Shopping on Historic C-Street in Springfield, MO

One of the best shopping spots in Springfield, MO is Commercial Street. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was Springfield’s first in the late 19th century, and since then, C-Street has been a bustling hub of activity. Nowadays, you can find the farmer’s market here when it’s in season as well as an assortment of shopsContinue reading “Shopping on Historic C-Street in Springfield, MO”

Wicker Furniture Restoration

I got this wicker furniture from a good friend when I first moved into my house. I had no furniture so it came in handy and was used as indoor furniture for a period of time before I properly furnished my home. I moved the pieces to my outdoor deck area, but neglected to properlyContinue reading “Wicker Furniture Restoration”

Church Pew Makeover

These old church pews sat in a tiny church in Conway, Missouri for years before they found their way into my grandparents’ possession. They sat in an old barn for I don’t know how long, and now they belong to me. They were in pretty good shape, even the upholstery, just really dusty. They satContinue reading “Church Pew Makeover”

How to Reuse these Common Household Items

Getting the most use out of the items in your house is a great way to cut down on waste and contribute less to the landfill. Not all items are recyclable, but a lot of them are reusable. Here are 10 common household items and ways they can be reused: Plastic Bags I try toContinue reading “How to Reuse these Common Household Items”

How do I recycle electronics?

It’s not just paper, glass, and metal that can be recycled. There are other items, too and a lot of people overlook electronics. I frequently find electronic items and small appliances chucked in the regular trash, but this isn’t the proper way to dispose of them. Modern electronics may contain harmful substances that can poseContinue reading “How do I recycle electronics?”

Can I really make money off metal recycling?

Knowing what can and cannot be recycled is a must for anyone wanting to live a green life, and some items are more recyclable than others. Metal is one of the most easily recycled materials. Almost all types of metals can be recycled into new materials including steel, aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, iron, and tin.Continue reading “Can I really make money off metal recycling?”

10 Easy Lifestyle Changes for a Greener Life

Small changes can make a big difference, and when it comes to living a more eco-conscious lifestyle, making these small adjustments, can go a long way. We’ve already talked about ways to cut down on packaging, avoiding food waste, and eco-friendly swaps around the home, but there are more ways to have a positive impactContinue reading “10 Easy Lifestyle Changes for a Greener Life”

10 Tips to Avoid Package Waste

So much waste comes from packaging and a lot of that packaging is excessive and not even necessary. Fortunately, there are many techniques to avoid packaging such as buying in bulk and shopping at farmer’s markets, but there are also a lot of companies that are coming up with clever ways to avoid excessive packaging.Continue reading “10 Tips to Avoid Package Waste”

Eco-Friendly Swaps for the Home

We’ve examined easy ways to replace single-use products with reusable ones, but there are other eco-friendly swaps that can make a big difference. Here are some changes that can be made around the home for a greener and cleaner life. Living Room LED lightbulbs cut electricity usage and are a great eco swap from traditionalContinue reading “Eco-Friendly Swaps for the Home”

How Green is your Community?

Understanding the eco-friendly companies and resources in your area will help you on your green living journey. Here are just some of what to look for in a sustainable community: local restaurants, farmer’s markets, community gardens, public transportation, bike friendly areas, recycling centers, compost centers, parks and green areas, local farms and gardens, eco-friendly eventsContinue reading “How Green is your Community?”