Category: Sustainable Living

DIY REMEDIES FOR STINGS, BITES, SCRATCHES, AND SUNBURNS

Did you know basil works wonders for mosquito bites? Or that rhubarb is great for bee stings? We teamed up with Fix to provide natural DIY remedies for summer’s aches and pains. So the next time you get burned, stung, or bitten, turn to your cupboards instead of the store. Read more…

Grow Your Own Salad Bowl – Part 4

If you missed Parts 1, 2 or 3 of this series, you can find them here: Grow Your Own Salad Bowl Part 1 Grow Your Own Salad Bowl Part 2 Grow Your Own Salad Bowl Part 3 Containers & Supplies For Your First Salad Bowl Ready to start planting your […] Read more…

Grow Your Own Salad Bowl – Part 3

Designed by Freepik If you missed Parts 1 and 2 of the series, you can find them here: Grow Your Own Salad Bowl Part 1 Grow Your Own Salad Bowl Part 2 Not Just Lettuce: Other Salad Fixings You Can Grow for Your Salad Bowl Growing your lettuce in salad bowls or […] Read more…

Grow Your Own Salad Bowl – Part 2

Fresh baby greens salad and tomatoes, salad bowl

If you missed Part 1 of the series, you can find it here: Grow Your Own Salad Bowl Part 1 What Types Of Greens To Grow In Your Salad Bowl You can grow just about any type of lettuce in your salad bowl. That being said, there are some varieties […] Read more…

5 Tips to Get Started Canning – Don’t Be Afraid!

Start Canning

When we used to visit my grandparents – on my dad’s side, in the country – I remember loving to play “store” in their pantry in the carport. Inside was shelf after shelf of things my grandmother had put up. Countless jars of delicious jams and beautiful canned veggies, along […] Read more…

Red Raspberry Jam

Prep Time 45 min. Total Time 45 min. Servings about 9 (1-cup) jars or 144 servings, 1 Tbsp. each Ingredients 5 cups prepared fruit (about 4 pt. fully ripe red raspberries) 1 box SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin 1/2 tsp. butter or margarine 7 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl Make It 1. […] Read more…

Companion Planting

Companion Planting - Nest Full of New

I’ve created my first raised bed garden this year! As a “tester” it’s not very big and I am still growing in containers, too.   To make sure the select few plants that step up to be guinea pigs have a fighting chance, I wanted to make sure they were […] Read more…

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

While I am perfectly aware that it’s only July, I also know that I’d like to give my friends Homemade Vanilla Extract for Christmas this year.  It doesn’t necessarily take six months to make, but the longer is sits, the richer the flavor.   About three years ago, I was […] Read more…

Vegetable Garden Basics for Containers, Raised Beds and Plots

I created a raised be in my yard last year and also had a few buckets with tomatoes and peppers set up next to it.  Things went pretty well and I’m encouraged to try again this year.  I found that adding marigolds to the borders really kept the mosquitoes and […] Read more…

April is #Autism Awareness Month-Order Your Scrabble Tile Necklace today!

Put on the Puzzle! For autism awareness, puzzle pieces are the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Show your support for individuals with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Necklace handcrafted by the Rockdale County Autism Support Group.  All proceeds will benefit the iCan Shine Bike Camp that […] Read more…

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