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Winter and Energy Efficiency Go Hand-in-Hand

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When homeowners hear the words “energy efficiency,” it’s easy to associate them with dollar signs. Improving your home’s efficiency, however, doesn’t always have to mean replacing expensive heating equipment. Here’s what you can do to promote a greener home and keep a few more dollars in your pocket at the same time. Tweak the furnace. Neglecting the furnace causes it ... Read More »

Delicious Heirloom Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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If I had to choose only two plants for my garden it would tomatoes and basil, and this soup would be the reason! A few months back I shared this recipe with my readers on Mother Earth Living and received such a great response that I thought I’d share it here as well! Tomatoes can be super easy to grow ... Read More »

How to Change the Color of Hydrangeas

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We’ve invited Nell from Joy Us Garden to share her tips on changing the color of hydrangeas (Did you know you could do that?!). Watch her video below and check out this post on her blog for more details. While you’re over there on Joy Us Garden, check out the blog post I just wrote about the best flowers for peace ... Read More »

5 Best Animals for Homesteaders

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Whether your goal is to get off the grid and away from it all or to try your hand at living a more self-sufficient life, animals are an important part of any homesteading plan. Raising animals for food will provide a well-rounded diet and give you more choices of items to sell or trade to make your living independently. Homestead ... Read More »

7 Awesome Benefits of Raw Honey for Your Skin

Have you tried just about everything in an attempt to have healthy skin? Well, don’t worry. You’re not alone and it’s no wonder you’ve got company. Your face is the first thing that people see. It’s the first physical impression you make and you want that impression to be a good one. And while appearance isn’t everything, we can all ... Read More »

5 Ways I’m Trying to Live a Fuel-less life

Fossil fuels run the world. They provide heat and energy, they’re used extensively in manufacturing and can even be found in plastic. However, all this modern magic will come to an end – sooner rather than later. According to Forbes, fossil fuels are in their final century, but by cutting back now you can help make a global impact to ... Read More »

How to Grow the Best Asparagus Ever (With Only a Little Gardening Know-How)

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Asparagus offers numerous health benefits, including healthy doses of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. While many people savor the softer (and slightly less bitter) shoots, others prefer the stalk. Regardless of how or when you prefer to eat it, you’ll be relieved to know that asparagus is generally easy to grow and maintain, even for novice gardeners. For most gardeners, ... Read More »

3 One-Dish Meals You Have to Make this Year

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If you are a known foodie or home cook to your family and friends, chances are you found some cooking related presents under the tree this year. Among my new cutting board and veggie spiralizer, one kitchen present has stood out. Santa brought me a ceramic baking dish on Christmas, and I’ve been obsessed with finding new ways to use ... Read More »

Ultimate Guide to Apple Picking

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I love apple season. To me, it’s the one good thing about winter coming. Growing up I was allergic to apples (my face would blow up like Will Smith on Hitch). But now as an adult my allergies have changed (I heard they do every eight years or so) and I can now eat that forbidden fruit to the fullest. ... Read More »

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