{Green Living} Eco-Friendly Tips for Painting Your House

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We’re getting new counter tops in our kitchen sometime in the next couple of weeks. It took us forever to choose the right granite for our project because of course we wanted the counter tops to match the rest of the kitchen.  We found what we were looking for in terms of complimenting our existing […]

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Stock Up on the White Vinegar!

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I do a lot of cleaning with vinegar.  I spray it on the shower walls and let it sit for a few minutes before I wipe the walls with a damp cloth and baking soda and the scum just slides off.  We soak our humidifier filter in white vinegar to dissolve the mineral deposits that […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons, There’s SO Much More to Do Than Make Lemonade!

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Most of us know by now that lemons are yummy. We use them on salads, in drinks, with recipes for main dishes and desserts and a lot of us know that we can use lemon juice for cleaning as well.  I recently came upon a list of 24 things we can do with lemon! It’s […]

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Two Categories of Consumer Waste and How You Can Reduce Both

Thank you so much to Bee from The Wooden Bee for giving us this great article she wrote about consumer waste.  If you’re reading this post you are probably already conscious about your impact on the environment and the amount of waste you produce.  Hopefully, this article will inspire some new ideas or reinforce what […]

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Making Your Summer Picnics Green

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We all know that there are ways to make a summer picnic an eco disaster. Just make sure that everything is Styrofoam and plastic and that you include lots of disposables to pack your food so you can walk away without a mess. It’s quick, easy and there’s very little to clean when you get […]

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How to Green Your Summer Travel

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  If you are traveling to somewhere for the Fourth of July holiday, or a vacation destination sometime this summer, you have probably already begun or completed your traveling so it is probably too late for you to read this post, right?  Wrong! This is great advice for all whether you’ve traveled yet or not. […]

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{Eco Tip} Last Minute Green Gifts for Dad

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19. If you are like me, it sneaked up this year and just popped out of nowhere leaving me unprepared.  But fortunately, there are many last minute ways to give green gifts for Dad. If you can order them online in time to be delivered, great, but if not, you […]

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{Eco tips} How to Make Compost

The lowly compost pile is actually one of the most eco-friendly things you can do.  It decreases the amount of garbage set out for pick up, while reusing the nutrients.  It saves money by providing essentially free fertilizer for your lawn and/or garden, while decreasing the use of chemical fertilizers which deplete soil in the […]

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{Eco Tips} 4 Ways to Garden Sustainably

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It’s been warm some days here in the Midwest, turning many people’s thoughts to spring gardening.    Gardening in the city is a big deal these days.  There are many federally funded programs for bringing gardening to schools and nursing homes.   People living in rural areas have known and received the benefits of sustainable gardening for centuries. Even […]

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