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Archive for July, 2012

Donate Your Crocs

There may be varying opinions as to whether Crocs are a fashion statement or a fashion faux pas.  One thing that we can all agree upon is that is that giving them a second life is always a great idea.     

Thanks to Crocs, Inc. and Soles4Souls your gently worn Crocs can be given a second life.  Souls4Souls will clean and re-donate to people in impoverished nations around the world. 

In Illinois you can take your Crocs to the following locations to be recycled: 

•Aurora, IL | Chicago Premium Outlet (630) 820-3572
•Chicago, IL | North Bridge, Shops @ (312) 527-1139
•Schaumburg, IL | Woodfield Mall (847) 330-1040
•Vernon Hills, IL | Hawthorn (847) 680-1469

Donate Your Crocs

By julie collins on July 24, 2012 Categories: Recycling

No Bake Treats for Hot Summer Days

Using the fruits of the summer season is always a temptation.  But, does the thought of turning your oven on and up to 350 degrees on a hot day for an hour not seem like a good idea?       

Check out these no bake recipes from Martha Stewart that are guaranteed to keep you cool this summer:

7-Layer Ice Cream Cake

No-Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

By julie collins on Categories: Recipes

Fight the Weeds with Vinegar

Most people do not know the power of vinegar to kill weeds.  Vinegar will eliminate weeds without  the potential hazards of  powerful chemicals.  Just spray the vinegar on the leaves of the weeds until they are wet and in a matter of days, the weeds will be dead.

There are two things you should know about using vinegar to kill weeds: 

  • Vinegar is activated by sunlight.  So, check your weather report and try to pick a day when it will be sunny and not raining. 
  • Vinegar does not discriminate!  It will kill ALL plants that it is sprayed on.  So, only spray it on the weeds you want to kill. Do not get it on your flowers, tomato plants, etc. 

Besides being safe and effective, vinegar is inexpensive.  All types of vinegar will work and white vinegar is usually the least expensive.   

FYI: Vinegar is great to use to kill the weeds that grow in sidewalk cracks.

By julie collins on Categories: Gardening, Uncategorized