Posts Tagged ‘green’

Cozy Autumn & Winter Jammies from Skylar Luna

The cold weather has begun to draw in for much of the country and gone are the nights of sleeping in oversized tee-shirts and shorts. Now is the wonderful time of year where you get to snuggle your kids in and make sure they are all warm and cozy. With the holidays just around the corner you may even want to read them heartwarming stories to ensure that they have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. With the new Winter and Holiday collection from Skylar Luna you can make sure that they are wearing comfortable pajamas that are crafted from 100%-organic cotton, free of any fire retardant chemicals. 

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Natural Deodorant (that actually works!) PiperWai

How many times during the day do you sneak a peek over both shoulders, then casually and quickly lift up an arm and take a quick whiff? Probably more times than you care to admit. It’s okay, we’re right there with you. There’s something about deodorant that rubs (no pun intended!) people the wrong way, whether it’s the questionable ingredients that make you cringe and keeps you pouring money into your HSA account for the inevitable cancer that you’re bound to get from just trying to keep your body odor at bay or the morning battle with the white stick and the black sleeveless dress – we all know who wins that war. Finally, there’s a real solution to the deodorant dreads, and we are head over heels in love and super excited to introduce you to a little jar of magical creme that takes the stink and the stains away – for real!

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4 Reasons You Should Eat More Garlic

Garlic is a potent and smelly superfood that can add a little ‘oomph’ to almost any dish. But, did you know that garlic is also one of the most powerful natural remedies out there? For hundreds of years, garlic has been used medicinally, warding off infection, inflammation, and even cancer! Today, science is confirming this seemingly endless list of benefits that garlic has.

While cooking garlic with meals can greatly improve your health, nothing can compare to raw garlic. Adding heat to garlic has been known to reduce some of its healing properties; but letting it stand for about 10 minutes after crushing can preserve some components, even if heat is added. The biggest secret to garlic’s benefits lie in the compound allicin, and today we’ll discuss 4 reasons why you should be eating more garlic.

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5 Benefits of Raising Backyard Chickens

Ask anyone who raises backyard chickens and they’ll tell you how much they love their flock. You’ll probably get more information than you bargained for! Chicken owners are so enthusiastic about chickens, in part because when kept as part of a small backyard flock, they’re pets. 

Chickens are like dogs or cats – each one has a personality with its own favorite pastimes, food preferences, and even its own distinct voice. Some chickens like to cluck around the yard alone rather than as part of the group. Some like to loudly announce to the world when they’ve laid an egg. And some prefer pizza crusts to leftover vegetables.

Whether you’re interested in the farm-to-table movement, you want to teach your kids about where their food comes from, or you just like being self-sufficient, there are plenty of reasons to keep your own chickens. If you’ve ever considered a little backyard flock of your own, here are 5 benefits to raising backyard chickens.

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Win It: CompoKeeper

Composting is one of those things that we all know we should be doing… but it just doesn’t seem very appealing. Between the smells, the mess and the hassle, it just seems like too much work (and stink!). However, the CompoKeeper has totally changed our perception about composting!

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Back to School Lunch Gear 2015

Lunch is an essential part of the school day. A nutritious lunch can give your children the energy they need to stay focused, pay attention in class, and better learn the information presented to them. In order to ensure that you are dually prepared for lunchtime this year we have gathered up some great lunchbags, boxes and accessories to ensure that they will be ready for lunch in style! From eco-friendly to really convenient options-there is something for everyone.

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10 Ways to Garden with a Toddler

You’ve been waiting all winter long to whip out your green thumb, to visit the nursery and pick out your favorite flowers and seeds, to feel the cool soil between your fingers, and to let the sun warm your back. It’s finally time, and you’re just about to drop the exact number of microscopic seeds into a perfectly measured hole when you’re startled by a happy yell and an ice cold stream of water pummeling your back, knocking you over and sending the organic seeds flying through the air. In your garden zen, you forgot for a moment that you have a toddler.

Whether you have a half acre garden or a raised square foot bed, one toddler or three, you can still happily tend to your garden this year with your toddler underfoot. Here are some ways to garden alongside your little one with less stress and less mess.

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12 Interesting Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide – chemically known as H2O2 – is one of the most common household disinfectants used in all parts of the world. In fact, the odds are pretty good that you have a bottle in your medicine cabinet or under your kitchen sink right now! Most people typically use hydrogen peroxide for sanitizing small cuts or even as a whitener for delicate items, however there is much more to this little brown bottle than most of us realize. Because of hydrogen peroxide’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, it makes it one of the most valuable $2.00 purchases you can make at the drug store!

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Finish Line

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You’re officially at the finish line! Congratulations for making it through 31 days of time-consuming, ultra de-cluttering, daily aggravation, and organizing the mess out of your home. Whether you were fully committed to the task each day or just did a few areas that were bugging you, we appreciate you taking the time out of your busy lives to join us in making our homes happier, cleaner, and more peaceful.

We enjoyed seeing your photos on Instagram as well. There’s nothing like the camaraderie of women from all walks of life coming together for one united purpose. If you want to check out the IG photos from this challenge, follow us at @dailymomig and find #DM31dayOC.

There are three more days left in this month, and we aren’t giving you a break quite yet. It’s time to wrap up the Daily Mom 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition by tying up any loose ends around the house and talking about our goals for this new year.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 4

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It’s Week 4, which means we’ve made it to the end of January and the last week of the 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition! By now, most of your house should be clutter-free and more organized than it was a few weeks ago. Find a second wind and put that last burst of energy into this final week. We’ll be knocking out the bathrooms and a few other miscellaneous areas around the house. Word of warning: The last half of this week will be slightly more intense than other days, due to focusing on one whole room/area per day. Let’s finish strong!

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 3

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We are about halfway through the month, and we’re sure this is becoming the longest, most exhausting, nitty-gritty month of work you’ve ever put into decluttering and organizing your house! We promise you it will be well worth it when you meet the finish line. And you’re almost there. So keep pushing up your sleeves, turn on some motivating tunes, and pick up the pace as we start tackling those bedrooms. Whether you have two or six, try to go through as many bedrooms as you can this week. Bonus points for giving your kids (if they’re old enough) the same printable list you’re following and let them take charge of their room. Go ahead and offer (or bribe) a sweet reward if they do a great job!

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 2

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Congratulations on making it through Week 1! Whether you strictly stuck to the schedule and enjoyed every moment of the challenge or just begrudgingly did a couple days here and there while getting your toes wet, we hope you were able to clear out some clutter and better organize your kitchen space. This week we are focusing on the main living areas and the dining areas. This can look different for different houses and setups, so again, use this just as a guideline and customize it to your specific areas. For example, you may have a living room and family room or no dining room and just a breakfast area. It’s up to you to decide which areas you want to declutter and organize that generally fall into these two categories.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 1

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Welcome to Week 1 of Daily Mom’s 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition! Get ready to dive head first into decluttering and organizing your entire home, starting with the biggest and probably most overwhelming area, the kitchen. Since you are excited, fresh, and ready to start this challenge, you will have the most energy this first week, so we’re starting big. 

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition

2015 is almost upon us, and most everyone is probably thinking about their resolutions for the new year. If getting your house organized and in tip-top shape is on your list, then we have something perfect for you! Daily Mom is introducing the 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition. For 31 days starting January 1st, you will go through each room in your house, declutter and organize each space with our guidance, and end the month living in a cleaner, more peaceful space.

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