Archive for the 'Green' Category

DIY Compost Bin for under $10

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

After purchasing a house this past spring with a modest little yard, I’ve been looking forward to setting up my very own, very first veggie garden. We’re a little soil-challenged here in Arizona, as our natural soil has a really high clay content. I’ve started with some raised beds and seed starters, but remembered back […]

Gardening with Confidence: SproutRobot

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Plants want to grow; it’s how they’re engineered. I don’t have a degree in Biology, but I did take a Horticulture class that year I was on scholastic probation. So, I feel credible in giving that first statement. We’ve been consistent gardeners for several years now, from small containers to raised beds. Typically I plant […]

How to: Cold brew coffee

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I’m sitting here sipping on my very first cup of cold brewed coffee. I was originally exposed to this concept by my cohort Keesha awhile back on her blog. The idea is that brewing coffee without using heat extracts all the delicious flavors (and caffeine) but only about 10% of the acid and oils leaving […]

Greenify: Fold, store and reuse plastic shopping bags

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I’ve purchased canvas reusable bags to stop using plastic ones at the grocery, but I’ll admit that I’m not perfect about remembering to take them back to the car after I unpack my haul. Of course, I have an ungodly stash of these plastic shopping bags stuffed between my fridge and cabinets because I don’t […]

Etsy Find: Recycled wine bottle drinking glasses

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Both a fantastic gift and a great addition to your own kitchen- recycled/upcycled wine bottles turned into drinking glasses. A number of different sellers online offer these, but etsy seller Bottlehood has consistent quality, a perfect feedback rating and an enormous selection. Of course this craft isn’t limited to wine bottles- there’s a creative array […]

Fashion: 5 Clothing Resale Tips

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Clothing resale has jumped in popularity over the past few years- this has caused many stores to be more strict on the items they take in. Here’s a few pointers on getting the most out of your clothing resale experience. 1. Don’t confuse resale with Goodwill. Does your item look new? Are there any visible […]

Beauty: Makeup Swapping

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

We all have those things in the bathroom drawer that we just don’t use- that bright purple eyeshadow we just had to have, the shade of blush the sales girl was sure would look fabulous, that brow pencil that you don’t use since you colored your hair. Maybe a lotion that broke you out or […]