I realize there is plenty of “Green-Washing” in today’s consumer choices for cleaning products, but these tips are above that deceptive practice and these are tips that will not jeopardize yours or your family’s (and pets) health. Hopefully you are NOT one of those people that gets visibly sick by cleaning your home or various surface areas. I know of people who accept this as their reality because they believe “if it’s strong enough to make my eyes red or make me sneeze, then it’s killing all the germs.” Nonsense! How were various surfaces cleaned 60+ years ago?! Marketing and Media are king & queen of today’s consumer products and you don’t have to accept what these companies are trying to sell you. There are “legit” green companies out there, but paying $5-$8 (or more!) for a 32oz spray bottle of cleaner is bad economics. Love the smell of certain green company products, put in 1-2 drops of essential oil you find pleasing to your olfactory senses.
A recent article in Wired showed some really useful tips that will not only clean various surface areas, but will save you plenty of money. Saving money definitely does NOT make me sick. 🙂
Have any suggestions of what you do in terms of surface area cleaning?
You’ve likely heard of Earthbound Farm Organic and may have some of their products in your home at this moment, but you don’t have to consume their products to benefit from a useful pocket guide they’ve made available on their site that shows you which conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables are most likely to carry multiple pesticide residues.
Although I don’t consider myself a “Chandelier person”, I do appreciate a DIY-attitude and personal style of someone’s kitchen. I’ve seen some pretty unique/eclectic kitchens and really enjoy many of the stories/inspirations that lead to their creation/customization.
Julia has done a pretty amazing job with her Chandelier and provides a detailed set of instructions and a nice diagram for you to accomplish a similar creation. I’d love to see the rest of her kitchen! 🙂 Customization/personalization on a project like this is pretty vast. Post pics of your creation and have fun!
We’re a nation obsessed w/gluten. There, I said it! It’s true, though. Everywhere you turn, you can find gluten. A nation of citizens w/such a pitiful and plentiful “reliance” on processed foods can undoubtedly open their refrigerator, freezer and cabinets to yield a volume of gluten-laced products never before seen in the history of modern society.
I’ve touched on this subject before, but I was recently reminded of this gluten obsession whilst attending an event in which I looked over the spread of food and realized, “Wow, if I had some form of gluten sensitivity, I’d have to eat 1-2 servings of ONE appetizer for the whole night.” Terrible. It’s amazing that more people are not in tune with their bodies to realize that in fact, they may posses gluten sensitivities although they may not exhibit a full list of symptoms. The other issue is why would someone ever assume their list (we’re talking more than 20 people at this particular event) of guests would be OK w/the food selection?
I realize that most hosts will not prepare dishes for each physiological and moral (vegan and/or various forms of vegetarianism) cause their guests may be connected with, but sometimes the NEW (based on current research and just feeling better) default way of thinking can take care of the other issues without any sacrifice to the selection of dishes for the guests.
It’s amazing that information is closer to us now than it has ever been, but there almost seems to be a deliberate attempt to remain ignorant or just lazy BECAUSE at any time we can access information to prove something, but some of us may just feel like it’s not worth even “trying” because of the intense information overload many fall prisoner to. I’m not really sure, but I do wish people would realize we are killing ourselves by just not thinking about basic foods and allowing an industrialized food system make up our minds.
Without further adieu, I’d like to present you with a list of Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) brought to us by Celiac.com and although it seems like the list goes on forever, there are still MANY alternatives to create dishes for yourself or any guests you may host.