5 Quick Changes to “Go Green” Without Changing Your Lifestyle: Home Edition

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There are many opportunities in your house to help save the environment.  We all know we should turn lights off that aren’t in use and washing clothes on cold saves energy and money. However, if we take the time to to look around ourselves we will see more simple ways to “go green.”  Here are 5 more of those simple changes you can make in your house every day. 

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Tackling That Newborn Paper Trail

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After 10 grueling months of pregnancy, you have finally brought your little bundle of joy home. You are getting used to a completely different lifestyle; trying to create a new norm with new schedules; and a million thoughts running through your sleep-deprived head. The following is a checklist of important documents to process during the first month post-partum (or even before!) that might otherwise slip your mind.

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How to Take a Family Photo Like a Pro

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When money is tight, it’s hard to make the splurge on something pricey like a family photographer.

But during the precious years while your children are young, it’s so important to capture those moments and gather everyone together! If you can’t afford to hire someone this year or maybe even just can’t find the right person to take the photos for you, you may have decided to skip or put off doing the yearly family photo. With a little planning and some simple gear, you can take the photo yourself!

Of course, you won’t get the photojournalistic angles and the luxurious editing that comes with a paid photographer. But you can get a great looking frameable photo of your whole family while breaking only a minimal sweat!

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Could Your Mineral Makeup Be Making You Sick?

Could your mineral makeup be making you sick?

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When Bare Escentuals introduced their first line of mineral makeup in the 70s, it began what they coined “The Mineral Revolution.” Other makeup companies followed their path, producing their own versions of a healthier and more “natural” makeup. Today, mineral makeup is all the rage as it claims to be the healthiest and safest makeup for your skin. But how healthy is it, really?

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Obstacle Races: Pushing Your Limits

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Have you ever wondered about those races that involve crawling under barbed wire, climbing 12 foot walls, and hurdling fire? While you may see these rigorous obstacle races as an inconceivable challenge you may find that they are actually very doable!

These obstacle races are usually 5K courses, meaning that they are 3.1 miles long and are broken up by various obstacles such as water slides, splashing through a creek, jumping through tires or climbing a rock wall. They certainly aren’t your average road race, but you might find that obstacle races are fun and anyone can get involved!

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Made in the USA: Home Goods

Many Americans strive to purchase as many items as possible that display a “Made in USA” logo. However, with frequent shopping at big box stores it is easy for many products to get lost in the mix and assume they were made overseas. Buying goods that have been manufactured in The United States helps support jobs and economic growth. The following are common products, easy to find, frequently needed, and all of which are made in America.

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How To Make Every Morning Enjoyable


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I am envious of morning people. How my mother can be completely dressed, have a few chores done, and watched a bit of TV all before she leaves for work really blows my mind. Some of us have a hard time turning the coffee pot on and brushing our teeth in that time span. But there are a few things us, non-morning people, can do to get a little more out of these vital few hours of the day.

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Baby’s First Shoes: Pediped

Pediped“Next best thing to bare feet” – truly lives up to its slogan. Pediped has three unique lines of eco-friendly, machine-washable shoes for tots with memory foam insoles that mold to your little one’s feet and provide comfort and stability for any stage of walking. The lines (Original, Grip n Go and Flex) are each specially designed to support the stages of walking for children from birth to 8 years of age.

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Nursing Clothes to Obsess Over

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When I sat down to write about Boob Design, I thought to myself “How can I write this without coming across like a fanatic?!”. Well, as it turns out, I can’t. I am a fanatic about Boob so I have to be honest!

The search for nursing clothes that you actually want to wear is over!

Boob Design has truly nailed it. They have managed to incorporate clean design, sophisticated colors, organic fabrics, perfect fit and most importantly – easy access! To put it very simply, Boob Design nursing clothes are all you need.

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