Do It Yourself: Cleansing Your Face with Oil

Some folks will never make it past the title; cleansing your face with oil?! I know what you’re thinking. Some of you are cringing and protesting. The thought of lathering up your face with a dollop of olive oil makes you shiver. Nevertheless, there is a growing contingent of people who have taken the plunge […]

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Do It Yourself: Laundry Detergent

A couple of years ago, some friends introduced me to the idea of making my own laundry detergent. I’m up for anything that is a cheaper, more natural option, so I was on board right away. I’ve never looked back. You can find many laundry detergent recipes online. I prefer doing a dry mix because […]

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Summer-Proof Your House

I love it when living green and thrifty living intersect. What is best for the earth often turns out to be best for our pocket books, too. Enjoy a thrifty summer this year as you learn to “summer-proof” your house. Last week temperatures in my part of the country soared above 100 degrees. We couldn’t […]

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Go Green This Summer

Summer is a busy and fun time for families, filled with backyard BBQs, fun in the sun and baseball games. Since going green is on the minds of many families, it’s the perfect time to offer a few tips for using less energy and keeping costs down. With a little effort, your summer can be […]

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Benefits of Planting Native Plants

I love the look of native plants. I am not one to go for perfectly manicured lawns and gardens and spend all my time and money keeping it looking trim and green. The look of meadows and wildflowers, and the natural slope and rise of the land is a sight that’s hard to beat. Colors […]

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