Category Archives: News

How to Make an Olive Oil Lamp

By Julie Finn When my family visited Greece this summer, one of the most beautiful things that we saw were kandylakia, little roadside shrines that held icons, photographs, mementos, and a small floating olive oil lamp: This kandylaki is just outside of Ancient Olympia. In Greece, if you have a minor accident, and you’re thankful… Read More »

How to Make Beeswax Candles in Upcycled Bottles

By Julie Finn Yes, I love candles. Sooooo much. No, I don’t go to that candle store in the mall, nor do I want to be part of your Scentsy pyramid scheme. I have enough candles in my house to ride out any Indiana storm. I have enough candles in my bedroom to set the… Read More »

3 DIY Vodka Cleaning Recipes

By Becky Striepe A little for the counters, a little for the person cleaning the counters. Vodka combines some of the best properties from many other green cleaning pantry staples. Try these simple vodka cleaning recipes. Like vinegar, vodka is excellent at disinfecting, but it also fights odors like baking soda and acts as a… Read More »

We’re Moving!

By Rose H. We have a special announcement for our readers this week…. For some time, we’ve been considering separating the topics that this blog covers, and starting a new blog specifically related to green and sustainable living, and we’re proud to announce that it’s finally LIVE! This new site will bring you up-to-date news,… Read More »

3 Tips for Choosing and Installing Energy-Efficient Doors

By Rose H. Selecting and installing an energy efficient door can help you reduce your electric bill, as well as keep your rooms at a more comfortable temperature without having to turn on the AC or the heater. Some door improvements cost a lot of money. For example, if you decided to completely replace your… Read More »