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15 Mason Jar Lid Crafts

We craft with mason jars all the time, but what about those lonely lids? Use them up with these fun mason jar lid crafts! The whole idea behind mason jar crafts is reusing instead of throwing away…

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10 Ways to Reuse Banana Peels

We’ve written a lot about food waste lately. And as you probably know, the facts about food waste are startling: Americans never eat 40% of the food we produce. The cost to the environment is signif…

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9 Novel Ways to Reuse a Novel (or Any Other Book)

If you’re the type of person who could never imagine taking apart a book – removing its pages, cutting off its cover, etc. – then please stop reading now. This article is not for you. And I totally …

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15 Surprising Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes

When you finish a roll of toilet paper or paper towels, do you toss the cardboard tube into the recycle bin? Check out these awesome ways to reuse them instead! The average American family uses aro…

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11 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Waste

Americans waste hundreds of pounds of food per household each year. A whopping 30-40% of the US food supply ends up in landfills each year! Why are we wasting so much food? A lot of it has to do with …

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8 Ways To Extend the Life of Milk (& What to Do Once It’s Spoiled)

With a gallon of milk topping $3.60, it's more important than ever to extend its short life. When stored below 40 degrees, whole milk lasts 5 to 7 days; non-fat 7 to 10 days; and reduced fat 7 days…

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10 Creative Lemon Peel Uses

A squeeze of lemon in your water. A bit of lemon juice to finish a pot of beans. Lemons are endlessly useful in cooking, and it feels so wasteful to just toss those peels into the compost or trash. Ne…

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16 Natural Ways To Defeat Garden Slugs

I love all creatures great and small. Except slugs in my garden. Those slimy gastropods that not only gross me out, but they take large bites out of tender seedlings and shoots, devouring my precio…

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5 Things to Do With Bad Wine

Old wine, old wine. Hmm ... well, it's not a problem I often come across, to be perfectly honest. We're pretty fond of spiky beverages, 'round these parts. (Some of our neighbors here in Portland eve…

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12 Surprising Uses for Milk & Milk Containers

From soothing stinging eyes to watering plants, read on for surprising ways to use milk, milk cartons and milk jugs. Have a use of your own? Let us know in the comments!   Around the Ho…

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I liked the link that showed how to make a magazine or newspaper bow. :)

According to my last cat, Topsy, the closest we humans get to purring is SNORING!

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All the mentioned aromas are very conducive to a very pleasant atmosphere.

My mum's being doing this for some 50+ years. She always saw it as a gift in a gift, and a way to en…

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