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Mel

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products

General, Green Cleaning
Safe kitchen Cleaning Products

Let’s talk about the large variety of cleaning products we use in our kitchens, from the dish soap and detergent, to the sprays and surface cleaners. It is quite scary to think about all the toxins lurking under our sinks, just waiting for us to bring them out and wreak havoc with our health, and all in the laudable name of cleaning up dirt and germs! You might not be ready to take the leap to make your own products…

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Vacuum Cleaner Shopping Guide

Green Cleaning
Vacuum Cleaner Shopping Guide

Should you splurge on a really good vacuum cleaner? My answer is a resounding,”Yes!” However, with so many options, it is hard to know what to buy. Upright or canister? Bagged or bagless? Stick or handheld? It can also be hard to know where to look for a good vacuum cleaner. On top of all that, the price points are so variable that you can be become confused about which make and model is the best value. Let me help you…

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A Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Healthy Food & Recipes
100 days real food cookbook review

Finding out I was selected as an ambassador for the newest ​100 Days of Real Food cookbook was such an honor for me! I’ve been a big fan of the author, Lisa Leake’s for a while now. Once I discovered it, her website, 100 days of Real Food quickly became my “bible” for healthy eating. Simplicity is key for me these days and that is something she really gets. It is true, you can still eat healthy when life gets…

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from 100 Days of Real Food fast & fabulous: Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo

Healthy Food & Recipes
100 day of real food recipe

Like any busy family, mine prefers to eat healthy, but, doesn’t always have the time. Enter in: Lisa Leake’s new cookbook ​100 days of Real Food Fast and Fabu​lous. Her recipes are not only easy, but also, delicious. I appreciate that many of them are inexpensive to make. I’ve been a huge fan of the​ 100 Days of Rea​l Food blog for a long time. It was, and still is, one of my “go tos” for healthy eating. I am…

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Rubbing Alcohol Safe to Use for Green Cleaning?

Green Cleaning
Isopropyl Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol, otherwise known as isopropyl alcohol, is cheap and easy to find. It is something we often already have in our homes as it is a popular choice for disinfecting purposes, such as earrings and skin. Prior to my research, I considered it a safe and green cleaner. But, because it is a chemical that is unsafe to drink, is flammable, and can cause skin irritations, I no longer feel comfortable including it on the list. Rubbing alcohol is…

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