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Success! #Whole30 #Day30

Well, here we are, Day 30 of the Whole30!  I have to say, we did cheat a wee bit yesterday and today. Yesterday, we ran out of homemade compliant mayonnaise, so I made egg salad with non-compliant mayo. Today, we were out of compliant salad dressing, so I used the dressing that came with the Super 7 salad kit, which ... Read More »

Easy Pet Fur Cleanup

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Marya here!! I have been totally MIA over the past few months. Life has gotten so very busy with four boys, work, Jays games, and life in general!! In all that busyness, I’m still trying to keep up with some basic meal planning and house-cleaning. I’m going to share a quick hack with you today that I tried for pet ... Read More »

Strong Female Characters on Netflix #streamteam

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 As we recently passed another International Women’s Day,  I’ve been reminded about the importance of seeing women in media, literature, and politics.  It’s something that I don’t always think about, being in a family with four boys, but it is still such an important topic.  Women have come such a long ways, but there is still so much further to ... Read More »

Reusable Containers at Bulk Barn – No More Plastic!

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I have been hearing more and more about the dangerous long-term effects of plastic in our world. We are so quick to buy plastic, use it, and throw it out, without a second thought. But that plastic never really goes away. It will never completely break down. And if we don’t each make a conscious effort to reduce our individual ... Read More »

HELP! Aluminum Free Deodorants: Which ones work? Which don’t?

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My body does something really interesting: It doesn’t sweat when I work out (I turn into a giant, perfectly ripe tomato), but it sweats profusely from the armpits when I’m just a little bit chilly. Ugh.  So, in spite of the fact that I don’t get crazy stinky when I exercise, I have always gravitated towards pretty powerful antiperspirants for ... Read More »