Friday, August 4, 2017

Back to School Blues


Are you a parent with mixed feelings regarding your children going back-to-school? 

Perhaps you are ready for them to get back to school, but dread the preparations that come with a new school year.

May we suggest a few tips that can ease the burden, lighten the load, and keep more in your wallet?

Monday, July 24, 2017

Are You Leaving a Healthy Legacy?


What comes to mind when you think of leaving a legacy behind?
  • Physical possessions? 
  • Financial assets? 
  • Healthy work ethic?  
  • Healthy patterns of behavior/living?

Monday, July 17, 2017

Green Cleaning as a Summer Activity for Kids!


I don’t know about you, but if you’re anything like me, you may find it challenging at times to keep up with your home cleaning regiment in the summer –agree?  There are so many activities I would rather be engaged in, so many projects that can only be done in warmer months.  Living in the Midwest equates to a shorter summer season so I try to get in as many outdoor projects done as possible. 

This all leads back to my original question:  How do you stay on top of green cleaning routines in the summer?  If you have children, they can be a great asset in helping you keep up with the housework. 

ASSIGNING CHORES TO CHILDREN IS HEALTHY!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Could Your RV be a Toxin for the Environment?


We are five days away from the official start-up of the vacation season!  is the good 'ole RV up and ready for adventure?  Considering the very close proximity your RV will have to nature, how safe is your camper for the environment? The products used to clean an RV before, during, and after use can have a direct effect on the environment you are taking it out to enjoy.

Three Must Have Safe, Non-Toxic, Green Cleaners for RV's:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Harmony Has Raving Eco-friendly Stain Removers


What do pets and kids have in common?  Stains!  From muddy paws, spilt ice cream cones and grass-stained baseball uniforms—stains abound!

Kids and pets are prone to accidents.  Those mishaps are inevitable.  The market is loaded with stain cleaning remedies of all sorts.  Don’t fall prey to believing those are your only options.  You don’t have to compromise your eco-clean environment with un-natural & toxic stain removers.

What choice do you have? 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Minimal Solutions for Overburdened Entryways


Maintaining a welcoming clean and neat entryway is not easy to do when you are daily wrestling with a mountain of shoes. 

The solution may not be the need for more cute shoe storage units, but a paring down of the family stockpile of shoes.  You will attain instant gratification as you see clear floor space and organized shoe shelves!

Oh, to be able to regain square footage in your home!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Five Stepping Stones for a Successful 2017


In what sequence of importance would you put the following words: 
Time             Space              Order              Routine           A Plan

Would you agree that some of these words unlock the potential of the others?

What benefit do they have for your life?

The sequence of importance you would place the words may depend in part on your behavioral/personality traits.  Some individuals would need to have “A Plan” established before setting out to create the others.  On the other hand, some people could not create “A Plan” without having “Order” and “Space” lined out.


Understanding yourself and your natural behavioral tendencies will help you be more successful in 2017!  Perhaps as you look at these stepping stones, one or two of them pop out in your mind.  Why did that “stone” come so quickly to mind? 

Take some time to reflect on why it came to mind and what you need to do with it, then determine what you will do with the other stones?  Stepping stones have a job to do.  They are meant to help us get from one point to another. Where is it you want to go in 2017? 

For further reflection, consider the following representational ideas…

Time:
Time for more productivity.
Time for building relationships.
Time for hobbies/recreation.

Space:
Space for mental margin.
Space for renewal.
Space for creativity.

A Plan:
A plan for business endeavors/goals.
A plan for family adventures.
A plan for personal pursuits.

Order:
Order for the freeing up of time.
Order for the better utilization of space.
Order for intentional, simple green clean living.

Routine:
Routines keep the “cogs” (other stepping stones) running smoothly. 
Routines help you live purposefully in the ways you want.

Next week we will delve into unpacking the bedrock stepping stones; “Order” and “Routine.”

These two stones can quick-set potential for achieving what you desire to achieve in this new year!