Tag Archives: Fire Starters

What To Do With Orange Peels

By Liesl Clark Orange peel skin, and citrus peel in general, whether it’s dried orange peel or fresh, is a versatile material used widely from the kitchen, to the garden, and in the fireplace. Here are our top 20 orange peel uses to entice you to keep them out of your trash. 1) Make a […]

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25 Topnotch Wine Cork Reuses

By Liesl Clark Wine corks have a natural mystique. There’s something attractive about those stoppers of cork once they’re released from a bottle of fine wine. And when you’ve accumulated a few, cork projects come to mind. One of the first DIY projects I made for my first home was a cork board out of […]

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50 Things You Never Need to Buy

By Liesl Clark A couple weeks ago, we posted 10 items we no longer buy and have had a resounding response. Well, they were actually 20 items, since the original list of 10 came from Suburban Pioneers. We’ve decided to up the ante and compile a list of 50 items you could cross off your […]

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DIY Lint + Egg Carton Fire Starters

By Finn Clark I’m 9 years old and like most 9-year-olds I’m interested in, and learning about, fire and what my parents call “combustibles.” We live in the Northwest where the winters are long and wet. Our home is heated almost entirely by wood and since we forage for our own wood in our forest, […]

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