Guest Post: Composting

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Links of Love: The Green Edition

There is such a wealth of do-it-yourself, save-the-environment, pinch-your-pennies things to do out there! Here are a few that I stumbled on recently. The EcoSmart blog talks about how to find natural insect repellents in your spice rack. Passionate Homemaking explains how to make reusable nursing pads. Lois offers a suggestion for never running out […]

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Earth Day Freebie Opportunities

Today being Earth Day and all, there are quite a few freebies to be had. ** Win a Tote! Register here for a chance to win a Calypso Studios S.H.O.P. Tote. Contest ends today at noon, EST. ** Get a free PLM T-Shirt! Remember those very cool Peace Love Mom Tshirts that I had a […]

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Guest Post: Upcycling (or Using What You Got)

Many a grandmother (or great grandmother) today may have memories of her girlhood dresses being crafted out of flour sacks. Previous generations knew how to get the ultimate use out of every item. Unbeknownst to me this process is called, upcycling. This guest post from Julie explains several ways that you can use something just […]

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Reusable Grocery Bags – They Work For Me!

As you know, I’m a big ol’ grocery geek. I love to score big on food costs. Plus, feeding a family of 8 requires that I buy a lot. My children are hobbits, and I think we have a meal every hour. Seriously. Needless to say, with all my shopping, I was getting buried under […]

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Guest Post: Frugal Ways to Go Green

For years I rejected the idea of recycling because the disposal company charged me to pick it up. But, even if one green aspect is too expensive, that doesn’t mean they all have to be out of reach. This guest post shows us how frugal and green can coexist very peacefully. Most people assume that […]

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Guest Post: Reducing Waste in the Kitchen

Upon our most recent move, our local disposal company told me that I could have as many recycling barrels as I wanted — for free. Trash barrels are extra. Hmmm…. You can bet that I learned to recycle before you could say, “Save the landfill.” We now sort out all cardboard, plastic containers, and paper […]

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This Week on URS

I hope I don’t step on any hooves when I say this, but it’s been suggested that one way to reduce the wear and tear on our planet is to eat less meat. The reasoning is that the amount of land, grain, water, and other resources to produce one hamburger is huge. We can alleviate […]

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