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How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

Field Garlic Yellow Wood Sorel Cattails Poor man's pepper

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RECIPE: How to make a savory tomato confit

RECIPE: How to make a savory tomato confit

Summer is here and its a great time to try out some seasonal recipes with the bounty from the farmer's market-- or your own urban garden! If you have some juicy, ripe tomatoes on hand, try out this recipe

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HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

[gallery_extended] To make this all-in-one wind turbine power bank you need to get an old CPU fan, an old phone battery (or a 18650 cell), a small switch and a bike support element. Also get

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This woman can fit two years of trash in one small mason jar

This woman can fit two years of trash in one small mason jar

Have you ever thought about how much trash you produce in a day? How about a year or two years? The average person wastes 4.3 pounds of waste per day; that's 1,569 pounds per year. Not a great feeling,

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfoprf37sno Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled ourselves further and

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A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

So you’ve put yourself in charge of your own wedding bouquets and arrangements? You grow, girl! Some may tell you it’s an ambitious project that you should fear, but believe me: it’s a rewarding one

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7 beautiful drought-friendly lawn alternatives

7 beautiful drought-friendly lawn alternatives

Intro - western drought, particularly California (link to IH posts) Culprits - lawns, etc. What can you do? Save water and cut costs - not to mention maintenance. Drought tolerant plants and

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HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

Just because a food is vegan, doesn't mean it's not sweet and decadent! The combination of cocoa and hazelnut is a classic pairing that often causes hearts—and tastebuds—to flutter. Nutella is the

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VIDEO: How to find and cook delicious Chanterelle mushrooms in a forest near you

VIDEO: How to find and cook delicious Chanterelle mushrooms in a forest near you

In 1836, Swedish mycologist Elias Fries called the chanterelle "one of the most important and best edible mushrooms." They are also incredibly nutritious - in addition to containing vitamin C and

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DIY: How to Create a Gorgeous Planter from an Old Hardcover Book

DIY: How to Create a Gorgeous Planter from an Old Hardcover Book

You may have seem some brilliant book planters on Pinterest or Tumblr and marvelled at how such a simple project can yield such beautiful results—I know I have! The folks over at Gartenkultur

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Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium for newborns, kids & adults

Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium for newborns, kids & adults

Sleep troubles? Not for long! What you might not know about sleep is that human bodies (and brains) rely on magnesium to make that possible. Magnesium is in many foods we eat, as well as available in

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DIY lawn couch for sweet summer lounging

DIY lawn couch for sweet summer lounging

How much oxygen did your furniture produce today? Wouldn't you rather be sitting outside in the back yard, than indoors on your couch? Now you too can have the best of both worlds, and sculpt lawn

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DIY: How to create a vertical garden with upcycled wood pallets

DIY: How to create a vertical garden with upcycled wood pallets

If you were wondering how to turn your balcony or a small back yard into a green oasis, look no further: a pallet garden is an ideal solution that gives you the chance to plant a whole bunch of flowers

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

Many people who take an active role in their own health and well being also tend towards naturally-sourced nutritional supplements and remedies for minor ailments, such as taking a cup of chamomile tea to

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How to Grow Your Own Lemon Tree from a Seed

How to Grow Your Own Lemon Tree from a Seed

If you love plants but don't have much outdoor space to indulge your green thumb, you might feel a bit bummed about all the things you can't grow indoors. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you

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Flour power DIY: use a coffee grinder to make gluten-free flours at home

Flour power DIY: use a coffee grinder to make gluten-free flours at home

As I'm writing this, I'm stuffing a delicious piece of toast into my face and crunching on it rather happily. That might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for those of us who have to adhere to

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6 green spring cleaning tips to help organize and simplify your home

6 green spring cleaning tips to help organize and simplify your home

TIP 1: Crush Clutter Nothing creates a feeling of claustrophobia faster than too much stuff. Before you can clean anything, you have to get rid of some those unused items causing clutter. Consider

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Guerilla gardening: strategies for greening up your neighborhood

Guerilla gardening: strategies for greening up your neighborhood

Regardless of whether you are an urban, suburban, or rural dweller, there is inevitably a patch of neglected turf in your neighborhood that might need a bit of TLC to green it up. If you see hidden

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How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

Image via Shutterstock Jeans Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it's really dirty, so unless you're wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don't wash them after every wear.

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6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

Photo via Shutterstock 1. Thrift Stores Go to any town or city and you are bound to find a thrift store. Whether its run by Salvation Army, Goodwill, SPCA or owned by a private person, thrift stores

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Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

As the days lengthen and the sun grows stronger, many of us are champing at the bit to get our gardens started. Seed catalogues are being pored over, dog-eared, and circled, and some folks may have even

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DIY: 5 All-Natural Facial and Body Mists to Battle Breakouts and Ultra Dry Skin

DIY: 5 All-Natural Facial and Body Mists to Battle Breakouts and Ultra Dry Skin

Winter isn't merely the season when people slog through sleet and suffer from cracked skin and windburn: it's also the time when many folks head off to warmer climates for a bit of R&R on sandy

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VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

Would you believe that you can heat your space with a few candles and a couple of flower pots, all for just pennies a day? It might be difficult to imagine, but it's easy to do, as this video shows in a

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HOW TO: Recycle a sweater into a cuddly pillow for your couch

HOW TO: Recycle a sweater into a cuddly pillow for your couch

Are the throw pillows on your couch getting a bit faded? Want to update your décor? Just follow our tutorial to learn how you can create cozy new covers from recycled sweaters. Read on and we’ll show

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8 natural Feng Shui winter cures for the home

8 natural Feng Shui winter cures for the home

It always seems that the colder season lasts longer than the spring and summer months, and with it comes a great deal of low energy. When it seems like winter is dragging on, purifying our homes with new

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6 ways to reuse your Valentine’s Day roses

6 ways to reuse your Valentine’s Day roses

Valentine's day has come and gone, and if you're one of the millions of people who received roses as a gift for this holiday, chances are that your flowers will keep smelling and looking gorgeous for

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DIY: 3 Cool Crafts to Make with Household Twine

DIY: 3 Cool Crafts to Make with Household Twine

Photo © Third Floor Design Studio So, you're trapped indoors because it's -90 degrees outside, and you're going a little stir crazy. How can you combat the cabin fever that drives so many people up

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DIY: 7 Valentine’s Day gifts you can make for your sweetheart

DIY: 7 Valentine’s Day gifts you can make for your sweetheart

    Massage bars: http://wellnessmama.com/4770/lotion-bars/ Shadow box memorabilia Heart-Shaped Hand Warmers Keep your sweetie's paws toasty by whipping together some of these

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9 simple tips to Feng Shui your home

9 simple tips to Feng Shui your home

Since January is organization month, it's the perfect time of year to start the new year off right with a Feng Shui de-clutter fest give the readers some simple feng shui tips to help your home in order

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DIY: Make recycled candles for Candlemas Day

DIY: Make recycled candles for Candlemas Day

  February 2nd has had special ___ since ancient times: celebrated as Imbolc by the Celts, and more recently as Candlemas by Christians, it's also commonly known as Groundhog Day. Although the

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