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8 Foods You Should Eat Raw for Better Health

While most foods we eat on a day to day basis need to be cooked, there are many foods you should eat raw. In some foods, cooking actually destroys nutrients and enzymes that are vital for better health.  If you are looking for easy raw recipes, start with my blueberry salsa recipe. Then, check out these 8 foods that are actually MORE nutritious for … [Read More...]

Eco friendly Sports: What is your favorite activity doing to the environment?

As a family, we are all fairly active in a number of different sports.  Our lives revolve around tennis, running, gym workouts, martial arts, and as of last week, rowing. Staying active is important for physical and mental health.  However, what are those activities doing to our environment? Have you ever considered looking for eco friendly … [Read More...]

What to Plant in November, Both Inside AND Outside!

Wondering what to plant in November?  Or are you convinced that cold, dreary days mean the end to your gardening addiction?  While it is true that most gardening comes to an abrupt halt once the chilly days and near-freezing nights of fall roll around, there are still a few things you can plant in November if you want to try your hand at fall … [Read More...]

Homemade Hummus Dip Recipe for a Delicious Healthy Lunch!

This Homemade Hummus Dip Recipe has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. School started back for my family over a month ago and that means I am up and moving at 5 AM making lunches.  Not only for my daughter but for my husband  as well.  Bringing a healthy lunch from home saves us serious amounts of money compared to eating out or buying … [Read More...]

How to Save Money So You Can Go Green!

This post about how to save money so you can go green has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. When my husband and I started out on our life together, we were not exactly rolling in money.  As a grad student,  my husband was paid a pitiful salary to spend 80 plus hours a week in the lab.  I didn't earn much more at my own job, either.  But, … [Read More...]

Recipes

White Bean Cherry Tomato Salad

For the last few weeks, I have been traveling up the East coast to visit family.  I returned to a garden OVERFLOWING with cherry tomatoes!  I have … [Read More...]

How to Freeze Rhubarb and 5 Easy Rhubarb Recipes

When I was growing up in New England, my parents always had a garden.  In their garden, the one thing that came back year after year was rhubarb.  My … [Read More...]

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl Recipe for Nut Lovers!

This Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl Recipe for Nut Lovers has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are … [Read More...]

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Green Living

5 Green Thanksgiving Tips Everyone Should Consider

I have decided to share a few green Thanksgiving tips with my readers.  WHY?  Because how many … [Read More...]

Guest Bathroom Ideas That Balance Luxury and Real Life!

This discussion about guest bathroom ideas has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. My … [Read More...]

How to Hire a Solar Panel Installer You Can Trust

This post about How to Hire a Solar Panel Installer You Can Trust is sponsored by Pick My Solar.  … [Read More...]

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Health

Fish Oil Versus Omega 3 for Heart Health

This discussion about Fish Oil Versus Omega 3 for Heart Health has been compensated by Collective … [Read More...]

Back to School Shopping Tips for Healthier Kids

Are you looking for back to school shopping tips already? It seems like summer just started but … [Read More...]

Trigger Point Therapy Tools for Muscle Pain Relief

Several years ago, I had a persistent muscle spasm in my shoulder.  I went through the doctor's … [Read More...]

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Gardening

8 Plants that Bloom in Winter Perfect for Your Back Yard!

In most areas of the country, winter is rather dreary.  A look out your window usually shows a … [Read More...]

Fall Vegetable Gardening: 5 Things To Plant Now and Preparing Your Garden for Fall

You probably look outside and see an abundance of tomatoes and cucumbers in your summer garden. … [Read More...]

Creative Uses for Eucalyptus Leaves for Home and Health

I have a serious problem.  One that has me looking for uses for eucalyptus leaves and considering … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

How To Get Aloe Vera Gel From Your Aloe Plant

Learning how to get aloe vera gel from your aloe plant is a handy skill to have! My son recently … [Read More...]

Natural DIY Wood Butter and Tips for Cleaning Cutting Boards

This DIY wood butter recipe is a must have item for anyone who does a lot of cooking from scratch. I … [Read More...]

Ginger Detox Bath Recipe to Help You Sweat Those Toxins Out!

If you are looking for a ginger bath recipe, the one I use is incredibly easy to make at home. Over … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

Tips for Healthy Eating on a Low Budget

If your goals for the new year include eating healthier and saving money, these tips for healthy eating on a low budget are just what you need. My … [Read More...]

How to Give Thoughtful Gifts for Valentines Day!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and that means people struggling with Valentines Day gift ideas.  I see tons of adds for expensive diamond rings … [Read More...]

Cookie Baking Tips for Beginners: For Perfect Cookies Every Time!

It's cookie season! Read through these cookie baking tips for beginners if you are new to the art of baking. When I was young, I was lucky enough to … [Read More...]

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Travel

Wildlife Safety Tips for Outdoor Family Vacations

If you are heading out into the great outdoors this summer, please read up on a few wildlife safety … [Read More...]

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...]

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