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All our favorite articles about living an eco friendly lifestyle with zero-waste tips posted on TexasHomesteader.com

Little Man on the Way: Planning the Perfect Baby Shower for a Baby Boy

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

We’re expecting a brand new grandson! Baby showers are a wonderful way to shower the mom-to-be with love, support, and of course adorable gifts for the newest addition to the family. I’m sharing the tips for a smooth and stress-free baby shower.

Baby shower Ideas for Baby Boy - decorations, balloons, giraffe, gifts. #TexasHomesteader

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Kitchen Hack: Easy Way To Fill Freezer Bags With No Mess!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Just in time for the holidays! I’m sharing a genius kitchen hack to help you more easily deal with all that leftover food.

Did you ever try to fill a plastic zippered bag with food for the freezer? It can get really messy trying to hold the bag while filling it with food. I always make a big frustrating mess.

But I’ve found a super easy way to hold bags open for me when trying to fill them – using something I already have in my kitchen. My canning jar lifters. Check out this clever Kitchen Hack!

Use Canning Jar lifter to hold open resealable plastic bags for food storage. #TexasHomesteader

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Old-Fashioned Money-Saving Tips From Grandma That Still Apply Today!

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Grandma lived through the great depression. So she knew a thing or two about saving money while raising her family. And those same old-fashioned tips are still saving money for families everywhere today. 

Come see a list of ways grandma saved money in her day, the same ideas you can use too! 

Grandma and grandpa with old fashioned living. #TexasHomesteader

 

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Zero-Waste Cooking – The Art of Eliminating Leftover Food

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Reducing waste in the grocery budget is a hot topic right now. Rushed parents and over-scheduled folks are doing the best they can to keep their grocery budget low in these days of high-priced groceries.

But the USDA estimates that between 30% and 40% of our food is ending up in landfills. 

WHAT??!

The USDA estimates that between 30% and 40% of our food ends up in landfills. See our easy tips on eliminating wasted and leftover food. #TexasHomesteader

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Tree Planting Guide (Plus A Meaningful Remembrance Idea)

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I’m sharing ways to choose the best tree for your area, the proper ways to plant and how to care for the newly-planted tree afterward too.

This guide also includes how to personalize a remembrance or memorial tree planting.

Remembrance memorial tree planting - Pistache tree green leaves blue sky. #TexasHomesteader

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Ditch The Plastic! Using Glass In The Refrigerator

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Do you hate the hodgepodge pile of stained plastic food storage dishes with their mismatched or missing lids? Me too. Ditch the Plastic! Glass jars are easy to repurpose for food storage. And being able to see the food in your refrigerator may slow down your food waste as well. 

Ditch the Plastic! Glass jars are easy to repurpose and being able to see the food in your fridge may slow down your food waste as well #TexasHomesteader

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How We Reduced Our Household Trash – A Few Simple Tips!

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We’ve managed to reduce our landfill contributions over the years by using a few simple tricks. We’ve even been able to eliminate our trash collection service and associated fees. So the result has been positive for both our budget as well as the environment.

PREcycle recycle, compost reducing landfill waste plastic trash #TexasHomesteader

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