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The Carbon Footprint of Wine and Saying No to Plastic Wine Corks

Choosing a bottle of wine can be tough.  Do you go with a Merlot or a Malbec?  Is an Italian wine better than a California wine?  Have you ever wondered about the carbon footprint of wine? And what's up with those plastic wine corks?  There are so many things to think about when choosing an  eco friendly wine that it can be a bit overwhelming. I thought I would discuss a few of the issue … [Read More...]

Sweet Chili Alaska Salmon Bowl Recipe with Brown Rice

This Sweet Chili Alaska Salmon Bowl Recipe with Brown Rice has been sponsored by Influence Central.  All opinions are my own. Having grown up in New England, I learned to love seafood at a very early age.  There are very few seafood dishes that I don't absolutely love.  Which is a great thing because seafood is incredibly good for you!  If you need healthy seafood recipes, this sweet chili … [Read More...]

Pros and Cons of Bamboo for Both You and the Environment

For some reason, bamboo is a common topic of discussion in my house lately.   I thought I would pass on a little information to my readers about the pros and cons of bamboo and whether or not it is as environmentally friendly as everyone thinks!  There are quite a few uses for this amazingly fast growing grass (did you know it is actually a grass?) and I will discuss each one below...(take into … [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 or huge bouquets of flowers.  Where are the ads for the thoughtful gifts for Valentines Day?  The romantic little gifts that have special meaning for only you and your partner?  I love to get thoughtful gifts that remind me of a special time in my … [Read More...]

5 Tips for Making Your Meatless Monday Campaign a Success!

Will you be joining the Meatless Monday Campaign this year?  While we are by no means vegetarian, we do many meatless days during the week.  Reducing your consumption of meat can be healthy for both you and the environment.  However, it can take a bit of getting used to at first.  Going meatless, even for one day, may challenge what you have learned about assembling a meal.  I grew up with the … [Read More...]

Recipes

Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe for a Deliciously Easy Appetizer!

Would you believe that I have lived in the south for 25 years and have never made a southern pimento cheese recipe?  In fact, I had not even TRIED … [Read More...]

Fresh Cranberry Butter Recipe with Orange and Vanilla

I am so excited to see fresh cranberries back in the grocery store.  I ran out of the ones I put in the freezer about 4 months ago and have been … [Read More...]

Quick and Easy Egg Drop Soup Recipe

This easy egg drop soup recipe has been sponsored by Eggland's Best Eggs but all opinions expressed here are my own. I have a serious weak spot … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Pros and Cons of Bamboo for Both You and the Environment

For some reason, bamboo is a common topic of discussion in my house lately.   I thought I would pass … [Read More...]

5 Tips for Making Your Meatless Monday Campaign a Success!

Will you be joining the Meatless Monday Campaign this year?  While we are by no means vegetarian, we … [Read More...]

Recycling Resources for a Green Decluttering Mission!

I decided to put together a list of recycling resources to help you reduce your carbon footprint. … [Read More...]

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Health

Tips for Clean Eating to Help Take Control of Your Health

Go ahead and enjoy the cookies and candies this week but once January hits, these tips for clean … [Read More...]

How to Maintain a Healthy Digestive System During the Holidays

This post about how to maintain a healthy digestive system during the holidays has been sponsored by … [Read More...]

How to Survive Menopause with Your Sanity Intact

I was driving in my car yesterday when a commercial came on the radio.  The announcer asks me: "Do … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

Families Eating Dinner Together: Tips to Make it Fun and Stress Free!

Have you tried to sit down to a family dinner, only to have it be a horrible experience?  Cooking chaos, kids crying, picky eaters and a huge mess … [Read More...]

The Importance of Sun Protection for Eyes and Choosing the Best Sunglasses

Sun protection for eyes is something we all need to worry about, no matter what your age is. During the summer, I spend a lot of time outside in the … [Read More...]

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...]

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DIY and Crafts

Upcycled DIY Ribbon Organizer You Can Make for Only Pennies!

I was recently digging around in what I call my 'bag of ribbon' when I realized that I needed to … [Read More...]

Easy Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Recipe

Tis the season for candy canes and my family could not be any happier.  Not only do I love the TASTE … [Read More...]

Need Dinner Place Setting Ideas? Make Cranberry Wreath DIY Place Cards!

Despite the stress and the added burden to my credit card, this is my all-time favorite part of the … [Read More...]

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Gardening

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Wondering how to prepare your garden for winter? If your garden has been under as much stress this … [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 … [Read More...]

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...]

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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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