to design ideas.

  420. We switched to a phony prelim tree a couple years back. I miss the smell but I like that we’re saving trees. We also try to reuse a lot of gift wrapping/ bags/ etc so that stuff doesn’t go to landfill. I love the mission of Arhaus, thanks for sharing it.

  421. I love the planting a tree outside suggestion! Such a great idea. I grew up chopping down our family Christmas tree. As an adult, I have been more inclined to put up a fake tree because I can put it up whenever I wish. Plus they are way easier to “clean up” after. No needles. But the planting a tree outside is such a lovely way to give back, esp after all those years of cutting them down. Thank you for sharing!

  422. We’re cramped for space, so I stopped putting up a tree several years back. We sometimes cut greenery from living evergreens to bring indoors. Or we’ll make a Yule log or set up decorations that can be used over and over. One final thing I like to do is to decorate a tree outside with things like cranberry strings and orange bird feeders, that the birds and other wildlife can enjoy 🙂

  423. Love these suggestions for an environmentally friendly Christmas! You’re right – there’s SO much waste that goes on around the holidays. It’s definitely made me more conscious about what we consume, and how.
    xo Jaime

  424. Congratulations girl a partnership with Arhaus that is big account to work with, talk about the gateway to greatness.

  425. I love that your are taking the opportunity to use your beautiful home decorating for doing something good this holiday season. Congratulations on partnering with Arhaus and The American Forestry Foundation that is dynamic duo.

  426. Thank you for sharing such a beneficial post for the holidays. This is the time of year for excess and we all need to be cogniscent of the repercussions of our actions.

  427. Congratulations on working with Arhaus, I love everything they sale, so much that I could go broke! I love that you are Doing the Go Green initiative too, what a great way to give and design pretty things.

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