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Five Ways to Make Homemade Foot Scrub

Five Ways to Make Homemade Foot Scrub

Posted by Emily Clayton, guest blogger If you’re like me, you live in your sandals during summertime. But between the rough surfaces that beat your skin all summer and the dry winter air that’s here now, it isn’t long before you discover cracked heels or scratchy soles. Luckily, a homemade foot scrub is perfect to slough […]

Crafts with Leaves: Combining Art and Nature

Crafts with Leaves: Combining Art and Nature

Posted by Emily Clayton, guest blogger Autumn leaves shimmer in the crisp daylight, providing you with an array of gold, crimson, pumpkin, and rich mustard shades. If you’re like me, you take to the mountains to enjoy this colorful splash, or maybe you’re lucky to have gorgeous groves in your own backyard. You know the importance […]

Green Trip Planner for Memorable Summer Travel

Green Trip Planner for Memorable Summer Travel

Posted by  Emily Clayton, guest blogger Summer is a wonderful time to partake in a road trip, but the most common mode—the gasoline-powered car—is a poor choice for a healthy environment. Like me, do you seek to extend beyond the boundaries of home? You can travel in less-damaging ways by creating and following a green […]

Five Volunteer Opportunities to Immerse Yourself in the Outdoors

Five Volunteer Opportunities to Immerse Yourself in the Outdoors

Posted by  Emily Clayton, guest blogger Volunteering in the great outdoors gives you the best of both worlds: giving back and getting out. I’ve joined so many like-minded people in cleaning up neighborhood parks to protect their vegetation. These volunteer opportunities breathe new life into an area struggling to survive. However, did you know there […]

Step Aside, Tea: Chamomile Benefits Your Beauty Products Too

Step Aside, Tea: Chamomile Benefits Your Beauty Products Too

Posted by Emily Clayton, guest blogger You may know chamomile as a type of herbal tea. With its pleasing scent and relaxing qualities, it’s ideal for stressful days. Chamomile teas are wonderful, but can these white and yellow flowers do more? Are there other ways to enjoy those cherished chamomile benefits? Chamomile Essential Oils Two […]

What Farm Share Summer Produce Can Grow for You

What Farm Share Summer Produce Can Grow for You

Posted by Emily Clayton, guest blogger Summer’s brightly colored fruits and veggies are well on their way. Are you smiling in anticipation yet? A farm share subscription at a CSA farm may be just what you need to prepare you for a season of mouthwatering delights. Whether poking through the roadside stands, wandering the fields […]

Recycling in an Apartment Community

Recycling in an Apartment Community

Posted by Emily Clayton, guest blogger Reduce, reuse, recycle. How many times have you heard those words growing up? I heard them at home, at school, and around town. People were proud of their community, and they went out of their way to keep it clean. My family separated our recyclables from non-recyclables and composted […]

How Mint Extract Can Enliven Your Beauty Routine

How Mint Extract Can Enliven Your Beauty Routine

Posted by Emily Clayton, guest blogger Many find mint to be an uplifting herb, and the aroma of mint extract can revive a weary mind. If you need to settle your upset stomach, refresh your breath, or garnish your meal, choosing mint could potentially give you instant contentment. It can also be added to your beauty […]

Butterfly Garden Adventures for the Entire Family

Butterfly Garden Adventures for the Entire Family

Posted by Emily Clayton, guest blogger How many butterflies have you seen this year? Whenever my husband and I head out for a hike, we always remember to bring our binoculars. You never know when a beautiful butterfly will pause for a rest! If you’ve ever wanted to draw them closer, and feed them at the […]

What Is Ayurveda? How Does the Healing Reveal a Whole New You?

What Is Ayurveda? How Does the Healing Reveal a Whole New You?

Posted by Emily Clayton, guest blogger If you do yoga, your classes and background instruction may reference Ayurveda. But what is Ayurveda? Developed from ancient Vedic texts, this practice is a form of traditional healing originating from India, and includes certain foods, techniques, and supplements. It focuses on keeping your constitution in balance for health and […]