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Back From Hawaii and a Fun Surprise

We’re home after a week of fun in Hawaii. We were greeted by a miserably hot San Diego, so our day started with a hot drive to a much cooler beach this morning. We’re trying to stay cool without running the A/C all day, so long so trips to the …

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Going Shampoo Free

By Asha Kreiling I haven’t shampooed or conditioned my hair in 2 weeks! Sounds gross, doesn’t it? Actually, my hair is looking pretty good. It looks, feels, and smells clean — all without sudsing my head with bottles of shampoo and conditioner. So, what’s the deal? A few months ago, …

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New Study Shows Global Warming IS the Cause of Current Events

By Fredrica Syren I don’t know if you all have noticed the strange weather patterns were having here in the U.S. — well, actually, all over the world. Some places have experienced unusually cold temperatures. Other places have had severerain and hail, killing crops. And here in the U.S., it’s …

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Captured Rainwater and the Government

 By Kim Robson For those of us living in dry, arid areas, every rain shower is a blessing from the skies. Our gardens get watered. Leaves and rocks are washed clean. Everything is fresh and renewed. But so much of that rainwater runs into gutters and out to sea, wasted. …

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Eco Furniture on Maui

By Fredrica Syren Every morning Noah and I go to a small coffee shop to have chai tea and banana bread. Inside they have the most beautiful one-of-a kind table and chairs made from wood. I was so happy to run into the artist who made them, Jitendra Russell. A …

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Chickpea Patties

Making bean patties or burgers can be difficult because they have a tendency to get dry or hard to keep from falling apart. These chickpea patties are super easy to make and they are easy to shape into a patty or burger.    1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced …

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Green Camping–Up, Close and Personal With Nature

 By Kim Robson Taking the family on a camping trip to the mountains or lakeside is one of life’s finest pleasures. It’s also one of the greenest vacations you could possibly take. However, even while surrounded by nature, there are those who just can’t embrace it — people who bring …

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Aloha and yummy juice

Aloha from paradise also known as our vacation in beautiful Paia on Maui. We have been here for two days and we love it. We enjoy walks on the beach and relaxing times. We are so in love with all the local goodies and fruit is included in pretty much …

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Last Post Before Maui

To get into the spirit of Hawaii, I made a yummy pina colada smoothie for breakfast. I can’t wait to have fresh pineapple and to visit local farmers market in Hawaii  Juice and meat from one young coconut 1 cup pineapple chunks 1 Banana Blend everything in a blender and …

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Homemade All Natural Soap Making

By Asha Kreiling For my entire life, I’ve used mainstream soap — whatever is cheapest or whatever is on sale. In recent years, though, I’ve become uneasy about the various ingredients in cheap conventional soaps, including synthetic chemicals such as petroleum-based products, parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate, as well as …

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