Sunday Links: July 25

• From How About Orange…: How to Make Gift Bags From Newspaper • From Treehugger: Want to Kick Our Oil Addiction?  Let’s Get Our Priorities Straight First • From Simple Bites: Lacto-Fermentation: An Easier, Healthier Way to Preserve • From Small Notebook: Cleaning Products: Are You Spending More Than Needed? • From SortaCrunchy: The Road (read more…)

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Follow-Up: The Simple Organic Natural Deodorant Challenge

I’m back from vacation! I had a great time, but it’s good to be back. Thanks for all your well wishes – y’all are the best! Back on June 11, I made a confession: I was still using traditional, mainstream antiperspirant / deodorant.  Eeek!  Yes, it’s true – despite having made great strides in “natural (read more…)

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How to have a completely peaceful car ride with three small kids

My husband has this little joke whenever the three-foot-and-under crowd in our family gets insanely loud en route somewhere. He pretends to press an invisible button near the A/C of our car, which magically scrolls up a sound-proof window between us in the front seat and those in the back. You know, like in a (read more…)

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Finding a Safe, Natural Sunscreen (and is the Sun Really Dangerous?)

Written by contributor Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship. As with almost any topic in the field of health and wellness, it seems there is a tangled web of research and opinions when it comes to sun exposure and sunscreens. • Should we wear SPF 50 sunscreen for our walk from the house to the mailbox, (read more…)

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Back to basics: Create a home that will last generations

New or old, every home has a story.  Every story begins somewhere, and some go back farther than others.  One of the benefits to our recent economy is this: more people are buckling down, staying still, finding contentment with where they are and learning to love the homes they live in. As new construction slows (read more…)

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