Homemade Natural Baby Wipes


When we first found out my wife was pregnant, we started looking into ways to lower the cost of raising children, because according to some the cost of raising children from birth to age 18 is above a quarter million dollars. I could not believe that then (and still don’t), but we both started looking […]

DIY Foaming Hand Soap


Rebecca blogs at Stapler Confessions about her journey paying off $200,000 in student loans by living frugally and snagging free batteries. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter to find out about great deals.   Have you ever used foaming hand soap? I love them because they feel a little luxurious. My son loves them because he has instant suds, which he […]

Homemade Dryer Sheets


Earlier this week, I sent out an email to the list and talked about what I was going to start the year off here at SLB. I got some difficult personal stuff out of the way early, but I promised them that I would fill out a few of my most popular posts. If you’re […]

Giveaway Winners

During June, we had a giveaway at sustainable life blog.  The winner was set to recieve $150 cash, and there was also a shower head up for grabs for the next name drawn.  I used random.org to draw the names,  and I wanted to let you all know who won! The winner of the cash […]

Cost of a Backyard Garden

About a month ago, I wrote about our plans for a backyard garden.  H and I have gotten a few garden installations going for this summer, and I wanted to lay out how much we’ve spent so far. The first garden area we’ve got is approximately 6′ by 8′, and is east facing in the […]

Sustainable DIY Series: How to Install a Low Flow Shower Head


Hey all my awesome RSS Readers.  If you’re using google reader, they are going to shut it down in mid june.  If you’re still interested in subscribing by RSS, Check out feedly, which is what I’ve switched too.  I’ve also got an email list, or you can like me on facebook or follow me on twitter. A while ago, I […]

Planning a Backyard Garden

After spending most of 2012 summer living in the basement and basically doing nothing but working on the upstairs of our house to make it so we can live up there, this summer will be a bit different.  We dont have nearly as much indoor work to do, so we decided that we would focus […]