A Low-Down on The Think Dirty App

A few years ago I discovered an app, Think Dirty, that is designed to help one navigate the minefield of figuring out what personal care products are full of toxins, those that are safer to use, and ideas of products to use to replace these harmful products. I sang from the rafters about this app.…

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Swimming for Fitness

What do you do to get moving? I love to swim! I grew up in Florida and spent my afternoons and summers in the pool. As I got older, swimming moved out of my life, mainly due to my move to Colorado. I had no desire to swim when I was surrounded by snow. Recently, I…

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Green Kid Crafts

Guest post by Kimberly Swedberg A couple of years ago, I received a coupon for a free box from Green Kid Crafts. I reviewed the website and liked what I saw so I ordered a box. When it arrived my kids tore through it trying to decide who would do what activity. And every craft/activity…

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Spring Cleaning or Death Through Toxicity?

Cleaning. It touches several senses, doesn’t it? “Cleanliness is next to Godliness,” is the first thing I heard while envisioning nuns. Next I thought of the extreme diagnosis of OCD in today’s jargon. Did you think of Jack Nicholas? And how many of you immediately “smelled” Pine Sol? Or Clorox? And then did you “feel”…

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The Greatest Need

My eyes caught a glance of him. The salt and pepper scraggles poking out of his beard drew my attention. I motioned towards my husband with my eyes and head. We surveyed the weather worn straw hat. Saw the heavy glasses held together with duct tape. Caught a glance of his shirt that he carefully…

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Cooking Basics :: Eggs

Cooking. It’s my jam. It’s my happy place. It’s where I work through thinks. It is also where I create a lot of mess (at least my husband thinks so). I haven’t quite mastered the art of cleaning up as you go. I have also struggled with sharing my space/time with my family because it…

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My Teacup Obsession

I may have a bit of a problem. Well, an addiction really. I just can’t help it. I am obsessed with tea cups. There. I said it. Yes, maybe it’s a little pathetic, and I’m sure you may be shaking your head at me. Even I find it a bit alarming that not only am…

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Meal Planning for Real People

When Revive Seven approached me about writing a blog post about meal planning, I was glad to do so, but I feel I must make a confession first. I have an amazing way to meal plan around a tight budget – I mean a really tight budget – but I haven’t been using it lately.…

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The Power of Our Words

At dinner the other night, my girls were excitedly looking over the list of camp counselors that have been named for this coming summer. There was one super fun picture that stood out to us. When we clicked on the picture, the first thing we noticed in the girl’s bio is that it she will be a…

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Maybe Someday

Fitness. Such an elusive word in my life. I know I need it. But getting myself to a place where I crave it, want it, that is another story. One of the things I know is I can’t exercise in the evening or I am up ’til dawn! Exercise is very invigorating for me. Now…

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