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DIY I-Spy Craft

DIY I-Spy Craft

Sarah is one of the craftiest gals I know.  She’s sharing a fun project idea that will make your kiddo’s day AND get the junk drawer clean in the process.  Oh, and it’s a recycle/reuse project too. This girl is pushing all my happy buttons! Sometimes presenting something old in a different way is just the thing to get kids interested in it again. We had a bunch of colored rice hanging out in a bin that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Around the House, Frugal Fawn, Go Green, Guest Blogger, Mommyhood, Spending Less

A Day in the Life of a Professional Organizer

A Day in the Life of a Professional Organizer

Today, Pro Organizer Holly Shacklett is taking us behind the scenes with her in her career as a professional organizer.  I’m both thankful for the great tips and also a little jealous – I love to purge stuff – especially other people’s stuff!  As a small business owner so many of my days are spent on the business side of things.  There are clients to be found, facebook pages to manage, blog posts to create, and … Read entire article »

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Soy 102: Soy as Product #Bean2Blog – Part three

Soy 102: Soy as Product #Bean2Blog – Part three

Soy is being billed as the “miracle bean” not only because it can help fill the gap between food production and food consumption on our planet, but also because it is a highly versatile option for many other types of products in categories ranging from automotive to construction to personal care.  These products are just beginning to play a role in the drive to produce more soy. (98% of all soy grown in the US … Read entire article »

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Soy 101: Soy as Food #Bean2Blog – Part Two

Soy 101: Soy as Food #Bean2Blog – Part Two

So, did you take a gander at some of the other blog posts I linked to in part 1 of this Bean2Blog series?  If you did, you saw that our time at Moss Mountain Farm was beautiful, busy, and very educational. Knowing that the event centered around soybeans, I was a little apprehensive about what would be presented to us.  If you’ve read my past posts like this or this, you might know that I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Around the House, Go Green, Grocery Shopping, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

Free Low-Flow Showerheads and Faucet Aerators for Centerpoint Customers

Free Low-Flow Showerheads and Faucet Aerators for Centerpoint Customers

If you haven’t yet taken advantage, be sure to head over to Centerpoint’s website and take them up on their offer to provide up to 3 Low-Flow Showerheads and 3 faucet aerators FREE for customers. These little lovelies will save water and cut your gas bills.  Now that the warmer months when we take more showers are upon us, it’s a great time to get started with this eco-friendly money saver. We ordered ours and have … Read entire article »

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Earn and Learn with Recyclebank

Earn and Learn with Recyclebank

If you live here in Little Rock, you’ve probably already received your fancy new recycling cart with the bright yellow lid.  In addition to the benefits of holding more recycled materials, eliminating the need to sort, and taking up less space in the garage than the two short bins we previously had, the new enhanced services also include Recyclebank Rewards. Recyclebank is a FREE online program that rewards you for taking everyday green actions. So, you’ll … Read entire article »

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