Take Houseplants Outside

Taking your houseplants outdoors can keep them healthy throughout the year. Here are some helpful tips!

Birding with Cats

Have outdoor cats, but love birding? You and I are in the same boat. Sylvester the cat and Tweety the bird aren’t just a cliche in the animal world. Cats can kill between 1.4- 3.7 Billion birds annually in the continental US This number tells us that bird deaths due to cats is a serious issue.Continue reading “Birding with Cats”

DIY Insecticidal Soap for Houseplants

Every winter spider mites seem to get worse on my indoor plants. However it’s easy and inexpensive to keep them at bay! You can make a simple insecticidal soap that will kill only soft-bodied insects such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. In my home, my Croton and Arrowhead plants fall victim to spider mites.Continue reading “DIY Insecticidal Soap for Houseplants”

The 11 Ways to Create a Greener World

Start recycling more. The first step in recycling more is to be aware of what items your local recycling center takes. Generally you can recycle plastics #1-4, which is likely to be plastic bottles from drinks and toiletries, and some food containers. Lexington does not take #5 plastics, which is thicker plastics like yogurt, sourContinue reading “The 11 Ways to Create a Greener World”

A DIY Kitchen Update- Part 2

Learn how we removed the vinyl flooring in Kitchen Update Part 1 Part 2 of this kitchen update was to paint the concrete floor. In the adjacent dining room I had already removed the carpet and painted the concrete over 3 years ago. I planned to continue the same process in the kitchen! Prepping the FloorContinue reading “A DIY Kitchen Update- Part 2”