The Dirt on Spring Cleaning & Product Ingredients

“Spring: a lovely reminder of just how beautiful change can be.” — Anonymous

Spring is coming, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. There’s something about nice weather that brings on motivation for a fresh start. Before you reach for your cleaners and get to work, let’s do a little digging into the ingredients they may contain.




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Thrive Outdoors This Summer With These Tips


Summer is almost here. Yippee! Many people look forward to it especially “up North” as we say around here. It does come with it’s own challenges so it’s a good idea to be prepared.

Soak in the summer sunshine while you spend time in the garden, at the pool or the lake, hiking, or just enjoying a walk through the neighborhood. Exposure to sunlight is good for the soul and your health!

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The Importance of Washing Fruits and Vegetables


It’s Farmer’s Market season. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to support good health. However, the fresh produce you purchase may be covered with pesticide residue, if it’s not certified organic.

Produce grown in the United States may actually have more pesticide residue than produce grown in other parts of the world. Buying organic vegetables and fruit reduces the exposure but does not eliminate it. Cross contamination could come from neighboring fields, continued presence of persistent pesticides in the soil, or the accidental or fraudulent use of pesticides.

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The Safety of Plastic Water Bottles

Staying hydrated is always important but even more so in the summer months when the weather is warmer, and temperatures higher, causing you to perspire.

How much water do you drink a day? It’s recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day. Just for fun, track your water intake for a week to see how much you actually drink.

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Tips For An Organic Gardening Experience

Are you a gardener? Do you aspire to be a gardener? Whichever you happen to be, there are some basics that apply to everyone during the various stages of their gardening journey.

Many garden products and sprays are loaded with harsh chemicals. There are safer alternatives for you and your plants.

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