Category Archives: Green Living

5 Spring Ingredients to Refresh Your Diet

Spring is home to a lot of my favorite things—warm weather, sunny days and the resurgence of delicious fruits and vegetables. While delicious vegetables are available year-round, there’s something about stepping out of winter’s warm stews and creamy casseroles and in to a bowl filled with green goodness. Here are five of my favorite spring ingredients, including how to buy and use them.

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Backyard Design Trends for 2014

We’re expecting another snowstorm in the Northeast this week, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t dreaming of warmer weather. In fact, we’re already thinking about how to revamp our backyards this spring. Keep reading to see some of the top design trends for 2014.

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March 25, 2014

Stamp of Approval: Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

Last week  the Senate voted 72-22 to approve the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. The bill prevents flood insurance rate increases for property owners across the country, and the President is expected to sign the bill in to law when it reaches the White House. We’ve outlined the key points of the bill that will take effect once that final step is taken.

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March 18, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Not everyone is blessed with a green thumb. Personally, it feels like plants wilt as soon as I touch them. Luckily, in our technologically-savvy world, there are a host of apps and gadgets to help the horticulturally-challenged, like me, grow a sprawling garden.

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May 13, 2013

Rain Barrel Benefits & Options

Collecting rain water for your home use can reduce your water bill, help your plants be healthier and is a feel good ecofriendly thing to do.  Rain water is collected from your roof and stored in a container, commonly referred to as a rain barrel.  Installing a system is relatively inexpensive, requires only a few steps and can add a decorative element to the outside of your home.

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March 12, 2013