Category: Temporarily Green

A year of trying out a greener life style.

From Temporarily Green to Be(ing) Magnolia Green

I have spent the last year learning and using greener products and implementing more environmentally friendly techniques in my home. What did I discover? Well as you have probably already guessed, there is no going back to my old way of living with my head in the sand, oblivious to the consequences of wasteful consumption.…

Three Clothes Washing Alternatives

I read an interesting article on Seventh Generation’s 7 Gen Blog titled Non-Electric Washing Machines – Wave of the Future (click to check it out). It got me pondering on how I do my laundry. No, I’m not going to stop using my current electric washing machine, but having an alternative or back up non-electric washing machine…

Snakes In My Garden

I’ve lived in my home for over two years and today was my first snake sighting. I live in a somewhat rural area near a large body of water, so snakes are to be expected. I guess I’ve been in denial of their presence in my own backyard. From my quick glimpse of the snake,…

Lemon Pound Cake

James likes! http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-lemon-pound-cake-11763 Fopllowed directions but didn’t add glaze. 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup sugar Directions: 1 Mix together 1 cup sugar and butter. 2…

Favorite Household Cleaners

My all time favorite household cleaners….(drum roll please)……are…..White Vinegar and Baking Soda! Not only do they make an excellent sink scrub, you can wash your hair with it, use them for fabric softener, and lastly make that volcano spew for your kid’s science project!  

Dishwasher Cubes

If you’ve ever wanted to try a homemade dishwasher recipe, here’s your chance. I probably will still use my favorite store brand products but this recipe comes in handy when I run out. I usually have most of these ingredients on hand for my household cleaning. Feel free to comment and let me know how…

Home Made Laundry Room Products

Going green in my laundry room has actually been the easiest change for me to adjust too. Not only is making homemade laundry products, better for the environment, it’s also less expensive than most products found on the laundry aisle at your local supermarket. I’ve included a few links to recipes from a few of…