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Homestead Hack: Reusing Plastic Bags In The Garden

by Texas Homesteader ~

I.  Hate.  Plastic. In our area of NE Texas, plastic bags are not recyclable. So I’m always looking for a repurpose use for plastic bags for times when they make it into our home.

Let’s take a bag of potatoes for example. When that bag of potatoes is empty it still doesn’t go to the trash. Nope, I’ve got another use for them. 

You know my battle cry: Use Whatcha Got!

Sometimes we buy a bag of potatoes. I've got another use for the bag in the garden. You know my battle cry: Use Whatcha Got! #TexasHomesteader

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Plastic Free July – Our Successes & Failures

by Texas Homesteader ~
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I’d never heard of plastic-Free July before, but I’m willing to jump on the bandwagon to eliminate as much extra plastic from our lives as possible. Now I hate plastic and I shun it every day anyway. But for me, it’s all about balance. If I stumble I don’t obsess about it, life’s just too short.

But I’m usually pretty successful in eliminating lots of plastic with super-easy changes. Come see ways I’ve been able to stop lots of plastic from coming into our home. Maybe you can pick up a few tips. 

We’d love to hear your tips too, be sure to share in the comments. We can all learn from each other!

Plastic Free July is going great. There are a few stumbles, but many successes. How do YOU eliminate plastic from your home? #TexasHomesteader

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The Amazing Traveling Basket: Shopping

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Recently RancherMan & I enjoyed a vacation with my siblings in New Braunfuls, Texas. It was a great time filled with family, sight seeing, shopping & some pretty fancy restaurants. We all even got to enjoy a concert at the famous Gruene Hall. And as luck would have it, we were visiting during Market Days weekend too.

Market Days is an outside market filled with vendors of many different kinds. Craftsmen were selling anything from hair clips made from vintage silverware to hand-made leather pistol holsters. Then I spied a vendor who was selling baskets, and  I’ve wanted a basket for years. To me they’re beautiful and very functional pieces of art.

On this day I picked out a gorgeous, roomy hand-made basket with leather handles. It even had strips of bright pink woven in. Since becoming a breast cancer survivor I enjoy having splashes of pink around me. This basket is beautiful, I love it!

I bought a handmade basket and look forward to using it in many various ways. Today I share the main way I use my basket: shopping! #TexasHomesteader

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Reducing Waste In The Kitchen (part II)

by Texas Homesteader 

Last week I shared five ways to reduce waste in your kitchen. Today I’ll share five MORE things  RancherMan & I have done to reduce our kitchen waste enough to help eliminate weekly trash pickup.

Don’t worry, they’re all easy. Hey, I’m all about making things easy!

There are so many ways to reduce waste in your kitchen to make a huge impact in reducing the amount of landfill trash spilling from your home! #TexasHomesteader

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Bags To Use In Place Of Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Single-use plastic shopping bags are being banned in more & more cities. But you say you’re disappointed because you actually reused those plastic shopping bags?

No worries, there’s still plenty of plastic coming into your house to take their place – IF you know where to look! 

Cities are banning disposable shopping bags but you like to reuse them at home? There are other bags for you to use for FREE. #TexasHomesteader

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