Archive for June 2016

5 Ways To Cleaner Home

isopropyl alcohol bottle

DIY Home Cleaners

Keeping a home clean is essential, but it can be costly with all the different commercial cleaners.  Here are a few you can make on your own, work as well as commercial at 1/3 the price.  The extra bonus is they are chemical-free.

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Is That Poisonous To My Dog?

Poisonous Fruits for Pets

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It seems naturally to many pet owners to feed their beloved pets their human food.  This is not a good thing.  Although you love your pet as a family member, they don’t have the same digestive system as a human.
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The True Identity of Invasive Weeds

Garden Weeds


Weeds are inevitable whenever you have a garden.  There are ways to curb them, but you can’t get them all.

Sometimes it is hard to tell a new weed from a new plant.  Here is a list of plants and images to help with your identification.

These are weeds relative to the mid-west.  Each part of the country has it’s own specific weeds and may be found on the website.

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How to Cash in On Everything

Extra Cash and Savings

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Budgets are fine until something goes wrong, like an appliance repair, water heater replacement, car repair, etc.  This happens to all of us.  The question is, where do you come up with the extra cash?  How do you have a little extra saved for these interruptions to life?

Here are some suggestions to help you save money on a regular basis without taking a lot of time, energy or feeling deprived.

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Summer Fun Crafts

Wine Cork Decor

I like wine.  There I said it.  Because I like wine, I have a bottle of wine corks.  I wanted to use them other than to sit in a bottle on the mantel. Boring!

So I decided to make a trivet and a frame for notes and photos.  These are two simple crafts that can be done with your children.  It is easy and fast, so it make for summer fun without boredom.

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Why Your Spices Need Help

Growing Herbs for Fresh Taste

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Whether you have a green thumb or not, you can grow herbs.  These wonderful plants can provide fresh, healthy alternatives to dried herbs.  Each has a place in cooking, but besides better taste, fresh herbs provide more health benefits.

Some herbs grow well in pots on our windowsill or under a grow light, while others do better in an outside environment.  Some herbs can be grown both inside and out!

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