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The Truth About Homemade Orange Cleaner

If you’ve ever been on Pinterest for longer than 5 minutes, you’ve seen the Homemade Orange Cleaner recipe. A jar of orange peels swimming in liquid which claims to be a simple and easy (not to mention cheap) household cleaner. I’ve seen it cal...
by Savvy Brown on Mar 6, 2015

Raise a Glass to the Weekend

What a week! Snow, snow and more snow. Planes skidding off runways. Pileups on the highway. Ice. School cancellations. I think it's time for a cocktail! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was styling this earlier in the week. But, I've waited...
by Pretty Pink Tulips on Mar 6, 2015

Our March Garden: Dry and Desperate

Sometimes I think food gardening is a mug’s game.  It’s so frustrating to spend years nourishing the soil and months nurturing seeds and seedlings only to have lack of rain and hot weather destroy everything.  I know others are struggli...
by Rosehips and Rhubarb on Mar 1, 2015

Merlin the Rescue Kitten

Today Merlin the rescue kitten entered our lives, unexpectedly but delightfully. You see, our son Will asked for a dog for his 12th birthday, but after meeting several dogs that need new owners, none were a perfect match. We had just about given up h...
by Rosehips and Rhubarb on Feb 28, 2015

Main Advantages of Green Cleaning

Green cleaning, which was not very common a decade ago, has now become a huge industry. This fact speaks volumes about the way the attitude of the public has changed in terms of helping the environment. To be sure, the state the environment is curren...

Can a Change in Bathroom Habits Help Save the Planet?

    Even though most of us spend only a fraction of our time in the bathroom compared to other rooms in our homes and offices, they can account for a surprisingly high proportion of energy and water use. This is often due to bathroom furnit...
by Larger Family Life on Feb 17, 2015

Product Highlight : Ozeri Fresko Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Mill and Grinder

  For someone who loves to cook, it’s very important to have the right product that can help make your cooking easy. Whether it’s a barbecue night, pizza time or just cooking a nice dish for your family and friends, salt and pepper a...
by My Green Living Ideas on Feb 15, 2015

Make your own soothing postpartum pads

Welcome to the February 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Do It YourselfThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants are teaching us how to mak...
by Hobo Mama on Feb 10, 2015

Essential Edibles Food Swap February 2015

As regular readers of this blog know, attending my local food swap is a highlight of every month.  I *love* it.  Food swaps are such happy events, bringing people together who are passionate about local food or gardening or both. At our food swap n...
by Rosehips and Rhubarb on Feb 3, 2015

Cheap Zumba and Yoga Classes

Cheap Zumba and Yoga Classes Zumba® Fitness is a high-impact activity that involves cardiovascular and aerobic exercises by mixing different rhythms. Yoga is a low-impact activity that give you stress relief and relaxation, specifically designed to...
by Cheap In Madrid on Feb 2, 2015

Natural Ways to Increase Your Energy Levels

Modern life can be extremely tough at times. We are expected to work, take care of a family, keep our homes clean and tidy, and stay in tip-top condition. Really, it’s no wonder that the wheels fall off the bus from time to time! So how can be be...
by My Green Living Ideas on Feb 1, 2015

Increasing the Energy Efficiency in Your Home

In today’s world, almost everything you see and use is powered by fuel or electricity. You start your morning by waking up to your alarm clock, you immediately use your coffee maker, and you drive to work in your gas-filled automobile. These th...
by My Green Living Ideas on Jan 30, 2015

The “No Buy Month” Prep Guide

The first rule of No Buy Month is preparation and it’s actually not as difficult as it seems. Since No Buy Month starts next week, (it’s the whole month of February) I thought I’d collect some past no buy months posts to get help yo...
by Savvy Brown on Jan 26, 2015

Make Your Own Easy Fire Starters

There’s just nothing like the comfort of a warm fire. Think about it, before the invention of fire, food was consumed raw and our ancestors were at the mercy of the cold weather during the winter season. Now a days, we have fire pits for s’mores,...
by kouponkrazed on Jan 26, 2015

Keep Your Baby (and Home) Germ-Free, Naturally!

I became exponentially more germ-aware when I brought my baby home from the hospital. I was constantly washing my hands and enforcing the “wash your hands before you touch the baby” rule. Now that she’s a bit older, I’m less concerned about g...
by Healthy Home NJ on Jan 16, 2015

Keep Your Baby (and Home) Germ-Free, Naturally!

I became exponentially more germ-aware when I brought my baby home from the hospital. I was constantly washing my hands and enforcing the “wash your hands before you touch the baby” rule. Now that she’s a bit older, I’m less concerned about g...
by Healthy Home NJ on Jan 16, 2015

Crazy Abundance

January is such a crazy, amazing, abundant time in the garden.  I’d appreciate its wonder more if I had more time to think about it. Instead, I’m busy bottling fruit and making jam and drying tomatoes, in between working in my day job an...
by Rosehips and Rhubarb on Jan 15, 2015

Five Easy Ways to Start off the New Year a Little Greener

Originally posted on SassyRecycler:Happy New Year! A new year always brings excitement and hope, quickly followed by a sense of feeling overwhelmed by all the things you resolved to change, start, or do more of. So the last thing I want to do is add...
by Healthy Home NJ on Jan 12, 2015

Five Easy Ways to Start off the New Year a Little Greener

Originally posted on SassyRecycler:Happy New Year! A new year always brings excitement and hope, quickly followed by a sense of feeling overwhelmed by all the things you resolved to change, start, or do more of. So the last thing I want to do is add...
by Healthy Home NJ on Jan 12, 2015

Blood Plum Jam

When I planted a satsuma plum tree five years ago I had visions of jars of scarlet, glowing jam and plum pies oozing blood red juice. Missing from my vision was the amount of effort involved in slicing and cooking and bottling hundreds of plums.  Wh...
by Rosehips and Rhubarb on Jan 12, 2015


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