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Inexpensive BPA Free Water Bottles

Inexpensive BPA Free Water Bottles

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

After doing some research into BPA free plastic water bottles, I found that BPA free doesn’t always mean toxin free.  As a matter of fact, many BPA free items contain “regrettable substitutions.” Regrettable substitution is when one chemical is swapped out for another chemical that may be just as bad or worse. Having learned this […]

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Stinky T-Shirt Collars

Stinky T-Shirt Collars

| July 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

Several years ago I wrote a post summarizing my results of a year-long experiment in using homemade laundry detergent. One of the challenges I faced in using the detergent was the unpleasant odor of t-shirt collars once they met with a sweaty workout. Since my original post I’ve read several online blogs where folks were […]

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Something I learned about Bokashi Soil

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nutrient-rich bokashi soil retains more moisture than “regular” soil. Regular is in quotes because there is nothing regular about regular soil. Soil is supposed to be nutrient rich, but we’ve become so accustomed to the stripped down version, which requires synthetic fertilizing, so that anything different is considered an anomaly. Container Garden Last year when […]

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Make Shift Bird Deterrents

Make Shift Bird Deterrents

| May 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

We’ve been having problems with birds building nests under our back porch. I don’t mind the birds so much but our garage is under the porch and our cars are constantly bombed with bird poop. Our cars looked like they spent the night in an aviary. Stop the Nest Building So the battle began. I […]

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I Love This Time of Year!

I Love This Time of Year!

| May 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

As I was evaluating my container garden this year, I couldn’t help but snap a photo of my early strawberries. These are the very same strawberries I almost tossed in the compost pile (thanks Crystal and her SIL for talking me down). There was also another surprise. For seasoned gardeners this isn’t a big deal […]

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Container Gardening Year 2

Container Gardening Year 2

| April 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Last year was the first year of container gardening. All in all, I think my growing season was pretty successful. Now it’s time to get things prepared for this year’s growing season. Changes this Year This year I’ve removed the wheels from the bottom of my containers. While the idea was a good one, it […]

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Stocking Up on Cleaning Supplies

Stocking Up on Cleaning Supplies

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

I was running low on cleaning supplies so I made a trip to the local Walmart. While there I bought several bottles of hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar and witch hazel. To that I added several boxes of baking soda. The bottom of my cart was lined with nothing but those items. As I looked at […]

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Milk Paint

Milk Paint

| March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I recently discovered milk paint. Milk paint isn’t new. As a matter of fact, milk paint has been around for thousands of years. King Tut’s tomb and ancient cave paintings were painted using milk paint. The fact that I’ve been around all these years and never heard of it before amazes me. The ingredients are […]

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De-Clogging Drains Naturally?

De-Clogging Drains Naturally?

| January 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

Here’s an interesting post that I came across the other day.  It’s a recipe for an all-natural drain de-clogger. The reason why it’s so interesting to me is I recently had a rather hefty plumbing bill.  You see my kitchen sink was clogged, but the clog originated underneath the house and has probably been accumulating […]

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Another Use for Aluminum Foil

Another Use for Aluminum Foil

| November 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

Ever try scrubbing your pots with aluminum foil? The other day I was watching a TV program featuring an extremely frugal guy. Some of his frugal ways were a bit over the top for me, but one thing caught my attention. He reused aluminum foil. Having recently celebrated Thanksgiving, I’m all too aware of the […]

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