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Category Archives: green & frugal living

You’ve Got Mail

I have a confession — I am a trash picker.  Yes, a dumpster diver.  A slam-on-the-breaks-to-check-out-what-is-on-the-curb girl.  Our first couch was off the curb in the Art Museum district of Philadelphia — great piece, bad upholstery.  Entire slipcover, and viola!  Most of our dressers come second hand … thank you coat of paint!  For awhile […]

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Zucchini Muffins

If it’s summer in your part of the world, I’m sure you must be thinking…baking, really?  It’s so hot, there’s no way I’m turning on the oven.  Believe me, with expected highs in the 90s this week, there’s little chance I will be baking either.   Just bear with me a little bit…. Summer produce […]

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5 Tips for Gardening with Kids

Each spring when the weather is still cold, I start dreaming about my summer garden. Fresh warm tomatoes for margherita pizza, grilled peppers and juice strawberries straight from the vine. There is just something about bringing my small urban garden to our dinner table. I may never be a teacher, in the traditional classroom sense, […]

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How to Make Magazine Butterflies

If you’re the kind of person that likes to count down…the official start of Spring is only 5 days away!  I’m so ready for color to return to the world.  Despite the fact that it snowed well over 7 inches last weekend, I am determined to bring a little spring inside. So the paper snowflakes […]

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20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Wood Pallets

As a green mama, I kinda love it when you can reuse something that might normally be tossed.  I stumbled upon a few wooden pallets last week,  they were inexpensive and begging to be upcycled into something useful again. I haven’t decided exactly how I’ll use them but these 20 pallet projects have given me […]

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Christmas Card Placemats

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it seems we are fast forwarding into thoughts of Christmas.  Before having children I knew there were a few traditions and memory makers from my own childhood that I wanted to share when the time came to have a family of our own…the Christmas Eve meal, Christmas storybooks passed down […]

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