10 Easy Tips To Save Water This Summer

Did you know that as much as 40 percent of our water use in the spring and summer goes toward our lawns and gardens. That’s a lot of water wasted. Your impact: The UN predicts that 3.4 billion people will be living in countries defined as water-scarce by 2025. When water is scarce, people are… Continue reading »

Do You Know How To Store Fresh Produce?

Did you know that fruits and vegetables give off the natural gas called ethylene? Ethylene can affect the other fruits and veggies that they are stored next to. You don’t need to buy special bags, but you do need to know which produce doesn’t play nicely with others. Here are some tips! Apples – Do not… Continue reading »

Tis The Season To Give Back!

This holiday make the season a little brighter for others. Giving back is a great thing to do all year round, but the holidays tend to bring out the charitable side in most people. Try some of these ideas with your family and make a difference this holiday season. •    Donate to a charitable organization… Continue reading »

For The Love Of Repurposing & Recycling

re·pur·pose: to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose re·cy·cle: to make something new from (something that has been used before) Recycling and repurposing seem to go hand-in-hand and there are so many great ideas to transform old or unwanted items that may be stashed around your home or headed… Continue reading »

Seasonal Eats! Butternut Squash Soup with Fontina Crostini

Fall means winter squash: butternut, delicata, acorn, pumpkin, buttercup (to name a few of my favorites). These squash are very high in vitamins A and C, and are good sources of fiber. Their richly colored flesh tells you they’re a great source of antioxidants and carotenoids. This nourishing butternut squash soup is super easy to… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks For A Healthy School Lunch

Starting your kids off right by packing school lunches with nutritious foods that taste good will help them establish healthy eating habits for life. Instead of a sandwich on white bread, bag of chips, and cookies, try some of the following healthy (and more interesting) items for your child’s lunch box: What to Pack Carrots… Continue reading »

Fresh Smelling Home! Naturally!

An old realtor’s trick for making the house smell incredibly inviting which is also surprisingly green is to put about two capfuls of baking vanilla extract (you can also use almond or orange extract) into an oven-safe coffee cup. Turn the oven on to about 250 degrees and place the coffee cup in the center… Continue reading »

Is Your Laundry Room Making You Sick?

Ah! The smell of newly washed clothes.  They smell as fresh as a spring morning. Did you know that conventional laundry-care products often contain chemicals with negative health effects ranging from skin and throat irritation to carcinogenicity? In fact, the laundry room may be one of the more toxic areas in your home. Researchers have… Continue reading »

DIY Cloth Wipes

Cloth wipes are a great substitution to expensive and harsh paper wipes, plus they are a bonus for our already suffering planet. When you choose cloth wipes over paper wipes, you can easily save hundreds of dollars a year. To find out more, take a look below for a comprehensive overview on how to make… Continue reading »

Title: New Solar Powered Pool Cleaner Ready Just in Time for Summer Swim Season

Temperatures are quickly rising here in Arizona, and a dip in your backyard pool is likely becoming more appealing every day. No one likes spending time cleaning the pool when they could be relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised a jaw-dropping $407,078, Solar Pool Technologies… Continue reading »

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