Sowing Seeds and GMOs

Let me say, I love, love sowing seeds. It is so rewarding to plant a little seed, water it and watch it spring up and grow almost in front of my eyes. It’s amazing. Not only do I enjoy seeing growth in plants, I also enjoy seeing it in people. I know I may embarrass…

Whipped Butter

In my quest to be frugal with my weekly food budget, I literally whipped up this recipe this morning and it was a real hit with the fam. Take a 1/2 cup of room temperature salted butter and a 1/4 cup of whole milk and place in a standing mixer. With a rotary beater mix…

Coffee Filters

Are convenient single serve items more costly and time consuming in the long run? For example, I loved using my single pod brewer. It was great for my family because we each liked a different flavor of coffee. Just pop in my pod and place my coffee cup under the dispenser and presto my own…

Drying Clothes

My dryer’s belt broke about a month ago, so it has forced me to be greener in my laundry room. I’ve been air drying clothes throughout my house and in my back yard. I live in a neighborhood where no one dries clothes outside. I kind of feel like a rebel hanging out my sheets…

Be Magnolia Green Adventures

I’ve noticed that being green has given me a feeling of empowerment. Not that I’m going to monumentally change the world, but any contribution I make, even minute is something. I don’t have my life in perfect order. And I must confess, last week I tossed my first bowl of kitchen scrapes into the trash…

Time Wasters & Junk Mail Creators

I’m sure some people enjoy earning “… points” or “… bucks” for playing games, taking surveys, watching videos, or surfing the web, but I find these programs to be time wasters. I joined SwagBucks this weekend to see if I could get a few extra dollars, gift cards or discounts. I spent two days downloading…