How to Make Coasters Out of Felted Sweaters

The following post is from Micaela of Mindful Momma: Valentine's Day may be right around the corner, but there's still time to whip up a quick gift for your sweetie. These simple felted coasters are made from re-purposed sweaters that have been shrunk in the wash, giving them new life as felted wool. Better yet,…

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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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How to Make a Glass Pendant Out of Repurposed Paper

The following post is from Micaela of Mindful Momma: The Inspiration I'm a sucker for pretty paper. When I see something I love, whether it is a paper cut design on a calendar, a screen printed gift card, or some artsy wrapping paper,  I have a hard time resisting. And because I hate to waste,…

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Got Gunk? How to Naturally Clean Your Dishwasher

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Got Gunk? How to Naturally Clean Your Dishwasher It's the perfect time for fresh starts - New Year's resolutions, losing weight, setting yearly goals for just about every area of your life. I want to bring your attention to something which may need a fresh start…

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5 Healthy, Organic Items & Affordable Alternatives

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: Okay, let's be realistic here. Every time you turn around, there's a new threat out there.  Something else is going to kill you because it has chemicals in it. And sometimes the solution to those going-to-kill-chemicals is...well...expensive.  I don't live on an unlimited income, much…

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Homemade Vaseline + A Simply Homemade Clean

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The following guest post is from Lisa Barthuly, author of A Simply Homemade Clean: Simplify. Save Money. Two things that seem pretty elusive these days, huh? Not so! Making your own homemade products sounds pretty overwhelming, but the truth is, it’s simple.  I’ve been making my own bath, beauty and cleaning products for over a…

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Free Preschool Activities from Your Kitchen

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: When you start making changes in your family to a more whole foods or eco-friendly lifestyle (or both!), one major struggle is always, “What do I do with the stuff we don't eat/clean with/cook with anymore?” Many of us also have frugal sensitivities, so boxes of…

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