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Pay it Forward on Earth Day

Pay it Forward on Earth Day

Our kids will be living on this planet long after we’re gone, so they should learn to care for it. Why not throw a party to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) and use it to reinforce the importance of going green? Kids will have fun and make a difference in the environment with these Happy […]

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An Edible Education

An Edible Education

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

As our food system faces challenges, I believe our greatest gift to our children is an “edible” education. In America today, it is more common for our food to come from across the world than from our own backyards. Agriculture took a wrong turn a few generations back, replacing biodiverse family farms with industrial corporate […]

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The Glory of A Garden

The Glory of A Garden

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Transform an ordinary backyard into a captivating, natural wonderland and you’ll harness the curiosity and imagination of your children in a whole new way. With a little ingenuity, you can create a multi-sensory landscape that provides kids with an enriching, year-round, fresh-air retreat. Jocelyn Chilvers, a 30-year veteran in landscape design, as well as an […]

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The Top-Five Cleaning Products I Can’t Live Without

The Top-Five Cleaning Products I Can’t Live Without

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Contributed By Lindsay Dellesega, Owner, EcoMaids (Hint: Most of Them Are Found in the Grocery Aisle of Your Local Supermarket!) Having been in the cleaning business for the past number of years – and a self- described “Green Cleaning Guru” – one of the first questions that I am always asked by homeowners is “What […]

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Quality of Life is No Compromise

Quality of Life is No Compromise

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

My story is probably not much different from yours. Despite varying degrees of awareness and acceptance of seemingly “necessary evils” in our lives, we make choices every day influenced by our priorities and values. Sometimes it appears that constraints of time and money can limit access to better choices. Then I realized, Why should this […]

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Memories Are Better Than Mops

Memories Are Better Than Mops

| January 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

We all know that when it comes to getting and keeping a house cleaned, there is SO much around the house we wish we could get to. Cleaning is a never-ending saga of finish one room, one thing, one chore, and by the time you’re done, the dust bunnies have multiplied. Usually we spend the […]

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DIGITAL GIFT GIVING TIPS FROM PRO PHOTO SUPPLY

DIGITAL GIFT GIVING TIPS FROM PRO PHOTO SUPPLY

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

So you want to buy a fabulous gift for someone you love? TOP 5 TIPS FOR BUYING A NEW CAMERA 1. BEWARE THE “MEGAPIXEL MYTH” Even compact cameras now eclipse the 20-megapixel mark. Certain types of photography do benefit from more megapixels, but most people do not need more than 10 or 12. The more […]

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Greeting Cards: Beautiful. Local. Affordable. Bloom Paper Goods

Greeting Cards: Beautiful. Local. Affordable. Bloom Paper Goods

| November 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

Making photo greeting cards, especially at holiday time, should be fun, easy and turn out looking sparkling nice. I was thrilled to learn about Bloom Paper Goods (www.bloompapergoods.com). I know there are lots of larger online places to do this, but personally and professionally, I believe in supporting local business. Bloom Paper Goods in based […]

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De-cluttering for the New Year: Who Wants My… ?

De-cluttering for the New Year: Who Wants My… ?

| January 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Sami Ewers Give yourself and someone else the gift of a happy new year. De-clutter your space by donating unwanted stuff to one of the following Portland organizations. They’ll make sure the items they take up in the hands of someone who will treasure them. That’s something that both you and the recipient of […]

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Diary of a Grocery Geek Helpful Websites

| January 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Grocery Geek’s Helpful Websites www.couponmom.com www.freebies4mom.com www.hotcouponworld.com www.moneysavingmom.com www.thegrocerygame.com www.momadvice.com/blog www.thesimpledollar.com Where to find Printable coupons: www.bettycrocker.com www.boxtops4education.com www.coolsavings.com www.coupons.com www.couponsinc.com www.eversave.com www.pillsbury.com www.redplum.com www.smartsource.com Jessica Fisher is a wife and busy mom of five children, aged 11 and under. Read more about her Grocery Geek adventures at www.lifeasmom.com

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