Posts Tagged ‘homemade’

The Skinny on Essential Oils and Their Many Uses Around The Home

Over the last few months, I have learned quite a bit about the main uses of many different essential oils. They are so versatile and helpful, I am surprised that I grew up thinking that natural herbs were just herbs and nothing more. There are many herbs that have antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties. They’re great for cooking, cleaning, and even for medicinal purposes! I’ll give you the skinny on the most popular ones to use around the house, and what they are good for! Read more »

My World Famous Sensational Salsa and Glorious Guacamole…well maybe not WORLD famous

I LOVE salsa. I mean I REALLY LOVE salsa. So much so, that when I make a really BIG batch, I eat it all in less than 24 hours. Seriously! You can ask my husband, he always complains that he didn’t even get to eat any. If you have a food processor (Mine is the Ninja. It’s the best food processor out there!), the salsa is a snap. I also like to put the salsa that I just made, into the guacamole. I just can’t stand jarred salsa. It has
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Green Cleaning in the Living Room

Between writing about myself for you guys (because you all seem to be more interested in my personal story, rather than any of my other articles) and watching the Olympics, I have been a little slacker when it comes to my next installment of Green Living. It’s a day late, but you guys didn’t want to clean anything yesterday anyway, it was Monday! I am my own worst boss. I can’t stand it when I turn something in late, get lazy and decide I only need to write every other day, or take three day weekends! Read more »

Green Cleaning in the Bathroom

What is considered to be one of the grossest rooms in the house? I am pretty sure every one of you said the BATHROOM! Going green in the bathroom is not that hard to do. Switching out a few things can help reduce your footprint greatly! There are tons of natural cleaners that work wonders in the bathroom as well! By now, I am starting to realize just how AMAZING vinegar around the house is. It most certainly is going to do some powerhouse cleaning in my bathroom too. When we first started cleaning with vinegar, I wasn’t really into the smell that went with it. Read more »

Green Cleaning in The Kitchen

The kitchen is the one room in the house that produces the most amount of waste. We throw away food, wrappers, containers, silverware, water bottles, cleaning supplies, grocery bags, etc., etc., etc. The list could go on for days, the amount of things that we dispose of in the kitchen. By making a small investment now, you will be able to cut your costs for your kitchen by as little as half, just by switching to reusable products that you wash and reuse. Read more »

Going Green With Your Laundry

Everyone has laundry to do. Some people do their own, while others do the whole household’s laundry. I am fortunate to have a Husband that does his own laundry. I do the household, Silas, and my own laundy. It is so nice not to have to worry about an extra person’s laundry! Read more »


EASILY Make Your Own Non-Toxic Finger Paints At Home

After buying a whole array of finger paints from Hobby Lobby, for Silas, and setting them all up, I realized there was this stench coming from them. It was a terrible chemical smell! The bottles say non-toxic but they most certainly don’t smell like they’re non-toxic. This situation made me to realize that I could just try and make my own here at home. The best part is, I know what is in them. Read more »

DIY Upholstery & Carpet Cleaner That’s WAY Better Than Resolve!

Yesterday I got my Lavender essential oil (that I ordered from Amazon) in the mail. I was so very excited to see the UPS truck pull up to the house, that I nearly knocked my son over in the process to get to the door! I really wanted something that smelled less antiseptic than the Tea Tree oil and vinegar do. As soon as I opened my package, I set about making up a new batch of my All Purpose cleaner, only I decided to get creative in the process. What came out of this recipe was surely worth the little amount of time I spent putting it together. Read more »

Green Cleaning Shopping List

I have several other articles to write today, but first I really wanted to get a quick one out on what you actually need to purchase to start cleaning green in your home. In the beginning it may seem more costly to make this lifestyle change, but this is only because you are having to purchase the items that you are going to continue to reuse for longer than those commercial cleaners could hope to hang around your house. Read more »

HUMMUS the Mediterranean bean dip

I love hummus because it makes for an AMAZING Mayo substitute on your burgers and sandwiches; but most of all it’s very healthy for you. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are high in zinc, folate, and protein. They are also an excellent source for dietary fiber. Recent studies done, have shown chickpeas to aid in lowering cholesterol in the bloodstream. Read more »

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