The Eco-Friendly Family http://theecofriendlyfamily.com Green Living for the Modern Family Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:26:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 89936315 Green Home Insulation Alternatives http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/07/green-home-insulation/ http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/07/green-home-insulation/#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:26:21 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=8001 If you live in a home then you probably have some sort of insulation. Insulation is one of the most important parts of home construction. It helps retain heat by stifling the air flow, and therefore cuts down on energy and the cost of heating and cooling in the winter and summer, respectively. In the […]

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Grow These 3 Healing Herbs to Help Keep the Doctor Away http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/07/healing-herbs/ http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/07/healing-herbs/#comments Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:26:24 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=8021 Herbs are not only fun to grow at home, but also come with many health benefits. Adding fresh herbs from your garden can be a great way to spice your dishes while knowing the source and saving some money. Nearly half of the nutritional values of plants are shortly lost within a few minutes of […]

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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Hummus http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/06/7-surprising-health-benefits-hummus/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:22:01 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=8013 Hummus is a thick, creamy spread and it can be made from ingredients like mashed chickpeas, garlic, sea salt, lemon juice, tahini, and olive oil. Hummus has become increasingly popular over recent years and it’s easy to see why. The ingredients contained in hummus are plant based, whole and unprocessed. This makes it an excellent […]

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Dandelions For Your Health http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/06/dandelions-for-your-health/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:37:37 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=8024 Though dandelions are thought by many to be a useless weed, dandelions are powerful herbs and a good source of nutrients, like: Vitamin C Fiber Potassium Beta carotene Iron Zinc Calcium Magnesium Protein (more than a same size serving of spinach!) If your neighbors happen to use commercial weed killers, you won’t want to consume […]

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Homesteading for Beginners http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/05/homesteading-beginners/ http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/05/homesteading-beginners/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 12:07:34 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=8011 Having a homestead can provide a lot of economical benefits and environmentally friendly perks. Of course, you have to start somewhere. These are a few tips to help get your feet wet in the world of homesteading. Count the Cost You don’t want to have your dream of being ecologically independent crushed by running out […]

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How to Grow Plants From Produce http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/05/grow-plants-produce/ http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/05/grow-plants-produce/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 12:07:29 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=7995 Plants are a great way to spruce up your home, and plants from produce add function too! All you need to get started are groceries, planters (get creative by upcycling containers), soil (or a bit of quality compost), and a patience. Herbs Rooted herbs are hardy and often available in organic versions at the grocery […]

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12 Simple Tips for Conserving Water at Home http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/05/conserving-water/ http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/05/conserving-water/#comments Mon, 01 May 2017 12:07:30 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=7991 Whether you live in an area prone to drought or not, conserving water is a worthwhile endeavor for your wallet and the environment. Water treatment requires a lot of resources and at a great cost to the planet we live on. These easy tips can help you reduce the amount of water you consume without […]

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14 Inspired Ways to Reuse Mason Jars http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/04/reuse-mason-jars/ http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/04/reuse-mason-jars/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:27:08 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=7970 Mason jars, also known as canning or Ball jars, are a hip trend for several reasons. They’re rustic yet chic. They come in a variety of sizes and styles. They’re super versatile. And, best of all, they’re made of glass (ie BPA-free) and recyclable, making them eco-friendly. You can go even greener by reusing any […]

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Home Canning: How to Preserve Your Own Food http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/04/home-canning/ Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:55:59 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=7971 Growing up, I recall eating home canned foods — real food that my grandmother grew and that my mother helped harvest. Food that came from the ground I played in, the fields I ran in, and the land that I may have found a few unfortunate-for-them pets in. When I became an adult, with my […]

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Money-Saving Products That Pay for Themselves { Over & Over Again! } http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/03/eco-friendly-items-pay/ http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2017/03/eco-friendly-items-pay/#comments Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:38:30 +0000 http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/?p=7959 Going green does not have to be pricey. In fact, it should help you save money overall. Here are a few items to help you get started with a healthier home and more wiggle room in your monthly budget. LED Light Bulbs The average house has 45 light sockets, ranging from fixtures to lamps. Replacing […]

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