Are you still waking up to frost? Or even worse, snow? Do you
believe that the rumors of spring have been greatly exaggerated?
While spring may not have arrived to your region yet, it is still
possible to start your garden now.
Why would you consider starting a garden when you are still wearing
long johns? First, you can't get any more local than your backyard.
Second, you have complete control over how your produce is grown,
so you know exactly what was used on your fruits and vegetables.
Finally, eating homegrown produce is a great way to save on your
Here are some tips for starting a spring garden in a
Pick cold-hardy plants. There are a number of
vegetables that can survive cold weather; many can even survive a
light snow. Cold hardy vegetables can be planted 4 - 6 weeks before
your last frost date.
We all waste money on things we could easily live without.
That's no surprise, though, as a quick look at our runaway credit
card debt reveals an obvious fascination with overspending.
However, you might be surprised to learn what some of our most
unnecessary money drains actually are.
Sure, you've got the usual suspects like luxury cars and
oversized homes, but we also can't forget about things like rental
car insurance and fraud monitoring services either.
While we may consider such things to be essential, they're
actually redundant at best. For example, most credit cards
automatically provide free auto rental coverage, and by choosing to
pay for a policy through a rental company, you're actually negating
what you've already got, not supplementing it.
The same goes for fraud protection.
Last week, we gave away a Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask.
Congratulations to Savings.com user lifesdeepcolors! I've sent you an email with all the details, but if you
haven't received a note by next Tuesday (the 10th), send me a shout-out
Recycling breaks down used materials so they're ready for reuse.
Upcycling takes recycling to a whole new level and creates
something new from recycled materials. These designers salvaged old
records, broken glass and even unused lightening insulators, and
used them to create unique kitchen accessories.
Thanks to upcycling, you can accessorize your kitchen with
something different. (You won't find these items mass produced
at a department store.) And do something good for the
environment to boot. Best of all, every product costs under $50--so
you can buy recycled kitchen accessories cheap.
This week, I may have possibly found the dumbest, most ridiculous, laziest, funniest thing in the entire world. I honestly don't know if any future blog post could ever beat this insane wacky product, because...well, I mean, there's really no excuse for this level of laziness.
I can see purchasing some of the other random stuff I've blogged but this? No. No! There is just no reason in the world unless you are so rich that you're paying your friends to use this in front of you while you laugh at their misfortune.
The Banana Opener, from the German website Design3000, is just that: a friggin' banana opener!
Have you ever encountered a recipe that calls for "tomatoes, peeled and seeded," or "whole, peeled tomatoes" or something like that? Until this week, whenever I saw that instruction I did one of two things:
used whole, unpeeled tomatoes, or used canned whole, peeled tomatoes.Well, never again. I have discovered how easy it is to use fresh tomatoes and peel them myself!