Green & Gorgeous: About Mineral Make-up

When mineral make-up first appeared on the market, it seemed like a dream come true for many women: safe, natural (and natural-looking) make-up that could actually be good for your skin! I switched over to mineral make-up myself in 2005, and have been a die-hard fan ever since. I don’t wear make-up every day, but (read more…)

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11 tips for eating healthy on a budget

I completely resonate with the message to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and to buy organic whenever possible.  When I buy meat for my family and myself I now choose grass fed, ethically treated meat and organic, free range poultry. But what is often missing from this message are ways to make those purchases (read more…)

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Gardening 101: Companion Planting

Mother Nature is awfully ingenious; she has come up with quite a few methods to keep bugs away and plants healthy and thriving.  It turns out that plants, like people, prefer certain company.  You can help keep your vegetables happy and pest-free by planting them near their buddies! This simple method maximizes certain plants’ natural (read more…)

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4 great reasons to wake up early

Since our life has been crazy the past few months, I haven’t had much of a routine.  But starting this week, our family is getting back at it.  There’s still a lot to do as we move in to our home, but we’re ready to get back to normal life, with some form of routine, (read more…)

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Using Cloth in the Home

A couple of years ago, we were primarily using disposable products at home.  Lots of paper towels, one-time-use “sweeper” cloths for sweeping floors and dusting, sponges for scrubbing, tissues for nose-wiping, and paper napkins at mealtime. This is probably common for many households, and while it sure is convenient, it definitely contributes to all sorts of (read more…)

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