How to Self-Publish a Bestseller: Publishing 3.0 by James Altucher

everyone has a story ....

I think everyone has a story that needs to be shared. Maybe it is our personal piece of our family history - don't you wish your grandmother had written down her story?! - or maybe it's our experience and expertise as a business owner that will … [Continue reading]

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Lumber Liquidators and Laminate Flooring

lumber liquidators and formaldehyde

60 Minutes show revealed Lumber Liquidators have been selling cheap Made in China laminate flooring that contain high levels of formaldehyde. The show asked three independent labs to test the samples to see if the formaldehyde in the laminate … [Continue reading]

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233 Cool DIY Projects I found on Pinterest


I love DIY, thus I'm also a Pinterest Junkie (checkout my boards). My girls and I have found some pretty neat ideas on Pinterest that we have used to makeover bedrooms and other living space in my home.  Here's a round up of some very cool DIY … [Continue reading]

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How to kick your sugar addiction for life


Do you crave sugar? I don't mean, the white powdery stuff pictured above (well, that too), but typical foods that include heaps of sugar, like cakes and cookies. Or Starbuck's Grande (16 oz) Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappauccino with Blended Créme … [Continue reading]

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Some things I’ve learned, part I – Windward Made

Inge of Windward Made in the Netherlands

EcoEtsy member Inge is the designer, maker and everything-elser behind Windward Made. Combining her passions for sustainability, design and making things by hand, she creates modern fashion accessories and home goods with the most eco-friendly … [Continue reading]

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Climate Change is Exacerbating California Drought


2014 was the hottest year on record. The rains of November and December raised levels at California’s largest reservoirs, which supply water for both northern and southern California, but basins are still at only half of average. California has … [Continue reading]

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Lights, Camera, Oscars – Herbanluxe goes to Hollywood

Over the past few weeks I've been dying of excitement over the fact that my little mascara was going to be included in the 2015 Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills Swag Bags for Oscars Talent and Nominees.  They had shared a list of the celebrities that … [Continue reading]

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Organic Foods Being Bought Out by Big Foods. What Can We Do?

Annie's Image from Wall Street Journal

If you haven't heard yet, Applegate is reportedly being bought out by Hormel, an Anti-GMO labeling company. This is not the first time a small organic company is being swallowed up big good giants. Annie's, Lara Bars, Burt's Bees, and now one of … [Continue reading]

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4 Natural Sleep Remedies that Work – Wellness Mama

natural sleep remedies

I go through periods where I have trouble falling asleep and sometimes I have trouble staying asleep. I've tried all sorts of things with different levels of success. Maybe you have, too. I recently found out we shouldn't take Vitamin D at night … [Continue reading]

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