20 Ways to Green the Holidays!

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Thanksgiving will be here far faster than I’d like to think about and Hannukah, Christmas and other holidays are looming in our near futures as well.. In our house, we will host Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners (along with doing everything else that needs to be done). Most of us are all about being [...]

DIY Bracelet Stand Jewelry Display

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Hello everyone! The holidays are coming up fast and so are holiday craft fairs. Since my expertise is jewelry, I want to come in with an idea for those of us who need some way to display our bracelets, besides putting them on a table or bar display, but don’t have a large budget to [...]

Energy Savings with LED Bulbs–A Bright Idea for the Home {eco-tips}

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  We’ve recently begun to change our light bulbs from the CFL bulbs we’ve used for a couple of years now to the even more energy efficient LED variety.  Because we have a lot of lights in our home and LED bulbs are pricey, we are making the transition slowly and beginning with the lights [...]

Naturally Prepare Your Spring Garden This Fall

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Get a head start on your Spring garden by preparing great soil now! For many plants and animals, the winter is a time for rest and rejuvenation, but there is lots of action happening under ground even beneath a blanket of snow. Let’s think for a moment about the way a forest functions naturally… In [...]

{Food and Gardening} The Joy of Native Plants

As I step out the door into my backyard, I can feel a nip in the air on this late summer morning.   The sky is an unbelievably bright blue with a just a few small puffy clouds overhead.  This is one of those days we long for in the upper Midwest, pleasantly cool temperatures, no [...]