5 of my favorite earth friendly products


1) Snack Taxi

Erin Kelly-Dill, the owner of this Massachusetts home-based business, created this replacement for ziplocs in 2003. There are a ton of super cute and kid friendly fabrics to choose from, as well as several sizes. Snack Taxi’s can be easily rinsed/washed in the sink with a soapy rag, or if they get extra gooey, throw them in the dishwasher or the washing machine.  All materials are lead, phthalate and BPA free!

Since 2008, they have sold over 200,000 sacks- which translates into 200 MILLION plastic baggies not used! This adds up to 12 MILLION POUNDS of plastic that didn’t end up in the landfill!  Here’s to that!


Try some for yourself at www.snacktaxi.com.  Today only, in celebration of Earth Day, you can get 20 percent off by using this code at check out:  earthday2011

2) Evernote

I am a magazine junkie.  I have piles of clippings of cool things I saw, projects to try and things to check out.  On top of that are all the things I stumble upon while surfing the internet.  Not surprisingly, I often forget where I found that perfect thing when I actually need the info.

Enter Evernote. Since I can’t begin to say it better then them, I will quote them here:

  • Remember everything.
  • Capture anything.  Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see.
  • Access anywhere. Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there.
  • Find things fast.  Search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images.

So, see something on your computer while searching the internet? Clip the page to Evernote.  Out shopping and see something you love, but no dough to buy it right now?  Take a photo or make a note in Evernote.  Search later using your personally created categories and help out the earth by not printing out tons o paper.

www.evernote.com to get a free download

3) Stonyfield Farm Yogurt

I am new to being a yogurt fan, but now I can hardly make it through a day without it. Stonyfield Farm yogurt (and Oikos, their greek yogurt brand) is my fave. They got their start as a nonprofit school on a farm in Wilton, New Hampshire that taught sustainable farming methods and began making yogurt as a way to fund the school. As their business grew, they realized a successful yogurt company could make a bigger difference for family farms and the environment than the school could, so they put all their eggs in the yogurt basket. Now their organic business helps to support hundreds of family farms and keep over 180,000 agricultural acres free of persistent pesticides and other chemicals commonly used on non-organic farms and known to contaminate soil, drinking water, air and food.

View full post »


Black and White Photographs of Children

Natural light Black and White Portraits of Kids

Welcome to the brand new journal for jen doan photography. I am super excited to be on a new blog platform that makes it so easy to share photos, ideas, cool products and who knows what else, with you. Feel free to post in comments any ideas of topics you would like to see shared in the journal.