Cool Mist Humidifer With A Penguin

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Let The Air Flow Cool, The Night Offer Rest, And The Humidifier Run On Auto-Pilot ~ Dana 

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 The season of perpetual colds, stuffy noses, runny noses, and colds is in fully swing and I am doing all I can to combat the less than comfortable kids.   [Read more...]

Where It’s Earth Day, Everyday ~ Weleda

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Earth Day is a day we are to reflect concern about the Earth we live in, and to promote conservation and green living.  Respect Mother Earth and she will last, abuse our privileged planet and we will cease to exist.  What kind of product do I consider Earth Day Friendly? [Read more...]

Curbside Appeal & Light

This is not a sponsored post, this is just a tip and quick trick to help you light the way and change things up a bit!

The days are brilliant and sunny and it is nice to be able to easily navigate where you are going with the sunshine.  When the last light of the day leaves and dusk sets in, moving around can become a bit more difficult. Lighting is always a nice way to change the look of pathways and shrubs up because it accents the nature around you.  The moon beams can cast on down from the sky and your lights can cast a light from the ground up, meeting halfway.  What I don’t think you should have to do is pay for electrical fixtures that light up pathways because we do have the thing known as the sun, bright, shining and brilliant at our disposal free!  How you choose to use the sunlight can definitely add to the appeal of your curb and the look of your home!

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When I take a look around, at different homes I generally pick out 2 things I like at each house and 2 things I would like to do differently. This inspires me to make changes, whether they changes are little changes like plantings, or shrubs or large changes such as fresh paint or fixture changes.  The changes I make are always dependent on a mix of both budget and taste.  Most recently, I had read an article on lighting and after reading the article I began to look around and see what others were doing, what I liked about it, and what I might be able to add to challenge our current style.  I wanted to make sure to blend in with the current small shrubs and I did not want large lighting.  My other thought process went to solar lighting instead of electrical.  Why? If I had to invest in more lighting, hire an electrician, what would have been a simple, cost effective project would have suddenly become an financial investment.  The project was only meant to add a bit of zest to the current night time look and I did not want to invest thousands to do so.

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Solar Lighting.

I have purchased solar lights before, and as a novice, I had bought them from major retailers for $1.  You know you get what you pay for because I was replacing AA batteries every other week and the simple purchase of solar lights that offered rechargeable solar batteries that were already included with the package would have made the most sense.  I have no gotten smart, found the correct lights and my only investment in the solar lighting package is that initial investment in the 8 pack, which was still under $30.

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The pathway looks nice during the day, the fixtures are plain and they do not stand out.  Once I plant the beds, and mulch a bit these won’t even attract daytime attention.  The night time look is captivating, almost like our  own little pathway making the curbside appeal more attractive.  Solar lights are a very economical, easy way to spice up the look of a front pathway.

 

Earth Day & Nature’s Miracle

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Earth Day marks our chance to renew our appreciate of the land we live in each year.  How will you be making some small changes to help sustain our beautiful Earth?  It does not take a large change in your lifestyle to make large impacts in the results, and if everyone does their part, our earth will be beautiful forever!

Do you have a cat? A Dog? Chances are you need to cleanup messes, but how you clean those messes, the products you use, will directly impact Earth.  With Earth Day upon us, consider making a small change in the cleaner you use to clean up those pet stains and odors that our darling little furry friends leave behind.

Up for your consideration a product from Nature’s Miracle: Green Leaf.  These are sustainable products for a clean and eco-friendly home.  Green Leaf by Nature’s Miracle was created with our planet in mind. The line contains biodegradable earth-friendly cleaning ingredients and biodegradable packaging. Green Leaf offers 5 unique solutions to tackle all pet messes and stains.  The new products hit the PetSmart shelves this spring.

Here is one product I found particularly intriguing: Green Leaf Hydrogen Peroxide Carpet Shampoo.  Why? This will help keep your carpets clean and odor-free the eco-friendly way! Using environmentally friendly, plant-derived surfactants, works to break down and destroy persistent, pesky stains and smells, while stain block protects the area from future soiling. Safe for your pets and this is a low foaming, oxidizing formula that will clean and treat your toughest pet messes!

Mother Earth treats you right each day and our pets and homes deserve products that will help us clean up without cleaning away all our natural resources, and without cleaning away our Earth. Celebrate Earth Day this year with a few small changes that go a long way in sustaining our planet! Happy Earth Day.

 

Yoplait Vs. Chobani


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It was off to the spoon drawer and refrigerator as it was time to test out and have an official Taste-Off of yogurts I purchased at the store.   Cup versus Cup, strawberry vs. strawberry, mouthful to mouthful, the two contenders are set up for the challenge and  we are proud to announce the OFFICIAL Taste-Off of Strawberry Greek Yogurts.  My daughter and I set out to see which of the Greek Yogurts were better:  Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry or Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry.

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As we pulled the foil from each package we both sniffed the product for smell appeal.  In all honesty, hands down to YOPLAIT, round ONE!

Round Two: This is more my daughter’s forte as she is a yogurt-a-holic, I am just the shop-a-holic, so betwixt us both I buy the latest and greatest and she tests it out!

My daughter’s taste test was far more informative than mine as I usually purchase yogurt for smoothies not knowing much about them, just moving from brand to brand until she let’s me know her preference.  My daughter however ranks foods based on texture, color, sweetness and how it smells, so she was my princess of the Yoplait and Chobani taste testing.

Straight UP From my favorite Yogurt Critic: Smooth, thick, rich, but not too sweet.  The Yoplait offers a smooth, palatable taste, with nice pieces of strawberry meshed through the delectable scoops.  There is no after-taste, it is not bitter and it does not taste fake.  IN a smoothie, this only enhances the fresh berries that are added, and the 100 calories keeps it Teen Friendly for those trending clothing styles! The pink color is an added bonus.

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My daughter and I then went ahead and tasted the Chobani.  I can tell you that this did not hit the winning mark with either of our palates. Thick is an understatement, but it was almost like mayo in a yogurt container.  As for the taste, my daughter and I have decided it is tart, and it lacks the fruit consistency of the Yoplait.  Neither of us gave it a passing flag on color either which is often an important factor in presentation of food.

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Did you know that Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt has only 100 calories and is available in 12 flavors.  This is available nationally.  To find Yoplait Greek 100 nearest you, please use the product locator found on the Yoplait website

Twelve Flavors
- Strawberry
- Blueberry
- Black Cherry
- Strawberry Banana
- Vanilla
- Peach
- Key Lime
- Lemon
- Mixed Fruit
- Tropical
- Apple Pie
- Strawberry Cheesecake

Our winner in taste, consistency, and overall product was Yoplait.  Strawberry to strawberry, mouthful to mouthful these two cups duked it out until the last bite, but Yoplait took the ribbon.  That’s our story, what will yours be? I’ve taken the Yoplait Taste-Off, not it’s your turn! Let me know who won your taste off!