When you think of helping the environment picking the right gym gear is not usually the first thing that comes to mind, but eco friendly gym gear can be a big step towards living a greener existence. Just think about how many people go to gyms each day. Each of those people might be packing a big bag full of stuff that they will use while they are there. Think about all the folks who have home gyms. It really adds up. Lots of the gym gear you see is made from plastic, even the clothing. While … [Read more...]
A Quick Fix – Removing Mildew Smell From Laundry
As the weather warms my kids are staying outside longer. The garden house is already being turned on for quick sprinkler sessions when they get overheated from play. Soon they will be in the pool. All of this means wet clothing, wet swimsuits, and lots of towels. I cannot keep up with the amount of wet clothing and towels that come with spring and summer so I have to accept that I am going to have a fair amount of stinky laundry to wash...laundry with that icky mildew smell. So how do I get it … [Read more...]
I’m Going to BlogHer12!
I actually bought my ticket for the BlogHer 2012 conference in New York City months ago but I never announced it here. It's not earth shattering news or anything. Then I figured that maybe I should make a little announcement just in case any readers or other bloggy friends were going so that we could arrange to meet in person. This is all part of my New Year's Resolution to have more fun. It was a total blast to go visit Detroit earlier this year and meet up with dozens of other bloggers. In New … [Read more...]
Zinc Oxide Sunscreens For Safe Sun Protection
We had some good discussion on my safe sunscreens page recently. Much of it has to do with some recent studies regarding Titanium Dioxide which along with another mineral Zinc Oxide, has long thought to be one of the better ingredients in sunscreens. Much of this data is in regards to inhalation or nano particles though, which either doesn't apply to sunscreens or is inadvisable anyway (nano particles). Still, there are options for those seeking to use a sunscreen without this mineral. Many … [Read more...]
Oh the Drama!
Anyone else have a very dramatic little girl?? Check out this little miss! She and her older brother were swimming at our local pool and they were misbehaving which resulted in her getting kicked in the eye. We promptly left and about an hour after we got home this little punk came out of her room sporting a faux black eye that she had given herself with a black marker. When I took the pictures I had not let her know I was on to her so she thought she was posing for pictures that would … [Read more...]