Top 5 Green Cleaning Products for Everyday Use

You know how much I’m into all-natural cleaning solutions for my home. I have tried nearly every green cleaner out there, and I can tell you, I’m quite passionate about finding what works best, not only for cleaning’s sake, but for the money. Here’s my top 5 green cleaning products in order of AWESOMEST EVER […]

Life (of it’s own) in the Garden

It isn’t the prettiest of gardens in the world, but the blood, sweat and dirt we’ve put into it sure is taking a life of it’s own. For instance, my oldest paired with a softball to cause our beloved crackle-glass birdseed feeder to break, spilling forth birdseed all over the front flower bed. After a […]

Simple Shoes Simply Awesome

There is no doubt my toddler is a girl. She dresses up with outfits, costumes, fake jewelry, hand bags, tiaras and purses galore. You’ll even find her stepping into my husband’s combat boots, too. Whatever she can get her hands on, it’s on her in some costume-like fashion. I had no idea how addicted to […]

Shaklee Basic H2 Review

I have to confess to you something. I lurve me some Shaklee. So much so I used to sell it (don’t anymore). That is how much I love it. I still order when I need something, my children take their vitamins religiously, as do I. But my favorite product of theirs, hands down, is their […]

Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

It’s that time of year in which the egg dying kits are out in force. What is generally a fun craft for our families also has hidden dangers – the chemicals and dyes involved in those adored kits. Certified food dyes approved by the FDA include colors synthesized from petroleum derivatives and even coal tar. […]

Honest Beverages Honestly Good

I may talk about coffee often, but it’s a little known fact that I’m a super-big tea drinker as well. Kind of a big deal for me. Coffee powers my ability to function, whereas tea quenches my thirst and helps relax me when I go bonkers (c’mon, six kids + military = bonkers sometimes). Nothin’ […]

Sodastream by SodaClub Review

My husband is a huge soda nut. It was one of the last things we were having trouble ‘kicking’ out of our lives on our road to healthy-ness (for me it’s Hellman’s mayo and Hidden Valley ranch dressing, as I don’t think organic versions of either taste good, but that’s another story). He had already […]

Wishing For A Carbon Neutral Holiday

As the holidays near, Brighter Planet is getting into the spirit of giving. Yesterday they launched the One Day campaign. They’re donating a day’s worth of our premium offsets to those willing to conserve during the holidays. Because of my past help with their 350 Challenge, they have donated 136 pounds of offsets in my […]

Naturally Dying Eggs

It’s that time of year in which the egg dying kits are out in force. What is generally a fun craft for our families also has hidden dangers – the chemicals and dyes involved in those adored kits. Certified food dyes approved by the FDA include colors synthesized from petroleum derivatives and even coal tar. […]

Rockin’ the Recycling!

So this morning, I’m rinsing out a squeezy mayonnaise container (that’s probably the only non-organic/additive/preservative item left in our home) and I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m awake with thought processes working already, brain synapses firing away furiously, or if it’s because I’m a genius *cough* but.. I suddenly realized that instead […]