Category Archives: Green Living

How to live a green lifestyle.

23 Uses for Coffee Filters

Ever buy the wrong size coffee filters? Instead of bringing them back to the store, here's some other uses for them. Even if they aren't the wrong size for your coffee maker, they're still a perfect solution to many small problems around the house. (more…)...
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Extraordinary Uses for Fabric Softener

The fact that fabric softener makes our clothing feel soft, infuses them with long-lasting fragrance, lessens creasing and reduces static cling is no secret. But here are a few great alternative uses for this magic liquid, and we bet that you never knew about them! (more…)...
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Personalizing the Quiet Side of Your Lifestyle – Rustic Retreats

Look around your hectic everyday world and what do you find? Constant movement, not enough time, frazzled nerves, everyone in a hurry and lots of noise? In the continuous flux of building new and better technology, science has created a fast paced world of cell phones, pagers and .com's. No wonder a large part of...
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Last Minute DIY Tips for Backyard Hosting

Summer means outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, a family reunion or a birthday party, you’ll want to make the backyard get together memorable. Here are some quick DIY ideas to help you get ready for a fun, stress-free gathering. (more…)...
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Drink the Coffee, Use the Grounds

I enjoy coffee. I generally put the grounds into my composter where they will add nutrients to the compost, or I dig them directly into my garden soil for the same purpose. However, there are numerous other ways to use your spent coffee grounds. (more…)...
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Live Work and Travel The Pioneer Way

While rural communities struggle to drum up interest in tourism to their regions with festivals and fairs, museums and local icons, the big-money tourists are flocking to rural towns and municipalities to experience an authentic western, First Nations, pioneer or eco-experience. (more…)...
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The Many Amazing Uses For Green Tea Leaves

Green tea is one of nature's most nutritious foods which you would typically enjoy the benefits of  in the form of a drink.  Quality loose leaf tea can be infused as many as three times and will still offer wonderful benefits to your health with each infusion.   After the third infusion the leaves still...
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12 Amazing Uses for Pepper You Didn’t Know About

Various forms of pepper have long been used to satisfy our culinary experience but as it turns out, there is a lot more to pepper than meets the eye. Let's have a look at some of the things pepper can be used for other than to spice foods: Read more

21 Uses for Mint

Mint is one the most versatile herbs to have around. It is easy to grow indoors or outdoors. There are over 40 varieties of mint and just as many uses for this fantastic herb. (more…)...
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A to Z Hacks for Every Homeowner

Everyday items found around the home can yield some surprising uses. “We often see innovative ideas within the homes we show and sell that take otherwise mundane household items to new levels,” says Lincoln Thompson, a broker-owner with Royal LePage Gardiner Realty in Fredericton, New Brunswick. “Many of these ideas can come in handy...

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Antiques – Wood Basics

Oak, mahogany, walnut, pine, rosewood, maple, elm; you may have some or all of these woods in your home. But, do you know how to tell the difference among them? In this month's column, we'll talk about the different kinds of wood that are regularly seen in antique furniture and some common decorative treatments. Read more

10 Unknown Uses for Epsom Salt

Magnesium, a major component of Epsom Salt, is vital for many bodily functions. Magnesium can be taken internally or you can get the same benefits from taking bath with it. In addition to the health benefits there are other uses for Epsom salt. (more…)...
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The Many Uses for Aluminium Foil

Maybe you thought aluminium foil was only useful when dealing with food. Lining pans or cookie sheets, wrapping food prior to baking or cooking, putting it under the racks in the oven to catch drips are all common uses for foil. However, there is so much more you can use aluminium foil for. In this...
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23 Tips to Save You Money in The Home and Garden

Benjamin Franklin once said "a penny saved is a penny earned" and to help you save more than a few pennies around the home and garden, below are a number of money saving tips - many of which require minimal effort on your part. Read more

How to Keep Your Child's Room Organized

Every mother wants the best for her child. Besides ensuring that the child has all basic needs, a mother will also want her child to be comfortable and happy in his environment. One of the things you can do to make your child's life better is to get his room organized. Kids can be messy,...
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