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4 Sustainable Practices That Will Make Big Changes!

Whether we are climate change activists or skeptics, we can all agree that we should all be doing our part to leave our Earth in the best condition possible. Sustainability isn’t always the easiest thing to accomplish considering our consumerist lifestyle in the U.S., but we’ve come up with four things that can really have an impressive impact and make big changes!

Garden-Fresh Marinara Sauce (Crockpot Recipe)

The vegetable garden we started is beginning to put out lots of veggies. While I love to give out fresh vegetables to friends during the summer, I like to keep some for myself to make this rich and oh-so-delicious marinara sauce. Made from fresh-grown garden favorites...

Why You Should Consider Growing Peppermint This Summer

As the summer season ramps up and the “fun in the sun” commences, our time spent outside increases.  Since we are outside more anyway, why not consider growing a peppermint plant this year? The benefits are numerous!

4 Sustainable Practices That Will Make Big Changes!

Whether we are climate change activists or skeptics, we can all agree that we should all be doing our part to leave our Earth in the best condition possible. Sustainability isn’t always the easiest thing to accomplish considering our consumerist lifestyle in the U.S., but we’ve come up with four things that can really have an impressive impact and make big changes!

Garden-Fresh Marinara Sauce (Crockpot Recipe)

The vegetable garden we started is beginning to put out lots of veggies. While I love to give out fresh vegetables to friends during the summer, I like to keep some for myself to make this rich and oh-so-delicious marinara sauce. Made from fresh-grown garden favorites...

Why You Should Consider Growing Peppermint This Summer

As the summer season ramps up and the “fun in the sun” commences, our time spent outside increases.  Since we are outside more anyway, why not consider growing a peppermint plant this year? The benefits are numerous!

Seed to Plate: How To Grow Bread-Worthy Spring Wheat From Seed

Wheat is one of those staples that’s been getting a bad rap lately. With the current diet trends leaning toward eating carbohydrates, wheat and bread aren’t on the radar of many gardeners. But there are some benefits to growing it, especially if you select the “hard red spring wheat.”

How To Protect Yourself From Venomous Snakes

With the return of the warm summer sun comes the return of potentially venomous snakes. If you live in or are visiting an area known for its deadly snakes this summer, you will want to be careful and armed with the knowledge of how to protect yourself from them.

Are You Prepared? 2019 Hurricane Forecast Predicts as Many as 14 Storms This Year!

According to the 2019 Hurricane Forecast, as many as 14 tropical storms are predicted this year.  It could be a destructive hurricane season and based on the forecast, two to four of the projected storms are expected to turn into serious large-scale hurricanes. If you live in a hurricane danger zone, the real question is: are you prepared?

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NATURAL LIVING

Summer Checklist for a Safe and Happy Home

Summer comes with a season-specific checklist for household safety. Take advantage of the longer days and a less intense schedule and go through these 6 tips to keep your household organized, safe, and de-cluttered in the summer months.

4 Healthy Reasons Why Echinacea is a Wondrous Medicinal Herb

Echinacea is perhaps most widely used as an herbal remedy to help fight off colds or the flu once ill.  It’s often used in a tea or as a supplement to boost the body’s natural immune system, yet it has even more incredible health benefits even if you aren’t sick with a cold!

10 Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

A recent study showed that hemp seeds is truly beneficial for the health and does not contain the psychoactive ingredient that are commonly found in marijuana.

5 Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Your Deodorant

Since our skin is our largest organ, we need to take measures to ensure that what we put on it is as natural as possible. Here are five harmful chemicals found in deodorant that can play a part in the diminishment of our health.

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

New Study Reveals the Many Benefits of Urban Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop vegetable gardens increase urban biodiversity; decrease stormwater run-off; offer psychological benefits to those involved with the garden and with fellow gardeners; and can even protect and extend the lifetime of the roof.

Sustainable Gardening: Reduce Watering by 50-75%

Our current landscaping is excessive and needs to change. Simply by changing the way you look at your lawn, you can create a low-water landscape that is both practical and beautiful.

How To Score Free Groceries (Seriously)

Here’s some excellent advice that can help you trim down your grocery bill and provide some extra cash for survival gear or preps you will make in your home.

Edible Flowers: 42 Varieties to Add to Your Garden

When you are planning your garden, consider adding flowers that serve a purpose of not only assisting in pollination, but can be also be used in dishes. This will help you make most of the limited garden space, not to mention adding fragrant and visually striking appeal to your dishes.

5 Simple Solutions For Composting

Utilize these five easy ways to collect compostable materials to add to the garden. The end result is a full spectrum soil conditioner that will keep your garden thriving.

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Garden-Fresh Marinara Sauce (Crockpot Recipe)

The vegetable garden we started is beginning to put out lots of veggies. While I love to give out fresh vegetables to friends during the summer, I like to keep some for myself to make this rich and oh-so-delicious marinara sauce. Made from fresh-grown garden favorites...

Why You Should Consider Growing Peppermint This Summer

As the summer season ramps up and the “fun in the sun” commences, our time spent outside increases.  Since we are outside more anyway, why not consider growing a peppermint plant this year? The benefits are numerous!

Seed to Plate: How To Grow Bread-Worthy Spring Wheat From Seed

Wheat is one of those staples that’s been getting a bad rap lately. With the current diet trends leaning toward eating carbohydrates, wheat and bread aren’t on the radar of many gardeners. But there are some benefits to growing it, especially if you select the “hard red spring wheat.”

How To Protect Yourself From Venomous Snakes

With the return of the warm summer sun comes the return of potentially venomous snakes. If you live in or are visiting an area known for its deadly snakes this summer, you will want to be careful and armed with the knowledge of how to protect yourself from them.

Are You Prepared? 2019 Hurricane Forecast Predicts as Many as 14 Storms This Year!

According to the 2019 Hurricane Forecast, as many as 14 tropical storms are predicted this year.  It could be a destructive hurricane season and based on the forecast, two to four of the projected storms are expected to turn into serious large-scale hurricanes. If you live in a hurricane danger zone, the real question is: are you prepared?

A Growing Guide For Small Sugar Pumpkins

Small sugar pumpkins are a perfect addition to any autumn lovers garden! Perfectly sweet or savory, based on your personal preference, these cute little pumpkins offer a nutritious treat without the tricks!

Passion Flower Herbal Tincture: Relieve Nervousness And Tension Naturally!

The passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) herb is incredibly beautiful and has been used to naturally treat ailments from gastrointestinal problem to cuts and bruises. But herbal tinctures made from the gorgeous flower are highly useful for those who often carry a little extra stress and anxiety.

Workplace/Public Safety: Secret Emergency Codes YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Workplace safety and preparedness are not often at the forefront of our minds. Most of us assume that if the worst happens, it’ll happen while we’re at home where we are adequately prepared. But what if it doesn’t? And if it doesn’t, these are the emergency codes you will need to know in the workplace or if you’re in public when an emergency situation arises.

YUMMY RECIPES FOR ANY OCCASION

Instant Oatmeal Mix

Instant Oatmeal Mix

With a little creativity, you can make almost anything yourself. I can now add instant oatmeal mix to the recipe box and the bonus is that I’m feeding my kids using wholesome ingredients.

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COOKING AND FOOD PREP IDEAS

Fun with Freeze Dried Food!

Freeze-dried foods are a survival food must-have! Not only do they last 25+ years, but they will add versatility and needed vitamins to your preparedness diet. Discover ways of adding this important survival staple to your pantry.

7 Ways To Get Rid of Leftover Fruit

Each year, about 40 percent of all food in the United States goes uneaten. Here are 7 ways to avoid throwing uneaten food away and make the most of your perishable food investment.

FAMILY PREPAREDNESS

Are You Prepared? 2019 Hurricane Forecast Predicts as Many as 14 Storms This Year!

According to the 2019 Hurricane Forecast, as many as 14 tropical storms are predicted this year.  It could be a destructive hurricane season and based on the forecast, two to four of the projected storms are expected to turn into serious large-scale hurricanes. If you live in a hurricane danger zone, the real question is: are you prepared?

Summer Checklist for a Safe and Happy Home

Summer comes with a season-specific checklist for household safety. Take advantage of the longer days and a less intense schedule and go through these 6 tips to keep your household organized, safe, and de-cluttered in the summer months.

Short Term Emergency Checklist

Checklists are a great way to stay organized during times of emergency preparation. This complete checklist will ensure that your family is prepared for short term disasters.

How To Avoid Financial Scammers After A Disaster

Natural disasters bring out the best in some people, but the worst in others. As the nation grapples with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, victims of the storm’s wrath should also be on alert to avoid becoming victims of financial scammers looking to make a quick buck off those who have already lost so much.

PREPAREDNESS CHECKLISTS

Wildfire Preparedness Checklist

With the massive droughts plaguing our country, it’s not just the west coast that needs to prepare for this natural disaster. Use this checklist as a way to prepare your home.

Suggested Items for Short Term Food Supply

Having a ready food supply already stocked will keep the mind focused on creating a safety plan and preparing rather than losing precious time at the store and the gas stations getting provisions and supplies.

Road Side Medical Care Kit

Leaving home means venturing away from the safety of your home where necessary items are waiting to be used. If an emergency occurs while in the vehicle, having the necessary items in place can save essential time, money and provide relief.

ARE YOU READY?

Are You Ready Series: Wildfire Preparedness

You can begin to take steps to prepare your community for this type of disaster by starting with your home. Ensuring that you have the necessary preparations in place will help you diffuse the element of surprise these disasters tend to have.

Are You Ready Series: Heat Safety

Heat related deaths are the number 1 weather related killer in the United States. Learn how to keep cool and safe during hot weather and summer power outages.

When Seconds Count: 5 Items for Quick-Action Response

Emergencies can spring up in seconds. When they do, those seconds count! These are a few things you can tote around with you in a jacket or cargo pocket that will give you an immediate edge when a situation arises that calls for you to work on it immediately.

Are You Ready Series: Emergency Water Supply

We use water for everything from food preparation to cleaning the dishes, cleaning our bodies, brushing our teeth and for drinking. When our water supply is interrupted, we must rely on the supplies we have for survival.

Are You Ready Series: Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes have a tendency to wreak havoc everywhere they arise. Knowing what to do, before a disaster such as this ensues, will ensure that you will be able handle these types of emergencies if they happen to come your way.

Do It Yourself Tips (DIY)

DIY Home Cooling Techniques

Whether your air conditioner went kaput due to a weather disaster or you prefer to “rough it” and not use the appliance, you can still keep your home cool!

DIY: Soy Citronella Candles

Citronella candles are a natural alternative to repelling those annoying insects and provide a pleasant scent at the same time. They also are very adaptable to what you have on hand.

DIY Electrolyte Powders

Making your own electrolyte powder is a low cost alternative to purchasing those expensive sports drinks. An added bonus to making your own electrolyte powder is it gives you complete control over the ingredients of the electrolyte drink and you can have it on hand when you need it the most.

DIY Dry Shampoo For Healthy Hair

Whether you need a quick fix for a camping trip or want to stock up for a time where your water supply could be turned off, the diy dry shampoo mix is great, natural and makes your hair feel and smell great.

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