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August 27th, 2013
One year we drove all the way to a theme park in California. It was our annual family vacation and we were gone all week. Before we left the we [...]
August 21st, 2013
I know that school pictures are something to cherish and hold on to, but I do not treasure them as much as other pictures of my children. School pictures do [...]
August 15th, 2013
There are many techniques that can be used to make household heating and cooling in Fayetteville NC cheaper and more efficient. The lack of cooling and heating efficiency is a [...]
August 13th, 2013
There are many ways to stay cool in the summer. One may jump in a swimming pool. One may participate in outdoor water games with friends. One may also drink [...]
Recycle vs. Upcycle
Recycling is a great habit. Why doom your trash to a smelly pile in some dump when you can give it a new start as recycled material? However, we often forget about another option: upcycling. Upcycling means reusing an item in a new or innovative way. So, instead of sending that old sweater to Goodwill, you can upcycle it into a unique tote bag. Express your creativity and get more use from your things when you upcycle!
Doggy Bags: Not Just for the Dogs
Scraps are everywhere, even on our plates. It has become common practice to scrape extra food straight into the trash bin or feed them to the dog. However, leftover food is a great opportunity to reduce waste. If you’re eating out, save that extra piece of chicken for your lunch the next day; if you are cooking at home, use the drippings to make stock or reuse the grease for your future cooking.
Scraps can be a great addition to your garden. If you don’t have time or space for composting, burying your leftover kitchen scraps in your garden beds will add rich nutrients to your soil. Why not feed your garden after you feed yourself? Add veggie scraps, hair and fur, paper, egg shells, and even lint!