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Cremation vs Burial – Something to think about

| December 15, 2007 | 2 Comments

Not something that most people want to think about, but which will it be? Since this blog is about being frugal and living green, naturally I lean towards cremation. However, I understand that culturally and traditionally many people prefer traditional burial. Check out Cremation vs Burial – That is the Question for my take on […]

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Recyclable Gift Wrapping

Recyclable Gift Wrapping

| December 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

When buying holiday gifts for loved ones on your shopping list, don’t forget about the environment. Give the environment the gift of wrapping green. Think recyclable. When buying and wrapping Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa gifts think for a moment about where all of the tape, ribbons, bows, holiday wrapping paper and packaging will go just […]

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Thinking Green During the Holiday Season

| December 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

Think for a moment about the 3rd or 4th hour of your Christmas day. If your day is anything like mine used to be, it consisted of a tree with a bunch of opened toys scattered about and a ton of boxes and wrapping paper to be disposed of. The kids are happy with their […]

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Green Oven Cleaning?

| September 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

I found this neat article about green cleaning your oven: http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/153/1/Earth-friendly-oven-cleaning.html. I haven’t tried it as yet, but it’s worth giving it a shot. As a matter of fact, the entire Green Living Tips website is worth checking out if you are serious about living green. I’ve been busy with quite a few writing assignments […]

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Killing Ants, Spiders and Other Bugs Naturally

| September 6, 2007 | 1 Comment

I knew a woman who suffered miserably in the Spring when the ants would come out of the woodwork and roam around her house. She was allergic to all bug sprays and pesticides. It was driving her crazy. She couldn’t spray for fear of ending up in the emergency room of the local hospital. I’m […]

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Household Uses for White Vinegar

Household Uses for White Vinegar

| August 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

I’ve been on vacation, so I haven’t posted any additional blulow tips for a while. Here’s a quickie to hold you over until I get back: White Vinegar – a staple for a blulow household. Here are some uses: Laundry softener. Use it instead of your regular softener. No, it does not give the downy […]

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Paper Towels Go Blulow

| August 7, 2007 | 3 Comments

Try this with me. Instead of plowing through roll after roll of paper towels, I bought several kitchen hand towels and a basket. I placed the basket underneath the paper towel dispenser. I’m in the process of retraining my family to use the washable hand towels instead of the disposable paper towels. There are some […]

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Homemade Laundry Detergent – Liquid, Powder, Which is Better?

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Liquid, Powder, Which is Better?

| August 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

In addition to the recipe for liquid home made laundry detergent, here’s the recipe for homemade powdered laundry detergent. My preference? Well, I’m partial to the liquid one. Call me cheap, but it’s less expensive, it works and it allows me to add whatever scent I like. The powdered one is extremely effective, but I […]

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Hydrogen Peroxide and Green Living (Blulow)

Hydrogen Peroxide and Green Living (Blulow)

| July 25, 2007 | 1 Comment

As promised in my Basic Ingredients for Blulow Living blog entry, here are a few reasons why it’s good to keep a few bottles of hydrogen peroxide in your home. Cleaning stainless steel sinks: It’s great for leaving a stainless steel sink glistening. It may work as well on porcelain sinks too, but mine is […]

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Blulow and Animals – We can’t forget our furry friends

Blulow and Animals – We can’t forget our furry friends

| July 17, 2007 | 1 Comment

I want to talk about something that had not dawned on me until I received an e-mail from a concerned reader. Her email expressed a two-fold concern: Was the Arm & Hammer Washing Soda ingredient I call for the in the homemade laundry and dishwashing detergent recipes phosphate free? Is the Arm & Hammer testing […]

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