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Almost Free Organic Groceries: $30 for $0.24

Almost Free Organic Groceries: $30 for $0.24

This post may contain affiliate links. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, there’s a great deal on almost free organic groceries through 8/25 that you won’t want to miss. Just in time for the Grand Opening of MOM’s Organic Market in Cherry Hill, Groupon is offering a […]

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Reclaimed Wood Shelf with DIY Shelf Brackets

Reclaimed Wood Shelf with DIY Shelf Brackets

Rummaging through this pile of old organ pipes, I was able to find many character-filled pieces or old wood. I’ve already repurposed an old board that had been labeled with organ stops into a DIY Craft Jar Herbs Kitchen Planter. Another board that I salvaged would make […]

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Homemade Insect Repellant

Homemade Insect Repellant

After a very wet spring here in the Northeast it is not surprising that there are a lot of biting insects around every time I step outside.  Even a short walk out to the garden to pick a few fresh tomatoes or cucumbers leaves me with a […]

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Repurpose an old computer into art

Repurpose an old computer into art

Have you ever wondered what to do with an old computer? If you’re like me, you’d rather see an item repurposed or recycled before it’s sent off to the landfill. Not only will your old computer and other electronics sit in a landfill beyond our lifetimes, any […]

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DIY Craft Jar Herbs Kitchen Planter

Today, we take for granted the abundance of materials and supplies available  in stores. Thriving on retail sales, our economy has molded today’s disposable society, emphasizing disposal of the old and replacing with new. But, new isn’t always better. Rummaging through a pile of old wood and organ […]

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Remove Labels from Craft Jars

Remove Labels from Craft Jars

I’ve been collecting various size Classico sauce jars to re-purpose. I love the character and old-world look of the Classico mason jar– once I remove labels these will make great craft jars. This is a great way to save money and be environmentally conscious by reusing something […]

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Old Headboard Repurposed into Garden Fence

Old Headboard Repurposed into Garden Fence

A few years ago, we rescued a metal headboard from heading to the landfill. Originally brass, it was spray painted a flat black. It worked well, but I’m ready for a change. What to do with the old headboard? Throw it out? Certainly not! Before discarding something, […]

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Reusing old CD’s – How to keep birds out of the garden

Reusing old CD’s – How to keep birds out of the garden

I’m always on the lookout for environmentally friendly ways to keep critters out of the garden.  A simple fence will stop many animals but it will not deter birds who can fly over it.  Here’s an easy project that will help keep birds out of your vegetables […]

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Building a Trellis

Building a Trellis

The plants growing in my garden include tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini.  All three of these are vining plants that, if left alone, have a tendency to sprawl all over the place.  We have always used tomato cages to hold up our tomato plants but in the past […]

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Turn your Gutter into a Garden Sprinkler!

Turn your Gutter into a Garden Sprinkler!

When we moved into our house 6 years ago, the gutter in the front of the house spewed into the yard, and where the water ran nothing would grow. To fix this problem, we decided to install an underground pipe system that had a sprinkler-type release on […]

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