Green Your Cleaning Routine

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Making your own green cleaning products can be really easy these days. There are so many DIY’s for making homemade cleaning products on the internet. But how do you know what works and what doesn’t? And how do you know what’s safe? Green products can be just as dangerous if not used properly and with […]

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Upcycled Necklace Tutorial – LOVE NOTE Necklace for Valentine’s Day

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This is an easy, peasy necklace tutorial of mine that makes a great Valentine’s gift project. The colorful scrap paper used inside can be switched out easily and you can use the back of the paper for a little Valentine’s Day note! All the supplies to make one – you just add your own papers […]

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How to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency in Cold Weather

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If you live in the Northeast and survived the #Blizzard2015 – a.k.a. #Juno – beginning of this week, I hope you weren’t too inconvenienced by the storm. And even though it’s cold outside, I hope you don’t idle your car to warm up before starting your trip. Did you know that idling your car is […]

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Healthy Eating – There’s an App for That

EWG's Food Scores

  A little while back I shared with you EWG’s Skin Deep App that allows you to scan product barcodes in the store and get safety rating information on the spot.  Well EWG has another awesome app available for both iPhone and Android phones – it s called Food Scores. With the Food Scores app you […]

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How To Eat Organic On A Budget – Food Babe

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Every year, I try to make small changes in my eating and shopping habits.  Buying organic isn’t always the cheapest route, especially when you have a strict budget you are trying to adhere to.   Vani of Food Babe wrote this awesome post on How to Each Organic on a Budget. Not only does she […]

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10 Common Toxic Chemicals

  Our very own Dr. Karen Lee {yes, I said Doctor, as in someone who is licensed to practice some form of medical services } wrote this awesome three part series [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] about the Top 10 Common Toxic Chemical in Products to Avoid. She writes: In an attempt to ‘clean […]

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DIY Wildfoods: Manzanita Sugar

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If you are a foodie who doesn’t get much in the way of sugary sweet treats then manzanita sugar might be the perfect addition to that little something you crave. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in the foothills of Northern California. The leaves of the plentiful trees shift into amazing hues of yellow, […]

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Mending+

Mending+ is an approach to mending clothing that embraces the act of mending, using it as an opportunity to embellish or even re-design the garment. One can have a minimalist approach to mending, selecting a high-contrast thread to make a small repair, or explore a more layered approach to the repair. Mending can be a […]

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How to teach compost to children ?

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Back to school…garden! This fall with my school garden project, our focus will be compost. We are going to start with one classroom (pre-K) in Fall. WHAT IS COMPOST? Compost is basically how nature create humus on the forest floors: leaves fall from the trees and get mixed together with soil,dead plants and    animals and […]

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