If there’s one thing I’ve been needing lately, it’s inspiration. Work has left me with little time to actually do anything with said inspiration, so I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest ogling other people’s work Whenever I find a green idea that I think is really awesome, I’ll share it with you.
My first Pinspiration comes in the form of this beautifully unique bottlecap backsplash, shown above. In my kitchen right now, I have a pile of plastic bottlecaps, which we keep because they can’t be recycled in our community. While I don’t think this would work with plastic caps, I can easily imagine collecting metal caps from glass bottles for something like this. :: READ THE FULL POST
A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the newest toy in my kitchen, the FoodSaver vacuum sealing system. The challenge was set: I was to use it for three weeks and record how much money I saved by preserving food items in the FoodSaver bags. The problem? The way I shop.
In order for the FoodSaver to be a truly cost-saving device, it requires a shift in shopping methods. For so long, I have been used to buying only what we need and will use before it spoils. That means a single bag of bread, or two containers of strawberries or a one bag of potatoes. It is rare for us to throw these things away because we go through them before them go bad. :: READ THE FULL POST
I hate grocery shopping. There. I said it.
I am one of those people who will put off going to the store for weeks, forcing my husband to stop in at the nearest store to replace staples like milk, eggs and bread. That said, I am always looking for ways to get out of regular grocery shopping trips. If I can save some money and buy more fresh food in the process, I’m all for it. So when Walmart recently offered me the chance to take the FoodSaver challenge, I was all for it! :: READ THE FULL POST
It’s been years since my husband and I last owned a toaster. In fact, I believe we’d only owned one: A cheap machine we bought in a set when we first got married. Needless to say, it didn’t last very long before burning out, and we never bothered to replace it. That’s not to say we don’t eat toast, because we do. All the time. It’s just that we’ve been using the oven. :: READ THE FULL POST
To put it mildly, our last set of pots had seen better days. We bought them more than 5 years ago with very little concern about how they were made, what they were made of, etc. And while they were still usable, we knew we’d have to get a new set sooner or later. So when the opportunity arose to review a set of stainless steel pots by Better Homes and Gardens, I jumped at the chance.
While BHG isn’t exactly known for carrying the greenest of products, this particular product is green by default. Why? Well stainless steel is 100% recyclable, and an average stainless steel object is composed of about 60% recycled material. :: READ THE FULL POST