How is your garden growing? Whether you are a seasoned gardener or new to getting your hands dirty, the most important thing to remember is that you will have good crops and you will have bad crops. You do it to enjoy it! Not everyone is good at growing all things ~ you will quickly find out what fruits and Veggies grow well for you in your area and which ones do not. Over all, with a little care you can become one step closer to sustainability. My rule of thumb is do not be afraid to plant too much, your friends, co-workers & neighbors will love you if you have a bumper crop year!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
|Homemade Rice Crispy Treats|
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Until recently I had never considered making my Windshield Washer fluid, probably because I don't use that much of it. With the cooler weather approaching though, this is the time of year that I restock on my "car fluids". Since I am always looking for healthier / greener and frugal alternatives to add to my every day life, I thought why not - it is the only thing on my list that I could make! So off I went searching and what did I find? Did you know that commercial windshield washer fluid contains a nasty chemical called methanol? Some brands even add in small amounts of other toxic alcohols such as ethylene glycol into the mixture. The National Institute of Health lists this as a poisonous alcohol that can cause significant damage even in small amounts. I never knew this! I certainly do not want to have this in my home anymore around my Grandchildren or animals! Below you will find a all natural "green" alternative that rocks it off the charts at only .50 (fifty cents) per gallon!
Friday, October 18, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
It cost me .84 for a quart of fresh sour cream. Is a quart too much for you? I reduced the recipe for you to 10 Ounces and your finished cost will be .26 Bring on the burritos and salsa I am READY!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Have you ever had an injury on the sporting field, while traveling, camping or at work and needed a cold pack? It can be troublesome keeping ice cold while you play out on a sporting field somewhere, and the odds of you carrying a ice pack in your briefcase or purse "just in case" is not all that sensible.
Chemical cold packs that you can buy in drug stores and hunting / fishing supply stores create their own ‘cold’ when you need them. There are a few different types, but they all involve endothermic reactions or processes of some sort. The bags usually contain two different chemicals in different compartments. Breaking a seal allows them to mix, which absorbs heat from the surroundings. These are great for traveling and keeping on hand for "just in case". Putting them on your injury as soon as possible means the reaction will steal its warmth as well, which can reduce swelling and give your body time to deal with the trauma. The problem with these "cold packs" are twofold! First they are fun to play with, especially for kids (age does not matter - lol) and second they can become quite costly at about 1.00 each to keep replacing. The good news is you can make them at home, it is easier than you think AND for a fraction of the cost :)