Tips to Save Water on Your Yard’s Irrigation

I can never believe my utilities bill when it arrives in June, chronicling all the extra water I used in May to bring my post-winter lawn back to life and feed my garden’s little seedlings. I know that water isn’t, overall, one of the most significant expenses in someone’s life, but all the same, an extra $50 in one month can pack a punch. And saving water can be especially important if you’re in a drought-prone state (like I am.) I don’t want to sacrifice the lush, green, liveliness of my yard and garden. So I often start finding creative ways to get the same amount of water to my plants without running the sprinklers or hose quite as often.

 

 

 

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My Recycled Christmas Tree

Two years ago I bought a tiny decorated live tree at Walgreens for $4.99. It had several tiny ornaments, and the pot was wrapped in colorful Christmas foil.  I put it on a shelf with a few ornaments around it and enjoyed my tiny tree. After Christmas I re-potted him in a larger white planter and put him on the porch. (Yes the little tree is a he.)  The Florida sun burned a few places until he adjusted.  Last Christmas I wrapped a burlap and lace ribbon around the planter and made the tree a part of a vignette on a shelf.

 

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DIY, All Natural Chocolate Face Mask

Don’t you love the smell of chocolate? I do and found this scrumptious face mask recipe about seven years ago on Spa Index. Unfortunately, my oily skin couldn’t handle this rich face mask, but I have given the recipe to friends, and they love it. This decadent mask is actually an excellent moisturizer; it leaves your skin baby soft. A natural, DIY mask that is easy to make and use without chemicals. It’s so safe you can actually eat it!

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The Soothing World of Cucumbers – DIY Face Mask Brighten Your Skin!

Cucumbers have a high water content – approximately 96%, and eating them on a hot, summer day can help you stay hydrated. With vitamins A, B, C, and K and with the minerals cooper, magnesium, potassium and silica, cucumbers are more nutritious than regular water.   They are good for you internally and externally.

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Summer DIY Recipe to Prevent Hair Damage From Chlorine

Today’s recipe is a natural, inexpensive, easy, recipe to strengthen hair exposed to chlorine.

It’s summer and who doesn’t enjoy a swim – in the ocean, lakes and pools. Short periods of swimming in a pool may not do permanent damage to your hair, but many of us spend too much time in a swimming pool. Regular exposure to a chlorinated swimming pool can cause a lot of damage to your hair. It sounds funny that wetting your hair can dry it, but chlorine can leave your hair dry and brittle. Try this recipe to minimize chlorine damage.

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