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Spring Cleaning & Organizing Tips

Spring Cleaning & Organizing Tips

A new season is a great opportunity to organize and decorate your home. Here are a few of my spring projects for cleaning, decluttering and adding pretty seasonal color.

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Cleaning up after a busy family can feel like an uphill battle. It’s helpful to use a cleaning schedule and effective eco-friendly cleaning products. Here are some of my top tips for weekly house cleaning!

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Happy Healthy Halloween

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Happy Healthy Halloween

The arrival of autumn means pumpkins are trending! Our family always enjoys a trip to the pumpkin patch, making homemade pumpkin pies and expressing our creativity through pumpkin carving contests! Pumpkins are good for other things too, such as baking and even shopping local. Our Eco-friendly Halloween tips include creative ideas for pumpkins as well as ways your family can save money and create recycled decorations.
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Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Back to school shopping makes the start of the school year more exciting! This year my girls needed new school supplies, a few new outfits and some hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!

Re-purposed Coupon Box Organizing Idea

Re-purposed Coupon Box Organizing Idea

I made this DIY coupon box for storing my coupons using a recycled cornstarch container. You could also use this organizing idea to store notes, receipts and other small paper items.

6 Common Insects that are Good for Your Garden

6 Common Insects that are Good for Your Garden

When you see bugs in your flower bed or vegetable patch, don’t be too hasty to reach for the pesticide. You may be surprised to know that many insects are beneficial for your garden. Some prevent overpopulation of harmful bugs, while others can help plants grow. Here’s a rundown of some of the most garden-friendly insects.

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Tips to Manage Endless Laundry

Tips to Manage Endless Laundry

Does anyone disagree that laundry can seem like an endless task? Here are some tips to manage your endless laundry routine and keep your family from running out of clothes.

Why You Should Start Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet

Why You Should Start Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet

For busy moms, staying healthy is key to a happy household. Adding omega-3 fatty acids could take your daily diet to a whole new level. Discover four reasons why you should start adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.

How to Naturally Wash Laundry for Messy Kids

How to Naturally Wash Laundry for Messy Kids

Moms know all about laundry. If nothing else, doing laundry is a regular task that we try to fit into our weekly routine. Laundry can also be a science, with tons of tips available about how to best wash laundry, remove stains from kids’ outfits, and even limit wear on clothing from regular washing. I like using natural laundry products such as Molly’s Suds and I try to regularly schedule doing the laundry at our house. I can’t do laundry every day and no one likes running out of clean clothes. Molly’s Suds helps our family stay clean and go green by using Eco-friendly laundry detergent.

This post is written on behalf of Molly’s Suds. All opinions are my own.

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Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Fresh lemon is a great basic kitchen essential for cooking and Eco-friendly cleaning — the natural acidity found in lemon is tangy and ideal for degreasing! Plus, keep lemons fresh and delicious in Rubbermaid FreshWorks produce containers.

Family Tour of Moon Valley Organics Farm

Family Tour of Moon Valley Organics Farm

How fun would it be to visit a local farm that makes amazing herbal skincare products and supports sustainability within the community? We had the chance to do just that and visit the Moon Valley Organics farm in Deming, Washington.

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

This year I wanted to refresh our flowers after a long summer. Our yard was full of summer blooms this year; wild roses, peonies, honeysuckle, lavender and rhododendrons. After the colorful summer, I felt like our yard needed a little something extra as we entered the cooler fall weather. Quite a few plants and flowers are ideal for planting in the fall to give your home and lawn a little more color.

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5 Simple All Natural Home Cleaning Solutions

5 Simple All Natural Home Cleaning Solutions

If you have never considered using all natural disinfectants for your home, now is the perfect time to switch to green cleaning solutions. Household solutions such as vinegar and borax prove to be effective against bacteria, without all the chemicals.