Earth Day Freebies 2013


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Earth Day Freebies time is here again! Every year, several companies offer free products in honor of our Earth. Check your local paper for activities, freebies and additional events scheduled near you. Note: Earth Day 2013 is April 22 but be sure to note the dates below because not all of these Earth Day Freebies are given away on that day. Here are some ideas to help teach your kids about our Earth. Help pick up trash on the playground or around your neighborhood. Help Mom and Dad … [Read more...]

Mom’s Personal Garden Retreat


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Mom's Personal Garden The perfect gift for Mom on Mother’s day is giving her her own personal garden retreat. A private sitting area under a tree where she can drink tea and read or have a glass of wine and watch the sun set. I did mine over a weekend out front under the big oak tree. I like socializing with the neighbors and one has a dog named Oli who loves playing ball in my yard (he thinks it’s a park). You may choose a more quite spot in the back yard. I also have these squirrels that … [Read more...]

Planters DIY Project From Plastic Bottles


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Plastic Bottle Planters When we think about recycling, it usually involves setting items at the curb to be hauled off. Why not repurpose what you have on hand and turn it into something beautiful that you can enjoy everyday or give as a gift? Reusing what we consider to be trash is not only Earth friendly, but very cost effective for us as well. Materials Needed for the Planters: Glue gun & glue stick 1 Bag Cinnamon sticks from Michael’s cut in half. Don’t be perfect!!! … [Read more...]

DIY Rain Barrel for Under $30


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DIY Rain Barrel A Rain Barrel is a "tank" that collects and holds rainwater runoff from rooftops or rain gutters. They are installed to use collected water for later use, and help to cut down on water main bills. Using water in this way, a means of recycling, is much wiser and affordable than hooking your hose up to the water you pay for. We waste thousands of gallons of FREE water from the sky each year. Rain barrels are also important for our environment because they help reduce water … [Read more...]

Green New Year’s Resolutions


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Green Recycling Resolutions Did you make a New Years Resolution to "go green" this year? There are a lot of simple ways to have a greener family and household without overwhelming yourself. For my family, it was one step at a time. The first thing I wanted to focus on was recycling. This in itself can be a hard habit to get the family into. The average person throws 56 tons of trash into our landfills every year. YIKES! This is ALOT of trash! How to start green recycling I started with a … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Planters From Plastic Bottles


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DIY Planters When we think about recycling it usually involves setting items at the curb to be hauled off, why not repurpose what you have on hand and turn it into something beautiful that you can enjoy everyday or give as a gift? Reusing what we consider to be trash is not only Earth friendly but very cost effective for us as well. Materials needed for this Planters project: Glue gun & glue stick 1 Bag Cinnamon sticks from Michael’s cut in half.  Don’t be perfect!!! … [Read more...]

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