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Tag Archives: green

Homeowners Remodeling Trends

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 13, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Home and Garden

Guest Post Image Source Since the housing bubble burst, many homeowners are being more frugal when it comes to remodeling their homes. They’re focusing more on functionality that fashion and décor. Even when it comes to builders, homes are being designed with multi-functional rooms, and higher quality building materials. Remodeling is moving away from luxury […]

5 Benefits to Shelf Safe Milk with #MilkUnleashed

My son has always been a big milk drinker. From the time he weaned from nursing till today… milk is his first drink of choice. He doesn’t like chocolate milk, though. I know, strange. I’m just thrilled that I’ve never had to force, beg, plead, or bribe him to drink milk. So, my biggest problem […]

Family Activities That Don’t Add To Your Bills

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 8, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Frugal Tips, Green, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Parenting

Image Source Families today are looking at any ways available they can lower how much they are paying out each month to live. One of the best places to look is how much is being spent on utilities as this is something which, though necessary, can be monitored and kept under control. You would be […]

Looking for a green upholstery cleaner

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 21, 2012 | Categories: Environment, Family and Health, Green, Home and Garden
green uphostery cleaner

I’ve been working over the last several years to make my house cleaning be as “green” as possible. I only use homemade cleaners or certain ones that are eco-friendly. Since having my son, this is of the utmost importance to me. I have an off-white living room suite that I need to clean, but was […]

What’s it Really Like to Live in an Eco-Home?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 7, 2012 | Categories: Environment, Green, Guest Posts, Home and Garden

The idea of living in an eco-home might seem daunting.  The first few eco-housing areas to be built certainly had a lot of problems with mold, rot and erosion, as well as poor ventilation, and solar panels that didn’t generate as much power as homeowners would like.  However, developers have learned a lot from those […]

Chico Reusable Bag Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 13, 2012 | Categories: Environment, Green, Reviews
Reusable bags

I am always running to the store for a few things. I mean, all the time. I do like fresh fruit and veggies, so I usually make about 3 visits to my local grocery store or farmer’s market a week. I usually use reusable bags but have been wanting some really pretty ones. C’mon I’m […]