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The Perfect Reusable Water Bottle Challenge

In a recent post, we talked about our search for the perfect reusable water bottle and named our favorite glass and aluminum bottles for daily use. Shortly after, we were contacted by Glasstic, a manufacturer of shatterproof glass water bottles asking if we would test out their bottles and review them. Within a week, our new

Save $7600 and Lower Your Carbon Footprint with This One Change

We saved $7,640 this year by becoming a one-car family for just 12 months.   It hasn’t always been easily coordinated, but it wasn't impossibly difficult either.  Plus, your savings could be much higher than ours since our commute is short, our lease payment was relatively low, and I under estimated the possible repairs for

Non-toxic, Natural Cleaning Solutions You Probably Have in Your House Right Now

We've all heard something in the media about toxic chemical exposure to cleaning products over the years.  Since having Sophie, we've moved completely into non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products as well as using a lot of regular household products to clean our home naturally.  Below is a list of common (and a few specialty) items

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