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Toss the Clorox Kitchen Wipes and Make a Kitchen Cleaning Spray

Toss the Clorox Kitchen Wipes and Make a Kitchen Cleaning Spray

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re one who uses kitchen wipes to keep your counters clean and as bacterial free as possible, why not make your own homemade disinfectant spray and accomplish the same thing for a fraction of the cost. The big difference between your homemade kitchen spray and the store-bought wipes is your homemade spray is non-toxic […]

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Container Gardening Update

Container Gardening Update

| April 11, 2012 | 4 Comments

In the Northeast we have to wait until after the last frost before we can plant most vegetables. This works out just fine. I was a little concerned that I was starting my vegetable garden too late, but it seems that I’m right on time. When I went to the local agricultural supply store to […]

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Learning about Bokashi

Learning about Bokashi

| March 28, 2012 | 5 Comments

What I love about learning new things is that there are always new things to learn. Just a couple of days ago I came across the practice of Bokashi. From what I’ve read (and can’t wait to get started), Bokashi is a wonderful compliment to composting. Since I’m about to start my own container garden, […]

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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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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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How to Teach Sustainability to Kids: Fun Tips, Ideas and Things to Do

How to Teach Sustainability to Kids: Fun Tips, Ideas and Things to Do

| September 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

As a parent who tries very hard to live simple and green, it important to me that my toddler learns the same. Sustainable living is all about ensuring that we create the least amount of impact on our environment while fulfilling our own needs and requirements. While it may seem tough or challenging to explain […]

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Recycled Bikes?

Recycled Bikes?

| April 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

I was watching one of the Green TV channels the other day (don’t remember the actual channel name because I so infrequently get to watch), but the host of the show gave me a great idea, recycled bikes. For the Non Bike Rider How many times have you gotten a great idea to get in […]

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