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Green Holiday Gift Guide | Handmade Edition


The Holiday season is approaching, which means you’ll most likely need to begin thinking about the gift giving season, if you haven’t already. It can be hard to successfully achieve a green gift giving experience. There are so many options available to us. So many ideas that make us think of our loved ones. So many things we may want to buy for those we care about. All in a time when many of us are not only eco conscious, but learning to live with less material items in general. Hopefully this gift guide will help you give from the heart, with some extra green effort thrown in, and encourage a sense of happiness with your choices in gift options. Continue reading

Naturally Reduce Fleas


We’ve been having some very hot and humid weather here in Los Angeles, which is the perfect recipe for fleas. Between our short haired Italian Greyhound Chihuahua, and our indoor cat, (and we don’t have carpet) we’ve had such a bad flea problem that I can’t even imagine how bad the families with long haired, outdoor pets (with carpet) have it. We’ve tried a handful of natural products to get a grip on the problem. We haven’t been able to get rid of the fleas entirely. I’m sure we just have to wait for the weather to change before we can do that. I do think that the products we’ve tried so far have helped to keep the flea population reduced a bit compared to not applying anything. These are the products we tried this season… Continue reading

Uses for Coconut Oil


Everyone should have heard about the awesome benefits of coconut oil by now. If you haven’t, you should sign up to this wonderful website called Pinterest, because you are missing out on a world of awesome. There are tons of posts available which list the many wonderful ways you can use coconut oil on your body and around the house. I’ve tried many of them. We always have coconut oil on hand in the kitchen and in the bathroom. Almost all uses require extra virgin quality coconut oil. Pure and natural is always the way to go. Here are 10 ways I use coconut oil in my house that go beyond the typical “moisturizer”, “conditioner”, and “oil pulling” uses. Continue reading

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