Guest Post: Frugal Ways to Go Green

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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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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Guest Post: How to Decorate Cheap and Green

Over the last fifteen years of marriage, we’ve been slow to build our collection of furniture. I can think of just a handful of items that we’ve purchased new: our bed (now 12 years old), our dining room table (unfinished that we stained ourselves), my beautiful red sofa (purchased on clearance), my hope chest, the […]

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Washing Produce

To enjoy the Earth and God’s provision is to enjoy fresh produce. Think about all the great flavors God has created: strawberries, grapes, peaches – they’re all coming in season. Yum! Unfortunately, many of the commercially grown food that we consume is tainted with chemicals. Not so good. And we can’t all grow our own, […]

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Green Giveaways Galore

Don’t forget to check out all the cool green giveaways available this week. The posts will be staggered, so check the giveaway page throughout the week. Enter for your chance to win: – a reusable shopping bag from Envirosax – EcoSmart organic insect repellant – a $20 gift certificate to Better World Books – 8th […]

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Family Fun: Earth-Friendly Flicks

We love movie night around here. Usually, we get everyone in jammies first since someone inevitably falls to sleep before the film is over. Then, FishBoy11 takes charge of the popcorn making. We hunker down on the sofas and enjoy a movie together. The following are videos that we’ve all enjoyed over the years. While […]

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Guest Post: Worm Composting

Years ago the FishFam lived on 2 acres on the Central Coast of California. Since then we’ve moved to Kansas City and back again. The size of our yard has changed over time – it keeps getting smaller! But, that doesn’t stop us from trying to enjoy the outdoors and gardening. Last fall we studied […]

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