Start Here to Be Magnolia Green!

Here are 7 easy suggestions to get you started on a more frugal sustainable lifestyle!  1. List the skills you have and if practical, don’t pay someone else to do it. For example, I’m the family groomer. I even cut my own hair. Sorry, no pictures of me (wink) but I will share one of our…

Mississippi’s Arbor Day!

It’s Arbor Day in Mississippi. Per Arbor Day and Tree Planting Week Proclamation by Governor Bryant, we Mississippians are encouraged to participate in “Tree Planting Week” from the February 8th to February 14th. I plan to check out the woods on my relative’s property and dig up a few sprouting trees and transplant them to my…

Rosemary Citrus Dishwasher Gel

I’ve been using this dishwasher gel recipe for over a month and am very happy with the results. I do rinse most of my dirty dishes before I load my dishwasher; therefore, my dishes are coming out clean. Here is my recipe and I hope it works out well for you. Rosemary Citrus Dishwasher Gel…

Laundry Powder Recipe

I’ve been making my own laundry powder from borax, washing soda and bar soap for years. I’ve tried using different varieties of bar soap…cheap, expensive, scented and unscented. You name it, I’ve tried it. Since I have sensitive skin, I make my own bar soap from 3 simple ingredients: Coconut Oil, Spring Water and Lye…