Category: Going Green

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Rules of the Road: The Ultimate Guide to Bike Safety

My daughter has been driving a bus for the college she attends for a few years now. I can’t even begin to tell you about the stories she shares about bike riders on campus who don’t know the rules of […] Read more…

A Whole New Level of Frugal

A Whole New Level of Frugal

  I recall in clear detail, the recycled paper milk carton that my 3rd grade teacher opened at the top and sat in the corner of our classroom. It didn’t take long for all of us to learn that any […] Read more…

Canning Basics- Awesome Infographic!

Using a Water Bath for Canning

I’m so excited! Our local berry farm opened for everyone to start picking strawberries this week. We love to go out to the farm and pick whatever’s growing in the field. Right now it’s strawberries.  In a few weeks it […] Read more…

Back to Gardening Basics: Easy Composting

Easy Composting

My DH is always complaining about how much garbage he takes out each week.  On a heavy cooking/cleaning weekend, he’ll take out a bag full each day.  There has to be a way to reduce what we toss, right?  Cue […] Read more…

Foods That Can Be Grown From Scraps

Food That Can Be Grown From Scraps

One day while on the phone with my sister, we somehow got on the subject of green onions.  I don’t know how…it just happened.  She told me that she always has green onions growing in jars, ready to snip any […] Read more…

Eat Seasonally

Here’s a great general guide to what fruits and vegetables are in season at what time of year- give or take a few weeks depending on where you live.  Save money, be healthy and support your local economy – eat […] Read more…

Frugal Challenge: Homemade Laundry Detergent-Powder

homemade laundry detergent

  The Challenge: Significantly reduce the cost of washing clothes. The Solution: Give up the wonderful smell and convenience of my favorite detergent and make one from scratch that will work just as well. OK, I’m not that thrilled about […] Read more…