Showing posts with label Green Living. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Green Living. Show all posts

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Frugal


Awesome-outdoor-patio-space


http://www.tiphero.com/tips_6086_how-to-create-an-awesome-outdoor-patio-space.html

Free seeds


http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/5-ways-get-free-seeds-your-garden.html


21 Ways To Use Old Coffee Grounds


1. Soften and add shine to hair. When washing your hair, rub coffee grounds through wet hair and rinse. For brown hair, coffee grounds add highlights.
2. Use coffee grounds as an exfoliant for skin. Pat on skin, massage over skin, rinse.
3. Add coffee grounds to your skin mask beauty routine.
4. Make homemade tattoos (temporary) with henna and coffee grounds.
5. Fertilize plants. Old coffee grounds are nutrient-rich for plants that thrive in an acidic soil.
6. Add used coffee grounds to the pots of indoor plants.
7. Work used coffee grounds into your garden soil before seed planting. After your plants start to emerge, work in coffee grounds near the plants. Used coffee grounds are said to repel snails and slugs as well as adding nutrients to the soil.
8. Increase your carrot and radish harvest by mixing seeds with dry coffee grounds before planting the seeds.
9. Use coffee grounds to repel ants.
10. Keep cats from using your garden as a kitty box by spreading used coffee grounds and orange peels throughout flower beds.
11. Deodorize a freezer. Place a bowl with used coffee grounds in the freezer to remove unwanted odors. Add a few drops of vanilla to coffee grounds.
12. Rub coffee grounds on hands to get rid of smells from chopping or cutting up pungent foods.
13. Make a used coffee grounds sachet. Fill old nylons or cheescloth with dry used coffee grounds. Hang in closets to absorb odors.
14. When you need an abrasive cleaner, coffee grounds can be used. Be careful of any surfaces that might stain.
15. Remove furniture scratches with wet coffee grounds.
16. Got a fireplace? Sprinkle wet coffee grounds over the ashes to keep from becoming engulfed in the plume of dust ashes create when you need to remove them.
17. Dye fabric, paper or Easter eggs. Simply add used coffee grounds to warm water and let sit a bit to create a dye.
18. After you give your dog a bath, rub coffee grounds through the coat of your pet. Coffee grounds are said to repel fleas.
19. Keep bait worms alive by mixing coffee grounds into the soil before you add worms.
20. Grow mushrooms on old coffee grounds.

Friday, June 1, 2012

How plastic bottles can lighten up the darkness.


Brilliant !
This is so INGENIOUS!! It's true that necessity 
is the mother of all invention. 
How amazing and creative is this? We take something so simple as windows
and sunlight for granted - a luxury in a third world country.
 

Click here http://www.wimp.com/lightenup/  for an incredible video
How plastic bottles can lighten up the darkness.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Household Tips and Tricks

 Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of container...
 and cut slits in foam for a super easy paint brush holder.

Many More found HERE Inthiscrazylife

40 Almost Free Summer activities for Kids


Found this on a Great Website Thecentsiblelife She lists all of her 40 almost free things. Here is a sample of the list.Be sure to go to the site and check out the whole list !

 Local Library Summer Reading Programs – Our library has programs for kids of all ages. In fact last year one of my kids graduated to the teen programs at my local library, and I’ve never seen a kid more motivated to get his reading on. I think it was the idea of winning a free XBox that really motivated him.
 Free Story On-Line Story Time at Barnes and Noble
 Camp in your own backyard.
Use Trail Link to find local trails to go hiking, biking, etc.
Check out your local park and recreation organization to find a park you’ve never visited.
Go play in the sprinklers.
Try Geocaching. Per Geocaching.com, geochaching is a “real-world treasure hunting outdoor game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocashes, using GPS enabled devices” such as your smart phone “and then share their experiences online.”
12. Check out hyper-local bloggers and local websites to find local nature attractions. In Oklahoma temperatures are often wickedly hot (in the 100′s) during the summer. We love to visit a place called Blue Hole, a natural cold water spring, that I discovered on a random search looking for fun things to do in Oklahoma. It only cost us gas money, a picnic meal, and $5 per car.
Train for a sport such as running & have a final goal or goal race picked.
Apple Retail Store – Camp -  Last year my kids learned how to make a movie at camp, and they loved it.