Dehydration Station

There are all types of ways to eat sustainably at home.  From buying local, to eating seasonally, to canning food, to abstaining from meat, each small change in our American diet of fast food and industrially manufactured processed items is an improvement.   Dehydrating your food is a great way to extend the season and eat more wholesome versions of common snacks.

Filed under: apples, dehydration, dried, gifts

DIY Coasters

With more presents yet to purchase, Ive been forced to get a bit crafty in order to make ends meet. I may be pinching pennies, but that doesn’t mean the gifts cant be just as great! In fact, one of my favorite presents that Ill give this Christmas was completely DIY and wasnt even close to breaking the bank! 


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Is There a Way to Prevent Dogs From Damaging a Hardwood Floor?

Dec 22
Todd Johnson
Many people are under the impression that having a dog means having damaged hardwood floors. Without proper care, man's best friend can become your hardwood floor's worst enemy. Thankfully, there are a number of different ways that homeowners can prevent their dogs from damaging hardwood floors, and many of them are easier to implement than you might expect. MORE

Filed under: dog-proof, floors, hardwood

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin puree is convenient - grocery stores carry it year round, and it is a perfectly acceptable substitute for fresh pumpkin. However, roasting a pumpkin and making your own puree not only supplies you with a freezer full of puree for all of the pumpkin goodies you are planning to bake this holiday season, it makes your house smell amazing and gives you the satisfaction of a job well done. MORE

Comfortable Flooring Options for High-traffic Family Rooms

Dec 18
Frank Worth
There are a few factors to take into consideration when selecting flooring for high-traffic family rooms. For instance, will pets walk on the floor? Do you live in a dry or humid climate? Will guests be spending time in your home? Do you run your business from your home and expect clients to visit? Are there a lot of active people in your home who are likely to walk across the floor with rugged boots and dirty shoes? There are several comfortable flooring options available for these situations. MORE

Filed under: Bamboo, Ceramic, family, Flooring, Laminate, Porcelain, room, Tile, Traffic, Vinyl
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