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20 Uses for Olive Oil Outside the Kitchen

Olive oil has long enjoyed the spotlight as a healthy fat, attributing to lower oxidative inflammation, lower risk of certain cancers, and lowering blood cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular disease.  However, olive oil has many more uses than as a healthy food; it can be used for home repair, green cleaning, beauty treatments and much more. 

DIY Mosquito Repellant

Summer brings warmer weather and unfortunately in most parts of the country, mosquitoes. Here is a simple DIY mosquito repellent using all natural ingredients courtesy of our good friend Sheila Weinstein. Whenever possible, we always seek out homeopathic, all natural alternatives, plus essential oils have so many other uses and benefits which made this repellent ideal

Twenty Super Easy Ways to Lower Your Carbon Footprint

1. Shop Local - Buy groceries, bulk items, and household goods locally instead of having them shipped.  A 5 lb. package flown across the country creates 12 pounds of CO2.2. Buy Seasonal Produce – Not only is it better for the environment, it is seasonal and grown by a local farmer, so it will taste better both physically

Free Rainy Day Activities

Summertime not only brings hot sun but also intense rain showers that leave us all housebound and looking for activities to occupy our days.  In Florida, we are hit with a double whammy due to the extra strong afternoon heat and almost daily thunderstorms that drive most of us with small children seeking shelter every

3,190 Reasons I Clean My Own Home

It wasn't until my mid-twenties that I knew a working-class person who hired someone to clean their house (unless you count The Jeffersons).  It was ten years later that I made enough money to entertain the luxury of not scrubbing my own shower.  Moving on up to the east side!  I had just bought my first house,

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