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We have to admit, composting used to intimidate us because it seemed so complicated. But we quickly found out just how easy it really is with the Worm Factory Composting System 5 Tray. Simply fill the bottom tray with red wiggler worms, bedding, and food scraps. As the worms finish digesting, they will migrate upward into the tray above, leaving rich castings behind. The trays separate the food scraps from the finished compost.
Daylight Savings Time is on March 14th this year, which means that we "spring forward" and set our clocks ahead one hour. There always seems to be one clock in our household that we somehow forget to change, resulting in a bit of confusion. But with the Alton Auto Daylight Savings Wall Clock, you don't have to worry about adjusting the time because it automatically does it for you. It features an easy-to-read white... more
We never spend more than $15 for a bottle of wine, but nonetheless, we're proud of our small collection. These Oenophilia Bali Wine Racks let you display your bottles of wine like a work of (inexpensive) art thanks to its contemporary wood design. This selection features racks that hold anywhere from 10 to 15 bottles of your finest reds and whites, and will look great in the kitchen, dining room, or pantry.
The Southern Enterprises Craft Cottage Fireplace is perfect for the basement apartment dweller that longs for the snap, crackle, and pop of their very own fireplace. The faux slate wall mount fireplace hold two cans of FireGlo Gel Fuel (or pillar candles) that actually produce a small amount of heat. The fiberglass insulation and durable metal construction ensure that it's safe to hang against any wall. Just don't try to roast any marshmallows in... more
We're already moving into month two of 2010, and if you haven't quite kept up with your New Year's resolution to stay in shape, well, at least you'll feel like a champ each time you cross your doorstep with this Finish Line Doormat. The vinyl-backed doormat is made for both indoor and outdoor use. It's the perfect doormat to greet you at the door after a long, sweaty workout at the pub.
Your favorite cook will appreciate receiving this AeroGarden Space-Saver 6 with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit as a gift this holiday season. This appliance lets you grow your own herbs indoors, all year long and without dirt. Using NASA's aeroponic technology, the herbs grow using water, nutrients, and air. It includes a gourmet herb seed kit and bulbs so your gift recipient can starting growing her own indoor herb garden right away.
What green guide would be complete without Mrs. Meyers products? We've used several different Mrs. Meyers products, from the Automatic Dishwashing Liquid to the All Purpose Cleaner, and even the Verbena Hand Soap. And while most eco-friendly cleaning products require a lot of elbow grease, nothing compares to the strong cleaning power of Mrs. Meyers' eco-friendly formula. Plus, a little goes a long way with each product, so you can stretch your dollar, too.... more
You'll never have to worry about replacing batteries with the Freeplay Jonta Flashlight. This LED flashlight is completely human powered and provides a bright beam of light. Just wind the lever for about a minute and you'll have a steady beam of light for about 10 minutes. You can crank the lever continuously to ensure that you never run out of light, but just in case you forget, a low battery warning reminds you... more
This pick just shows that you don't have to spend a ton of money this holiday season to find a really unique and special gift. Perfect for any host or hostess, or as a stocking stuffer, this little ceramic egg cracks open with a ready-made garden inside. Each Eggling comes with different herb and flower seeds, from basil to petunias. Once cracked opened, all you have to do is water the ceramic egg and... more
Who wouldn't want to wake up to a gigantic flat-screen television on Christmas morning? This Samsung 55" LED TV is part of the ultra-slim 8000 series. It comes equipped with tons of multi-media options so you can watch movies, browse the Web, and listen to music. The advanced connectivity options let you easily browse through your Flickr album or watch YouTube videos. Gamers will appreciate the Game Mode, which optimizes the picture and sound... more
Surprise your loved one this holiday season with the gift of a good night's sleep. Tempur-Pedic Swedish mattresses are the ultimate in sleep comfort. The patented one-side design means that you'll never have to flip the mattress, and it is allergen and dust-mite resistant. The pressure-relieving support cradles every part of your body to ensure that you get a deep, restful sleep each and every night and wake up pain-free.
It's always a good idea to have a few extra gifts on-hand for when unexpected guests show up around the holidays. And who wouldn't love to receive one of these DwellStudio for Target 5-pc. Kitchen Sets? Both stylish and functional, the sets come with three, 100 percent cotton dish towels and two potholders. The earthy design features nature-inspired patterns and neutral tints that will look great in almost any kitchen.
If you have pets or kids, stains are a given. Heavy, upright carpet cleaners do a great job of cleaning up tough stains, but they are a pain to operate. This Bissell 1400-7 Little Green Multi-Purpose Deep Cleaner comes with the same tough cleaning power as the big cleaners, but in a much smaller package. The strong spray dissolves stains, and the suction works hard to remove any excess moisture for faster drying time.... more
If you have tile, you know what a pain it is to keep the grout clean, and we'll do anything to spend less time cleaning our bathroom. We were recently introduced to the Sonic Scrubber Household Cleaning Tool and fell in love. The hand-held tool features an oscillating brush that gently, but effectively, cleans all of those hard to reach places. No elbow grease is required; all you have to do is guide... more
With the holidays fast approaching, it's time to start getting your house in tip-top shape for all of your guests. When it comes to cleaning, we like to stick to environmentally friendly products. Seventh Generation Shower Cleaner does a great job of keeping our showers free of soap scum and mildew. And unlike most household cleaners, it doesn't produce toxic fumes, so you can rest easy using it around kids and pets.
Without the right sound, watching your favorite action movies at home just isn't the same. But who wants to mess with hooking up a new sound system? All of the wires are a pain, and then you have to figure out where to place the speakers. But not with the Sony Sound Bar. It features a simple sound bar and a subwoofer that offer top-notch sound quality with 400 W of power.
October is here and it's officially time to bring out the pumpkins, ghost, and witches. Start with your doorstep and the Hocus Pocus Doormat from Crate and Barrel. We love the funky neon colors and fun design, but the best thing is that the heavy-duty 100% coir mat will last for many Halloweens to come. It's easy to take care of, durable, and keeps dirt and mud off your floors, which is more than... more
If you cook a lot, you know how important it is to have the right lighting to see whats going into the bowl, and putting in new recessed lighting can be expensive. We recently discovered these Rite-Lite Super Bright LED Puck Lights that go under the cabinet using two mounting options. They are battery operated so you dont have to worry about unsightly cords. The three light settings shed the perfect amount of light... more
Raking leaves isn't a bad job. Especially if you blow them all in one corner and only have to rake the leaves into the bags. Make this perennial fall task a breeze (no pun intended) with a leaf blower and you'll spend less time on yard work and more time sitting in a deck chair enjoying the cooler weather. Just don't be the bad neighbor and blow your leaves into the yards next to... more
All the girls can get in on Barbie's Queen of the Prom board game, an exact replica of the original game from 1961. The high school Barbie in those days did not have to go through a metal detector or watch drug-sniffing dogs at the lockers. Instead, players will help Barbie date, shop, and actively participate in school programs, all with the ultimate goal of high school girls everywhere of being named Queen of... more