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Just Leave Me Here and I’ll be Fine

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 8/21/17 6:55 AM

Just Leave Me Here and I’ll be Fine

Have you ever day dreamed about living “off the grid” or at the very least away from the city? There are some today who are going the route of homesteading; this puts them miles away from neighbors and likely hours from a city. This lifestyle is not for the faint of heart—think pioneers who settled “out west”… well kind of. Now we have technology and helpful tips all over the internet, like the ones we found on homesteading.com. I’m going to share with you some of the tips that were new to me but I encourage you to check out their site to learn more about homesteading and living a self-sufficient lifestyle. You can find a link at the end of this blog.

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Topics: Green Living, Gardening, Outdoor Living, Home Maintenance

Save Our Planet With Your Home

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 7/31/17 6:45 AM

Save Our Planet With Your Home

Being green isn’t just for the hippies of yesteryear, soccer moms, and PETA members; there are things that every day people can do that will contribute to the preservation of our environment. An environmentally-responsible home not only saves our planet but also will save you money. Here are some simple decisions that can do both:

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Topics: Green Living, Outdoor Living, Go Green, outside, environment

Wasted

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 7/10/17 6:30 PM

Wasted

Wasted food, wasted water, wasted paper, wasted plastic…. We are a society of convenience and sadly, waste, which is tough on a planet that has expendable resources. We are borrowing some tips from our friends over at the Tiny Yellow Bungalow blog on how we can start out a zero-waste lifestyle. No need to be overwhelmed, some of the steps you can take are very minimal!

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Topics: Green Living, Go Green, environment

The Great Plastic Purge

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 5/9/17 6:00 PM

The Great Plastic Purge

Plastic is all around us, everywhere, an inescapable material reality of our world. Plastic has had a long standing bad reputation for its environmental pollution - per Rodale Wellness, plastic can contain harmful ingredients like phthalates and BPA, which pollute your body. 

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Topics: Green Living, Green Thumb, eco-friendly, environment

DIY Natural Wasp Repellent

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/27/17 6:30 PM

Sitting under my gazebo on the first warm, spring day in our semi-new home (we closed last fall, so this is our first spring in our new digs!), I was admiring the view of the neighborhood, the breeze, and the hedges that surrounding the railing of our back deck, when I noticed a faint buzz.

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Topics: Green Living, Green Thumb, Go Green, eco-friendly, eco, pests, pesticides, bugs, wasps

3 R’s of a Green Home

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 2/24/17 6:00 PM

What are the three R’s of a green home? Reduce, reuse, and remodel!

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Topics: Green Living, Go Green, eco-friendly, eco, house

What is an Agrihood?

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/8/16 7:30 PM

As described by Trulia blogger Michelle Hainer, an “Agrihood” are a distant cousin of the golf club communities that originated in the 90’s, except instead of having access to golfing, tennis, and a clubhouse, an “Agrihood” is designed to feature a farm, natural landscapes, locally grown produce, and eco-friendly homes.

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Topics: Green Living, Home, Community, Garden, Go Green, agrihood, locally-grown, agriculture

All About Succulents

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/26/16 7:45 PM

There’s nothing to not like about a succulent. Succulents are plants that are made for people who don’t have a green thumb, but wish to reap the benefits of plant ownership (increased air quality, fun to look at, or whatever the reason for wanting a plant).

So for those who want to spruce up their living space but don't want to commit to needy greenery, consider the succulent as the pet rock of plants.

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Topics: Green Living, Green Thumb, Plants, succulent

Green Pesticides Alternatives

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/15/16 8:30 PM

There are a few ways to combat pests naturally, without sacrificing the plants you’ve worked so lovingly to nurture and grow! Fix.com gives numerous tips on how to keep pests at bay by keeping an eye on your plants, using barriers, and have even provided some awesome organic sprays and remedies.

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Topics: Green Living, Gardening, Garden, Plants, Natural, Go Green, eco-friendly, eco, pests, pesticides

ECO: Water Waste

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/17/16 7:30 PM

The question occurs to you now and again: am I wasting too much water? The supply of clean, usable water is decreasing faster than it can be replenished, according to eLocal.com. The next question is, what can you do in your home to stop wasting water?

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Topics: Green Living, Go Green, water, conservation, eco

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