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Warm and Cozy Window Coverings for Winter

Today‚Äôs post is sponsored by IKEA. Thank you for supporting the occasional sponsored post that helps support this site and all of the gingham-ness you see here. Keeping our home warm and cozy in the winter and cool in the summer - especially the living room where we spend lots of time - can be… Continue reading Warm and Cozy Window Coverings for Winter

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Summer Entertaining Goes Green

I love summer. Picking fresh vegetables and cooking straight from the garden. Having informal get togethers with friends in the backyard. Summertime means entertaining and keeping it green outside - and enjoying longer evenings spent outdoors. Here's how we entertain outdoors while keeping our guests happy and go green with waste at a minimum. Use… Continue reading Summer Entertaining Goes Green

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Green Living Tip 30 {Share and Borrow Resources}

Today's green living tip: share and borrow resources. Whether it's utilizing the library, borrowing your neighbor's power tool or passing on your previously read magazines, we should share and borrow resources more often. We all don't need to be buying these things ourselves. Everyone remembers "hand me down" clothing, right? Now the internet has opened… Continue reading Green Living Tip 30 {Share and Borrow Resources}

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Green Living Tip 29 {Make Your Own Liquid Hand Soap}

Today's green living tip: make your own liquid hand soap. This is surprisingly easy and it's gentler on the environment - and your skin! Think about how many containers - pumpers, jugs, containers - of liquid hand soap, there are for sale. That's a lot of plastic! This recipe is easy and makes 1-gallon of… Continue reading Green Living Tip 29 {Make Your Own Liquid Hand Soap}

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Green Living Tip 25 {ReUse for Home Renovations}

Today's green living tip: reuse items for home renovations. Why buy new cabinets, doors, or doorknobs when there are plenty of those items around for use? Using old items, in place of new, adds character to a home - even if the home is new or parts of it are. Our mailbox used to be… Continue reading Green Living Tip 25 {ReUse for Home Renovations}

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Green Living Tip 23 {Use Cloth Napkins}

Today's green living tip: use cloth napkins. By replacing paper napkins with cloth napkins, you'll reduce the amount of garbage generated from these, every single day. It's easy to use cloth napkins when your household is one or two people but what to do with a house-full of dirty mouths? Designate a specific color or… Continue reading Green Living Tip 23 {Use Cloth Napkins}

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Green Living Tip 17 {Ditch Paper and Plastic}

Today's green living tip: ditch paper and plastic. It's an easy and excellent way to help the environment and "up" the elegance at home or on an outing - like when going on a picnic. Opting for dishes and glasses that can be used over and over, instead of paper and plastic, saves on what… Continue reading Green Living Tip 17 {Ditch Paper and Plastic}

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Green Living Tip 13 {Reuse Glass Jars}

Today's green living tip: reuse glass jars. It's one of the simplest ways to save the environment - and money! Reusing glass jars for storing household staples couldn't be easier. Peanut butter jars are our favorite for reuse. They hold everything from our homemade granola to tastiest ever chicken broth. Any glass pickle jar or… Continue reading Green Living Tip 13 {Reuse Glass Jars}

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Green Living Tip 12 {Recycle Non-Curbside Items}

Today's green living tip: recycle non-curbside items. Recycling of paper, glass, and cans is great but not all items we use are taken as part of the curbside pick up. Search out stores and/or facilities that will take items like batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, plastic containers, and cork. What else can we do? Encourage… Continue reading Green Living Tip 12 {Recycle Non-Curbside Items}