Healthy at Home

Over the past few years, I would go into my jewelry box to find a certain piece I wanted to wear… only to notice that the piece was tarnished.  I would tell myself ok, next time I go to the store I need to see if I can find something to clean them with.  Only […]

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  Have you heard about using grapefruit and salt to clean your bathroom…  yep me neither until recently.   I figured what the heck ,might as well try it … it HAS  to be better smelling than the vinegar & water combo I’ve been using. (I know, I know… add a few drops of scented oils… […]

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Ok so I bought these a couple weeks ago and wanted to make sure I loved them before I shared with our readers.  It’s funny sometimes what makes you happy and this is one of those small things that did. Our local recycling company, probably like many, only provides one small bin for recycling.  I […]

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Inch by Inch, Row by Row

by Angela on June 9, 2011

…gonna make my garden grow.  All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground. That was a song I learned during childhood, and it still sometimes haunts me when I’m “gardening.”  You see, my thumb is about as green as coffee.  Oh, what’s that?  Coffee is brown?  Yes, exactly!  […]

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Today is Earth Day… let’s celebrate it!   By now most of you have probably figured out ways to reduce your carbon footprint.  But how about ways to include your kids on helping the environment?? I frequently get asked about how I teach my kids about our carbon footprint.  Here are some things I’ve done this […]

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Are plastic bottles and food containers safe?

by Deena on December 8, 2010

Over the past couple of years there have been several news reports or articles regarding baby bottles and water bottles containing a chemical called BPA (bisphenol A).  A recent conversation with one of my son’s nurses sparked a renewed interest in plastic and the safest way to use it where my family is concerned.  She […]

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Vinegar good on french fries and dirt???

by Deena on October 30, 2010

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This weekend I decided to venture into homemade organic cleaners – specifically I chose to concentrate on cleaning my bathroom from top to bottom. Why the bathroom? Well I have 4 males in my house – 3 of whom play sports and the 4th, while he’s too little for sports, he still manages to get […]

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