We’ve all had a food explosion in our microwave, right?  Re-heating fish, pizza, spaghetti sauce, soup, beans…and then you run out the door to work, leaving the food particles to dry and stick, making it a cleaning nightmare.  Office microwaves can be the worst, with many people using the microwave and no one taking charge Read More →

Did you know the average person in the U.S. uses some 40 lbs. of household cleaners each year (according to Rethink Waste Project).  That’s a lot of chemical exposure! Here’s their advice: “Take a look at your cleaning products.  Do they say CAUTION, WARNING or DANGER?  Typically, products labeled POISON or DANGER are the most Read More →

Lavender.  Loved for its fragrance, used in soaps, shampoos, bath soaks.  And, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, it’s also a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia to anxiety to depression and fatigue.  What better way to clean your house! Save money and limit your exposure to chemicals with this homemade Read More →

Reduce, reuse, recycle doesn’t always have to be practical!  Heck, it can be fun, inspirational and add a vignette to your garden — a small visually-appealing area that brings you joy.  Not sure where to begin?  These 14 ideas will get you started (including the above crafty creation by Curly Crafted Mom).  Unleash your creative Read More →

Picture this…you send your 14 year old to the garden to harvest fresh herbs while you start the stir fry.  Thyme, oregano, basil, sage, rosemary…yum!  He/she gets confused – is this thyme or oregano?  Crafts by Amanda has a most creative solution!  These DIY painted rock garden  markers will empower your garden helpers to harvest Read More →