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Turn It Off and Unplug It

| February 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

The other day I was watching the Oprah show and there was a woman who saved over $200 a month on her electric bill just by unplugging her electronic devices when they weren’t in use. Shortly after watching that show, I received an electric bill. Hmmm, time to do some trimming. Immediately I went around […]

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Old Cell Phones – What to Do with Them?

Old Cell Phones – What to Do with Them?

| January 23, 2009 | 3 Comments

I read an article the other day that people spend more money on cell phones than they do on landlines. That’s not very hard to believe. Think about your own household. How much do you spend on cell phones and how much do you spend on landlines? More than just the monthly or annual expense […]

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An Oil Faux Pas Teaches a New Level of Oil Conservation

| January 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

I’m not sure if it’s more energy efficient or not, but an oil oversight caused me to become even more oil efficient than I usually am. Here’s the scoop. I have a difficult time reading my oil gauge. For some reason I panic every time it gets to the 4th level indicator. I always think […]

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Happy New Year

| January 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

Wow, I took a look at this blog and am ashamed of myself. BLULOW has all but fallen off of the face of the blogging map. I’ve been very busy on other projects and have neglected this one. I guess I’ve spread myself too thin. Although posts have not been added here regularly, I’m still […]

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Don’t Let the Gas Price Dip Change You

| December 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

The momentary dip in gas and fuel prices is no reason to return to your old ways of over consumption.  Keep conserving. I’ve got to say, I do enjoy looking at the new and improved lower gas prices when I pass a gas station, but I can’t help but shake my head in disgust to […]

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Decorate Your Home with Solar Christmas Lights

| November 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

There’s no reason to forgo the Christmas decorations this year because you vowed to go green.  You can hold to your resolution to live green and decorate your home with environmentally friendly, energy saving solar Christmas lights. Here’s a neat article on what to look for when shopping for solar lights.  Check out:  How to […]

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Moving Cross Country the Green Way

Moving Cross Country the Green Way

| October 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

I recently moved across the country from Chicago down south to Texas. After living in Chicago for 8 years, I had built myself a nice set of furniture, books, and other “stuff”. Some of it could be cheaply and easily replaced, others were just unfeasible. So I had a dilemma: how do you move an […]

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What to do With Empty Wine Bottles?

| September 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Surfing the net today, I came across an interesting article entitled “Reuse Those Empty Wine Bottles: Five Ways” The ideas ranged from creating a wine bottle soap dispenser to making a wine bottle light (wall sconce, hanging light or lamp). I’ve got to say, they were pretty interesting, even if some of them weren’t’ very […]

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Vodka as an Air Freshener?

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

I was looking around the internet for a recipe for natural air fresheners. Let’s face it; we all have those occasions where we would like to clear the air, if you get my drift. Rather than using the grocery store aerosol sprays, I would prefer something a bit more natural. Sometimes potpourri doesn’t cut it. […]

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Homemade Solar Oven

| July 31, 2008 | 2 Comments

I came across an article today on How to Make a Homemade Solar Oven. It got me to thinking.  That would be a nice project to keep the kids busy.  Not only that, it’s a great lesson on how to utilize reusable energy (not to mention that if it works, it’s a great toy).

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