Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When the time comes for large-scale home renovation, you may be surprised at the array of eco-friendly options available, especially when it comes to flooring. New materials that are crafted in a responsible manner not only improve your indoor environment, they also add beauty to your home and come [...]
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Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Subfreezing wind chills and dry winter air leave skin dry. During the cold months, I often focus on natural DIY skin care techniques to keep my hands from feeling raw, itchy, and parched. Simplicity is important to me, so I seek out natural alternatives to manufactured lotions and hand [...]
Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Do you have a party to attend or friend who is ill and needs cheering up? Make them personalized presents with these gift basket ideas. Gift baskets are a nice way to give a variety of small objects instead of one single item, and homemade gift baskets are easier [...]
Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger There are a number of store-bought options for fragrant, decorative potpourri and synthetic air fresheners, however, they can irritate those with allergies to chemical and synthetic fragrances. A solution is to make your own potpourri with natural and locally sourced ingredients, so you can still have the colors and [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Whether your Valentine’s Day celebration includes a special dinner for two at home or a cozy game day with the kids, plan to serve a special holiday beverage. Keep the Valentine’s Day drinks healthy and family-friendly by opting for some of these nonalcoholic creations. Healthy Berry Smoothie Start Valentine’s [...]
Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Kids do not see Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday worthy of roses and a nice dinner. Instead, they engage in expressions of love and friendship by exchanging silly Valentine cards and eating treats. This February, help your kids channel their creativity and make DIY Valentine cards at home. [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger It’s no secret that I love spending time in the kitchen. The other day, I wanted to make something warm, creamy, and chocolaty, so I created the best hot chocolate recipe. As a bonus, this simple drink is organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, which makes it perfect for those [...]
Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger Eating seasonally appropriate foods for your geographic region is a great way to incorporate healthy, tasty food that has a low environmental impact into your diet. Better Taste To start, foods taste better when grown in-season. If you have ever tried a peach in spring or fresh corn in [...]
Posted by Bonnie Fox, guest blogger The flu is an annual challenge that many face, but there are several natural ways to improve your flu prevention strategy. For those who contract the flu, these tips can help boost the immune system and shorten the duration of the virus. A combination of vitamins, minerals, and herbs [...]
Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that can make the biggest difference in your life. As we transition into 2014, many of us will be thinking about making healthy resolutions to improve our lives over the next 12 months. Instead of going with boring and unspecific “weight loss” resolutions, here are 10 [...]