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Luma Comfort AP400W Air Purifier Review
Home renovation can be exciting but in my experience is also means drywall dust. Drywall dust means vacuuming, sweeping and dusting. Repeat daily for the rest of your life! Slight exaggeration but that is how I feel right now. Luckily, I was sent a Luma Comfort AP400W Air Purifier and boy what a difference it has made. We actually...
3 Lessons Learned from Home Renovation
I'm learning a few lessons from home renovation and we're knee deep in it so I'd love to share with you my experience but also gain any wisdom you might have. If you've gone through home renovation for any reason you'll probably be able to relate! Contractors, suppliers, installers and workers are usually not on time.  They’re kind of like the cable company...
Using old barn doors for your home. #DIY #Remodeling #Home
Pinterest seems to have sparked something in me to want to renovate and be all DIY –which really isn’t me. I’m terrible at home projects because I never measure, I’m too impatient and what I have in my head isn’t what I end up creating and I then get frustrated. Sure, I’ve painted a chalk wall and bought a...
The Benefits of Metal Roofs
Almost 6 years ago we had a leaky roof. I had a four month old baby, my husband was out of town, I had a double ear infection and sinus infection (oh, wait I had a 2 ½ year old too) and a major rain storm came through and drip, drip, drip is what I heard. I panicked of course. Buckets...
Have you changed the batteries in your smoke alarm lately? They’re important because should a fire break out you want to immediately be alerted. I mostly only hear my smoke alarm when I burn something while cooking but a house fire is something I fear greatly. I had a very good friend have a house fire and it was...
Last night I think I had an anxiety attack. Actually I’m certain I did. My heart was racing a million miles a minute, I was breathing quickly and felt freaked out, like the world was coming to an end but it really wasn't  The cause of this, in my opinion, feeling overwhelmed by everything happening in my life and the...
When it comes to eco-friendly living, there is no better place to start making changes than in your home. And there’s no better time to find environmentally-friendly home decorating and design ideas than the present – where green living is not only available and stylish, but affordable as well. Whether you’re looking to redo your kitchen’s backsplash or replace...
    I workout 5 days a week, drink lots of water, eat pretty healthy and I am in bed by a decent hour but I still don’t get a restful nights sleep. I can’t remember the last time I had a good nights sleep. I tend to wake up with a stiff neck and headache half of the time and...
I am all about recycling and reusing but what I’m not good at is thinking of the creative ideas that go along with it. I discovered a great new website, Pinterest, that has helped me combine living a green lifestyle with creativity. The site is not a “green” site per say but it has great ideas that can be...
Green and Clean Mom is a supporter of Green products, which includes Green Irene, a company that produces effective, non toxic, green cleaning products. We have used and support their product and want to make sure that others have the opportunity to try their products too. Pennies are tights for many and so companies like Green Irene are offering...
With so many tasks on your to-do list every day - feed the kids, do the laundry, make the school run - it’s not surprising that the idea of going green could be overwhelming. However, going green and being eco-friendly is simply about being mindful of the environment while still accomplishing your intended tasks. Have a tired room you’re...
I love both of my jobs, a mom and youth worker but it can get dirty at times. My daughter loves to make a mess for me to clean up; whether that’s in her pants or destroying the house. The youth I work with are great but at times I have to make home visits and not all of...
Have you ever won the lottery before? I haven’t. I did enter a contest though and you can too. Service Experts, who sell, service, and repair air conditioners and heating systems are having a “green” sale and giveway. The Service Experts want to let the public know that they are concerned about the environment . They are offering a Go...
Do you know how much water you consume in a day, or a week, even a year? Thanks to the Underwriters Laboratories I do and it’s not good. According to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) the average household uses about 400 gallons of water each day. Underwriters Laboratories is hoping to help consumers determine how much water they use and provide...
Renting and Living Green isn’t always an option that renters feel they have. A national survey was conducted by Rent.com to evaluate Americans’ attitudes towards eco-friendly apartment lifestyles, the results were surprising. Fifty five percent of Americans were willing to pay extra rent for a “greener” apartment. Of those respondents most were impressed with spaces that had energy efficient...
Spring is on its way!! Spring is the time when flowers bloom, trees bloom, and life blooms. Spring is a perfect time to check out the alma from Bloom. The alma is a stylish, urban, wooden bassinet/crib. The alma is compact, easy to store, durable, requires no tools to assemble and is CONTEMPORARY. Not only is the alma Bloom’n...
Whether it’s for the tax credits or because they simply want to help the environment, everyone seems to be “going green” these days when it comes to home remodeling or redecorating. Window treatments are a big part of redecorating. But, how do you choose blinds, shades or curtains that are eco-friendly? First, you want to choose materials that are energy...
During the holiday season it’s hard to keep money in my pocket. I have holiday dinners, events, presents, decorations, and the same old unwanted BILLS.  Luckily my sister pointed me to an email from Paul Smith from Green Smith Consulting about  a web site that provides energy efficient information and products that help reduce the cost of those pesky...
The good news? One easy green way to save money on your electric bill is by buying CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs to replace all of your incandescent bulbs. According to the Energy Star program, CFLs use 75 percent less energy, last up to 10 times longer and also prevent over 450 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per bulb. The...
Attention: Giveaway at the Bottom of the Post! Congrats to Lisa G and her multiple comments and entries! Too bad there aren't any local Green Irene Eco-Consultants in my neck of the woods. I'd invite them over and have some friends over too! We'd have a green home party for all of us to learn what we can do to go...

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