Hot enough for you yet? Here in central Ohio the temperature has been in the high 80s, low 90s with outrageous humidity levels. To keep costs down and keep us all cool we are rocking most of the tips I outline in my post on 10 Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning. I despise high energy bills for a variety of reasons but one big one is that I would rather spend that money on fun times with my kids! Another is that I find it a personal challenge to consume less and prove that we can live … [Read more...]
10 Ways to Reuse Tea Bags
If you’re a tea drinker, you may be wondering what to do with all those leftover tea bags. This has only recently become a concern in our house. Before we started brewing our own Kombucha (fermented tea) we were just occasional tea drinkers, maybe a cup of sleepy time tea all around once a week or so. My 12 year old would also make iced tea here and there. We just composted our tea bags. As the quantity grew though I decided we might find some other uses for them. Here are a few things you can … [Read more...]
Green Smoothies Recipes!
About a year ago (maybe less) my family fell in love with green smoothies. No it has nothing to do with green in the eco sense of the word but rather what is in the smoothie...lots of fresh, leafy greens. A universal issue it seems is the concern over getting our kids to eat their veggies, particularly the dark green variety. Green smoothies are the perfect solution for the whole family. We drink at least one but usually 2-3 green smoothies a day. This means we are eating lots of Kale, … [Read more...]