Awesome Recycling Project: Buy an Old Traffic Light and Turn It Into Game Room Décor


Want to go green with a fun recycling project? How about red, yellow, and green? When I was 8 years old, my dad bought me an old traffic light for my birthday. He and I later painted it, fixed it up, and got it working again. It soon became part of my bedroom décor and almost 25 years later still adorns my home. At the time, he bought it for me because I had a love (and still do) for traffic lights. But, beyond being one incredible birthday gift, it also reminds me that municipalities … [Read more...]

3 Important Considerations For Energy Efficient Remodeling


Let's face the facts – you are more or less dealing with utility bills that you'd love to see lowered. Thanks to remodeling opportunities, you might have a chance to make things better in terms of efficiency and saving money. The first thing to remember is that your home is a system which operates based on how you have it set up. Some of the remodeling you do will affect the way the house looks, with little to no effect on the overall quality of energy efficiency. However, in order … [Read more...]

Seaweed Fertilizer: A Great DIY Natural Fertilizer For Your Garden


I’ve been gardening for many years -- both in vegetable beds and using containers on balconies. Whatever the situation has been, one of my annual keys to success is seaweed. It’s true, most other things called ‘weeds’ we’d rather keep out of the yard, but when seaweed is available it’s one of the best kinds of organic fertilizers nature provides. Not only does seaweed supply important nutritional value to soil, it also helps stimulate growth in plants, enhances the dietary value of … [Read more...]

Epic Pedal-Powered Snow Plow is Zero Energy and Back Friendly


The snow has cleared now. But if you're living in a place that’s still getting snow -- or still has it on the ground -- and you need some bike paths or sidewalks or even parts of the roadway plowed (or if you think you might run into a problem with snow next year and want to be prepared early), I just recently discovered a cool DIY pedal-powered snow plow you might be interested in.   Check out this video to see it in action: Basically, as you can see, the seat and wheels of an … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Air Dry Your Laundry In Any Space (or Any Season)

Is your dryer just as loud and energy taxing as mine? Call me crazy, but why not use the natural breeze to dry your clothes? Small things that are a part of living greener often times result in being labeled a hippie... even if only playfully so. Personally, I embrace the hippie identity -- to a point. One thing that I just can’t give up, however, is having clean clothes. I think we can all appreciate each other not reeking from being too “natural”, if you know what I mean. When you … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly Homemade Cleaning Products: The Best Ways To Clean With Lemons, Cooking Oil, And Vinegar


Green living can mean a number of different things -- from learning how to make homemade solar panels to using organic fertilizer in your yard and garden. Living green also has to do with conserving water, energy costs and using those commercial cleaners that are full toxic chemicals that could hurt our animals and children. Yet, we keep using those cleaners. But maybe the only reason we do this is because we aren’t aware of how many natural cleaning solutions we actually have in our … [Read more...]

Green DIY Project: Transform An Old Tomato Cage Into A Funky Outdoor Lantern

With the new year, brings some chilly weather outside, at least where I live. If you’re looking for things to do while bundling up and keeping warm inside, why not work on creating something for those warmer months? I’m talking about repurposing a tomato cage into a funky, personalized outdoor light. How cool is that? Even though it seems like spring and summer are far away, time has a tendency to sneak up on us and eventually it’ll be that time of year. With your personalized light … [Read more...]

The Best Christmas Present Of All: Give The Gift Of Yourself!

I’ll be the first to say it...getting gifts pretty much rocks! With Christmas coming up, it’s easy to fall into the craziness of the holiday hustle and bustle while searching the stores for that one last perfect gift. Instead of rushing out to the stores, why not take a second, breathe, and decide that you’ll give that loved one the best gift of all -- yourself. That's right, your pure, uninterrupted presence. Don’t get me wrong, physical gifts are great, but time is growing to be an … [Read more...]

Behind On Thanksgiving Cooking? Crock Pot to the Rescue!

I'm busier this year than I've ever been. How about you? With spare time becoming more sparse by the day, it's easy to get behind...especially during the holidays.If you find yourself scampering about trying to put together a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but still running short of time, drag our your crock pot.What?Yep, cooking some of those favorite Thanksgiving staples in a crock pot can not only save you time and energy, but can also take your staple side dishes to new heights of flavor. … [Read more...]