Watch with glittering eyes around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in the magic will never find it! – Roald Dahl

Use THIS to clean!

Harsh chemical cleaners are toxic!

Does anyone remember the Mister Yuck stickers that we used to put on all of our hazardous chemical bottles? Those were designed to deter kids, our most precious – and most vulnerable – from drinking or eating them! According to Janice Hughes from shareguide.com:

Approximately 70% of all poisoning accidents occur in children between the ages of one and five.

BUT, there are lots of easy, safe alternatives. Try this one from http://homesteadingsurvivalism.myshopify.com/:


Leave a comment & let me know how it works when you try it!!

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Need to get rid of some flip flops?! Go GREEN!

I often find myself cursing my consumerism. I love shoes. A lot. I have several pairs. Okay, well, several is like saying it gets a little warm in the desert. But, I am also nearly crippled by my reluctance to throw things away that I know will end up in a land fill F-O-R-E-V-E-R (read that in slow-mo). This invariable drives my fiance nuts, as I have piles of stuff in virtually every corner of the house waiting to be taken to some recycling place or another.

Well, friends, I saw this on my Facebook the other day & thought I’d share what seems to be a great idea, though admittedly I haven’t done it…yet. I’m sure it will be another pile in the making.

Happy flip flopping!

Click here:  Recycle your flip flops



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…and so it begins!

Do you ever feel like you have so much to say that you just have to get it all out? Yeah…it’s like that.

Gandhi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

When I take things to heart, I reeeeeeeeeally take them to heart. Like, I took over cub scouts took it to heart. But there’s so much backstory to *that* particular part of things that it deserves a whole post of its own. This isn’t it. Needless to say (although I hate when people say that because if I didn’t need to say it, I wouldn’t, right?), there is a LOT of change going on in my life right now.

What this is…is my very first blog post. Oh yeah, baby!  Well, truth be told, this is only my first “official” blog post. I already wrote this thing and showed it to my fiance who said “when are you gonna post it?” (He knows me so well…he knew I’d been thinking about starting a blog).

Anyhow…if you are reading this, HI! Thanks for stopping by & sharing a couple of your precious minutes with me. Maybe you’ll find what I have to say interesting; maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll learn something; maybe you won’t. But in true Mr. Rogers-esque fashion…I’m glad you’re here!

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