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Cleaning products are a necessary evil in a world where we strive to keep every surface free of bacteria and allergens. A large number of cleaning products are petroleum-based, which has questionable effects on the wellness of your health and on the environment. Worldwide, the U.S. is the largest national producer of chemical products. To lessen your environmental impact and leave...
I ordered a large box of organic natural treats for the kids, like I said I would, and they have arrived!! We are in the process of taste testing them and so far so good. As I went from package to package and was reading the labels, ingredients and doing some comparisons with food I had in the cupboard...
As a homeowner, you may find yourself wondering how you can be more eco-friendly around the house. Going green at home can not only help the environment, but can also help reduce energy use and expenses. This can be particularly beneficial if you have rental homes, which is more and more common with the property management industry growing by...
Organic Cotton T-Shirt Hair Towel Review and Giveaway
If you’ve never tried using a cotton t-shirt hair towel, you can’t truly understand what a difference it makes when styling your hair. In fact, you might be wondering why anyone would choose to use anything other than a regular ol’ bath towel.  You might not have even heard of a t-shirt hair towel. (Shaking your head yes or...
Naturally Clean Stainless Steel Appliances
Green cleaning your stainless steel appliances does not have to be hard or expensive! I hate smudges on my shiny stainless steel appliances. I can’t help it, it just drives me NUTS. A long time ago I was a  bit over the top about it. Someone would touch the fridge and I’d go all OCD on them. It was...
I love Rhubarb. I love that it is like a sour patch kid if you eat it right off the stem and I love that it is ready to harvest so early in the growing season. I also LOVE rhubarb sauce (and muffins) Grandma Inez had made all while I was growing up. I have a very big family...
Bedroom Organization Tips and Tricks
Simple bedroom organization tips can lessen anxiety and stress both in the morning and at night. An organized bedroom can make life much easier!  When you climb into bed and your bedroom is cluttered with clothing all over the floor you may notice how your anxiety and stress is high. You don't really want to be in your bedroom if...
Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
I am always on the search for new recipes, and recipes that I can share. My friend Michelle has been nice enough to lend me this great Spaghetti Sauce recipe. I am really excited about this recipe because you do not need your canner (except to measure) and there are no real processing stages. So- for those of you...
Homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Pumpkin ice cream rules! Homemade pumpkin cheesecake ice cream is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. If you love pumpkin everything and you are waiting for the pumpkin spice coffee to rock your world this fall, trust me, this will tide you over. Homemade pumpkin cheesecake ice cream is a recipe you can make year around but it’s especially a great recipe for the...
How to Use Essential Oils
Essential Oils rock my world. I’ve shared many articles about how I use essential oils in my home, for beauty products, and when I travel. I truly believe they work and for me, they certainly help change my mood and can impact how I’m feeling. If I have a bad day, I add some of my favorite essential oils...
Canning and Freezing Potatoes
Canning season is here.. For me it isn’t just gardening- if I find good produce on a good deal (with or without the help of coupons) I buy it and freeze, dehydrate or can it! Carrots, Potatoes, Apples, Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries are just to name a few of the things I keep my eye out for. I happen...
Free Mobil App Helps Track Trending Illnesses near You
Forecasting sickness is actually possible. Well, kind of. Have you ever had a scratchy throat or your kiddo has an upset tummy and you wonder if something is going around. You put it on Facebook asking if anyone else has allergies or strep throat, etc. There is now a free application that lets people report illnesses and sicknesses and it...
Canning Dilly Beans -How To and Recipe
I’m sure you can imagine that this time of the year becomes very busy for me. I am always planning, gathering, processing, and reorganizing (notice weeding didn’t make the list) all in an effort to have as many canned and frozen items for winter as we need… maybe a few cans too many. My latest and greatest task was...
How to Can and Make Your Own Salsa Recipe
Making your own salsa from fresh homegrown vegetables or farmers market ingredients, isn't as hard as you might think. You can make yourself one small batch for some avocado tacos or several batches and can them for months of tasty goodness. I'm more of one jar at a time kinda girl but my friend Lindsey has a huge garden...
  Energy efficiency is great for a couple reasons. The first is that it saves you a lot of money in energy bills every month, and who doesn't want that? The second is that the less energy you consume, the better off the environment is. Whether you're renovating your current home or building a brand new one, there are some...
No Bake Cookies with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a staple in our home. We use it for making homemade scrubs, for hair masks, to remove makeup and for making no bake cookies. Yes, for making no bake cookies. Coconut oil great to use for baking and cooking because of it’s nutritional benefits. Coconut Oil’s Nutritional Benefits Rich source of lauric acid Good source of healthy fats ...
Neoprene Safer Alternatives
I'm often on the go for work, which means I'm throwing my laptop into my work bag. I never thought out what my laptop bag was made of or worried about it being made of neoprene but maybe I should have done some research. What Is Neoprene Made Of? Neoprene is a black stretchy material which is petroleum based, versatile, synthetic rubber....
What you need to know about Stitch Fix BEFORE you subscribe.
Stitch Fix, have you heard of this subscription box program where each month you get a “Fix” sent to you full of fashion finds. Fashion finds that are sent to you based on your personal preferences and size. Each subscriber is assigned a personal stylist that decides what to send you, based on colors you like, whether you want...
Back to School Survival Tips from Around the Web
Back to school times means earlier bedtimes, bright and early mornings, packing lunches (again), buying school supplies, doing homework and surviving the school drop-off and pick-up line. (People, the right lane is for drop off and the left lane is more moving traffic!) To help you survive back to school season and look like a pro with cute little lunch...
7 Items that Make Excellent Fire Starters
One of the biggest challenges you face when camping is getting the camp fire started. Getting a strong fire going is not only a great way to get your food cooked, but can provide evening light and ambiance as well as repel pests. If you seem to struggle when starting your own campfire, the perfect fire starter can make...