Dangerous Chemicals in Your Home

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. Are you aware of the dangerous chemicals in your home?  Did you know that these toxic chemicals are often hidden in places you wouldn’t expect to find […]

How to Make Furniture Polish and Restore Shine

Have you wondered how to make furniture polish? We purchased a kitchen table and chair set when the kids were younger.  It’s probably close to ten years old now and has seen its share of crayons, markers, and wear.  The finish is starting to come off the top of the table in spots and it […]

Improve Indoor Air Quality – What Are You Breathing?

This post on how to improve indoor air quality has been brought to you by Filtrete. I am a Filtrete Ambassador. All opinions are mine and mine alone. When most people hear the words “air pollution”, they think of big businesses and car emissions and how they impact the quality of the air outside.  Air […]

Clearing Clutter Under The Kitchen Sink

I have been working on clearing clutter in my home.  I’m not exactly sure how it got this way but I feel like I woke up one morning and looked around and there was clutter everywhere. I’m sure that’s not how it happened really. It’s been building for years and I just noticed it. I […]

Spring Cleaning Tips to Get Bedrooms Organized

Are you looking for spring cleaning tips? If you’ve been following along with my blog, you may remember that I have been decluttering and cleaning the house for spring.  Right now, I am focusing on decluttering my teenage son’s room. Since he is a collector of many things from trading cards to magazines, his room […]

How To Clean A Woodstove

Learning how to clean a woodstove was one of the first things I had to do when we purchased our home.  While we have an oil fired furnace, we heat primarily with wood because it does a better job heating our home.  We have a chimney sweep come in every other year to clean the […]

Teenagers And Responsibility

This post about teenagers and responsibility has been sponsored by Clorox and Social Moms.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. As the mom of two teenagers, I often wonder if I have totally missed the mark in teaching mine about responsibility.  Most of the time, their bedrooms look like miniature cyclones have just finished […]

How To Clean Out A Refrigerator Naturally

Learning how to clean out a refrigerator naturally is not only better for the environment, it is much cheaper than relying on chemical based cleaners.  The thought of spraying chemical based cleaners all over the surface that I store my food in isn’t one I like. After all, I set things like fruits and vegetables […]

Controlling Allergens In Your Home

Controlling allergens in your home is something I need to be aware of for my family.  My daughter has asthma and has ended up in the emergency room several times with asthma attacks. Living in Vermont, we heat with a combination of both wood and oil.  When we heat with wood, we use our wood […]

How to Clean Naturally with These Seven Products

Learning how to clean naturally is important to me because I really hate having to worry about what kind of harmful ingredients are in my cleaning products. When the kids were little, I worried about them crawling around on the ground and then putting their fingers in their mouths after I had mopped the floor. […]