My Spring Project List

03.01.2011 Frugality/Saving Money

Ok, I know Spring isn’t officially here yet. At least, it’s not here in Michigan. But I have to tell you after a winter like we had this year, everyone around here has Spring Fever. Big time. And there’s no doubt it’s getting closer.  Today the sun is out and it’s going to be, you […]

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My New Love Affair: At Home Juicing

02.17.2011 Green Lifestyle

So, a few weeks ago I splurged in an appliance that I have been lusting after for almost a year. And yes, I’m using the word “lust” in the same sentence as “kitchen appliance”…I’m fully aware of how sad that is so let’s keep moving… Anyway, the said kitchen appliance is a the Breville Ikon […]

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6 Amazing Uses for Pallets

02.09.2011 Green Home Tips

No matter where you live, you can likely find pallets behind a store, at a construction site, or by any loading dock. Wooden pallets are everywhere, and most of us rarely give them a second thought. They’re just waste, right? Nothing to do with us. But pallets can be used for a ton  of really […]

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How to Compost Indoors…Even If You Live in an Apartment

02.07.2011 "How To" Projects

Many people think that if they live in an apartment, they can’t compost. After all, there’s the space issue to contend with. Plus, without a yard of your own, what would you do with all that valuable compost? I’ve gone from house living to apartment living in the past few months, and I’m still happily […]

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Frugal Ways to Stay Sane Indoors

01.30.2011 Frugality/Saving Money

If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a season then you know I’m not a fan of January, February or March. I’m an outdoorsy, open-window kind of gal, and being shut up indoors for months on end is really just a slow form of torture. And I know I’m not the only one […]

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How Small Could You Go?

01.17.2011 Simple Living

I was browsing on EcoSalon today looking for post ideas, and came across this picture… Look, for just a moment, at those pictures, and the headlines. Homes Under 2200 Sq. Ft. Homes under 1,700 Sq. Ft. I stared at those sub headlines for several minutes, thinking…is that where the benchmark is? 2200 Sq. Ft? 1700 […]

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Some Clever Ways to Save Money

01.14.2011 Frugality/Saving Money

Now that 2011 is here, we’re on a serious money-saving crusade. In just a couple of weeks we’re going to be a one-income family, which is a scary and exhilarating prospect. As you can probably imagine, I’m looking for any clever trick I can find to reduce our expenses and lower our spending. I wanted to share […]

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How to Grow Sprouts

01.13.2011 "How To" Projects

My relationship with sprouts has not been an easy one. As a vegetarian, I’m always into trying new vegetables. But me and sprouts never really got along. They were always just a bit too “grassy” for me. That animosity has slowly begun to change over the past year, thanks in large part to Jimmie John’s […]

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And the Winner Is…

01.10.2011 Uncategorized

So, have you been chomping at the bit to see who won our Survival Seeds Giveaway? Me too! We have two winners for this contest. I used, and out of 43 comments it pulled up comment #37, Sylvia, who said: Hybrid broccolli seeds. Yum! AND: Comment #36 (which was weird since they were so […]

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How to Get Started in Urban Beekeeping

01.04.2011 "How To" Projects

So, I’ve long wanted to get into urban beekeeping. I love honey, and I’ve been enthralled with the idea of caring for a hive ever since I saw the movie, “The Secret Life of Bees”. But honey-loving aside, there’s a far more important reason I want to get into urban beekeeping. And it’s because our […]

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