Home Security Tips for the Whole Family

Home Security Tips for the Whole Family

On the Discovery Channel hit show Dirty Jobs, host Mike Rowe used to say, safety third. In the case of that show, it was one part comic relief, and two parts brutal honesty. Some jobs are inherently dangerous. And if we made safety the first priority, the jobs wouldn’t be done. But your children do… Read more

5 Reasons To Consider A Shipping Container Home

5 Reasons To Consider A Shipping Container Home

Many prospective owner/builders are opting to recycle and re-purpose steel shipping containers in what is proving to be an increasingly popular and effective way of creating the perfect tiny home. Here are 5 reasons to consider this method yourself over other methods of construction. Read more

How the zero-waste movement is changing how we buy, eat & live

How the zero-waste movement is changing how we buy, eat & live

Reducing the waste produced by our households, and the waste generated on our behalf by manufacturers and retailers due to the products we buy and use, is an essential aspect of living lighter on the planet. Waste is a huge issue, and while some of it can be re-used (composting food scraps and yard waste,… Read more

Clever Ways to Save Money Energy in Your Home This Winter

Clever Ways to Save Money Energy in Your Home This Winter

Keeping the house warm and toasty sounds great this time of year, but comfort usually comes with a cost. Most of us know that as it gets colder we’ll either have to sacrifice some money in order to stay warm or some warmth in order to save money. Here are some tips for keeping warm… Read more

How to tell if you have a pest problem

How to tell if you have a pest problem

Tiny insect pests are one of the most common problems you can have in a home, and they can be almost impossible to spot when they first start to settle in. Waiting until there is a large amount of damage, or you have roaches or ants crawling on every surface is not the best approach… Read more

Luxurious Living & Sizing Down

Luxurious Living & Sizing Down

Luxurious living can take many forms and is truly in the eye of the beholder. It is not necessary to have all that “extra” square footage and live in luxury. In fact, a popular trend developing is going small, small in quantity, not quality. Read more

5 Tips to ready your barn for the winter

5 Tips to ready your barn for the winter

There’s no better time than fall to get your barn ready and functional for the winter. If you wait till winter hits, you’ll find that certain tasks become far more difficult, if not impossible. Here are 5 tips on how to prepare your barn for the cold: Organize and clean everything Organization is key when… Read more

The Mystery Solved: Is There A Healthy Way To Clean Your Home?

The Mystery Solved: Is There A Healthy Way To Clean Your Home?

Most of us recognize the importance of healthy living and steer clear of what goes into our bodies, preferably organic. We are also really pretty careful about keeping our surroundings, especially our home. But the question is, are we really keeping our homes clean in a healthy manner? Take a look at your kitchen drawer… Read more