Aluminum Duct Tape Plant Markers

A couple of months ago I developed a new obsession: Pinterest. Ohmygoodness did I fall in love! Pinterest is all about pretty pictures and short descriptions – in other words it’s an ADOS girl’s dream. ADOS = Attention Deficit… Oh Shiny!   It wasn’t long before I had a nice…

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Summer Fashion Tips to Save Money

Please welcome guest author Jenna back to My Happy Crazy Life. Today she is sharing some tips for looking great while spending less this summer. Like all of Jenna’s posts, the only benefit I receive besides the great tips is time saved. With summer right around the corner, thousands of…

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Go Green – Cut Down on Junk Mail

Please welcome guest author Jenna back to My Happy Crazy Life. This is not a paid post; the only benefit I received besides Jenna’s tips was time saved from having someone else write the post. Last month, I shared a few ideas on how to go green this spring and I…

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Vinegar Does Everything!

Several years ago Teacher and I decided we wanted to find more natural ways of cleaning than the chemical-based products we’d been using. At the time there weren’t very many “green” alternatives available and the ones we could find were really expensive, so we decided to try regular old white…

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Ways to Go Green this Spring

Please welcome guest author Jenna, an occasional blogger who loves to spend time with her friends and family. Her blogging interests vary from the Green Movement to parenting. This is not a paid post; the only benefit I received (besides Jennifer’s tips) was time saved from having someone else write…

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Reversible Coffee Sleeve Tutorial

Coffee sleeves are eco-friendly, and make great gifts! You can wrap one up with a coffee shop gift card, or whip up some matching reusable snack and sandwich bags for a great lunch set. The coffee sleeve in this tutorial is part of a set I made Cowboy for Christmas…

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Greenify your Holidays

It’s no secret that Teacher and I try to make “green” choices whenever we can, and the holidays are no exception. Here are some quick and easy my two favorite words besides “chocolate” and “coffee” to greenify your holiday season: Think layers. Your furnace probably uses some sort of fossil…

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Make a Reusable Sandwich Bag

Last year I posted a tutorial showing how to make reusable sandwich and snack bags using cotton fabric and PUL (polyurethane laminate). Since I realize that not everyone has PUL readily available and it’s generally not considered food-safe, I decided to look for an alternative that would be easier for…

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Planting my Square Foot Garden

Planting is my favorite part of gardening – I like it even more than harvesting the produce! Every time I dig into the warm earth I’m taken back to my childhood when my grandma would give me a tray of annuals, trowel and half-full watering can, then point me to…

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