thermostat

Bills, Finance, Green, Homestead, Household, Housing, Money

Keep Warm with a Low Thermostat

Comments Off on Keep Warm with a Low Thermostat 05 November 2016

Winter is here. Really here. How cold does it get where you live? And how expensive is it for you to keep your home warm during the winter? In this video, Frugal Green Girl talks about some of the strategies she and her family use to keep warm while keeping the thermostat low. These are […]

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DIY, Gardening, Green, Homestead

Grow Your Own Food for Next to Nothing

Comments Off on Grow Your Own Food for Next to Nothing 31 May 2016

Everything he says is true and has been my experience.  I have added strawberries (a perennial) to my garden, and once I get settled in my own place with my own garden, I will add asparagus, blueberries, raspberries and other perennial foods. Home composting is the best, and a combination of non-animal product food scraps […]

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DIY, Gardening, Gift Ideas, Green, Household, Thrift Stores

Mini Succulent Garden in a Mug

Comments Off on Mini Succulent Garden in a Mug 10 February 2016

Make a fun DIY succulent container garden using an ordinary dish like a cup or a mug! If you frequent thrift stores, chances are you could find a mug with a heart on it for Valentine’s Day, or Christmas or birthday themed mugs for a great gift. Or just imagine a collection of these on […]

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Cleaning, Food, Green, Groceries, Household, Tips

Zero Waste – You Can Live Without Producing Trash

Comments Off on Zero Waste – You Can Live Without Producing Trash 02 February 2016

Getting to zero waste – or close to it – doesn’t look that hard after seeing this video.  I already practice many of these strategies, including bringing all my own bags and containers to the store. I already purchase a lot of food items in bulk, including spices, and have started buying my laundry soap in […]

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Woman with a money fan

Decorating, DIY, Finance, Furniture, Garage Sales, Green, Household, Money, Shopping, Thrift Stores, Tips

Decorate on a Dime from Goodwill and Dollar Store

Comments Off on Decorate on a Dime from Goodwill and Dollar Store 25 January 2016

In this video, Do It On A Dime, Kathryn takes us on a tour around her charming home that was literally decorated on a dime. The Dollar Tree, Goodwill, and Ikea all have great items for a very low cost. When I was outfitting a home, my favorite Goodwill finds were always kitchen ware, kitchen linens, […]

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mason jar hanging herb garden

Decorating, DIY, Gardening, Green, Household

Mason Jar Hanging Herb Garden

Comments Off on Mason Jar Hanging Herb Garden 17 May 2015

These mason jar hanging herb gardens are so cute – I have wondered how they make them.  According to this video, the key seems to be filling the jars at least 1/3 of the way with stones and pebbles for drainage. This same mason jar idea could also be cute with succulents (need less water), or […]

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Cleaning, Green, Household, Kitchen

4 Natural Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen

Comments Off on 4 Natural Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen 22 April 2015

Earth Day should be everyday!  Here are some tips on how to: Clean spilled red wine Clean out a coffee grinder Clean up cutting board stains Freshen up the garbage disposal All using items that you already have in your kitchen cupboards.  No chemicals.

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Gardening, Green

Outdoor Planter Idea

Comments Off on Outdoor Planter Idea 22 June 2014

I fell in love with this outdoor planter idea when I saw it.  It’s further proof that you do not need a large piece of property to have a beautiful garden. For this and more great recycled yard art ideas, visit http://www.robomargo.com/yardart.html

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How To Make Soil Blocks

DIY, Gardening, Green

How To Make Soil Blocks

Comments Off on How To Make Soil Blocks 11 June 2014

Just found this really great video on how to make soil blocks.  Soil blocks are a terrific way to start seeds – there are no plastic containers and no waste.  The soil block just goes straight into the ground when you are ready to plant your seedling. Make sure that you put your soil blocs […]

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Wood Pallets

DIY, Furniture, Gardening, Green, Hobbies, Household, Remodeling

Wood Pallets

Comments Off on Wood Pallets 06 May 2014

Cheap is good and free is better.  Wood pallets, as it turns out, can be a fertile source of fantastic building materials.  They are usually free and they are already cut up for you.  They are recycled, so you aren’t cutting down more trees for your project.  It’s also a great material to practice carpentry […]

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Green Renaissance Eggs

DIY, Gardening, Green, Household

Eggshell Planters

Comments Off on Eggshell Planters 20 April 2014

This clever idea for eggshell planters was from the Green Renaissance Facebook Page. They suggest: “Wash out egg shell, let dry, place a water soaked cotton ball in the bottom of the egg, add grass/wheat seat, place in a warm sunny spot! Watch grow and trim the hair!!” You can also start your vegetable seeds […]

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How to Regrow Vegetables

DIY, Food, Gardening, Green, Groceries, Household, Kids, Kitchen

Magically Regrow Vegetables

Comments Off on Magically Regrow Vegetables 06 April 2014

Not everyone knows that you can sometimes regrow vegetables, and that these successful resurrections can take place in something as small as a glass or water.  The easiest vegetables to regrow are: Scallions (the green tops): Put the white ends with their roots in a glass of water and change the water daily Garlic sprouts […]

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Un-Paper Towel

Cleaning, DIY, Green, Household, Kitchen, Tips

How To Make Un-Paper Towels

Comments Off on How To Make Un-Paper Towels 23 March 2014

What are un-paper towels?  A piece of cotton and a piece of terry cloth sewn together with a flannel lining. Why is this a great idea? Once you’ve made them you never have to do it again (unlike constantly replenishing conventional paper towels) You never run out of paper towels Storage is minimal Depending on […]

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toilet roll biodegradable planters

Gardening, Green

Biodegradable Plant Pots

Comments Off on Biodegradable Plant Pots 19 January 2014

There is something basically wrong about gardening and using a lot of one time use plastic containers to start seeds.  It just seems contrary to the whole idea of working with the earth.  However, there are lots of ideas for biodegradable plant pots that can help you avoid all that extra plastic. Even though it […]

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