Felicia

Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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Oh the Joys of Frugality

Oh the Joys of Frugality

| March 23, 2012 | 6 Comments

After much thought, I’ve decided to come up with gardening Plan B. While I’d love to have the Grow Camp garden in my yard, I just couldn’t convince my inner frugal gene. No matter how excited I got about my garden, there was a little voice in side that just wouldn’t quit. It kept saying, […]

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Grow Camp – A Gardening Solution

Grow Camp – A Gardening Solution

| March 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

I think I’ve found the resolution to my gardening problem. First let me explain the problem. The problem is too many critters. Between the squirrels, ground hogs, deer and any other 4-legged creature living in the northeast, my garden just doesn’t stand a chance. I once tried growing tomatoes on the porch (at least the […]

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A Mini-Indoor Garden

A Mini-Indoor Garden

| March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

My recent dietary changes to include more fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, led me to my latest adventure. My son likes to call it vertical gardening but I call it sprouting. I used to purchase my alfalfa or broccoli sprouts from the health store. I would spend anywhere from $2-$4 for little container. The […]

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Reduce Waste – Buy Local

Reduce Waste – Buy Local

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve noticed that when I go to the local farm to buy my produce, I come home with produce and little else. No extra plastic bags or bulky marketing tags. Don’t get me wrong; some things need to be placed in bags. Ever try to bring home loose string beans without a bag? The good […]

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Squirrels Be Gone?

Squirrels Be Gone?

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am absolutely amazed at this simple remedy for squirrels in my flower box. Quite some time ago I wrote about how squirrels were destroying my flower box . I have been unable to stop them from ravaging the dirt and tossing it around the deck. Pre-Planting Discovery I have two flower boxes that are […]

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Trash and Baby Steps

Trash and Baby Steps

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Johnson family’s story has had a long-lasting affect on me. If you haven’t heard about the Johnson family, read this post. If you’re pressed for time and don’t want to read that post, in a nutshell, the Johnson family produces no trash (or almost no trash). You know the old saying that once inflated […]

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The Greenest New Yorker Award

The Greenest New Yorker Award

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

This one is for New Yorkers.  I received this email in my inbox a day ago and I thought I’d share it here: Who has what it takes to be I LOVE NEW YORK’s next Greenest New Yorker?  Vote below! We’ve picked 10 Semi-Finalists who exemplify an eco lifestyle either personally or professionally and who […]

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What?  No Trash?

What? No Trash?

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that there is a family in California that does not have to put the trash can out once a week for garbage pickup. They don’t produce any trash. Yes, that’s what I said, they don’t produce any trash, or, their trash is so minimal that it’s shocking. The family […]

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Water and Water Bottles

Water and Water Bottles

| March 16, 2011 | 3 Comments

Many years ago we used to drink water out of cups. When went to the park as kids we used to drink water from the water fountain. Granted, if you place your fingers just right on the water spigot, you could spray the next person in line, but that was part of the fun of […]

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How to Disinfect the Kitchen Sponge

How to Disinfect the Kitchen Sponge

| November 15, 2010 | 6 Comments

A few years ago I wrote a post on disinfecting the kitchen sponge. It included using hydrogen peroxide and soaking the sponge in the liquid until it stopped foaming. Very recently I found a much cheaper and easier (and embarrassingly obvious) way to disinfect the kitchen sponge. I can’t believe that I overlooked such an […]

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