It’s a Survival Seeds Giveaway!

01.03.2011 Uncategorized

So, you longtime readers of The Greenest Dollar have probably heard of Hometown Seeds before. They sponsored an awesome giveaway last year, and I also used their Survival Seeds in last year’s garden. Sadly, no, that picture on the left is NOT my Medieval herb garden. Mine was far more romantic and mysterious looking than […]

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And the Winner Is…

12.27.2010 Uncategorized

So, who won the Soil Cube Giveaway Contest? Entry #26: Timothy Chalfant, who said “That is just totally awesome!!!” Whoo-hoo! Congratulations  Timothy! I’ll be contacting you through email to let you know you won. Thanks to all of you for entering. And, stay tuned! I’ve got an awesome giveaway starting Jan. 2 with Hometown Seeds, […]

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How to Get to Know Your Neighbors

12.15.2010 Simple Living

I know I’ve written in the past about how important it is that we know our neighbors. But, as a work-at-home writer, my natural tendency is to be a bit reclusive. So, making the effort to really get to know my neighbors is something I’ve always struggled with. What were my “classic” excuses? 1. Oh, they’re […]

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It’s a Soil Cube Giveaway Contest!

12.13.2010 Uncategorized

So last week I did a post about why we should all start planning our spring gardens right now.  And in that post I featured a really awesome, eco-friendly tool that makes perfectly square soil cubes for starting seeds in. Well Clayton, the owner and inventor of Soil Cube, has graciously agreed to sponsor a […]

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Why We Need To Plan Our Spring Gardens Right Now

12.09.2010 Frugality/Saving Money

In a few days, it’s going to be like the Arctic Tundra here in Michigan. Snow is on the way, and temperatures are going to drop to -10 to -20 degrees with the wind chill. So why am I smiling and dreaming of cucumbers, tomatoes and kale? Because I’ve been planning out my Spring garden! […]

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How to Prevent Car Theft

12.01.2010 Loose Change

So now that I’m living in downtown Detroit, I have an issue I’m facing for the first time in my life. Car theft. I moved into a new building just this week, and two different neighbors came out and warned me, within minutes of me moving in, that there were a lot of car thefts […]

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Some Frugal Ideas for Holiday Gifts

11.18.2010 Frugality/Saving Money

It’s hard to believe the holidays are here again. And, like most of you, I’m trying to plan out some green and frugal holiday gifts for my friends and family. For me, going to the mall any time of year is a personal form of torture. But going around the holidays? Forget about it. Same […]

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How to Prepare for a Power Loss

10.21.2010 "How To" Projects

Now that I’m living in downtown Detroit, I’m facing the possibility of extended power loss this winter. I’ve heard it happens frequently here, especially when the winter winds start howling. I also have a feeling that because of this city’s drastic budget cuts, the roads aren’t going to get plowed and salted near as often […]

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A Cool Pioneer Tip for Naturally Insulating Your Home

10.14.2010 Frugality/Saving Money

According to Consumer Reports, heating costs are expected to go up this winter. Again. Big surprise, right? The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that the average American household with spend $$986 this winter to heat their home. And, that’s the average. If you’re heating with fuel oil, you can expect to pay 11% more than […]

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PURE Wool Rug Product Review

09.15.2010 Green Product Reviews

A couple of months ago Merida wool rugs contacted me, wanting to know if I wanted to check out their new line of eco friendly wool carpets. So I went to their website to check things out. And I was intruiged with how eco friendly these rugs are. Plus, Merida is committed to lowering their own […]

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