If you’ve already started the hunt for those “Made in the USA” words on Halloween decorations and costumes in the big box stores, you might be feeling discouraged by now. No worries! There are ways to support American manufacturers and local business while looking out for the environment too. Here are our best tips:
With its beautiful display of nature’s colors, fall is the season that most inspires me to to add its vivid reds, oranges, and browns into my home decorating scheme whenever possible.
According to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency), the average American family of 4 uses 400 gallons of water per day. The biggest indoor water guzzlers are the shower and toilets, while the biggest water waster outside is lawn and garden irrigation. Whether you are making changes to conserve water, or if you are just looking for […]
There are so many fun things to do at local farms this time of year: events to attend, and good things to eat! Remember- supporting our local farmers is an important way to support American agriculture. Keep those farms in business so we know that our food is made in the USA!
I’m here to tell you… finding kids’ clothes made in the USA is possible! Believe it or not, there ARE a lot of companies out there that manufacture children’s clothing in America. Here is a list to prove it!
With cities and towns in the US struggling economically, it is no surprise that many public schools are counting on families to foot the bill for needed supplies and are sending students “suggested” shopping lists. Whether you are searching for American made items off of that school provided supply list, or you are looking for […]
A typical bagged school lunch contains a sandwich (in a plastic baggie or wrapped in plastic wrap), and usually 2 or more store bought, individual serving, pre-packaged items like a yogurt, a bag of apple slices and a package of crackers or cookies . Also included is a juice box (with a plastic wrapped straw) […]
I recently overhauled my entire collection of beauty and personal care products. In the past, I used Secret or Degree as my anti-perspirant, and would use Kiss My Face deodorant, if I knew I wasn’t going to be doing any serious sweating. I had never considered that there were better alternatives. After using the Think Dirty […]
Once I found out about the Think Dirty app, I scanned all my beauty and personal care products to see how dirty or clean they were. Any guesses on the results?
Kids in America today are becoming more and more disconnected with nature. Neighborhoods are quiet as children are choosing to play video games alone inside over playing and exploring outside with friends. Summer vacation is the perfect time to disconnect from modern technology and take the family on some outdoor adventures. The activities listed below […]
It’s almost back to school time, and we want it to be easy to find and buy American made products across every category. Socks are an easy and inexpensive way to support American made business. We have lots of options we’re sure everyone in your family will love. USA Love List readers looking for made in […]
I first introduced USA Love List readers to Better Life non toxic, Eco-friendly cleaning products back in 2013. In the 2 years since my review (I LOVED them, of course!), the Better Life company has grown with leaps and bounds. Better Life: A Growing American Company The Co-founders of Better Life appeared on Shark Tank where all 5 Sharks offered […]
What’s HOT in vacationing this summer is agritourism. Agritourism is defined as the act of visiting agricultural based businesses for enjoyment and education. Being an agritourist is a great way to support U.S farms, ranches and vineyards as many of the owners use agritourism to supplement their income and stay in business. It’s an easy […]
Summer is here, and along with it comes the bumps, sunburns, bug bites and any other ailment that happens while enjoying the great outdoors. Over the years I have collected a number of American made natural products that work as natural remedies for summer ailments. Here is a list of my favorites.
What sunscreen are you using? Please, please say it’s a natural mineral one. Go check it now! If it has zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, you’re good to go. If not, read more about sunscreen chemicals and how they affect us.
A heat wave has hit New England and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere! Here in Connecticut, we are officially melting. Unlike homes in other parts of the country, where high temperatures for days (weeks over here!) are common, most houses in New England do not have central air. And, believe it or not, […]
It is important to me that my family uses American made, natural toothpaste. The problem is, natural toothpaste is hard to find in popular big box stores and grocery stores. Most of the toothpaste on the shelves in these stores is sparkling blue or green in color. Yeah, definitely NOT natural.
I want to clarify right at the start. We are talking about industrial hemp here, NOT marijuana which is also known as ‘weed’, ‘pot’, and ‘Mary Jane’. So let’s talk about hemp.
Natural and vegan beauty products are a requirement for many. People not living a vegan lifestyle may still find these vegan beauty products to be among the most effective for their beauty routine. These products are packed with active ingredients that make a real impact, omitting filler and frivolous ingredients. The following list of American […]
According to TheKnot.com, the average American wedding costs $31,213. What better way to help increase the American economy and promote US businesses than to make sure this money is spent on made in the USA items!
I really love buying American made when I’m purchasing gifts for others. When it comes to wedding gifts, I like purchasing something that will remind the happy couple of their special day. Here are USA Love List’s recommendations for unique American made wedding gifts they forgot to put on their wedding registry.
“CLEAN” and “GARDENING” are words that are not normally seen together. Why, there is DIRT involved in gardening after all! Dirt that gets in your nails, on your clothes, all over your house…yeah, gardening is definitely NOT clean. For today’s post, clean gardening is defined as the growing of herbs, vegetables and fruits without the […]
Are you in a toxic relationship? Maybe you don’t even realize it. It happens to the best of us, but it always helps when friends are there to point out the flaws in your toxic partner. Okay, I’m not talking about your “real partner”, we’re talking healthy hair care today. We’re here to offer a relationship […]
In celebration of Earth Month, we’re looking at ways to reduce, reuse, recycle with a little help from American-made products. Today we have tips to REDUCE waste. There are 3 key areas to focus on when it comes to actively reducing our individual waste- our energy consumption, our water use, and our trash impact.