Category Archives: Eco-Friendly Living

Silver Sky Imports Singing Bowls

Have you ever heard of singing bowls?  They are incredible.  There are different kinds of singing bowls, too:  Zen singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, and Crystal singing bowls!  They are used not only to make music, but to provide relaxation, … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Happy Earth Day!!   I’d like to think that I try to celebrate Earth Day every day, simply in the way I live and the choices I make.  I’m SO, SO far from perfect, but I do believe that the … Continue reading

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Make-Your-Own Body Moisturizers – 10 Recipes!

I’ve really, REALLY enjoyed the adventure of making my own products.  Not only am I saving money, which enables me to provide better for my family, I am producing higher quality products without harsh chemicals.  I can feel better about … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Spider Repellent

A few weeks ago, I brought my son’s mattress into my bedroom for a “sleepover”.  As we were curled up in bed reading stories, a SPIDER came crawling onto the bed!!  It was as terrible as you might imagine…screaming, jumping, … Continue reading

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Homemade Treatment for Head Lice

Well, now that school is back in session, I’ve already received a notice from one of my children’s school that there has been a reported case of head lice.  Never a fun note to get.  Fortunately, all in my household … Continue reading

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Get Pee Stains Out of Your Mattress – Homemade Cleaner

If you’re a mom like me, you’ve likely dealt with your fair share of wetting accidents on the bed.  If you have a pet, you’ve likely dealt with the same darn thing (though hopefully not on the bed!!!).   My … Continue reading

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Homemade Chapstick/Lip Balm

One of my goals for the self reliance journey was to learn to make chapstick.  I just happened to run out of the store-bought stuff a couple months ago, so the timing was perfect.   It’s really simple, really fun, … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

During the Christmas season we had a lot of oranges given to us as gifts, and we also happened to buy a bunch of them, since that seems to be the time that oranges are so dang cheap! If you … Continue reading

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Make Your Own: Homeade Liquid Hand Soap

  I’ve always preferred liquid to bar soap, but honestly, I’ve always used bar soap because it’s cheaper.  Now that I have kids I’ve  found that they wash their hands much better with the liquid…it’s easier to squirt a little … Continue reading

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Benefits of Buying Honey Local

On Christmas I had an interesting conversation with my mother in law.  She asked my thoughts on the “whole honey from China thing”.   I confess, I had absolutely no clue what she was talking about. She went on to explain … Continue reading

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