4 Green Living Tips For Everyone!

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Green Living Tips

Green living can sometimes seem needlessly expensive, particularly when you add up the costs of buying fresh produce, making sure everything you use is made up of the proper amount of recycled content, and that you’re using all-natural cleaners and chemical-free cleansers. Going green doesn’t have to cost you all your green though; you just need to make changes that save you money and save the environment at the same time. Changes like…

  1. Using Your Showers To Get Rid of Wrinkles

No chore is more disagreeable or time-consuming than ironing. Not only that but when you consider the amount of wasted energy ironing is certainly not good for the grid, or the environment. The next time you’ve got some slacks and a shirt you want to de-wrinkle just put them on hangers and bring them in for a scalding shower. The heat from the steam will loosen the wrinkles, and…

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Hi From Hiatusville

So I am stopping by to say hello after my near month long vacation from blogging. Just wanted to give a quick update on how things are going on my side.

I think I’m failing my reading challenge. It’s February and I’ve only read 1.5 books. I need to get on it. On the plus sids my crochet skills are improving  (see picture) and I made my own group on Goodreads. I hope everyone is doung well and I will try to post more often.

Standing in the sun,

-S

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A Step Back in Time

Hey guys, I stopped by the library this morning and picked up this gem for 50 cents.

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I am counting this as my classsic read for the  second book of my 2015 reading challenge. I have never read this book, but I am so excited because the movie with Susan Sarandon was on repeat at my house when I was a child. I am excited to visit old characters, especially Jo and Laurie. Hope you all are having a great Tuesday!

Standing in the sun,

-S

Learning to crochet

I thought it would be fun and eco friendly if I learned to make a few things. This way I could save money on gifts as well as necessities.  Almost a year ago I decided to learn to crochet. I saw a friend doing it and it didn’t look to hard. Well, I was wrong. I tried it, but all I could master was a single braid. So here I am again trying to actually acomplish something. Projects are hard because I am very impatient; so if I don’t learn something within five minutes of starting it, I become frustrated and quit. As you can see that attitude has gotten me nowhere. So today I’m trying again and I’m trying my best to fight the attitude,  but crocheting is not as easy as I thought it would be. 

Standing in the sun,

-S

Cleaning with Lemons

I’m learning so much as I switch to non-toxic products. I love cleaning with lemons, they make the house smell nice as well as act as a disinfectant. Plus they are cheaper than fancy cleaning products.

Here are some ways to clean with lemons. (I am not an expert, these just work for me.)

1. Got a dirty disposal? Use a lemon rind with baking soda to scrub it out. You can also throw leftover lemons in the disposal to make it smell clean. In my experience, the rind doesn’t do well in the disposal so compost it.
2. Slice a lemon in half, top with baking soda and salt and use to get tough stains out the tub or toilet. So far the salt has not damaged the porcelain so I use it frequently.
3. Wiping down a cuting board with a sliced lemon disinfects it. Sometimes the lemon leaves pulp on the cutting board so I just wipe it down with a damp, clean sponge or cloth. (I am still working on that part.)

Those are just a few tips to get you started. Now, get to cleaning!

Standing in the sun,

-S