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Green Living

All-Natural Bar Soap

March 15, 2011

What is it about bathing with a natural soap that is so incredibly luxurious? I think for me it is the wonderfully soft lather, the cleaning but not stripping my skin dry feeling, and the oh-so wonderful natural smell. If you guessed that I have a new favorite natural bar soap, you are right on. […]

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10 Easy Ways to Start Going “Green”

March 14, 2011
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As plants and trees start turning green this spring, perhaps you are thinking of ways that you, too, can “green” up your life. If you’re not too into eco-friendly living yet, start slowly- there are a number of simple things that you can start doing today that will make a difference to the environment and […]

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Simple Home Garden Tips

March 11, 2011
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Last month I attended a local meeting on gardening and learned a lot of great tips from the presenter, Katie Brandt, one of the founders of Groundswell Farm. She has a great amount of experience growing food as this farm offers a CSA program and also sells at our local farmers market. While Katie offered […]

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Homemade Reusable Cleaning Wipes

March 9, 2011
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Today I came across the idea for homemade reusable cleaning wipes (with disinfecting power!) and am officially sold. I’m making my own based on this recipe and am so excited to try them out. Sometimes it’s necessary to wipe up a mess quickly and I like the idea of storing these right in my kitchen […]

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Liquid Castile Soap for Pest Control

March 8, 2011
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I love, love, love Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap and it seems that I am constantly finding new uses for it. I have read about people using it for shampoo, face/body wash, use it for cleaning myself, and now I hear that it can be used for pest control on plants and gardens, indoor or […]

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Houseplants For Clean Air

February 17, 2011
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I haven’t enjoyed houseplants in a long time since my cats love nothing more than to dig them out of the pots or chew on the leaves until the plant simply dies. The only ones sustaining in this house are an aloe plant (remember that little plant I bought?) that is locked away in the […]

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8 Easy Green Travel Tips

February 27, 2010
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With all this snow as we head into March, I just can’t get our next tropical vacation out of my mind. While many of us may have green habits at home, there are also a number of ways to go easier on the planet while traveling for spring break, etc. I’ve tried a number of […]

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Healthy Valentine’s Day Ideas

February 11, 2010

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I started doing some digging to find healthier, more eco-friendly ways to celebrate this holiday. The following items are still romantic gift/date ideas, but go easy on our bodies and the planet: Make a home-cooked meal for your sweetheart, complete with as many organic, local foods as possible […]

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Test Your “Green” Level

January 16, 2010

I took a “green” quiz today to test my lifestyle at and it was actually quite interesting. All you need is a piece of paper, writing utensil, and about 5 minutes. There are 12 questions about recycling, buying organic food, the types of house cleaners you use, how you get around, etc. I scored […]

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Find Local Recycling Centers

July 26, 2009

I was browsing Natural Awakenings Healthy Living this morning and came across a great tool for finding local recycling facilities. All you have to do is input the type of item you want to recycle and your zip code at Earth911 and it will generate a list of nearby options. You will find that Earth911 […]

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