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Green Home: Sustainable Ways for Living on Planet Earth. Learn tips and what you can do to make your home more green and sustainable.

Green Home: Sustainable Ways for Living on Planet Earth

By The Coastal Homestead | Feb 3, 2016

Green Home: Sustainable Ways of Living on Planet Earth This article is a guest post from Jeffery Marlow  Efficient building is not a new phenomenon. In times past it may have been known as smart building or may have been a business practice that differentiated failed companies, from those that were passed on to succeeding…

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6 Ways to Recycle Your Tree- Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle Your Tree

6 Ways to Recycle Your Tree- Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 26, 2015

  6 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Re-Tree Is your tree looking more like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree and less like the beautiful green specimen that your family once adored? Then it’s time to Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose that Christmas Re-Tree!

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DIY Everything Scrub- better than Comet! This recipe is Good for you, Good for the Environment and Great for Your Wallet!

DIY Everything Scrub-better than Comet!

By The Coastal Homestead | Dec 19, 2015

DIY Everything Scrub- better than Comet! I call this the Everything Scrub because I literally use it on everything from: Sinks to Tubs, Pots and Pans, Oven, Burnt on food, Dirty hands, Etc. You will love how efficiently this scrub works- one of my favorite recipes and best sellers! I have taken years to develop…

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DIY All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner. make a cleaner that is Good for you, Good for the environment, and Great for your wallet!

DIY All-Purpose Citrus Kitchen Cleaner

By The Coastal Homestead | Dec 19, 2015

  All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner Did you know there is a difference between your kitchen cleaner and kitchen disinfectant? Some cleaners are meant to clean (lift grease) and some are meant to disinfect (kill germs), rarely does your average kitchen cleaner do both. Not only that, but if you are spraying your counters then wiping them…

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Over 20 DIY Green, Non-Toxic cleaning recipes

The 3 G’s of Kitchen Cleaning

By The Coastal Homestead | May 5, 2015

  The 3 G’s of Kitchen Cleaning Good for You, Good for the Environment, Good (great) for Your Wallet Growing up, I had what most would consider severe allergy issues. Everything made me sick and I couldn’t take majority of the medicines that would help me. Out of necessity, my mother joined an organic food…

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Learn how to live greener in 20 easy steps

Ways to Go Green-20 Easy Steps

By The Coastal Homestead | Feb 22, 2015

  Many of us are making the change to go green, and are living sustainable and responsibly for our environment and ourselves. By ditching the synthetic chemicals, foods with toxins, buying energy efficient appliances, recycling, solar energy, off grid and more, you can help. But where do you start? It can be overwhelming to do…

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Composting; Solving the worlds problems

By Amber Bradshaw | Jun 3, 2014

Composting. You hardly ever heard of the word ten+ years ago and now its common language among all the gardeners and Green communities, even schools are practicing composting. I’m sure you’ve seen hundreds of photo’s and techniques along with reasons why to compost, and this story isn’t any different except that it’s my story and…

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I eat my bath water

By Amber Bradshaw | May 29, 2014

  I eat my bath water not this tub or those veggies First thought? Well my teenage daughter’s reaction was ewwww gross mom. Kind of ranks up there with boogies in her opinion, but let me explain. How does one “eat” their bath water? Don’t you mean drink? (now I’m saying ewwww gross) no, I do…

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Green Cleaning your clothes can save you $$$

By Amber Bradshaw | May 23, 2014

  OK, when was the last time someone told you that you could actually save money by cleaning your clothes? I confess I did a little play on words but it’s true. A more accurate introduction should have been ‘How you clean your clothes could save you money” There are two ways our family saves an…

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