Tip: Keep All Natural Bread in the Freezer

Tweet Pin It Once upon a time I avoided “all natural” or “organic” foods, because they went bad too fast. It was annoying and a waste of money. Then I started to think about why some food went bad, and some didn’t.  I bet you can guess too: preservatives. Sometimes preservatives are salt or vinegar, […]

Jon’s Green Holiday Gift Guide – 2012

Tweet Pin It We are now entering the crazy time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  When Black Friday hits, millions of Americans will go nuts buying things as gifts.  Hopefully more shoppers will think about the joy of giving and less about buying stuff.  As you go out or online to do your holiday shopping, please […]

Ten Ways to Save Money, Energy and Protect Your Health This Winter

Tweet Pin It The following is directly from the EPA’s Newsroom on October 18, 2012. The pictures included in the steps are from our blog and link to our posts on the topics raised by the EPA. WASHINGTON – With winter quickly approaching, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is highlighting ten tips for Americans […]

Getting Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally

Tweet Pin It I hate fruit flies!  They’re really easy to attract.  Some fruit left a little too long, an escaped grape or blueberry, or just really hot humid weather and every day food.  If you don’t want fruit flies to keep reoccurring, you must clean up the source.  I find that once I figure out […]

Getting the Ants Out – Naturally

Tweet Pin It Ants make me crazy.  I hate them.  I hate them most in my house.   I hate the thought of them walking around my house or through my cupboards.   I put up with them outside, but I prefer them in small quantities. It used to be that when ants got into my house […]

Getting the Slugs Out – Naturally!

Tweet Pin It I’ve been really frustrated lately with my string beans looking like this: And some of them have been looking like this above. I was talking to my neighbor, and she said that she thought it was from slugs. She was using banana peels around her garden to ward them away. I remembered […]

Uncle Johnny Explains Why You Should Switch to Paperless Billing

Tweet Pin It Everyone gets and pays bills.  Most of us receive and pay a LOT of bills.  We’ve never addressed switching to paperless billing because frankly, it has always frightened Alicia.  We don’t trust all those companies.   Today, Alicia’s brother, better known as “Uncle Johnny” in our family,  shares with us why we should […]

Greening Birthday Parties – Reusable Tableware

Tweet Pin It People ask us about making parties and events greener. A while back we wrote about how you can choose your location to be green and what sort of invitations are greenest.  Another thing to do is use reusable tableware. I hear your objections: “But I don’t have that much reusable stuff! It would […]

How To Clean & Deodorize Your Microwave Naturally

Tweet Pin It We had to replace our microwave because it was arcing.  Our microwave had served us well for many years, especially considering it was a hand-me down from a friend who had remodeled her kitchen years back.  Since we recently had a relatively new toaster oven fail on us, we looked for a […]

Raising Healthy Kids: Avoid BPA

Tweet Pin It Classic Glass Baby Bottle – BPA Free Update: The FDA is planning to decide whether or not to continue allowing food packaging that leaches BPA by March 31, 2012. There is no time to lose – the FDA has to hear from you before it makes its call. The government needs to […]