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DIY Deodorant: Recipe from Jacquie K.

DIY deodorant

From Jacquie, Green Without Envy columnist I am going to be totally honest I have a serious problem with ummm well… body odor. I always have, and it has always been an embarrassing thing for me! I have tried everything, every type of deodorant, including men’s and prescription. I am one of those who can…
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10 Tips for Death Avoidance with Wild Animals

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Last night, I was enjoying a warm fire on a patio at my Dad’s new secluded mountain property along with my sister, her husband, and of course my dad.  Which is when the conversation came up…. “You know, there might be bears up here,” my dad intones.  All of the sudden I begin to question…
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Would you Like a Cup of {High} Tea?

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Tea has been an obsession of mine since vacationing in the UK in 2009. My husband and I had the opportunity to have High Tea with his elderly relatives while we were visiting them in England.  Of course it was not as extravagant as the picture posted above but we had our share of biscuits and loose leaf tea…
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DIY Laundry Soap

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Here is a recipe I use for homemade DIY laundry soap! I started making my own soap about 5 months ago and so far I have no complaints. I don’t have a high efficiency washer so I am not sure if it is safe for HE machines.   You will need Borax, Arm & hammer…
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Traveling Like a Pro… With Kids

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It is officially the holiday season! Which means… it’s travel time! Traveling with children can add to the stress of an already chaotic airport experience. Kids require a lot of gear, strollers, 200 lb carseats, etc. When I was a Flight attendant ( a very pregnant flight attendant at that ) I did a lot of…
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Economical and Eco-Friendly Cleaning

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When it comes to cleaning supplies I am a minimalist. I like to keep it simple and non-toxic. In my arsenal you will find these three things: Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds, Baking soda,and homemade all purpose cleaner. That’s it and it gets the job done!  If you have never used Bronner’s Sal suds you are…
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Homemade Applesauce: Made by Mom, Loved by All

A post from Jacquie Kuznicki, our CMF Green Living Coach: It’s as simple as it looks! No really… all you need are apples and water! What you will need: One bag of Apples. Peel, core and chop. Add 3/4 cup water, cook on low to medium heat for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. When Apples are soft,…
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Secret Ingredient Berry Popsicles!

A post from Jacquie Kuznicki, our CMF Green Living Coach: The perfect treat for these hot summer months! Lemon berry popsicles with an added twist, Wheatgrass! Super simple to make and tasty enough for kids! One container Wheatgrass or Wheatgrass puree,  One container fresh or frozen berry medley, and One small bottle of lemonade. Blender and popsicle…
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Make your own Baby Wipes, a Simple DIY

A post from Jacquie Kuznicki, our CMF Green Living Coach: Here is a very simple way to make your own baby wipes. The easiest thing I have found is to buy a yard of flannel from the fabric store and cut your pieces to the size of a regular baby wipe. Yes simple as that!   …
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Using a Cloth Diaper – A How-To with Pictures

A post from Jacquie Kuznicki, our CMF Green Living Coach: These are prefold diapers from greenmountiandiapers.com. I love love love them! I have been using these since my daughter was born (although, these are large size).  The sizes range from preemie to large toddler. . I have one more size left to go and then it’s…
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What’s Hap-pinning, vol. 7 Clever Ideas Edition

So often when I’m on Pinterest, I ask myself, “Now why didn’t I think of that?” The answer is most likely because I’m too busy figuring out which non-dairy creamer to use in my coffee or  wondering how the heck one baby can lose all eight pairs of his shoes.  And he can’t even walk!!!…
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Rainy Day Playdough

On Friday we were supposed to be “getting buggy” at a playdate at the park with our friends from the SCP. I had special treats made and all of the supplies ready to go. Which of course is why it rained. The day before was probably the most beautiful day of the year. Friday, however,…
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