Why Your Drinking Water is Funky or Foul – And How to Fix It!

A couple of years ago, my hubby asked me to point an appointment on the calendar.

“What’s this?”

“A guy is coming to test our water.”

“Oh, okay. What for?”

“Telling us the quality or something like that. We get a $100 Visa card if we let him do it.”

“Oh, okay then.”

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Needless to say, three hours worth of a water-testing appointment later, we did NOT purchase the $5,000 water system the guy was trying to sell us, but we DID get the $100 Visa. Was it worth it? You got me! But what I DID learn through the process was, number one, no more letting people come over and test water. And number two, there ARE things you can do to make your water better and more heathy for your family!

So when Kaylee from Water Logic contacted me about sharing a drinking water infographic, I thought it was a great idea! We all need to be mindful of our drinking water – it’s so important to our good health!

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Five Ways to Help Wildlife from Your Own Garden

Most of us are worried about the effect humans have on the environment and wildlife, but many of us think we can’t do anything about it. This isn’t the case, as there are a few things you can do to encourage diversity and give nature a helping hand without even leaving your home.

Offer fresh water

beautiful closeup photo of purple waterlilies in a small pond

While animals are pretty good at finding clean water to drink when it’s available, they can have a hard time in winter and summer when supplies either freeze or dry up. 

Keep a birdbath or a small pond in your garden and make sure it’s topped up and freely available, even if you need to use a small heater to stop it freezing. You’ll be helping birds, lizards and small mammals, as long as the water isn’t near a place that a predator could launch an attack from.

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Basic Tips To Get Started With Aqua Aerobics – A Guest Post!

First of all, let me announce the winner of the digital kitchen scale giveaway!

Jennifer Williams, you are the winner! Congratulations! Send me an email at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com and I will hook you up!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway! No worries if you didn’t win, there are ALWAYS more in the works!

Now, on to aqua aerobics. I do hope that those of you who were still experiencing snow as late as last week are now DONE with the snow, because I don’t want you punching your computer screen in frustration over this post about working out in a pool…

I (like many of you) am in the midst of trying to live a healthier life. I’m not completely overhauling my routine or doing anything crazy, I’m just taking notice of what I’m doing now that could be detrimental to my health and trying to make better choices! One of those choices I have made is to be more active! And I’m not quite sure I’ve found my niche activity. Oh, I walk about 2 miles a day, so that’s not bad. However, I’d love to find something that I would enjoy doing that is good for my fitness level, as well! (Remember, no matter how “domestic” I’m striving to be, I can do more when I take care of ME properly!)

Funny, how I’m looking for something interesting, when the lovely Kaitlin from An Apple Per Day contacted me and wanted to know if I was interested in her doing a guest post on Aqua Aerobics. As the discussion between my husband and myself over whether or not to get a pool continues, I thought it would be a great idea! And after I read the post, I was even more convinced that this had nothing to do with the picture I had in my mind of my grandma with her gal-pals in their swim caps and skirted bathing suits hopping around in the retirement community pool!

Kaitlin Gardner started AnApplePerDay.com to further her passion for a family friendly, green living lifestyle. She is married to her best friend and lives in Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she loves to go hiking, biking and enjoy nature. She just started her first book about living an eco-friendly, healthy, natural lifestyle.

Let’s see what she has to say about aqua aerobics, shall we?

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I did it! I finally got my husband to join me for an aqua aerobics class. He had heard me raving about my classes for several weeks, and kept looking very intrigued. He finally asked one day, “So what is so special about these water workouts?” I could hear the challenge, so I just replied, “Why don’t you go with me one time?” He did!

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