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Many believe windows are only meant to be seen through, but those of us with older houses know that these windows are also places for wind to blow through.  (Where our precious and expensive heat leaks out in a slow steady stream.)  That little breeze you feel by those windows might as well be dollars blowing out the window.  Inefficient windows are one of the top complaints of older homes, right after out houses and corpses in the crawl space.  Yeah, we’ve all seen that movie.  What? Indow Window panels are a great way to combat this issue (the energy efficiency- nothing they can do about the Indian burial mound in the backyard, sorry- call the ghostbusters)  while also helping improve sleeping patterns in children and help those who suffer from migraines with the new Blackout Panels.

Top 5 Tips for Planning a Green Home Addition

Building a home addition can be a great project if you want to really make your home into your dream home. There’s almost no limit to what you can build, and if you want to promote your green consciousness in your new construction, there are many things you can do. Consider these 5 tips for planning a green home addition.

  1. Invest in Solar Energy
    Solar energy is becoming more and more popular as a viable option for powering homes, and for good reason. After the initial investment in solar panel setup and infrastructure, you can power your home for free for years to come, Best of all, you can get power with zero emissions from energy companies that use coal, gas, or nuclear power to send electricity to your home and tons of waste into the surrounding environment. Consider installing solar panels on your home addition as an energy resource.
  2. Build a Greenhouse
    Really, nothing is greener than a greenhouse. Incorporating a structure like this into your home addition has so many benefits that it would be difficult to list them all. You can grow your own produce, have a nice enclosed garden that holds your own small piece of nature, and make your home greener and more beautiful than ever. This is a great way to make use of free time as well, cultivating everything from exotic flowers to aromatic herbs. Make your house green by giving it a greenhouse.
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Fall into Miracle-Gro

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s my favorite time of year- fall! Well, I love fall and spring the same amount, actually. The changing of the seasons, and the fact that we get to leave extreme weather behind us is always a good thing in my mind. I love the colors that come about in the fall- we are in the Northeast, and you know what that means- the leaves change colors in some of the most amazing hues imaginable. It’s easy toFind beauty in the Fall.

Now, while I love my roses, and it’s true that they and most of my other spring and summer garden can’t make it in this weather, not all is lost 🙂 Fall gardening and gardens are some of the prettiest, with their deep colors and rich tones. We love mums here- always have- and we just bought a whole mess of them. My son has quite the green thumb, not something he got from me! Thank goodness for the Miracle-Gro Facebook page, where I get tons of ideas that are easy for me and fun for him. (Of course, I don’t let him handle the actual product.)

Beyond Bedding- Adorable Bedding for Your Little Ones

Looking for some well made, and super cute bedding? Take a look at Beyond Bedding. Beyond bedding specializes in affordable unique, quality bedding for beds of all sizes. From toddler bedding sets to pretty adult bed sized micro suede sets- and all are affordable and fun!

I needed to take a look at the kids bedding sets, since Little needed a new set. Dinosaurs, stars and moons, cowboys and even teddy bears and turtles. We thought the Woodland Forest set was a perfect fit for him- he chose it himself. Everybody knows how much Little loves animals 🙂 The colors are bright, the characters are “super cutie” in Little’s words, and the price is right too. It’s always easier, in my opinion, to buy in a set that comes all together.