Why Use Silicone Baking Mat – A Greener Alternative To Parchment Paper and Aluminum Foil

A sheet pan lined with silicone baking mat with chocolate cookies.

As I dig deeper into the zero-waste /less waste movement, I discovered that silicone baking mat is a great alternative to parchment paper and aluminum foil. In this post, I’ll share why we use silicone baking mat at home (we started in March 2019) in the hope that it will also give you some idea … Read more

Single Blade Reusable Razors – A Greener Alternative To Disposable Razors

A stainless steel single blade reusable razor from the brand Albatross.

I bought my single blade reusable razor in November 2018 but started using it months later since I still had some disposable razors left. I used them up first before finally switching to the reusable razor. This is one of the things I discovered as I dig deeper into the zero waste/ low waste movement. … Read more

Cloth Table Napkins – A Simple Step To A Greener Kitchen

A table setting with a stripe cloth table napkin.

I was already looking for ways on how to cut back on our plastic waste since the summer of 2018, and one of the simple steps I took was replacing our disposable table napkins with cloth table napkins. Are Cloth Napkins Better Than Paper? Maybe you’ll ask, why ditch the disposable table napkins when they’re … Read more

Washable Menstrual Pads (Why I Made The Switch in 2018)

Washable Menstrual Pads

Are you tired of buying menstrual pads every time you have your monthly period? Washable menstrual pads are the answer! They are a healthier alternative to the chemical-laden disposable menstrual pads and are made of layers of absorbent cloth sans the harmful chemicals. And they can be used over and over again. They are also … Read more

Easy Homemade Yogurt Recipe (That Is Kid And Husband Approved!)

Easy Homemade Yogurt Recipe - Homemade yogurt in a bowl with strawberries and oatmeal.

I started discovering the beautiful world of homemade and DIY in the summer of 2018, and one of the very first things that I learned to make is this easy homemade yogurt recipe. It is super easy and fast to do. We haven’t bought yogurt from the store ever since, except for the yogurt starter … Read more

Cloth Diapers for Babies – 4 Top Reasons Why We Use Them

colorful cloth diapers for babies formed in a circle

I already heard about cloth diapers for babies before I got married. I was set to take a vacation in the Philippines for Christmas 2016 and was also planning a reunion with my college boardmates (most are already married). So, we made a special thread for it, and in one of the conversations, two of … Read more

About Julai And Happy Hearty Home

Hello everyone! Welcome to Happy Hearty Home and thank you for dropping by. I am Julai, a happy stay-at-home-mama of 2 wonderful, healthy, and super active boys: Joan Pau born in 2017, and Josep born in 2019. I am a Filipina married to a Spanish/Catalan beekeeper. We speak in a mixture of Catalan, Spanish, English, … Read more