Earth Day – Ways to Celebrate! + HM #179

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #179! Our theme today is Earth Day – Ways to Celebrate! As most of my readers know, we moved from the city out to the country this past year, so I really feel like I have a whole new appreciation for the earth itself, and a renewed desire to protect it! This one is near and dear to my heart, folks! How about yours? #EarthDay #HomeMattersParty pray and Style Hair Blog Earth Day – Ways to Celebrate! + HM #179 There are SO many ways to go green for Earth Day – it can be a bit overwhelming! So I focused in on just a few ideas that were helpful to ME! I hope they help you, too! 350x701xhome-recycling-center-2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.VVaJFcbF0p

Organize Your Trash & Recycling Center from Taylor @ Home Storage Solutions 101

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How to Start Composting for Beginners from Dave @ Bees & Roses 

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Green Cleaning Products That Are Safe for Kids from Kirsten @ Kirsten Oliphant

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A Beginner’s Square Foot Garden from Shanna @ Blissfully Domestic

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6 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Make Your Lifestyle More Sustainable from Kristen @ The Road to Domestication

I hope you’ve been able to grab some fresh ideas to help you with your Earth Day celebrations! What sparked your interested the most?

Earth Day – Ways to Celebrate Blog Hop

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How to Avoid Toxic Cleaners & Go Eco-Friendly

I’ve had a few thoughts on leaving behind toxic cleaners of late, due to my soon-approaching delivery. I just figured it’s better to go ahead and start “baby proofing” and switching over to natural products now than waiting until the girls are old enough to get into everything, right?

So when Sophie from Natural News contacted me about this post regarding eco-friendly cleaners over toxic ones, I was all about it! Valuable information here, for sure! Let’s see what she has to say…

This is a topic I have personally covered over at NaturalNews.com for bleach, so I wont cover it too much here, I would just like to run through some cleaning statistics with you, and also look at some home cleaners that can be made from household items already under the kitchen sink!

 

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Many of us have had it drilled into us that domestic cleaning products are best and man-made chemicals are created to make for a cleaner home. This truly is not the case, and using such chemicals could actually be a lot more dangerous than not cleaning at all.

Let’s jump right in here!

The Green Cleaning List

  • Baking Soda – Baking soda has been the main ingredient in the cleaning arsenal for many years. It is used for its ability to deodorize and it also softens water, which makes it fantastic for using within the washing machine.

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The St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Shelf!

Yes, yes, we decorate for St. Patrick’s Day at our house. The main reason being: St. Patrick’s Day is also my hubby’s birthday! And last year it was so close to Easter that it was pretty hard to decorate for! (I think I was only able to leave it up for about a week or so! But, if you want to see last year’s short-lived St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Shelf, CLICK HERE!)

I’m thankful that there was much more time between holidays this year, but I went simple anyways! Here we go…

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The Holiday Shelf – St. Patrick’s Day!

If you’ve been following for a bit, you’ll know that I do a “Holiday Shelf” (just my special little spot of the house that I reserve for whatever decoration purpose I deem necessary!) Although St. Patrick’s Day is VERY close to Easter this year, I couldn’t skip St. Patty’s…’cause it’s also my hubby’s birthday! And as much rolling of the eyes and shaking of the head he gives me over the Holiday Shelf, if I was to skip HIS holiday, I know I’d hear about it!

So here it is!

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Here’s a close-up collage of all the little details…

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