Natural Weed Control and a New Way to Look at Weeds!

Natural Weed Control and a New Way to Look at Weeds!

I have been spending quite a bit of time out in the yard for the last few weeks now that spring is finally here. The grass is growing like gangbusters, the garden plants are in their beds and there are tons of projects that need tending to.  One thing that I absolutely HATE doing is dealing with weeds.  Of course, since I refuse to spray them all with chemicals I am left with natural weed control methods, which usually involve pulling them out by hand and swearing a lot.  It is not usually a successful method of weed control, unfortunately!  But, I do what I can to keep the weeds out of the actual food and try to overlook it when they grow places that I don't think they belong.  After all, what exactly IS a weed?  What makes one pretty yellow flower a weed while that pink one that I … [Read more...]

Love Tea? Plant a Teabag Garden!   #AmericasTea

Love Tea? Plant a Teabag Garden! #AmericasTea

This discussion about how to plant a Teabag Garden has been sponsored.  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias. Ever have one of those days where the teenagers are belligerent, the dog escapes from the yard, and your dishwasher decides to start leaking all over your kitchen floor? I seem to have those days an awful lot!  At the end of such a day I look forward to a cup of tea, usually accompanied by something in the chocolate family.  A mug of hot chamomile tea can be the perfect way to wind down after a stressful day.  I also enjoy an uplifting green tea in the morning or peppermint tea when my stomach is feeling a bit … [Read more...]

Creative Uses for Orange Peels

Creative Uses for Orange Peels

I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. My children love fruit – especially oranges – and we go through a ton of them!  Oranges are sweet, easily transportable and loaded with vitamin C to help fight off colds. While they make great snacks, they leave behind a large amount of waste − their peels. What most people don’t know, however, is that orange peels have a number of beneficial household uses as well! So the next time you go to toss those peels away, consider reusing them instead.  Check out my suggestions on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a few ideas! What do YOU do with your leftover orange peels? … [Read more...]

How to Reuse Aluminum Foil

How to Reuse Aluminum Foil

I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. One of my least favorite chores of all time is cleaning residue off my cookie sheets. We’ve all been there, you forget to spray the pan with oil before placing it in the oven and before you know it, you have a hardened mess on your hands. In order to make my life easier and avoid mistakes such as this, I’ve learned to line my sheets with aluminum foil. However, doing this leaves me with an abundant amount of used foil that I hate throwing away. To help minimize the waste, check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for reusing used foil! … [Read more...]

5 Cheap and Natural Organic Gardening Solutions

5 Cheap and Natural Organic Gardening Solutions

After the record amount of snowfall we have seen this winter, I am ready for spring to finally arrive.  Okay, Atlanta got a whopping total of about 5 inches of snow this winter but hey, that really is a record for this area!  The snow is finally melted and the daffodils are already starting to pop out of the ground.  In preparation for our organic gardening projects this summer, my husband turned the compost into the soil of one of the garden beds this weekend.  In a couple weeks I will start planting a few cool weather crops so I thought I would share a few of my cheap organic gardening solutions with you.  No reason to spend a lot of money or spray a lot of chemicals if you don't need to, right?  Cheap and Natural Organic Gardening Solutions 1.  Eggshells:  Eggshells can be used a … [Read more...]