Inspirations From SHG Living

Get inspired to make your home and garden the best it can be. The smart, healthy, green way.

  • Healthy Home & Garden

    Air Quality: Hidden Hazards In Older Homes

    Homeowners of older homes often say “My indoor air quality is good. Outside air is constantly coming in from our leaky windows and doors.” Is this true? Does this improve indoor air quality? Let’s take a closer look: Does “leaky” mean the air quality in older homes is good? Or,…

  • Healthy Home & Garden
    deer ticks, Lyme Disease

    Deer Ticks And Lyme Disease – New Insights

    A new study presents important new insights on deer ticks and Lyme disease.  Humans, as well as furry friends, are well advised to heed these insights when moving around gardens and landscapes. Ticks are found in greater densities in certain areas. Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium…

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy Systems – Geothermal

    Renewable Energy Systems – Geothermal is one of the proven renewable energy systems available to consumers in industrial countries around the globe. They offer clear financial and environmental benefits. What is geothermal? It’s YOUR ticket to energy independence. If you desire reliable, upgraded, environmental, and way more sustainable living, with…

  • Renewable Energy
    Renewable Engery systems - solar roof panels

    Renewable Energy Systems – Solar Power Today

    In a world where environmental concerns are becoming increasingly pressing, renewable energy systems offer a beacon of hope. Among Renewable Energy Systems – Solar power stands out today as one of the most promising solutions to combat climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. As technology advances, awareness grows,…

  • Landscaping

    Revolutionizing Lawn Care with Robo Mowers

    Robotic mowers, also called “robo mowers”, are revolutionizing lawn care. Gone are dreaded weekend hours of lawn mowing. The old noisy, smelly gas-fired lawn mower is fast becoming a dinosaur. It is being replaced by an environmentally friendly battery-run machine that frees up valuable time for homeowners. Technological advancements have…

  • Renewable Energy

    The Solar System And Lithium Battery Fires

    The solar system and lithium battery fires have been mentioned in a lot of press recently. Should a homeowner with the solar system on the roof be worried about the flammability of their lithium-ion storage batteries? Do the many recent fires of lithium-ion batteries in electric bikes point to dangers…

  • Living

    Polyester and the Rise of End-of-Life Recycled Fibers

    In recent years, the fashion industry has undergone a paradigm shift towards sustainability, with a growing emphasis on eco-friendly materials and production processes. Among the materials at the forefront of this movement is polyester, a synthetic fiber that has evolved to meet the demands of a more environmentally conscious, healthy…

  • Landscaping

    Landscaping Ideas – Olive Trees

    When it comes to landscaping ideas that combine beauty, functionality, and a touch of Mediterranean charm, olive trees stand out as exceptional choices. Do olive trees remind you of your vacation in the Mediterranean? Do they bring back those beautiful memories to your home and garden by planting olive trees?…

  • Gardening
    Creative garden remedies to keep deer out of your gardens

    Creative Gardening Remedies for Deer Protection

    Gardeners will tell you creative garden remedies for deer protection are an often-discussed topic among gardeners. Such garden remedies are much needed, as it only takes one night of deer munching to have years of gardening eaten to shreds. There are no natural predators to keep deer populations in check. …

  • Living

    Plastic Water Bottles Are Found to Be Hazardous

    Water bottles appear to be way more hazardous than ever thought. Specifically, plastic water bottles’ nanoplastics are health hazards to humans and animals. Shout out to anybody who values his/her health: THIS SHOULD BE A LIGHT BULB MOMENT. One simple change can yield a big positive healthy impact. Scientists have…

  • Sustainability

    Deep Worldwide Concern Over Climate Change

    What do the United Emirates (UE), Pope Francis, and the European Union (EU) have in common? Answer: Deep worldwide concern over the dramatic and ever-faster ramp-up of climate change on humanity. What does it say to you that (1) Oil-producing countries like the United Emirates, whose entire economies have been…

  • Sustainability

    Dream Remodeling Likely Includes Cement

    Thinking of expanding your home? Or, perhaps your dream remodeling project includes a fabulous flagstone terrace with an outdoor kitchen, the likes of which SHG Living host, Brett presents in BYOT, for example. All of these projects involve the use of cement. It is one example of how we, as…

  • Green

    White Paint – Dramatic Climate Impact

    Indigo white used to be the white of choice for generations. Get ready to see the newly developed super white. It’s not just paint.  It’s white paint with a potentially dramatic climate impact. Paint to Cool The Earth It may sound like science fiction….paint with impact beyond a color?! As reported…

  • Healthy Home & Garden
    Mosquito control is important. How do you feel about spraying your body with chemicals? Know effective natural oil and plant alternatives.

    Summertime, Mosquito Control Time

    Consumer Reports recently reported their test results on mosquito control repellants: DEET or the chemical N-diethyl-meta-toluamide is the most effective mosquito control chemical available according to Consumer Reports. However, how do you feel about spraying your body with chemicals? Know effective natural oil and plant alternatives. Mosquito-born diseases like Zika,…

  • Gardening

    Smart Irrigation Controllers – Real Life Review

    A smart irrigation system combines convenience, good water management, and money savings. These controllers simply make sense. However, know important differences among smart irrigation controllers.  Nothing beats a real-life experience-based review like this one.  There are the good, the bad, and the ugly controllers on the market today. How often…

  • Living

    Widespread Air Quality ALERTS

    Recent events have shown us that clean, healthy air is something we can’t take for granted. With air quality alerts hitting two-thirds of the US due to wildfires in Canada, what lessons can be learned? Are the recent serious widespread air quality alerts across 2/3 of the US your wake-up…

  • Sustainability

    2022 – Good Things Are Coming

    Good things are coming from the accomplishments and changes in 2022. Let’s start with the breakthrough in fusion technology. Among the many events that happened in 2022, history will likely record this as the milestone development for humanity and the planet. After decades of research and experiments, the Lawrence Livermore…

  • Green

    Mylar Balloons – Bad For Environment & Your Conscience

    Mylar balloons have marked celebrations from birthdays, weddings, graduations, and more for decades.  But they are not degradable and therefore bad for the environment and present a fire hazard. Mylar balloons are one item to do without. Why? Did you know that                …

  • Sustainability

    Fall Gardening in Climate Change Conditions

    For gardeners fall gardening has become one moment when climate change becomes local and personal. The chilly fall air is a call to plant bulb-planting for gardeners. Why? You need cold air so that the bulbs stay dormant until warmer spring temperatures the following year. Every gardener knows this.  However,…

  • Gardening

    3 Organic Gardening Projects – Happy Fall

    When the morning air is cool, it’s time to get into the happy fall garden experience.  Here are the three most important organic gardening tasks to create a happy fall gardening experience on your property. 1. Leaf Removal – The Organic Way Throughout New England and Midwestern states, you have…

  • Gardening

    5 Top Dark Folliage Plants For Gorgeous Gardens

    It might just be the next cool thing in landscaping much like black is the rage in windows. Check out the way Austin Flipsters,   one of the hosts on SHG Living, incorporate black in their home transformations. It’s likely the one color you never thought of for your garden is…

  • Sustainability

    Navigate Home Sustainability – Does it Matter?

    Does it matter if weather patterns show never before seen floods, hotter wildfires, and higher temperatures? The answer is, of course, it matters to all human beings. What would happen when you make changes right around you, or, when you navigate home changes? We all know climate changes are happening…

  • Gardening

    Nurturing The Body With Store Bought Veggies?

    A recent study presented in the National Geographic magazine finds that fruits and vegetables are no longer as nurturing as they once were. ‘Mounting evidence from multiple scientific studies shows that many fruits, vegetables, and grains grown today carry less protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin, and vitamin C than those…

  • Living

    Harmony Reigns In Your Home When…

    …You are in sync with your being, your home, and your environment.  This is the moment when things are both perfectly still, flowing but without friction.  This is the moment harmony reigns. You feel the movement and the balance at the same time.  You feel connected to the people and…

  • Inspirations

    It’s Personal – Do You Value Your World?

    Value World – this term describes a fundamental concept – the foundation for valuing our planet. Everyone who desires personal wellbeing, good food, and economic sustenance for our families, pets, and ourselves needs a friendly and nourishing environment called Mother Earth. Not doing so creates a future without a future.…

  • Inspirations

    Gift Guide 2021 – Nurturing Body And Planet

    The Holiday Season is upon us.  What should we give our friends and loved ones? Here are (10) of my favorite non-toxic, natural, and health-focused gifts – all nurturing the body AND  the planet… perfect two-for-one gifts! (1) Nurturing the Body With Healthy Food  Price Range: $30-50 Have you ever…

  • DIY

    What Inspires You For Your Next DIY Project?

    Watching the creatives on SHGLiving. For sure, these makers know their subjects. They convey their installations with lots of spirit and wit to make the whole experience entertaining. UnliWatching the variety of styles and projects will reveal to you just what inspires you. So let’s dive in. Popcorn Ceilings Over…

  • Design

    Life is Beautiful 2021

    Can you say life is beautiful in 2021? If not, try an act of service.  Give something to someone.  Give a gift to a stranger. Better yet, combine it with your expertise. Offer your expertise to make someone’s life better in 2021. It is guaranteed to make you feel happy…

  • Living

    Rethinking House Cleaning

    Many people feel house cleaning is a “chore”.  Let’s shift this into a satisfying experience. After all, keeping your “nest”, a.k.a. home clean and beautiful is natural. Every animal cleans his nest, burrow, or home. Here are three fun and inspirational suggestions from SHG Living hosts to  get you launched…

  • Design

    Backyard Chilling and Grilling in 2021

    The 2021 extreme weather patterns throughout the United States and all of Europe bring home the well-established saying of “keep your friends and family close”. What’s better than chilling and grilling with everybody in your backyard.  Barbecuing always attracts people. You could start with a plain grill.  But let’s check…

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