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Here’s the scoop. The bulb on my daughter’s lava lamp night-light blew out. The tiny little replacement bulb is rather hard to find. Of course she mentioned it to me early in the day and I had completely forgotten about it until it was almost evening she reminded me that she didn’t have a night… Read more


Recycle the Heat From Your Dryer

I finally did it! I finally ordered the Dundas Jafine Heat Keeper to recycle the heat from my dryer thats usually funneled outside. I’ve been looking at it for a few weeks now and finally took the plunge. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Heat Keeper, check out this article:”Make Clothes Dryer… Read more


Some time ago, I tried a kitchen experiment by replacing paper towels with cloth towels. Here’s an update. Not only have I saved money by not having to purchase paper towels, I’ve found that the cloth towels come in handy with things like washing dishes, cleaning windows, polishing furniture and…get this, washing the kitchen floor… Read more


This year when making your New Year’s resolutions, why not make just one for the environment?I believe there is a trick to making and keeping New Years resolutions. The trick is to think about them before you make them and to make very few. One, two or three resolutions is more than enough to keep… Read more


Not something that most people want to think about, but which will it be?Since this blog is about being frugal and living green, naturally I lean towards cremation. However, I understand that culturally and traditionally many people prefer traditional burial. Check out Cremation vs Burial – That is the Question for my take on the… Read more


Recyclable Gift Wrapping

When buying holiday gifts for loved ones on your shopping list, don’t forget about the environment. Give the environment the gift of wrapping green. Think recyclable. When buying and wrapping Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa gifts think for a moment about where all of the tape, ribbons, bows, holiday wrapping paper and packaging will go just… Read more


Think for a moment about the 3rd or 4th hour of your Christmas day. If your day is anything like mine used to be, it consisted of a tree with a bunch of opened toys scattered about and a ton of boxes and wrapping paper to be disposed of. The kids are happy with their… Read more


Green Oven Cleaning?

I found this neat article about green cleaning your oven:http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/153/1/Earth-friendly-oven-cleaning.html. I haven’t tried it as yet, but it’s worth giving it a shot.As a matter of fact, the entire Green Living Tips website is worth checking out if you are serious about living green.I’ve been busy with quite a few writing assignments so my posts… Read more


I knew a woman who suffered miserably in the Spring when the ants would come out of the woodwork and roam around her house. She was allergic to all bug sprays and pesticides. It was driving her crazy. She couldn’t spray for fear of ending up in the emergency room of the local hospital. I’m… Read more

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I’ve been on vacation, so I haven’t posted any additional blulow tips for a while. Here’s a quickie to hold you over until I get back: White Vinegar – a staple for a blulow household. Here are some uses: Laundry softener. Use it instead of your regular softener. No, it does not give the downy… Read more