Category: Sustainable Home

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 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…

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 also had my share of flops. My well-intentioned Blueberry Jam […] 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 throughout the year. Here are some tips that can help […] 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 all of the protective paper covers so she, my sister […] Read more…

15 Things I Don’t Pay For Anymore

frugal-challenge

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 true concept of how many different things a university charges […] Read more…

One Ingredient Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade-Peanut-Butter

We have recently discovered the joys of homemade peanut butter. All these years I’ve spent so much money on jars of peanut butter at the grocery store, having had no idea how easy and yummy peanut butter is when you make it from scratch. So…one ingredient peanut butter.  I love […] Read more…

Basic Couponing Etiquette

couponing etiquette

  Some Basic Rules of Coupons and Couponing Etiquette: Coupons may only be used once. You may not buy ten boxes of cereal and scan the coupon for $1 off cereal ten times. The store will only be reimbursed for the single coupon you scanned – they will then lose […] Read more…

7 Ways to Prep Your Yard for Fall

Prep Your Yard for Fall

thank you to Scarlet Paolicchi at familyfocusblog.com and Kalli Georgiakakis for allowing me to reblog these great tips on what to do in your yard for the Fall!    As with most things in life, fall is what you make of it and can be a fantastic time of the year. In your […] Read more…

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