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, […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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. […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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.  […] Read more…

More Organics in Your Life, No Matter Your Budget

When hearing the phrase “living more organically”, many people picture a modern day homesteader building their own home from recycled materials, living without electricity, growing their own food free of pesticides and chemicals, and raising their own meat. While this […] Read more…

18 Tips to Make Canning Easier

  I only started canning a few years ago. My grandmothers use to “put up” all kinds of goodies and I hoped to follow in their beautiful footsteps.  I’ve made some really fabulous jams and preserves since then, but I’ve […] Read more…

A Guide to Favorite Fall Vegetables

Here is a look at what’s in newly in season with a breakdown of nutritional benefits. by HealthCentral. Which ones are your favorites? Read more…

Herb Your Enthusiam – Growing Your Own Herbs, Their Flavors and Uses

A well-stocked kitchen can transform fresh ingredients into delicious meals that please all the senses. There are no better ingredients to have on hand than herbs.  Growing herbs indoors is an easy way to bring the feeling of spring into your home […] Read more…

How To Make Macrame Hangers

When I was a kid, I remember seeing Dad’s work clothes coming back from the dry cleaner – crisp, collared dress shirts on wire hangers, tucked neatly away beneath billowy tents of plastic. Mom saved all the hangers and removed […] Read more…

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