green living

I must admit that when the hit TV show Desperate Housewives was on, that was my guilty pleasure on Sunday nights. I looked forward to learning what mayhem Bree was getting into and Susan and Mike […]

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Jennifer here- Lately, it has become a passion for my daughter to take care of the environment. She has a new-found love of recycled materials, composting, and making her living space a little greener. Since […]

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Lately my daughter has been on a kick of willingly using reuseable bags because it is better for the environment.  She will do this on her own at no prompting from me, as we did in […]

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Tackle It Tuesday

With so many different smart phone apps these days, paper phone books are becoming obsolete. If you are anything like me, you have a stack of old phonebooks and yellowbooks just piling up collecting dust. […]

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I am very sensitive to smells. Just ask my husband. I smell things long before he ever notices anything. Sometimes that’s a good quality to have – I have a deep appreciation for good smells. […]

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During the holidays, more than any other time of year, I like my home to smell warm and inviting. In wanting to create an atmosphere of comfort, I tend to buy and burn more candles, […]

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If your Thanksgiving holiday was anything like mine, you might be feeling pretty exhausted right now. Between visits from various out-of-town family members, working on house projects, cooking Thanksgiving dinner,  and setting up our Christmas […]

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Tackle It Tuesday

You can find a lot of information online these days, but I still reach for the Yellow Pages when I need to find info on a local locksmith, government office, or pizza place. I think […]

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The weather is cooling off for just about everyone, and that means switching on the heat….and adding $$ to the electric bill. Guest poster, Jakob Barry, has some helpful suggestions for getting parents and kids […]

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Raindrops on my flowers

Hey ladies, this is Amber here. Earth Day falls in April. In honor of the holiday, many of us spend this month thinking green. But living lighter on the planet isn’t just for Earth Day. […]

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