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Solar Powered Clothes

About the time we switched to making our own home made laundry powder, we also decided to unplug our machine clothes dryer – for good! A few well placed ropes alone with a folding wooden clothes rack is all we need to harness some solar power for our clothes drying needs. Growing up in Belleville […] […]

Homemade Laundry Powder

When you look at your grocery bill, the giant bottle of Tide (perfume free Cheer, Seventh Generation, or your favorite brand of choice) is a pretty big ticket item. Finding an alternative to store bought laundry detergent can be both budget wise and earth friendly. My first forage into the land of laundry soap alternatives […] […]

How to Make Your Own Cloth Napkins

When I saw my friend using cloth napkins, in an effort to green her kitchen table, I thought — Why buy? A quick Google-and-glance at a few DIY sites and I was off on a new green adventure! I tried several designs, from square corners to finished zig zag edges before settling on a […] […]

Forever in Blue Jeans

Raising three children, there seemed to be an endless supply of clothes that were outgrown or became unfashionable before their time. Throwing away perfectly good clothes just isn’t something we can do. But there are dozens of ways you don’t need to leave your old 501s behind! Just take a Google at the endless tips […] […]

Welcome to the Conversation!

What’s this blog about? Who doesn’t need to save money? And while there are infomercials, gadgets and gizzmos that you can buy for turn key solutions to make your life easier, I have always found myself drawn to the FREE ideas. The ones that tell you how to thrive on a shoe string budget. But […] […]