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Cleaning TOMS Shoes

May 12, 2011
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So if you own a pair of TOMS, you know that they are pretty cool, but also pretty smelly even if you don’t generally have super stinky feet (and especially if you walk in any water). TOMS are meant to be worn without socks and comfortable enough to wear all the time, but can thus […]

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Reusable Swiffer Wipes

May 10, 2011
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Although I don’t usually like showing off my household dirt, I just had to share how great my reusable swiffer wipe works. I purchased it last year at a local artisan’s market for about $5 and it not only picks up everything on the floor extremely well, but also washes out like new every time. […]

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Natural Gifts for Mother’s Day

April 28, 2011
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Almost every year Mother’s Day somehow manages to sneak up on me, but I am determined not to let this happen to me again. It’s such a wonderful day for me to remind my mother how much I love and appreciate her since I truly don’t do this enough. That’s why I want to put […]

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Repair Leaky Garden Hoses

April 26, 2011
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So I did not always know that it was possible to repair a leaky garden hose. I had thought that once one starts leaking it simply has to be replaced. Luckily, this is not always true. According to Better Homes & Gardens magazine (June 2010), fixing a leaky hose can be quite easy. To do […]

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2011
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Earth Day has made it here already and I still have plenty of  “green” tasks to complete this spring! Here’s what I’ve got done so far: I started a compost pile, cleaned up litter in the woods behind our house, set up a recycle pick-up from my home (so I don’t have to make separate […]

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Natural Bird Feeder Project for Kids

April 12, 2011
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If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft for kids, why not have them make a homemade pine cone bird feeder? The natural ingredients are good snack foods for us, but will also attract birds (and maybe even squirrels!). All you need is a few pine cones, peanut butter, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds. […]

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Why Choose Natural Candles?

April 5, 2011
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While candles can make for a peaceful, relaxing, or romantic setting, sometimes store-bought ones seem to have overpowering, unnatural smells. I’m not saying that the smells aren’t always good, in fact, I’ve always wondered how they make the “birthday cake” scent smell like one just came of of the oven. But no matter how delicious the […]

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Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Easter

April 4, 2011
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Over the weekend, I had the honor of contributing a guest post to a fantastic blog called Life Your Way which offers lots of great information on many topics including green living, organization, finances, decorating, and more. I shared all of my ideas on how to celebrate an eco-friendly Easter in this post and it […]

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Homemade Car Air Freshener

March 18, 2011
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It might be the case that my car is currently smelling, well, a little stale after the long winter. While I know that a thorough cleaning is needed (including the mats) if the weather permits this weekend, it would also be nice to just have a regular air freshener to use in the meantime or […]

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“Green” Spring Swap Party!

March 17, 2011
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If you are doing some serious spring cleanout in the next few weeks or perhaps already have a load of things that need to be dropped off at a donation center, why not instead consider throwing a Swap Party? You can still donate anything that’s left over afterwards, but it’s a fun way to “recycle” […]

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