Instead of buying plastic Easter eggs or using chemical dye kits, you can create beautifully dyed real eggs with natural ingredients and pantry staples you may already have. When boiling eggs to make Easter eggs, add these natural ingredients to get specific hues. For blues, try blueberries and red cabbage. For green, spinach and kale leaves leave a pale, light shade. To make pinks, sliced beets and cranberries get deep, jewel-toned hues. And for yellow, try turmeric spice or the skins from yellow onions. And remember: The vitamin-rich broth you create can be cooled and used to water plants.
Do Just One Thing for March 22, 2016
It may be a small investment of time, but in the long run, it is worth it to retrofit older lighting fixtures to accept long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lighting. If you have overhead lighting fixtures that use fluorescent tube-style lighting, you can upgrade them using easy-to-install converters. Using modern-day LED strip lamp lighting, while initially much more expensive, can still recoup about 20 to 40 percent in overall electricity savings in its lifetime. They also do not need to be replaced as often, lasting up to 20 years before the LED bulbs burn out.
Do Just One Thing for March 21, 2016
As cold winter temperatures melt into warmer spring ones, it's a good time to re-examine ceiling fans, air conditioner vents and tabletop fans before you need to turn them on to cool down. During the winter months, dust and other debris can collect on these items, so use a damp microfiber towel to thoroughly wipe them down. This way, when you turn them on, all of the collected dust and other allergens won't recirculate indoors.