Gardening for engineers and attempts to overcome my brown thumbs

When people talk about the joy of digging their fingers in the dirt, of caring for plants, of harvesting food from their own land, I know exactly what they're talking about. Well, at least to a small degree. I love planting and caring for plants, and there really is nothing better than picking a cherry tomato…

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6 Eco-Friendly Heating Tips for the Winter

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: The days are getting cooler, and it won't be long before these beautiful fall days turn into winter. If you haven't already, you'll probably be turning on your heat soon, and your furnace will be firing up for the first time since the spring. A few years…

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7 Must-Have Products for a Green and Natural Home

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Recently, my container of homemade deodorant ran out, and I was heading out the door on a super hot day, so I knew I needed to do something. I went into the kitchen, grabbed my large box of baking soda out of the cupboard, sprinkled some…

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9 Tips for Hanging Out Laundry on the Clothesline

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: One of my favorite green things to do when the weather warms up is to hang my laundry out on the line to dry. Clothes dryers are one of the biggest users of energy in our homes. We can help to protect the environment and save…

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How to Choose the Best Seeds for Your Garden

The following post is from Victoria of Project Homestead: All winter long, gardeners itching to see bare dirt and smell warming soil pore over seed catalogs to dream about the possibilities ahead. But amid our bounty of great seed choices, deciding what to plant can feel, well, daunting. It doesn't have to be. Whether you're starting…

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How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen the Green Way

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: It's spring time, and spring makes me think about spring cleaning. Some people like to spring clean by doing a general clean-up all around the house, or decluttering certain areas of the house. But when I think of spring cleaning, I think of deep cleaning -…

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Eco-Benefits of Staying Home When the Temperatures Drop

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Old man winter has finally visited us here in Northern Indiana this past week, with the high temperatures below freezing every day. Because it's so cold out we have scaled back our activities and have rarely left the house, unlike the previous week when we had…

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Giveaway: Mighty Nest Plastic-Free Kitchen Essentials ($100+ Value!)

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This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Jennifer ([email protected])! The people at Mighty Nest are passionate about making it easier for families to live healthier, better lives by providing a one-stop online shop with 1,000+ healthy, natural products while providing fun, educational content, and fostering a community of caring parents. With a hand-selected collection…

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Organizing Homemade Cleaners and Supplies – Part 2

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Last month we talked about ways that you can organize your homemade green cleaners and supplies, and this month I wanted to share what I’ve done around my house to get my supplies and homemade cleaners in order. Remember if you want to get started with…

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Take the Seventh Generation Cleanhouse Challenge

I recently had the opportunity to work with Seventh Generation as a spokesperson to create a video for the Seventh Generation Cleanhouse Challenge, and I'm excited to share it with you today! To see the final video, like Seventh Generation on Facebook and then click the front door to enter the Cleanhouse Challenge. Navigate to…

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