– Posted in: Blog, Green Living

Recycling to Reduce Trash Our neighborhood in Oklahoma City has recently gone to the big recycle bins that can be picked up by the automated trucks. In addition to holding a LOT more than our “Little Blue Bins” we had before, they have the extra advantage of preventing trash destined for recycling from ending up [...]

Lisa Masters with Metro East Home and Garden Show

– Posted in: Blog, Events, Green Gab Podcast

Lisa Masters, representing the Knight Stewards organization, a parent group of Metro-East Lutheran High School in Edwardsville, Illinois, gabbing with Marla and Tony about the Metro East Home and Garden Show. The Knight Stewards is a strongly established group of volunteer alumni, friends and families associated with Lutheran High School who work together to engage young adults [...]

Oh Wait! There’s More

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Projects

  Maurice Parnell with By the Yard out in Minnesota where they make outdoor furniture. By the Yard makes this furniture with recycled products or known as the technical name HDPE which is high-density polyethylene. HDPE is a maintenance free product so you can leave it out in the snow, ice, or rain and it [...]

Carolyn Dickson and Jenni Owens with Second Sitting and STL Teacher Post

– Posted in: Blog, Community, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

  Carolyn Dickson works with Second Sitting located in St.Louis. Second Sitting is a resale and consignment home furnishings and accessories store. They do a lot of furniture from display homes to staging companies, and showrooms in the area that are turning over their merchandise. So most of their furniture like 90% of their furniture [...]

The Stuff of Our Lives

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Inventory, Home Organization, Homeowners, Projects

Stuff takes many forms in our lives – physical stuff, mental stuff, emotional stuff, and on. Sometimes stuff adds up and becomes overwhelming for us – even the good stuff. Sometimes stuff adds up and we see the blessings abundance brings. Perspective and attitude matter in how we look at our own stuff just like [...]

Green Living – Saving Ourselves

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Renewable Energy, Renovations and Remodeling

What exactly does “green living” entail and how does homeowner and consumer education help? An article on “Americans Have Trouble Being Green”  talks about Americans consider themselves to be environmentally conscious yet what we actually DO about it tells a different story. As the podcast notes were being pulled together, this great little excerpt [...]


– Posted in: Community, Events, Green Homes, Homeowners

This Saturday, Americans will celebrate Independence Day. It’s a wonderful day to celebrate the birth of our country with family, friends and community. Do we really think about what Independence means? Let me digress a moment. Earlier this week, I was checking my internet connection with my usual connection to What I saw there [...]

Holiday Lighting Resources For Your Home

– Posted in: Homeowners
Learning About Windows With HomeNav

Tis the season for Holiday Lighting! Just drive or walk through any neighborhood this time of year and you will be surrounded by homes decorated with holiday lighting. The colors and creativity seem to expand every year, adding to the excitement of season. If you have chosen to partake in this tradition, hopefully they have added to [...]