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DIY Kitchen Sponge Dish and Healthier Housekeeping with Aunt Fannie’s

This week we joined the movement for healthy cleaning with Aunt Fannie's Cleaning products. This DIY kitchen sponge dish is part of a sponsored post for Aunt Fannie’s. All opinions expressed here are my own. #HomeSweetBiome As a mom, homeowner, and generally neat person, I spend a lot of time cleaning my home.  Some days I spend WAY too much time, but that's the way of things, right?  I have … [Read More...]

Growing Your Own Garlic Starts in the Fall!

The last time I was at my local farmer's market, I noticed that there were huge heads of elephant garlic for sale.  I bought several of them since we use so much of it in our daily cooking.  The farmer said that the garlic was not only great for eating but also for growing your own garlic right in the garden.  I tried growing garlic a few years ago along with several other cool weather crops but … [Read More...]

The Frustrating Search for the Best Safe Nail Polish Brands

For the last several years, I have been on a furious hunt for safe nail polish brands.  I have never understood my teenage daughter's obsession with nail polish.  I never painted her nails when she was little because I always worried about toxic nail polish ingredients.  She discovered nail polish on her own once she hit about 4th grade and has been crazy about it ever since.  I have learned over … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites with Organic Freeze Dried Fruit

This cinnamon apple energy bites recipe with organic freeze dried fruit has been sponsored by Homegrown Organic Farms.  All opinions are my own.I have lived in the south for about 20 years but still consider myself a New Englander at heart.  I choose walnuts over pecans and apples over peaches every time I can.  This time of year, apples are in season and I find myself eating them daily.  … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Holiday Ideas for Even Non Crunchy People!

The holidays are fast approaching and that means lots of shopping, baking, entertaining, wrapping, traveling, and decorating.  I am always slightly dismayed on the trash day after Christmas to see people's garbage cans overflowing with packaging and other STUFF that has no other use.  So, how do we minimize our carbon footprint this holiday season?  Here are a few eco friendly holiday ideas that … [Read More...]

Easy Terra Cotta Pumpkin Craft

I have just started pulling out the fall decorations and getting into the spirit of all things pumpkin.  I decided to get out my glue gun this afternoon and tackle an easy terra cotta pumpkin craft that I came across on Pinterest. This would make an easy teacher's gift if you have young kids.  It'also a cute way to keep the dog from eating the candy I like to leave on the entertainment center.  … [Read More...]

Recipes

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

I am a morning person but by 3 PM in the afternoon, I am craving a nap.  These peanut butter oatmeal energy biteswere my attempt at powering through … [Read More...]

Healthy Quinoa Salad Recipe with Spinach and Apricots

This healthy quinoa salad recipe was a delicious last minute creation that I threw together after a haphazard inventory of my pantry.  I had fresh … [Read More...]

Lavender Shortbread Cookie Recipe

I love the weekends.  Especially weekends where neither kid has a million activities to participate in!  I decided to do a bit of baking and made this … [Read More...]

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Green Living

The Frustrating Search for the Best Safe Nail Polish Brands

For the last several years, I have been on a furious hunt for safe nail polish brands.  I have never … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Holiday Ideas for Even Non Crunchy People!

The holidays are fast approaching and that means lots of shopping, baking, entertaining, wrapping, … [Read More...]

New Alternative Fuel Sources We May Not Be Ready For!

Pollution is getting worse and the cost of gasoline continues to rise. As a result, many scientists … [Read More...]

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Health

All Natural Sleep Remedies for a Peaceful Drug Free Slumber

I have a couple of friends who have been suffering from insomnia.  Stress and fluctuating hormone … [Read More...]

Electrotherapy Pain Relief and Staying Active with Chronic Pain

This post about electrotherapy pain relief and staying active with chronic pain have been sponsored … [Read More...]

Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

This post about natural ways to lower your cholesterol is sponsored but all opinions expressed here … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

Environmental Projects for Kids that They Will Actually Enjoy Doing!

When my children were young, summer vacations were filled with educational opportunities.  We took field trips to the zoo, got educational books out … [Read More...]

How to Choose a Ripe Watermelon for a Sweet and Juicy Treat!

The weather here in Georgia is warming up and the pool opens in just a few weeks.  I am looking forward to BBQs, pool parties, and (of course) some … [Read More...]

Family Activism and Helping Teens Make a Difference

Family activism is tough when you have kids. If you have teens, you probably realize by now that they enjoy spending their free time sleeping, eating, … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Need DIY Halloween Centerpieces? Make Upcycled Wine Bottle Candy Corn!

If you are frugal and crafty, DIY Halloween centerpieces are a great way to add a bit of holiday … [Read More...]

All Natural Crock Pot Air Freshener Recipe

Fall is my all time favorite season and this all natural crock pot air freshener will make your home … [Read More...]

DIY Gift Box Ideas that Save Money and Reduce Waste

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% … [Read More...]

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Gardening

10 Summer Garden Projects You Need to do NOW!

I know it's incredibly hot out there but there are a ton of summer garden projects that could be … [Read More...]

Mint Growing Tips and 5 Uses for Fresh Mint When it Takes Over the Garden

Many years ago, my husband and I started growing mint in the back yard.  I thought I would share a … [Read More...]

Square Foot Gardening Tips for Maximum Yield

Growing more food in less space is the wave of future gardening. Using the square foot gardening … [Read More...]

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Travel

Eco Friendly Cruises: Why You Should Rethink Your Next Cruise Vacation

Are you wondering where to go on your next family vacation?  Spring break and summer vacation are … [Read More...]

London Travel Planning and Tips for a Safe and Healthy Trip Abroad

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly chaotic.  Not only am I stressing out about the … [Read More...]

4 Things to do Before Vacation to Make Coming Home Easier

If you are taking a long trip, you need to not only plan the vacation itself but also keep in mind a … [Read More...]

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