Category Archives: DIY

Reclaiming Air Conditioning Condensate

Water is very expensive where we live.  I estimate our cost per gallon to be about twice that of my parents that only live about an hour away.  So naturally anything I can think up that could save a significant … Continue reading

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Looking for Easy

I was watching Alaska: The Last Frontier on the Discovery Channel (a show I *highly* recommend, and I watch very little television), and a neighbor of the Kilcher family talked about moving his family to the Alaska wilderness. “It’s not … Continue reading

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Green Clean Week: Dishes

All this week I’m featuring my “alternative” cleaning methods, in depth, with recipes, processes, and failures.  I’m laying it all out there, folks. There has been a lot of talk out there about what’s more efficient, hand washing or your … Continue reading

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Green Clean Week: Laundry

It’s Monday everybody!  Yay!  (smirks) I thought I’d do something a little different this week, and stick to a theme.  This week is officially Each day, I’ll be talking about one of the “alternative” ways that I clean, be it … Continue reading

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Saturday, Uh, Sunday Links

Hello everyone! Saturday was crazy so the normal blogging time didn’t happen.  Today’s a little more calm, but we still have some major changes going on around these parts.  The outside world is still sopping wet, but today’s forecast is … Continue reading

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Non-Toxic Ant Control

You know what they say – once you get ants in your kitchen, you can’t get rid of them.  Well, I’m determined to prove that wrong. Enter diatomaceous earth (DE), a completely non-toxic, natural, and safe way to control your … Continue reading

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DIY Seed Warming

In the interest of growing more food for my family (and doing it as cheaply as possible), I decided to try starting some of my seeds indoors this year.  I haven’t had much success with this in the past, and … Continue reading

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