Grow Crystals: A Great Summer Project for Kids

Growing crystals is a fun learning experience, for kids and adults. Learn how to grow crystals that are large, small, in different colors and shapes, and even in geode formations!

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Surprising Ways to Help Winter Birds

We love our winter birds. One of my favorite sights is when the cardinals come in to hit our feeder against the white backdrop of snow. Did you know you can also furnish a heated bird bath?

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Learn How To Grow Plants for Use as Natural Dye

There are so many common plants that provide natural dye. They are easy to grow and look beautiful in your yard! Here are some great options if you’re interested in growing and making your own dyes.

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Real Vs. Fake Christmas Trees

Real or fake tree for Christmas? That is the question. Read our research and opinion to help decide which is the best sustainable living choice.


Chaffin Olive Oil Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Chaffin Orchards Olive Oil Giveaway is community member Kristin Y. Congratulations Kristin, and thanks to Chaffin and all who entered.


10 Ways to Live More Sustainably

What is sustainable living, why is it important, and what are some simple ways you can you get started? It’s time to make this world a better place!


Happy Labor Day 2012

Happy Labor Day from Matt and Betsy, may God bless you, your loved ones, and our country.


Ways to Simplify Your Life

Simplify your life in areas such as spending, food, time, and commitments to realize the benefits of cutting back and living a less complicated life.