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30 Ways to Use Less Paper

Posted in Saving Money, Sustainability | 1 comment

Why should we care about our paper usage? Paper is pretty cheap and renewable, right? Unfortunately, paper is substantially more resource intensive than you would think. Here’s why, and how you can save a ton of paper (and money) at home, school and work… 

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Is Borax Toxic?

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Non-Toxic Home | 0 comments

Many people are concerned about whether borax is a safe chemical. There are many sites on the internet claiming it is toxic. I disagree with these sites and believe that borax is as safe as table salt or washing soda—in other words, the dose makes the poison. Here’s why…

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Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Posted in Gardening, Soups | 0 comments

Butternut squash is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has hard, yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp, and is an excellent source of nutrition during the winter months. This soup is one terrific way to enjoy it!

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GIVEAWAY: 18-Piece GlassLock Storage Set {$40 Value!}

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If you are trying to eat more whole foods and home cooked meals, it makes sense to have a set of storage containers that can hold your leftovers well. So you’ll want to invest in food storage containers that are made of glass instead of toxic plastic, and which can also easily go from fridge to oven to microwave or freezer.

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How To Stop Blossom End Rot

Posted in Gardening | 0 comments

Your tomato plants are tall and green; you’ve taken the time to carefully stake or cage them to support their growth. Right now they are loaded with tons of green tomatoes, and some of them are just starting to blush red. And then three days later, it all goes horribly wrong. 

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28 Vegetables That Grow in Partial Shade

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Most food gardening requires a full day of sun to help your fruits and vegetables to grow and ripen properly. But what if your yard has shady spots? Can you still grow some of your own food?

The answer is YES! There are plenty of vegetables and herbs that can be grown in full shade, dappled shade, or as little as three to six hours of sun a day. Here is a list of 28 vegetables that grow in partial shade.

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GIVEAWAY: $300 Amazon Gift Card!

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Great things happen when bloggers unite… like this giveaway, for instance. :)

Are you ready to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card

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GIVEAWAY: RainBird Drip Irrigation Kit {$30 Value!}

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Fresh water is becoming scarce all over the world, even in seemingly wet places like Florida or Michigan. So it is very important that we use water conservation methods whenever we can. 

Landscape irrigation is one of the biggest uses of household water during the summer, so anything you can do to save water outside your home will also save you at least $75 a year.

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Small Footprint Fridays #69 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

Posted in Small Footprint Fridays | 3 comments

Welcome back to another Small Footprint Friday—a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in living greener, healthier more sustainable lives.

By joining together and sharing our wisdom, we can turn the tide on our health and environmental crises, and create a better world for our children and grandchildren.

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Orgasmically Good Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Dill

Posted in Real Food Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks | 1 comment

I just love eggs. They are a cheap, delicious superfood that nourishes my family’s body and soul. And springtime is when the hens start laying again and when many religions and traditions include eggs in their rites as a symbol of fertility and abundance. This means there is often a surplus of hard-boiled eggs around.

That’s when I like to make deviled eggs. 

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