Environmentally-Friendly Painting: Go Green

Spring is here (yeah!). Quick: what thought does spring conjure up? If you’re like us, the beginning of spring is synonymous with cleaning and organizing. Perhaps you’ve had painting on your long overdue to-do list, but you’ve been worried about the whispers of “environmental repercussions” and “health concerns”. If so, print this post and consider […]

Easter Basket Filler: Recycle This

Happy Easter to those of you who are celebrating today. For a greener Easter think about some of these great tips: 1. Waxy, plastic Easter basket filler is SO yesterday, and SO bad for the environment. Why not simply use paper you have around the house and put it through the shredder? In the picture […]

Keeping a Gardening Journal: Budget Gardening Tip

A garden journal includes important information to help you get the most from your gardening efforts. It’s your single best source of growing and gardening tips for next year. First, decide what medium to use. Find a notebook or binder that strikes your fancy, or go paperless and use a computer document or start a […]

Attracting Bees and Hummingbirds: Green Gardening

Bees and hummingbirds are valuable visitors to your garden. Both can help to pollinate plants, and hummingbirds are fun to watch (if you can catch a glimpse!). They can also inspire great thoughts like, “If that bird can flap its wings that fast all the time, why is it I can’t tread water for more […]

Eatwild Farm Directory: Organic Food

If you’re looking for a pasture based farm for meat or farm products, check out Eatwild’s Directory of Farms. More than 800 pasture-based farms in the United States and Canada are listed, offering grass-fed meat and dairy products. To access the directory, click on your state in the map on the home page. The farms […]

Cut Out the Catalogs: Green Tips

Finally someone has heard our pleas to stop the catalog madness! We must receive like, what, ten catalogs a week…at least! You’d think someone in their marketing department would know we NEVER purchase from those catalogs (ok some of them we do, but most we do not) and remove our name from their list. After […]

Saving Money on Electricity: Green Tips

Friday is upon us! We save all of our great idea planning for the weekends. And as tax day looms ever-closer, our weekend planning has mainly revolved around how we can improve our budget over the next year. In some cases, “being green” can equate to more costly as, for example, when businesses work towards […]

Spring Planting: Budget Gardening Tip

As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to start thinking about your garden. Whether it’s a few pots on the terrace or balcony, or several yards of dirt in your backyard, you can start planning and planting now. Starting plants from seed is more economical than purchasing already started plants, and is a good […]