Category Archive: Eco-Friendly Living

Jun 26

Silver Sky Imports Singing Bowls

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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, therapy, meditation, and healing.   Silver Sky Imports is a unique online marketplace that offers …

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Apr 22

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

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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 few changes I’ve made are making a difference…at least I like to think that.   …

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Feb 16

Make-Your-Own Body Moisturizers – 10 Recipes!

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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 what I’m doing, for the earth, for my pocketbook, and for my family’s health!  It’s …

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Jan 07

Make Your Own Spider Repellent

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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, pounding the spider, LOSING the spider and panicking because, well, DID WE GET IT?? Eventually …

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Sep 22

Homemade Treatment for Head Lice

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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 have remained lice-free, but the recent note reminded me of 3 years ago when we …

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Sep 16

Get Pee Stains Out of Your Mattress – Homemade Cleaner

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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 youngest does NOT want to be potty trained.  He’s 5 1/2 years old, has autism, …

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Jul 05

Homemade Chapstick/Lip Balm

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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, and really rewarding to do, in my opinion.  Well worth the effort!  The bonus is …

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Feb 22

Easy Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

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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 eat a lot of oranges, you can save the peels and make a nice, easy, …

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Jan 18

Make Your Own: Homeade Liquid Hand Soap

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  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 out and wash it off, there isn’t a slippery bar to grasp, and frankly, they’re …

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Jan 02

Benefits of Buying Honey Local

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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 to me some things that she had read and seen on the news, and showed …

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