October 6th, 2015

Safer Beauty and Personal Care Products~How You Can Help

Safer Beauty and Personal Care Products~How You Can Help Groovy Green Livin

I’m back after an incredible weekend in Los Angeles. I was in LA to speak at ShiftCon, a social media conference focusing on wellness, health, and the environment. This is the second year for this conference and it did not disappoint. This year my panel was called “Beauty and the Beast: Navigating the World of Green Beauty“. I spoke alongside Lindsay Dahl of Beautycounter and Lindsay Dahl’s Blog and Micaela Preston of Mindful Momma. Our panel tackled the confusing world of green beauty and what we as consumers, advocates and writers can do to help transform the beauty industry. The confusing world of green beauty In...

September 30th, 2015

Introducing Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks

Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks Groovy Green Livin

I’m honored to work closely with Stonyfield as a brand ambassador. Part of my job is to share with you new products as they’re about to  hit the shelves in your grocery store. Enjoy! Stonyfield is venturing beyond the dairy aisle and now makes organic fruit snacks! Their new organic fruit snacks are just making their way onto store shelves. I was lucky enough to have several samples sent my way to try out. They come in two flavors: Mixed Berry and Strawberry and they’re shaped like little cows! These new organic fruit snacks are made with real fruit and vegetables,...

September 23rd, 2015

10 Healthy After School Snack Options

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

My kids come home every day after school completely famished. I actually remember feeling the same way when I was a kid. The minute I walked in the door I would raid the refrigerator and eat an entire meal.  And then I would eat a second meal when it was dinner time. My kids come by it honestly. I’m not home every day after school, but my work schedule allows me to be home most afternoons. Whether I’m home or not I try to plan out snack options for everyone to reach for rather than foraging through the fridge. That doesn’t...

September 18th, 2015

What’s Happening in My Groovy Green World

It’s been a while since I’ve given you an update on all the Groovy Green Livin happenings. Here’s some of what’s been going on in my world. Headed to ShiftCon in Los Angeles On Thursday I’m headed back to LA for what promises to be another fabulous weekend at ShiftCon. ShiftCon is the first social media conference for bloggers interested in wellness, sustainability & activism. This conference blends workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers in one place. This year I’ve been asked lead a tribe called “Detoxifying the Home” along with Alicia Voorhies of The Soft Landing and Andrea Kessel Fabry of It Takes Time. I’m...

September 16th, 2015

How to Upgrade a Regular Lamp Into a 3-Way Lamp

How to Upgrade a Regular Lamp Into a 3-way Lamp Groovy Green Livin

I have a confession to make: DIY is not my thing. As a child I tried to sew. I finally gave up. I tried to knit. Again, not very successful. So when I was given a challenge by Cree to convert a regular lamp into a 3-way lamp I have to admit I was intimidated. Dealing with wires and screws was definitely not within my comfort zone. After some thought I decided to step outside the box and give it a shot. Surprisingly the challenge turned out to be fairly simple. I clicked around online and found several sites with step-by-step instructions. What you need...

September 14th, 2015

7 Safer Containers for Food Storage

7 Safer Containers for Food Storage Groovy Green Livin

Food storage is a tricky topic. For many of us Tupperware and other plastic food storage containers were and still are the norm. There’s no question that they’re convenient and durable, but we’re learning that they’re not the safest option for us. Plastic containers can release toxic chemicals into the food and liquids we store in them. Even plastic that’s “BPA free” might not be any safer. Over the years I’ve worked hard to wean myself off of plastic in the kitchen. My goal is to remove any plastic that comes in contact with food and liquids. Not an easy...

September 9th, 2015

Understanding Organic Wine and a Review of Natura Wine


I’m always sad to see summer go and this year for some reason I’m really feeling it. To help ease back into the reality of school, work and the change of seasons, Natura wine sent me six bottles of wine to sample. Of course I needed a few friends to help out. Natura wine is a natural wine coming from organically farmed vineyards in the valleys of Chile.  What is organic wine? Before sharing my thoughts on this delicious and relatively inexpensive wine I wanted to clear up a bit of confusion about organic wines in general. If wine is made in the US...


About Lori

I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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