Spring is the perfect season to cut down on your energy consumption and go a little more green. The sun can be your best friend and help cut your energy bill significantly. You don’t have to employ solar panels or expensive equipment to use the sun’s energy. Here are some of my favorite energy-saving and money saving tips that use the sun. Ditch The Thermostat If the weather is nice outside the temperature inside will easily follow suit. Opening your doors and windows to let in fresh ... Continue Reading
Three energy reduction tips (and money saving tips) using the sun.
Organizational and storage tips to make your nursery clutter-free and clear.
Having a baby calls for many resources, which can seemingly pile up in all corners of your nursery. Many new and expecting parents acquire an enormous amount of clothing, baby bedding, toys, baby blankets, bath, baby care and grooming items. Don’t let your closet turn into a hoarding frenzy. There are several ways to make your nursery appear roomy and neat. All it takes is a little planning and finding creative ways to conserve space. Here are several storage space ideas to get the most use ... Continue Reading
Using a clothes line provides crisper cottons and whiter whites, while allowing you to save money and help the environment.
I've recently started hanging all of my laundry outside on a clothes line to dry. It's a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way of doing the family wash. My cottons are crisp and fresh-smelling, my whites are whiter, and I know my clothes will last longer. But that's not all. Here are the top ten advantages I've found to using a clothes line: Save money on your energy bill. Using the dryer adds approximately $1500 to your energy bill over its lifetime. It is one of the biggest ... Continue Reading
This red salmon is one of our new favorites – it’s simple, beautiful, and absolutely delicious.
I've been focused on trying to come up with new and exciting meals for my family. With the food prices going up, I have had to be creative with my recipes, while at the same time providing healthy, real (not processed) meals. This red salmon is one of our new favorites - it's simple, beautiful, and absolutely delicious. Ingredients: 1 can of Red Salmon (wild caught) 2 cups organic basmati rice 2 pounds of organic carrots 1 lemon 2 cloves of fresh garlic. (fresh garlic is so ... Continue Reading
Cleaning house doesn’t have to be a chore, and with these great tips you can make cleaning a fun activity for you and your little ones.
Every parent can attest that having young children means more messes, and more clutter. The increase in housework can cause parents to stress about the chores, and they start to miss out on personal time or playtime with the kids. However, once your kids reach the age of mobility and following simple commands you really don’t have to forgo your hobbies or miss out on time with your little ones in the name of a neat house. Instead, a simple solution to having a clean house is getting them ... Continue Reading
With fall just around the corner, the Back to School shopping frenzy has begun. Learn how to round out your wardrobe today.
With fall just around the corner, the Back to School shopping frenzy has begun. Even if you aren’t going back to school, there is always a feeling of renewal, and getting back to routines in September, so why not join in on the fun and do some Back to Fall shopping yourself? To help you keep from getting carried away, here are some tips to ensure you refresh your wardrobe style without going overboard: Take stock. Make good use of a rainy Saturday or Sunday (or a lull in your summer ... Continue Reading
Have fun and save money with these basic first steps to green living. Getting started is easier than you think.
When it comes to green living, many people are overwhelmed with all of the advice and expenses. But, in truth, many of the best ways to be gentler to our planet are simple and also save money. With a few basic first steps in green living, you'll discover how easy and fun it really is. Ditch the Disposables Choosing reusable products whenever possible is a great way to save money and reduce waste and is often the first step to green living. There are countless products that are designed to be ... Continue Reading