Using Rain Barrels to Water Your Plants Naturally

Have you ever noticed the way that everything outside seems much greener after a nice long rain?  It’s not just your imagination; there really is something special going on when grass and plants are able to drink the rainwater that nature provides. Unless you live in a rural area, your tap water is probably treated (read more…)

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Sunday Links: August 8

• From New Urban Habitat: 12 Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic • From Angry Chicken: Snack Bags!  A Sewing Tutorial Video • From Hip Mountain Mama: Homemade Sidewalk Paint • From The EcoDiva: Discover the Secrets of Choosing Gluten Free Beauty • From The Nourishing Gourmet: Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup • From Simple (read more…)

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Weekend links

Blackberry Gingerbread :: Mt. Hope Chronicles Aimée Wimbush-Bourque of Simple Bites: Kitchen Tour :: The Stir Keep Track of Library Books and Avoid Fines :: Organizing Your Way Dressing up a Present with Wrapping Paper :: Make and Takes 5 Frugal Birthday Party Games :: Wise Bread “Celebrate summer–sun-drenched days and starlit nights.” – Gooseberry (read more…)

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Stress is a choice

I‘ll readily admit it: We’ve had a tough year. A semi-complicated pregnancy, health issues for our middle son, and a sudden, unplanned international move has made the past seven months — well, a doozy. My emotions have been all over the place, but even in the midst of the highs and the lows, the near-constant (read more…)

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Green & Gorgeous: My Homemade Beauty Routine

Welcome back to our monthly Green & Gorgeous series! We took a break in July for our fabulous SLM Block Party giveaways, but usually I set aside the first Friday of each month here at Simple Organic to discuss green beauty tips, trends, and resources. Have you had a chance to check out The Story (read more…)

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