5 Easy Things To Do With Food Scraps

Looking for green ways to dispose of food waste? Well, you have LOTS of options!  From composting and gardening to regrowing food scraps or feeding chickens, there are plenty of ways to decrease trash output by eliminating food waste. If you are wondering what to do with food scraps besides throw them away, here are a few suggestions.  What To Do With Leftover Food Waste Fruit and vegetable scraps, eggs shells, coffee grounds and other food scraps can get a second life if you are creative.  Keep in mind that most of … [Read more...]

Eco Friendly Bathroom Ideas for a More Sustainable Home

Whether you are looking for sustainable bathroom remodel ideas or just easy ways to make your morning shower more eco-friendly, there are a lot of ways to go green in the bathroom!  Check out my post on eco friendly living tips for more green home inspiration! Create an Eco Bathroom You Will Love! We bought our home 12 years ago and each year I try to come up with a few ways to make it a more sustainable living space. Whether it is composting in the kitchen, setting the heat a few degrees lower, or buying organic sheets for the … [Read more...]

How to Create a Backyard Oasis

This post about how to create a backyard oasis has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. Want to learn how to create a backyard retreat?  This is a landscaping project my husband and I have been working on for a few years.  It's a great place to relax outdoors, which we absolutely love.  Upgrading your patio is also a great way to encourage the whole family to spend more time outside.  I thought I'd share a few backyard oasis ideas so you can head outside and relax this summer.  How Do You Create The … [Read more...]

Homemade Lemon Pudding Recipe with Fresh Lemons

Homemade pudding is always a much loved dessert recipe in my house.  I often make pudding from scratch to avoid artificial ingredients.  It is seriously easy and takes only a few minutes, other than time to chill.  This homemade lemon pudding recipe uses fresh lemons and whole milk.  Simple ingredients make this homemade pudding quick, easy, and delicious!   Tips for Making Homemade Pudding To make this lemon pudding, you have to really pay attention.  You will have to stir constantly so don't walk away! … [Read more...]

How to Keep the Kitchen Cool This Summer

Is your kitchen hot in the summer? From proper ceiling fan usage to simple cooking tips, keep your kitchen cool without going broke paying for the air conditioner to run constantly. Keep reading for a few ways to keep the kitchen cool this summer! My sanity needs the kitchen cooler! Summertime in Georgia is HOT and most days I have no desire to sweat over the stove to cook dinner for my family. Since feeding them cereal every night of the week leaves me slightly guilt-ridden, I have had to learn how to keep the kitchen cool while still … [Read more...]

Tips for Comfortable Gardening Your Body Will Thank You For

Gardening is serious exercise. It can be physically demanding on the body as well as hot, itchy, and not always fun.  Prevent painful injuries by investing in the right supplies and following a few of these comfortable gardening tips.  Your body with thank you for it, I promise! Gardening Is Hard Work But Rewarding! I spend a lot of time in my yard during the spring and summer tending to my garden. Between building the garden beds, tilling soil, putting in plants, nurturing them, and (hopefully!) harvesting my crop, I wish I got … [Read more...]

Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats with Walnuts

This chocolate banana overnight oats recipe is sponsored by The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA). All opinions are my own. For more inspiration during #JuneDairyMonth, be sure to check out delicious ideas from NFRA at EasyHomeMeals.com #JDM2020 Overnight oats are an easy healthy breakfast idea for busy mornings. Loaded with whole oats, healthy walnuts, fresh bananas and almond milk, you get plenty of protein and fiber to get your day started.  This oatmeal recipe uses Almond BreezeĀ® Almondmilk Blended with … [Read more...]

10 Things You Need to Survive a Long Distance Road Trip

Planning a cross country road trip? Preparation is key for a fun and SAFE journey! These long distance road trip tips will help ensure that you reach your destination without too much stress.  And without  'accidentally' forgetting your kids in some nowhere rest stop along the way! Don't forget these road trip essentials when you hit the road this summer. How do you survive a long road trip? It's not always easy! My husband and I are in the midst of planning a long distance road trip. We will be taking 2 weeks to visit an … [Read more...]

Tips for Growing a Medicinal Herb Garden

This post about growing a medicinal herb garden has been sponsored by True Leaf Market. All opinions are my own. Growing your own medicinal herbs right in the backyard means you always have natural home remedies on hand for minor ailments. What are the best medicinal herbs to have on hand? And how do you grow a natural herb garden so that it thrives? Here are a few tips on growing medicinal plants as well as quick peak at a the True Leaf Market Herb Garden Seeds  I received to try. What is a medicinal garden? So, what is a … [Read more...]

How to Start Saving Money on Organic Food

Buying organic food doesn't always have to be expensive. Adopt basic concepts like buying seasonal produce, cooking from scratch and buying in bulk will all help you start saving money on organic food. If you are looking for cheap organic food, here are a few money saving tips and resources to get you started. Is organic food worth the extra cost? YES! If you learn how to start saving money on organic food, you will be able to feed your family healthier without totally destroying your food budget. Will you be able to do all of your … [Read more...]

Frugal Landscaping Ideas: How to Upgrade Your Yard on a Budget!

Finding affordable landscaping is tough.  You are better off tackling easy backyard projects that you can do yourself rather than paying a professional.  Here are a few frugal landscaping ideas that will allow you to upgrade your yard on a budget.  These landscaping ideas on a budget mean more money YOU! My husband and I are passionate about our outdoor space. From the patio and fish pond to the pots of jalapenos and pretty flowers by the mailbox. It makes us happy to see an area that is both comfortable and … [Read more...]

15 Creative Ways to Reuse Plastic Milk Jugs

Are you throwing empty milk jugs into the recycling bin?  DON'T!  There are dozens of creative ways to reuse plastic milk jugs around the house.  From easy DIY bird feeders to homemade weights for your next workout, here are a few ways to use repurposed milk jugs to reduce your carbon footprint.   I have WAY too many plastic milk jugs! Since my daughter has a near obsession with milk, the one thing I am always recycling is plastic milk jugs. There are days I think I would be better off just buying my own cow but … [Read more...]

Yellow Squash Cheddar Cheese Biscuit Recipe

This Yellow Squash Cheddar Cheese Biscuit Recipe is a great way to use up summer squash and get your family to eat more vegetables. Simple homemade biscuits filled with shredded yellow squash, cheddar cheese, and dried rosemary. What are YOU going to make with your fresh from the garden yellow squash this summer? What is yellow squash good for? EVERYTHING! Seriously, I love yellow squash.  It is incredibly versatile, whether you want to make it into homemade biscuits like these try some other squash recipe.  Personally, I love … [Read more...]

Italian Bell Pepper Soup Recipe

This Italian bell pepper soup recipe is basically a spinoff of stuffed pepper soup. It's made with pasta instead of rice and  loaded with red, yellow, and orange bell peppers.  This is a hearty soup recipe loaded with Italian herbs and topped with fresh Parmesan cheese.   Making Bell Pepper Soup Vegetarian Since my husband is mostly vegetarian, I try to cut down on how much meat we eat so I only have to cook one meal.  If you want to use ground beef for this homemade soup, that is perfectly fine.  I used … [Read more...]

10 Foods That Help Grow An Organic Garden

There are many benefits to growing your own organic food, however, it can be challenging.  These 10 foods right from your kitchen pantry help repel pests, boost soil nutrients, and support an organic garden naturally.  How do you start an organic garden for beginners? I have had my plants and seeds in the ground for a month now and I am already beyond frustrated with this years organic garden. Two weeks of rain has the basil looking spotty, the leaves falling off the pepper plants and holes in the rhubarb leaves where the slugs … [Read more...]

Raising Green Kids in a Not So Green World

Want to raise green kids?  It's not always easy.  How do you raise an environmentally conscious child in today's hectic world?  From simple sustainability lessons to teach kids about nature, here are a few tips on being green for kids. How do I teach my child to be environmentally friendly? Raising green kids isn't an easy task in this throwaway, disposable society. As parents, we spend a lot of time teaching our children things we feel they will need to know when they get older. We teach them their colors and how to count … [Read more...]

Tips for Adding Wild Bird Nesting Boxes to Your Yard

It's almost spring and that means it's time to start adding wild bird nesting boxes to your back yard! Adding a nesting box to your back yard will encourage native bird species to visit your space. This gives your whole family the chance to enjoy bird watching together! How do you attract birds to a nesting box? Well, that may take a little bit of work! Keep reading for tips on nest box placement, best materials for bird houses and many other tips for backyard bird watchers.  Join the Backyard Bird Count! Last month, my family … [Read more...]

5 Edible Flowers for Your Backyard Garden

Edible flowers are a great way to add a burst of color to your food. A bright yellow blossom in your salad or a soft purple bud on your soup can really make your meal visually appealing. Which flowers are edible?  Is eating flowers safe?  Keep reading for answers to a few of these questions! What do flowers taste like? Flowers all taste just a tad bit different, depending on what you plant and when you pick it. Primarily I find that a soft, earthy flavor predominates, sometimes with a touch of spiciness to it. You are really … [Read more...]

Ravioli with Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce Recipe

This Ravioli with Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce Recipe is sponsored by The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA). All opinions are my own. For more inspiration during #FrozenFoodMonth, be sure to check out delicious ideas from NFRA at EasyHomeMeals.com #MFFM2020 If you are looking for a meatless dinner recipe this month, pasta is a great choice.  It's easy to cook, filling, and something the whole family will love to eat.  However, plain old spaghetti sauce gets boring after a while. This creamy spinach pasta … [Read more...]