Category: Sustainable Living

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…

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…

Tweet #shopcartons to Plant a Tree This Month!

During the month of July, you can help donate a tree just by tweeting!             My friends at the Choose Cartons blog are partnering with Trees for the Future to donate a tree each time the hashtag #shopcartons […] Read more…

Tips for Storing Fresh Produce (INFOGRAPHIC)

Storing Fresh Produce

We try to eat seasonally and invest in foods that are at their peak during all times of the year. I can as much as possible for storage, but one of my pet peeves, is picking a bounty of fresh fruits and […] Read more…

Chocolate Strawberry Sauce – For Canning, Gifting or Just Eating!

Chocolate Strawberry Sauce Recipe

During the couple of weeks that I had a super abundance of fresh strawberries, I ran across a recipe for raspberry sauce (a Ball recipe) that grabbed me. I made the switch from raspberries to strawberries, and am living happily […] Read more…

15 Things I Don’t Pay For Anymore

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I wish I owned a couple of colleges with highly-competitive football teams (read “teams that bring in a gazillion dollars to my college”) and the college bookstores to match. I would be one wealthy so-and-so.  Until recently, I had no […] Read more…

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