Whether you are using a flashlight, cordless power tools or cellphone, battery powered tech makes life easier. But what happens to batteries when they reach the end of their lives? We'll explain safe battery recycling – where, how, and why you should. This is extremely important, because some batteries can explode or catch fire if handled improperly.
I know that retailers love the holiday season because of the gift buying frenzy, but spending a lot of time in crowded stores is not my idea of fun. We prepare homemade jams, jellies and other treats throughout the year for gift baskets. I also keep an eye out for items at thrift stores and garage sales that I know would be a good fit for someone on my holiday list.
A few things are purchased new – I haven't yet learned how to whip up computer parts in the kitchen – but I am not a big shopper. I'd rather focus on spending time together with people I care about. Throwing some great food in the mix is also welcome, as there are a number of recipes I typically make only for holidays. In this post I'll share a few tips for greener gifting that are good for our wallets and the environment.
I love to cook, and really love using fresh herbs. But, with my busy lifestyle, I am always trying to figure out how to grow them in an easy, quick, and affordable fashion. These ideas for repurposed planters for your herb garden don't require a lot of work or space, and look great using recyclables found in my own garage. Last but not least, they are a great opportunity for me to teach my own kids about growing and tending plants. [Read more…] about Repurposed Planters for your Herb Garden